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2018 ESSENCE FESTIVAL® PRESENTED BY COCA-COLA ANNOUNCES RECORD-BREAKING $280 MILLION ECONOMIC IMPACT

Essence Communications, the leading media, technology, and commerce company serving Black women announced a record-breaking economic impact of $280 million for its 2018 ESSENCE Festival® presented by Coca-Cola.  Growth in Festival attendance, which reached more than 510,000, and a boost in tourism spending within the host City and State of New Orleans, Louisiana, garnered the highest fiscal input […]

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OVER HALF A MILLION ATTENDEES CONVENE FOR THE 2018 ESSENCE FESTIVAL SPONSORED BY COCA-COLA

The 2018 ESSENCE Festival® presented by Coca-Cola® attracted more than 510,0000 attendees to New Orleans this Fourth of July weekend, marking one of the largest gatherings in the event’s 24-year history.   For the first time, all three nights of the ESSENCE Festival concert series at the Louisiana Superdome sold out.  The extraordinary turnout underscores ESSENCE’s engagement of […]

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Political Commentator Symone Sanders, Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph, Black Girls CODE CEO Kimberly Bryant Among Those to be Honored at 15th Annual McDonald’s 365Black Awards in New Orleans July 8

WHAT: The 15th annual McDonald’s® 365Black® Awards is set to bring everyday heroes and celebrities from across the country to the Ritz Carlton, New Orleans. The dynamic event will take place during ESSENCE Festival® weekend and recognize exceptional leaders who make positive contributions to the African-American community. McDonald’s presence at the Essence Festival affirms the brand’s dedication to celebrating everyday people who are striving to […]

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Festival Fashion Celebrity Style: Coachella 2018

Coachella Festival is a time to be free and set the fashionable tone for summer activities.  The event is considered to be the epitome of boho chic with festival-goers wearing crochet tops and fanny packs. This year, celebrities showcased their individual style.  Some went the traditional route of wearing floral tops while others selected rompers. […]

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#Beychella 2018: The Fashion, Music, and Return of Destiny's Child...Update

Beyonce performed for the annual Coachella Festival 2018.  This was a highly anticipated event-based upon her name alone. The performance was streamed on Youtube with the hashtag #Beychella or #DestinysChild. Kelly and Michelle joined the stage wearing camouflage inspired costumes.  Some are saying that it was the performance of the decade!

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Festival Season Beauty Essentials From Josie Maran, Malin+Goetz, Rita Hazan & More.. Inbox x

With festival season approaching, you need these last-minute beauty essentials to help you feel a dash fresher during the day and night.   Rita Hazan Lock + Block Protective Spray ($26 at ritahazan.com) A dry, weightless mist that locks in color and style, blocks out humidity and UV rays, and protects from premature color fading formulated for color-treated hair, but […]

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Essence Festival 2017 - Media Passes & Lineup

Essence Festival 2017 is only a few weeks away and we have received official media passes.  What does that mean?  Style + Life + Fashion will share behind the scenes style photos, celebrity interviews, and video clips. Aside from real-time micro blogging via social media (don’t forget to follow the hashtag #EssenceFestSLF ) there will […]

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What To Wear: 6 Tips for Music Festival Season

It’s officially summer and that means packing for music festival season.  This time of year can be a lot of fun for those who enjoy live entertainment and delicious cuisine. Before hitting the road and leaving your cares behind, one must first pack for such an occasion. Coordinating looks can be difficult because you don’t […]

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