• FEST BEST photo | Alicia Keys

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Published: Monday July 07, 2014 06:00 AM EDT



Doing red, white and blue her way (thanks, sunset!), Alicia Keys hits the stage Friday night at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. "What an incredible day!!!" she Tweeted. "Here's to all the ways we continue to fight for freedom!! Sending you love & blessings!! #Empowered"