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    Fri, 25 May 2012 15:21:41

    The Essence Music Festival Expands to Four Days - It launches on July 5 in New Orleans

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    The Essence Music Festival in New Orleans is growing and expanding. It has ballooned to a fourth day. In an era of shrinkage and recession, it's nice to see something musical expand rather than contract.

    The fest launches on July 5 via an all-day youth empowerment experience that will culminate with the first ever youth empowerment concert that night at the Louisiana Superdome.

    Performers include Diggy Simmons, The OMG Girlz and New Orleans' marching band The Roots of Music.

    Vets confirmed to appear and perform include Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, D'Angelo, Charlie Wilson, Trey Songz and more.

    Who is going to NoLa?

    —Carly Costello

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