Best of 2011 Essence Music Festival

2011 Essence Music Festival excited the masses with a performance list including Trey Songz, Kanye West, Jill Scott and Boyz II Men. The experience was nothing short of amazing. Here are the top 6 best moments from 2011 Essence Music Festival. Kanye West wowed the audience with his first Essence performance since 2008.

Celebrity Makeup Artist Sam Fine Spills the Secret to a Perfect Red Lip

Talking Pretty caught up with celebrity makeup artist Sam Fine at the 2011 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans and asked him to spill his tips and tricks for achieving the perfect red lip and the must-have color of the season. Grab your pen and paper ladies, or key it into your favorite piece of […]

Verizon’s ‘How Sweet the Sound’ Concert Coming to Atlanta

Gospel music lovers get ready! Verizon will be bringing the well known How Sweet the Sound experience to Atlanta this fall for a time you will never forget. The best of the best gospel choirs from all around Georgia, Florida and Tennessee will congregate together in one venue, raising their praise hands and providing an […]

Kanye West Rocks the Mic at the 2011 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans

Does Mr. West ever cease to amaze us? Kanye gave his audience and fans an emotional headlining performance at the 2011 Essence Music Festival that left you wondering what in the world he is going through. There was no orchestra on stage this time around, but his stage presence, art deco-inspired backdrops and effective mood […]

Usher Performs Live at the Super Dome at Essence Music Festival 2011: Pics

Usher headlined the 2011 Essence Music Festival at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans last Friday, July 1, with an action-packed performance. The crowd went wild during his lavish performance entrance when he entered from a levitating platform from the middle of the Superdome, which took him right to the stage. Daddy certainly came home […]

Kanye West Says The Press is ‘Trying To Kill Me’ at Essence Music Festival

On Saturday, July 2, G.O.O.D. Music CEO  Kanye West took the stage to headline this year’s Essence Music Festival. In between wowing the crowd with his dazzling stage show (nearly two dozen dancers, pyrotechnics and elaborate lighting scenarios) along with chart-topping hits, West took time share to his thoughts on the media’s “lies,” his VMA […]

Chaka Khan Talks Past Drug Use at Essence Music Festival

At this year’s Essence Music Festival, legendary singer Chaka Khan not only shared with her fans many of her numerous feel good grooves, but opened up about her past drug addiction and how it influenced some of her most beloved hits. According to The Boombox, during her Saturday, July 2, show at the New Orleans […]

LeToya Luckett, Slim Thug, Boris Kodjoe Grace Essence Belvedere VIP Lounge: Pics

Celebs love music just like we commoners do.  Several spottings occurred in the Belvedere VIP Lounge at the 2011 Essence Music Festival, located backstage.  The swanky lounge attracted celebs such as Actress Naturi Naughton(NBC The Playboy Club), Actress Garcelle Beauvais(TNT Franklin & Bash),  Actor Terry Crews( TBS “Are We There Yet?”)Actor Boris Kodjoe, Actor Carl Anthony Payne,  Singer Dwele, Singer Noel […]

Essence Music Festival 2011 Kicks Off in New Orleans With Chaka Khan

The 2011 Essence Music Festival is looking like a weekend of amazing entertainment with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry along with the nation’s most dynamic speakers, authors and leaders. The festival is not only celebrating the success of the iconic magazine, but it’s also an agent of African American empowerment coast-to-coast, […]

Talking Pretty Heads to Essence Music Festival With a Super Giveaway

To the lovely ladies of Talking Pretty, I am so excited to announce that I will be at the Beauty Editor meet and greet for Talking Pretty at the Essence Music Festival on Saturday, July 2, from 12pm to 1pm. Please join me in the African Pride Beauty Suite to talk about everything beauty, fashion […]