Yall let me say this it seems like every time I come to New Orleans it is funny drama, and hell at first, mostly cause I don’t handle my business but I think this years trip tops them all… Just thankful I am here and a live. Last night Mary J. Blige, Charlie Wilson, D’Angelo and Aretha Franklin are just a few of the artists making their way to the Big Easy this weekend for the Essence Music Festival.
The New Orleans event is under way now, with organizers kicking things off Thursday with “Youth Day.”

Last night featured performances from Wilson and D’Angelo, (WOW he had a great show) as well as Trey Songz, Keyshia Cole and the Pointer Sisters.

On Saturday, Blige will top a bill that also includes Ledisi, Tank, Mary Mary and comedian Kevin Hart. Chaka Khan will close things out on Sunday, following performances from Aretha Franklin, Anthony Hamilton, Fantasia and Kirk Franklin.
Look at the lovely Stephanie Mills  photoed above is currently working a new album and is about to hit the road as she prepares for new up to date virgin of the play “WIZ”… P.S. Aretha Franklin is also slated to receive the inaugural “Power Award” at this year’s Essence Music Festival. For a full list of performers and events, visit EssenceMusicFestival.com.


P.S. I met alot of wonderful people … one lady with this soap I got to tell yall about… Story  and more PHOTOS coming soon…

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