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  • Main Stage
  • My EMF
    • Brandy
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    Award winning recording artist and actress Brandy joins us for the 2013 Festival.…
    Award winning recording artist and actress Brandy joins us for the 2013 Festival. Stay tuned for more on latest happenings of this main stage artist.
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  • My EMF
    • Charlie Wilson
    • D'Angelo Bio Get Tickets
    Grammy nominee Charlie Wilson's talent is timeless. Just ask anyone who attended the 2012 EMF…
    Grammy nominee Charlie Wilson's talent is timeless. Just ask anyone who attended the 2012 EMF. He ruled the stage and he will be back again in 2013. With his new album, Love, Charlie, we will be treated to some of his latest, and greatest including new hits "My Love Is All I Have," "Our Anniversary" and "I Think I'm In Love." Come and share some love and funk with one of the most legendary voices in music.
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  • My EMF
    • Jill Scott
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    The 2013 Festival is excited to have Jill Scott return to the Main Stage.…
    The 2013 Festival is excited to have Jill Scott return to the Main Stage. Stay tuned for more information on what's new and happening with this incredible artist. 
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  • My EMF
    • Keyshia Cole
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    The 2013 Festival welcomes Keyshia Cole back to the Main Stage. We'll have…
    The 2013 Festival welcomes Keyshia Cole back to the Main Stage. We'll have the latest on what's new and exciting with Keyshia soon.
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  • My EMF
    • LL Cool J
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    LL COOL J has been considered an innovator in the world of hip-hop since dropping his first …
    LL COOL J has been considered an innovator in the world of hip-hop since dropping his first album Radio in 1985. LL has released 13 studio albums and two greatest hits compilations. The two-time Grammy® Award-winner and multiple NAACP Image Award recipient has spent his time starring in the hugely popular hit CBS Drama NCIS: Los Angeles, as well as appearing in films and various television shows. LL COOL J proudly presents his latest project Authentic Hip-Hop. On this powerful disc he shows that after three decades of making music and constructing hits, LL is still boomin'.
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  • My EMF
    • Maxwell
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    The 2013 Festival is excited to have Maxwell return the Main Stage.…
    The 2013 Festival is excited to have Maxwell return the Main Stage. Stay tuned for more information on what's new and happening with this artist
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  • My EMF
    • New Edition
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    New Edition returns to the 2013 Festival to turn it up on the Main Stage. …
    New Edition returns to the 2013 Festival to turn it up on the Main Stage. Check here for the latest on information on this Festival favorite group.
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  • Superlounge
  • My EMF
    • Anthony David
    • Mary J. Blige Bio Get Tickets
    Over the course of six diverse yet highly distinctive albums, the charismatic Georgia-bred…
    Over the course of six diverse yet highly distinctive albums, the charismatic Georgia-bred singer/songwriter/guitarist and three-time GRAMMY nominee has charted an idiosyncratic path to create a deeply personal, effortlessly accessible body of contemporary R&B, like his latest, self-produced CD, Love Out Loud. David employs a playfully adventurous songwriting sensibility and a singularly expressive voice that ranges from raspy forcefulness to confessional intimacy, giving his work an emotional resonance that's been celebrated by many, including President Barack and Michelle Obama, who've named David as one of their favorite artists.
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  • My EMF
    • Big Daddy Kane
    • Kevin Hart Bio Get Tickets
    The 2013 Festival is excited to have rap legend Big Daddy Kane…
    The 2013 Festival is excited to have rap legend Big Daddy Kane join us in New Orleans. Stay tuned for the latest happenings with this well-loved MC.
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  • My EMF
    • Blackstreet
    • Ledisi Bio Get Tickets
    Blackstreet is a multi-platinum GRAMMY Award–winning R&B group co-founded in 1991 by music…
    Blackstreet is a multi-platinum GRAMMY Award–winning R&B group co-founded in 1991 by music producer icon Teddy Riley and Chauncey Black. The debut album, Blackstreet, was platinum-selling and the follow-up, 1996's Another Level LP, was a breakthrough success because of the #1 single "No Diggity," which led to their winning a GRAMMY for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group (1998). Today the iconic R&B group consists of co-founders Teddy Riley and Chauncey Black, and new members Lenny Harold and Tony Tyler.
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  • My EMF
    • Bridget Kelly
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    The 2013 Festival is excited to have Bridget Kelly return to the Festival. Stay tuned for…
    Roc Nations newest R&B sensation Bridget Kelly has exploded onto the music scene with her debut single "Special Delivery." The soulful song is rapidly becoming a fan favorite as it fearlessly delivers powerful vocals, honest and heartfelt lyrics. When asked what she wants her audience to take away from her music, the Chelsea born New York native says she hopes to touch someone's life through her writing and her voice. With the ultimate stamp of approval from hip-hop icon Jay-Z, Bridget Kelly is a music powerhouse bound for mainstream success.
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  • My EMF
    • F Stokes
    • Mary Mary Bio Get Tickets
    It has been an exciting year for hip-hop and spoken word artist F.Stokes who released his EP…
    It has been an exciting year for hip-hop and spoken word artist F.Stokes who released his EP 'Love, Always.', which features the hit single "My Simple." He has toured the United States and Europe. He's performed with Nas, Black Star, Erykah Badu, Ledisi, Rev Run, Talib Kweli and MC Hammer. He was featured on UK band Bastille's (Virgin/EMI) mixtape 'Other People's Heartache' Pt. 1 & 2 and is currently recording a new project.
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  • My EMF
    • Jody Watley
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    Jody Watley is a Grammy Award Winning Pioneer in Music, Video, Dance and Style.…
    Jody Watley is a Grammy Award Winning Pioneer in Music, Video, Dance and Style. An accomplished songwriter with 6 Top Ten Hot 100 Hits and 13 #1's in multiple genres, her hits include "Looking For a New Love", "Don't You Want Me" and the groundbreaking "Friends" featuring Eric B. and Rakim. A former original member of R&B trio Shalamar; Jody Watley remains one of music's most unique and enduring artists.
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  • My EMF
    • Kourtney Heart
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    Kourtney Heart is a 19-year-old R&B singer from New Orleans, LA. Her hit single My Boy…
    Kourtney Heart is a 19-year-old R&B singer from New Orleans, LA. Her hit single My Boy featuring Soulja Boy and New Orleans legend Magnolia Shorty led her to her first major deal with Jive Records. She recently released her newest project A Gemini's Diary which is available on her website at www.kourtneyheart.com. She can also be seen performing at the Essence Music Festival being held in Champions Square this year.
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  • My EMF
    • Leela James
    •  Aretha Franklin Bio Get Tickets
    Leela James has thrilled audiences around the world with her high-energy performances, which …
    Leela James has thrilled audiences around the world with her high-energy performances, which deliver her personal take on classic soul music. She's been recognized for her extraordinary gifts as a vocalist, storyteller and keeper of the great soul tradition. She is this generation's embodiment of the late Etta James, so it makes perfect sense that Leela would celebrate her legacy by recording Loving You More…in the Spirit of Etta James, featuring Leela's contemporary take on songs associated with Etta and new songs in the spirit of Etta.
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  • My EMF
    • Les Nubians
    • Chaka Khan Bio Get Tickets
    Grammy Nominated international recording artists Les Nubians have been performing world-wide…
    Grammy Nominated international recording artists Les Nubians have been performing world-wide for over 14 years and counting. Their adoring fans pay tribute to the French/Cameroonian sister duo for their continuous flow of jazzy nuances, harmonious melodies, conscious messages and humanitarian efforts. Their distinctive sound embodies the timeless vibrations of Miriam Makeba, Ella Fitzgerald, Bob Marley, Edith Piaf, The Fugees, Fela Kuti and more. Les Nubians continue to tour, spreading global consciousness and vision for a peaceful and prosperous co-existence.
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  • My EMF
    • Mia Borders
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    MIA BORDERS has captured both local and national audiences with her energetic blend of blues…
    MIA BORDERS has captured both local and national audiences with her energetic blend of blues, soul, funk and contemporary songwriting. USA Today named the "young soul strutter" as one of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival's hidden surprises. Keith Spera of the Times Picayune commented, "she has in the last few years come into her own in her native New Orleans as a songwriter, singer and frontperson, confident in all three roles." Her latest album - "Wherever There Is" - was released April 2012 and features Mia's most ambitious collection of original material thus far. Since performing at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in April, Mia has continued to play at a variety of impressive venues such as Wakarusa Music Festival, Long's Park Amphitheater, Bayou Boogaloo, and Levitt Shell in Memphis. The new album, Lyndon Jones of New Orleans Unplugged says, represents "a more complete Mia Borders...that reveals emotional and musical maturity." Mia will continue to light up the stage all year long as she promotes her new CD
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  • My EMF
    • Mint Condition
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    Mint Condition is an example of a self-contained, hit-making band in R&B and hip hop.…
    Mint Condition is an example of a self-contained, hit-making band in R&B and hip hop. Their newest brainchild, Music @ the Speed of Life, calls to mind their timeless breakthrough hits "Pretty Brown Eyes" and "What Kind of Man Would I Be" while showcasing their never-ending quest to push their music forward. The band was inspired simply by life: "fast-paced, multifaceted, adventurous and ever-changing. Our music is drawn from various sources, and the lyrics speak to the hard knocks as well as the triumphs of life."
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  • Empowerment Stage
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    • Al Sharpton
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    Is the Founder and President of the National Action Network (NAN), one of the most active…
    Is the Founder and President of the National Action Network (NAN), one of the most active social justice organization, leading campaigns around voter engagement, national gun violence intervention, justice for Trayvon Martin and reformation in states that practice Stand Your Ground laws, and much more. Praised by President Obama as "the voice of the voiceless and a champion for the downtrodden² he currently hosts Politics Nation on MSNBC and nationally syndicated radio show Keeping It Real.
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  • My EMF
    • Donnie Mcclurkin
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    Three-time Grammy winner, Donnie McClurkin, has proven that he is more than a gospel singer…
    Three-time Grammy winner, Donnie McClurkin, has proven that he is more than a gospel singer. McClurkin appears as a judge on BET's gospel singing competition show, Sundays Best, and can be seen on weekly broadcast of Perfecting Your Faith (The Word Network). His popular self-titled syndicated radio show draws over 5 million listeners and airs in the U.S., Jamaica and Bahamas. However, his role as Sr. Pastor of Perfecting Faith Church in Freeport, NY remains his priority.
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    • Dr. Steve Perry
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    Dr. Steve Perry, the most talked about innovative educator on the scene today, is the founder …
    Dr. Steve Perry, the most talked about innovative educator on the scene today, is the founder and principal of Capital Preparatory Magnet School, which has sent 100% of its students to four-year colleges since its inception.
    In his spare time, Dr. Perry is an Education Contributor for CNN and MSNBC, an Essence Magazine columnist, best-selling author, and host of the #1 docudrama for TVONE "Save My Son."
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  • My EMF
    • Bishop Lester Love
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    Lester Love serves as the Pastor of The City of Love in New Orleans, Louisiana and Bishop…
    Lester Love serves as the Pastor of The City of Love in New Orleans, Louisiana and Bishop of Protocol for the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International. He travels across the country and abroad, presenting leadership sessions for ministries and corporations. His motivational mantra ican.iWill.iMUST! encourages us to maximize our potential.
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    • Tramaine Hawkins
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    Lady Tramaine Hawkins, the California Bay Area native whose voice we came to know and love…
    Lady Tramaine Hawkins, the California Bay Area native whose voice we came to know and love in the late 60's. A part of the Gospel Music Revolution via the recording, O Happy Day. Later becoming a trend setter with featured vocals on the Classic Love Alive Series. A humanitarian at heart, her vocals have remained fresh, undeniable, and unmistakably her through out her trail blazing solo career.
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