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Ciara, Concerts & Demi Lovato's Dog: Andra Day's Essence Festival Photo Diary

Ciara, Concerts & Demi Lovato's Dog: Andra Day's Essence Festival Photo Diary

Originally posted 07/05/2016 10:40PM

The singing star met lots of celebrities – and even more fans – during her weekend in New Orleans

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Kelly Rowland Opens Up at Essence Fest About Her Fears Raising a Black Son in the United States

Kelly Rowland Opens Up at Essence Fest About Her Fears Raising a Black Son in the United States

Originally posted 07/04/2016 03:10PM

There's nothing like a mother's love.

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Live from New Orleans: The Women of The Real Take Essence Fest!

Live from New Orleans: The Women of The Real Take Essence Fest!

Originally posted 07/04/2016 12:00PM

And … action! Jeannie Mai, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Adrienne Bailon and Loni Love take us through their first live episode of The Real during the Essence Festival in New Orleans on July 1

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Lil' Kim on Having to Cancel Her Essence Fest Performance: 'I'm So Disappointed'

Lil' Kim on Having to Cancel Her Essence Fest Performance: 'I'm So Disappointed'

Originally posted 07/01/2016 07:45PM

The Bad Boy family will be missing one of its stars this weekend.

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Tina Knowles-Lawson to Receive First-Ever 'Inspiring Leadership Award' at 2016 ESSENCE Festival

Tina Knowles-Lawson to Receive First-Ever 'Inspiring Leadership Award' at 2016 ESSENCE Festival

Originally posted 06/15/2016 03:30PM

Like mother, like daughter.

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UpdatePosted 06/03/2016 08:45PM

Watch Ciara, Kendrick Lamar and Puff Daddy Live at Essence Festival 2016 on PEOPLE.com!

Originally posted 07/01/2016 10:00AM

Can't make it in person to New Orleans for ESSENCE Fest this weekend? No worries, we've got you covered.

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Andra Day Dishes on Her Dad's Backstage Adele Encounter at the Grammys: She Gave Him a Back Massage!

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!

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FROM ESSENCE: Common and Puff Daddy & the Family Join Festival Line-Up

FROM ESSENCE: Common and Puff Daddy & the Family Join Festival Line-Up

Originally posted 04/20/2016 09:00AM

The ESSENCE Festival takes place Fourth of July weekend

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