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Blessed & Highly Favored: The Clark Sisters To Be Honored At 2016 Essence Festival

The Clark Sisters will be saluted during the 22nd annual Essence Festival in New Orleans on Sunday, July 3.

Twinkie Clark, Karen Clark-Sheard, Dorinda Clark-Cole and Jackie Clark Chisholm will be honored during Essence’s All-Star Gospel Tribute on the Empowerment Experience Stage.

Essence has assembled some great entertainers to pay homage to the famed Gospel quartet, among them Grammy winner Yolanda Adams, Grammy nominee Travis Greene, Tony Award-winning Broadway star Patina Miller, “Sunday Best” winner Tasha Page Lockhart, Grammy nominee Brian Courtney Wilson, and Karen’s daughter, Grammy nominee Kierra Sheard.

Essence FestivalThe Essence All-Star Gospel Tribute on the Empowerment Experience Stage has become one a festival highlights and thousands of people lineup for hours at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to attend the musical celebration.

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Recent honorees have included Kim Burrell, Donnie McClurkin, Tramaine Hawkins, Kirk Franklin, Shirley Caesar, Mary Mary, Fred Hammond and CeCe Winans.

The Clark Sisters

The Clark Sisters

The 2016 Essence Festival will take place July 1-3 and feature performances by Kendrick Lamar, Mariah Carey, Maxwell, Charlie Wilson, Babyface, Faith Evans, New Edition, Jidenna, Ciara, Digable Planets, Jeremih, Kelly Price, Doug E. Fresh, Lalah Hathaway, Mali Music, Robert Glasper Experiment, Tyrese, The Brand New Heavies, The Internet, Andra Day, Daley and others.

The festival will also include appearances by Tyra Banks, Phaedra Parks, Iyanla Vanzant, Misty Copeland, Rev. Al Sharpton, Terry McMillan, Cookie Johnson and more.

For details on the 22nd annual Essence Festival, visit EssenceFestival.com.

Yolanda Adams, Travis Greene, Kierra Sheard, Tasha Page Lockhart, Brian Courtney Wilson & Patina Miller will pay tribute to The Clark Sisters at the Essence Festival

Yolanda Adams, Travis Greene, Kierra Sheard, Tasha Page Lockhart, Brian Courtney Wilson & Patina Miller will pay tribute to The Clark Sisters at the Essence Festival

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