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The 12 Hotel in Atlantic Station in Atlanta featured an event called Paint the Town Rosa Regale with singer Estelle. Also on site was Shea Moisture, who had personnel providing guests with mini makeovers, hair styling and manicures. DJ Fadelf set the ambiance for the event. Check out more photos in the gallery. –joi pearson @joiapearson Credits:…

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Charlie Wilson brought down the 20th Essence Festival stage at the Superdome in New Orleans. Singing crowd favorites like “You Dropped the Bomb,” “Charlie, Last Name Wilson” and many more, he was as entertained as his fans were as he and his dancers danced on stage in their sequin outfits. Check out more of Wilson…

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August Alsina performed at the 20th Essence Festival 2014 in his hometown of New Orleans. Performing his hits like “I Love It,” “You Deserve” and “Kissing on my Tattoos,” he had the audience in a frenzy as they sang along with him. Check out more photos of Alsina in the gallery. –joi pearson @joiapearson Photos by…

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Elle Varner performed in the Verizon Wireless room during the 20th Essence Festival. Singing crowd favorites like her hit “Refill,” “Only Wanna Give It to You” and many more crowd hits, she sat down with her guitar and got real up close and personal about her journey in the music industry. Check out more photos of…

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Verizon Wireless hosted a private dinner at the famous Dooky Chase’s Restaurant with Lance Gross and Regina Hall during the Essence Festival.  Cameka Crawford, the multicultural communications and community relations manager for Verizon Wireless, talked about the company’s mission to help decrease domestic violence. “We know the technology can bring on change, one of the concerns that Verizon Wireless is…

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  Erykah Badu performed at the 20th Essence Festival 2014 in New Orleans. Performing her hits like “On and On,” “Bag Lady” and “Tyrone,” Badu had the audience in a frenzy as they sang along with her. Check out more photos of Badu in the gallery. –joi pearson @joiapearson Photos by Joi Pearson Photography    

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