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2013-07-08 16:24:04

19TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURE AND COMMUNITY FEATURED THE BEST IN LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND INSPIRING EMPOWERMENT EVENTS OVER FOUR DAYS NEW YORK, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 540,000 attendees from around the globe descended upon New Orleans this Fourth of July weekend for the 19(th) annual ESSENCE Festival, making 2013 the largest in the event's 19 year history. With an expanded cultural focus and renewed emphasis on family, the 2013 ESSENCE Festival...

2013-07-05 08:20:54

NEW YORK, July 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FORMAT: News Package with Extra Soundbites and B-roll. To access please visit: http://solomongroup.com/essence STORY SUMMARY: The 2013 ESSENCE Festival Presented by Coca-Cola will take place July 4, 5, 6, 7 in New Orleans. Now in its 19th year, the ESSENCE Festival is the nation's definitive African-American live music and cultural experience. The ultimate destination for entertainment and inspiration hosted over 400,000 attendees last...

2013-05-13 08:27:19

2013 ESSENCE Empowerment Experience Stage July 4-7 in New Orleans at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center NEW YORK, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The ESSENCE Empowerment Experience Stage, the core of the annual Essence Festival, will feature icons, newsmakers, national leaders, activists, artists, entrepreneurs, celebrities, journalists, educators, and experts to showcase the many dimensions of the African-American community including a central focus on information to...

2012-07-12 06:23:07

NEW YORK, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Once again, the 2012 ESSENCE Music Festival proved to be the place to be during Fourth of July weekend with 413,000 attendees from around the world descending upon picturesque New Orleans for the newly-expanded four day Festival, themed "The Power of Our Voice." This year marked the 18th anniversary for the Festival, which has grown to become the definitive African-American live cultural experience of the year. The Festival featured A-list R&B,...

2012-07-09 14:23:01

NEW YORK, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2012 ESSENCE Music Festival proved to be the place to be during Fourth of July weekend. Attendees from around the world descended upon picturesque New Orleans for the newly-expanded four day Festival, themed "The Power of Our Voice." The star-studded line-up featured performances and appearances by D'Angelo, Mary J. Blige, Aretha Franklin, Fantasia, Trey Songz, Kevin Hart, Chaka Khan, Kirk Franklin, Steve Harvey, Rep. Maxine Waters, Vanessa...

2012-06-28 06:25:44

NEW YORK, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year over 400,000 people from around the world descend upon New Orleans for the only music festival that offers not only scorching music performances and a party filled atmosphere, but also a full Empowerment Experience and four days of family friendly fun: the ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL. This year, in its 18(th) year of existence and bigger, better and with a more complete programming line up than ever, the 2012 ESSENCE Musical Festival...

2012-06-12 06:24:00

NEW YORK, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year over 400,000 people from around the world descend upon New Orleans for the only music festival that offers show-stopping performances from top entertainers, free inspiring and empowering conversations and messages from the world's leading innovators, leaders, and thinkers, plus four days of family and cultural experiences: the ESSENCE Music Festival. This year, in its 18th year anniversary, the 2012 ESSENCE Musical...

2012-05-22 06:24:22

NEW YORK, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ESSENCE is proud to announce the official line up of the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience at the ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans this July 5th-8th. As the nation's definitive African-American live cultural experience, the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience will bring together the leaders, innovators, activists, experts, artists, performers and thinkers who are defining the social and political discussions that matter most to attendees all under one roof...

2012-05-03 06:25:28

NEW YORK, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2012 ESSENCE Music Festival is excited to announce the addition of Grammy-Award winning singer D'Angelo as he makes his first US appearance in a decade at the 18th annual event taking place July 6-8 in New Orleans. R&B heartthrob Trey Songz will return to the main stage joining previously announced performers Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, Charlie Wilson, Fantasia, Ledisi and more. The official host each...

2012-04-12 06:23:50

NEW YORK, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Yolanda Adams, Maurette Brown Clark, Kim Burrell, Byron Cage, Tyronne Foster & The Arc Singers, Tramaine Hawkins, Israel Houghton, Bishop Lester Love and Pastor Marvin Winans will come together and salute gospel mega-stars Fred Hammond and Mary Mary on Sunday, July 8th at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center as part of the 2012 ESSENCE Music Festival. The tribute culminates the three day annual ESSENCE Empowerment Experience taking place in New...