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Andra Day Dishes on Her Dad's Backstage Adele Encounter at the Grammys: She Gave Him a Back Massage!
Originally posted 05/02/2016 02:40PM
While Andra Day was killing it onstage at the Grammys, her dad was backstage kicking it with Adele!
Originally posted 04/20/2016 09:00AM
The ESSENCE Festival takes place Fourth of July weekend
Originally posted 07/05/2015 08:05PM
Sisterhood rules on the set of Scream Queens.
Beyoncé Hangs with Jay Z, Solange, Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliott at 'Insane' Essence Fest July 4th Bash
Originally posted 07/05/2015 03:55PM
Originally posted 07/05/2015 02:50PM
Despite reports that she's been booted from Real Housewives of Atlanta, Claudia Jordan maintains her future with the Bravo show is still up in the air.
"No one called and said, 'Hey, it's a wrap.' It didn't happen," Jordan told PEOPLE Saturday after her Essence Festival Empowerment panel in New Orleans.
Originally posted 07/01/2015 11:40AM
The Essence Festival starts Thursday, and runs until Sunday. But even if you can't make it to New Orleans in time for the festivities, we're here to help. We reached out to the fine folks at Spotify for the inside info on Essence Fest, and came up with some revealing takeaways.
Originally posted 03/04/2015 04:10PM
Usher and Missy Elliot will take the stage during the annual concert series
Originally posted 07/04/2014 02:00PM
On a day devoted to a nation charting its own course, Robin Roberts will help celebrate the Essence Festival in New Orleans on Friday afternoon with a talk on empowerment called "Sisters in the Name of Love," beginning at 2:25 p.m.
Originally posted 05/05/2014 11:10AM
Prince doesn't have a potty mouth anymore.
Originally posted 02/11/2013 12:00PM
2013 is shaping up to be the year of Beyoncé.
After a powerful Super Bowl halftime show, the singer, 31, is embarking on the Mrs. Carter world tour – and just added a special performance.
Beyoncé will return to New Orleans's Superdome to headline one of three concerts during the 19th annual Essence Festival, the magazine confirms.
"We are incredibly excited to welcome Beyoncé back to the 2013 Essence Festival lineup. She is truly the ultimate Essence woman," Communications President Michelle Ebanks said in a statement.
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