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Stories with person: Lionel Richie
  • 2015 Essence Festival draws almost half a million 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 5:34 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - Nearly half a million people attended this year's Essence Festival held in New Orleans over the Fourth of July weekend.

  • Frankie Beverly and Maze returns to Essence Festival 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 1:49 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - For 15 years, thousands of fans dressed all in white entered the Superdome on the final day of the Essence Festival anticipating the soulful sounds of Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, who also dressed in his signature white pants, shirt and baseball cap, would sing into the wee hours of the next day.