Patti Labelle makes 72 look like 42 and we love it! She's always been able to deliver bold, note-worthy style.

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Songs from legendary divas that have performed at ESSENCE festival.

Eb the Celeb
May, 05, 2014

To get our ESSENCE festival readers ready to celebrate our mothers this weekend we decided to highlight legendary divas that have performed at the festival over the years. Women that are the true essence of the word diva from their vocal ability to their grace, we salute you while we jam.

Happy Mother's Day to all our amazing festival goers.