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Record Breaking: Essence Festival Audience Larger Than Ever Thanks To ...

It’s literally the largest festival in the world and this year Essence Festival made new milestones with over 510,000 attendees in New Orleans for the four-day gathering during the July 4th holiday weekend. That number broke previous Essence Festival records, ...
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Perfect Partnership: Why Hollywood & Brands Flock To New Orleans ...

“Essence Festival is the largest festival in the world,” said Michelle Eubanks, President of Essence Communications, during a room packed full of sponsors, celebrity guests, influencers and media personalities at the Ace Hotel in New Orleans to kick off the ...
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What’s Trending: Jawn Murray Talks Taylor Swift & Viral Videos ...

Did Taylor Swift steal the concept for her latest music video? TV Host and Pop Culture Expert Jawn Murray appeared on HLN’s “On the Story with Erica Hill” to discuss that topic and other online videos trending on social media and ...
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A-List Stocking Stuffers: A Thoughtful Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for some A-List options for stocking stuffers this holiday season? Well, I’ve got some of my favorite things for you to add to your holiday gift giving. Devon Franklin’s “The Hollywood Commandments” – Whether you’re in the entertainment industry, ...
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All Access: Jawn Murray Talks To Music Duo Louis York

Essence Festival is the largest festival in the United States. The annual gathering in New Orleans helmed by Essence magazine had more than 470,000 attendees for its 2017 festival. In previous years, Essence has also garnered huge attendance numbers: 425,000 ...
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BJ The Chicago Kid: Up Close With R&B’s Best Kept ...

R&B has been born again and BJ The Chicago Kid could very well be its savior!  I’m not the only one to think so too either as BJ was nominated for three 2017 Grammy Awards for Best R&B Performance for ...
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Poetic Justice: Musical Adaptation Of “Love Jones” Movie Going On ...

As the 20-year anniversary of the release of the popular romantic comedy “Love Jones” approaches, a stage adaptation of the movie is hitting the road this fall. “Love Jones: The Musical” will feature music superstars Dave Hollister, Chrisette Michele, Musiq Soulchild, Marsha Ambrosius, ...
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Both Sides Now: Chaka Khan Out Of Rehab & In ...

R&B veteran Chaka Khan has resumed her concert dates following a stint in rehab. The 10-time Grammy winner announced in early July she had checked into a rehabilitation facility for an addiction to prescription pain medication. Khan left the rehab ...
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Bobby Brown: Wife Gives Ultimatum Following Birth Of 7th Child

R&B singer Bobby Brown is in the midst of a whirlwind publicity tour to promote his new book, “Every Little Step: My Story: Bobby Brown.” The book is filled with some shocking and wild personal admissions about his own life ...
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Sonically Superior: Maestro Damien Sneed Marvels In Marrying Music Genres

He’s church-reared and classically-trained; young maestro Damien Sneed gets to marry the best of both worlds on “The Abyssinian Mass,” a musical opus recorded with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra that features Sneed alongside his mentor Wynton Marsalis and ...