25th Essence Festival

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July 06, 2019 - 7:56 pm
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July 04, 2019 - 8:29 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Essence Festival’s 25th “party with a purpose” has officially kicked off in New Orleans. Mayor Latoya Cantrell welcomed participants during a news conference Thursday at Ashe Cultural Center. She says over the past 25 years, the festival has generated nearly $4 billion in...
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