Author Archives: Chevel Johnson

  • Essence Festival Hits Record Attendance at 550,000

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Essence Festival marked its 20th anniversary by setting a record for annual attendance with more than550,000 participants celebrating four days of R&B music, community and black culture at the New Orleans’ convention center and Superdome. That’s about ...

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  • Essence Festival Marks its 20 Year Anniversary

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It’s been 20 years since Essence magazine first brought its “party with a purpose” to New Orleans and organizers say this year’s goal is more, more, more. Michelle Ebanks, president of Essence Communications Inc., said the team began planning the 2014 ...

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  • Rapper Lil Boosie to Take Louisiana Stages

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It's a big weekend ahead for Louisiana-grown Lil Boosie, who for the first time since his prison stint will take the stage in his home state with performances scheduled in Lafayette and New Orleans. In an interview with The Associated Press, the rapper — whose ...

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