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    Fri, 13 Jan 2012 10:04:44

    Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige + More Set for This Summer's Essence Music Fest - It's held in New Orleans in July

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    Diva alert! Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, Charlie Wilson and Stephanie Mills will perform at this summer's Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. The fest is held July 6 through July 8 in New Orleans.

    The Associated Press reports that performances will be held at the Superdome while seminars with speakers, artists and authors will take place at the city's convention center. It's an amazing couple of days of events.

    This edition is the 18th version of the Essence Music Fest, which began as a one-time event celebrating the 25th anniversary of Essence magazine and evolved into an an annual happening.

    Do you plan to head to NOLA for the Essence Music Fest?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    01.13.12



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