ESSENCE Fest Center Stage: Our Best Pics

During the ESSENCE Festival, the Center Stage in the Convention Center was the place to meet ESSENCE editors and some of today's hottest celebrities and personalities. Check out who showed up.

Monique Valeris Jul, 26, 2013

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Blair Underwood and ESSENCE Entertainment Director Cori Murray at the ESSENCE Festival Center Stage.

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ESSENCE.com Entertainment Editor Yolanda Sangweni and Brandy at the ESSENCE Festival Center Stage.

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Sixx King, a Philly-based documentary film director and former ESSENCE Single Man of the Month, and Jody Watley at the ESSENCE Festival Center Stage.

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Lance Gross at the ESSENCE Festival Center Stage.

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Mali Music and AJ Johnson at the ESSENCE Festival Center Stage.

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Cupid at the ESSENCE Festival Center Stage.

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Nicole Murphy, Andrea Kelly and Mayte Garcia at the ESSENCE Festival Center Stage.

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Chante Moore, Monifah, Lil Mo, Roland Martin and Sixx King at the ESSENCE Festival Center Stage.

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Lauren London at the ESSENCE Festival Center Stage.

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Janelle Monáe and ESSENCE Acting Managing Editor Vanessa Bush at the ESSENCE Festival Center Stage.

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AJ Johnson at the ESSENCE Festival Center Stage.

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Darrin Dewitt Henson at the ESSENCE Festival Center Stage.

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Doug E. Fresh at the ESSENCE Festival Center Stage.

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Sixx King and Maya Azucena at the ESSENCE Festival Center Stage.

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Along with the celebrity meet-and-greets, the Center Stage at the ESSENCE Festival was the place to be to see a fashion show like no other.

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Fitness expert Denise Warren at the ESSENCE Festival Center Stage.

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Avery Sunshine at the ESSENCE Festival Center Stage.