ESSENCE Music Festival 2012: Live from the Convention Center

ESSENCE Music Festival 2012: Live from the Convention Center
ESSENCE.COM Jul, 06, 2012

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Celebrity trainer and Biggest Loser star Dolvett Quince visits the ESSENCE.com Live Stage.

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ESSENCE Music Festival host Nephew Tommy signs autographs for fans at the Convention Center.

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Tyrese is all business as he arrives to the Convention Center of the 2012 ESSENCE Music Festival.

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ESSENCE editor-in-chief Constance C.R. White and Congresswoman Maxine Waters at ESSENCE Music Festival.

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ESSENCE Music Festival performer Ledisi signs copies of her book Better Than Alright for fans.

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ESSENCE.com Live Stage host Free takes a quick photo before hopping on stage.

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ESSENCE.com Live Stage host Sixx King smiles for the cameras backstage.

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Malik Yoba poses for the cameras backstage at the ESSENCE.com Live Stage.

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Vanessa L. Williams opens up about her relationship with her mother on the ESSENCE Empowerment Stage.

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Trina Braxton and Tamar Braxton enjoy the VIP lounge at ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Michelle Williams poses for the cameras at ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Mary Mary takes the Empowerment Stage by storm at ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Steve Harvey plays an amazing game of Family Feud.

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D.B. Woodside at the 2012 ESSENCE Music Festival.

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The cast of Single Ladies at the ESSENCE.com Live Stage.

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Keshia Knight-Pulliams relaxes at the Luxe Lounge at the 2012 ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Finding Our Missing host S. Epatha Merkerson visits the ESSENCE.com Live Stage.

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Tanika Ray at the 2012 ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans.

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Goapele at the 2012 ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans.

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Vanessa L. Williams and her mother, Helen relax in the ESSENCE Music Festival Luxe Lounge.

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Devin Thomas gets a touch up at the Luxe Lounge at the ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Eva Marcille on the Empowerment Experience stage at the ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Single Ladies stars D.B. Woodside and LisRaye McCoy pose for the cameras at the ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Actor Pooch Hall poses for the camera at the Luxe Lounge at the ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Tisha Campbell-Martin, Lance Gross and Keshia Knight Pulliam backstage at the celebrity suite at the ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Lance Gross flashes his pearly whites at the the Convention Center at the 2012 ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Steve Harvey and his wife, Marjorie, pose for the camera backstage at the ESSENCE.com Live Stage.

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Single Ladies star Denise Vasi attends an event at the 2012 ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Stylist to the stars, June Ambrose, attends an event at the ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Tempesst Bledsoe poses for the camera at the ESSENCE.com Live Stage.

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ESSENCE.com live stage host, Sixx, interviews Tempest Bledsoe and Anthony Anderson.

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Tempestt Bledsoe and Anthony Anderson, the stars of NBC’s newest comedy Guys with Kids, stopped by the ESSENCE.com live stage to promote their show.

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ESSENCE Music Festival goers wake up early for a work out with Body by Denise.

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