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Last night the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin closed out the Essence Music Festival to much fanfare. Prior to the queen taking the mainstage, Kirk Franklin, Fantasia and Anthony Hamilton prepped the audience for her highness. When Ms. Franklin hit the stage, she certainly delivered a powerhouse performance.
The future of R&B; Estelle, Luke James, Alex Boyd, Carl Thomas, Eve, Melanie Fiona and others performed in the various superlounges.
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It just keeps getting better at the Essence Music Festival. Last night was dare we say, and fun combination of “the club,” and church. Host, Nephew Tommy hit all the right notes with the audience as he engaged them with comedy, dance contests, and some of the best improv we’ve seen in a while.
Tank, Mary Mary, Ledisi, comedian Kevin Hart, and Mary J. Blige took the mainstage while Teedra Moses, Dru Hill, the all female Original Pinettes Brass Band, the Robert Glasper Experiment, and others performed in the sponsored superlounges.
It was quite the night for media as many stars trickled into the press room to pose, and chat. Nephew Tommy and Kevin Hart weren’t the only funny men in the building; Robert Glasper, Marvin Sapp, and Raheem DeVaughn provided comedy relief in the press room.
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