Take A Look: 25th Essence Festival

From Queens and Kings of music to legends to our Forever First Lady, Essence was truly a star-studded affair! Here some of the sights and sounds from festival’s silver anniversary:

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New Orleans Legend, ‘Queen of Creole Cuisine’, Leah Chase dies at 96

Legend. Icon. Activist. Pioneer and real life Disney princess, these are just a few accolades New Orleans legend Leah Chase has acquired throughout her seven-decade long career.

The chef and civil rights icon passed away Saturday surrounded by her family and loved ones according to a written statement released this morning.

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Essence fest right around the corner

Full list of performers and single night tickets available now

In true New Orleans fashion the good times will be rolling all summer with the 25th anniversary of Essence Fest coming up July 5-7, and everyone is encouraged to get ready now.

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ALABAMA ANTI-ABORTION ACT AFOOT

The nation’s most restrictive measure against abortion rights could set stage for a larger, longer battle.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signs Alabama Human Life Protection bill, controversial anti-abortion measure.

Today, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has signed a bill that could prove to set forth a much larger battle in the controversial fight over abortion. State legislators put forth a bill that would essentially ban the procedure throughout the state with little to no exceptions outside of health risks to the mother. Otherwise this measure makes the procedure illegal classifying it as a Class A felony with doctors facing up to 99 years in prison.

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MELODIC MIXTURES MAKES MUSICAL MAGIC

Producer Louis Futon’s debut album is beautiful concoction of styles and accompanying vocals.

Ever listened to an album and get so caught up in the sound that you feel as though you are in outer body experience?

Well this is the feeling we had listening to Louis Futon’s “Way Back When” album. The trip was a kin to a midday drive to the beach on sunny day in June. A cool summer breeze flits through window perfectly balancing out the golden rays of the sun on your skin.

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BIG HOPES FOR “LITTLE” MOVIE

‘Black-ish’ star producing debut brings a different flavor to a classic movie trope

Well this movie is pretty big to be called “Little” as it not only stars but is Marsai Martin’s producing debut making her the youngest executive producer in Hollywood history, and she does not disappoint.

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Fleetwood mac out days after replacing the rolling stones

Band postpones North American tour as Stevie Nicks fights the flu

Jazz Fest has had its fill of controversy following the cancellation of May 2 headliners, and largest draw in decades, rock legends The Rolling Stones due to frontman Mick Jagger needing heart surgery. Fleetwood Mac was available and willing to fill that void confirming a few days ago that would lend their prestige to the 50th Anniversary celebration in the Crescent City, with all the hype surrounding these miraculous turn of events it seemed the day was saved.

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