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Essence Music Fest Taps Kanye, Mary J. Blige and More

February 17, 2011 (7:59 am) GMT
Selected by fans of the annual music festival for R 'n' B lovers, Kanye West and Mary J. Blige will headline the event along with Trey Songz and many other musicians.

Michelle Ebanks, president of Essence Communications Inc., has announced that this year's Essence Music Festival will be headlined by and among others. These two will be joined by , as well as other artists who embody the spirit of rhythm and blues.

The New Orleans festival, which is in its 17th year, would be held over the course of three days as usual, beginning July 1, at Louisiana Superdome. Fans selected the musicians whom they want to see including some local artists like Irma Thomas, Kourtney Heart, the Charmaine Neville Band and Rebirth Brass Band.

Other artists set to take the stage are , , , Stephanie Mills, , Dwele, Alexander O'Neal & Cherrelle, Mint Condition, , M.C. Lyte and George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic. More artists will be added later to the lineup.

For tickets and other info, log on to Essence.com.

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