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Essence Fest 2013, Day-by-Day

With Essence 2013 only three months out, it's time for local fest goers to begin circling their stages. Big names like  Beyonce and Trey Songz will grace the stage, as will local celebs like Mia Borders, Shamarr Allen, and Kourtney Heart. Click through for the day-by-day lineup.

Soul Swap: Cee-Lo Green Replaces Jill Scott on JazzFest's First Saturday, John Mayer is Out

Updated 12:30 p.m., 3/9

The 2012 edition of JazzFest traded one soulful voice for another today. Cee-Lo Green will replace Jill Scott on the Sat., April 28, lineup. Though both performers are rooted in the Motown and Memphis sounds of the 60s and 70s, the wily Gnarls Barkley and Goodie Mob singer (and newly-minted TV star) certainly cuts a different figure than the composed -yet-equally-big-voiced Scott. No official word on why Scott bowed out. But we know how long it takes normal people to get over being attacked on Twitter by Nicki Minaj fans, so you can imagine the scars left on a diva.

Carol's Daughter in the Quarter

Almost twenty years ago, Brooklyn’s Lisa Price decided the array of hair and body care products on the market just wouldn’t do. So what did she do? She made some herself. Working out of her kitchen, Price started Carol’s Daughter, a beauty product line made up of purely natural ingredients. The company catalog is now sold nation-wide in stores ranging from Dillard’s to Sephora to the Home Shopping Network; this weekend, for the eighth year in a row, the Carol’s Daughter Weekend Boutique returns to the French Quarter.

Hola Nola: Vol XVII


Hola Nola, and hola the only way to celebrate our nation's 234th birthday: the epic Essence Music Festival. July 4th weekend marks the 16th Anniversary of this monster three-day concert and cultural seminar series (held in the Louisiana Superdome and Louis Armstrong Convention Center, respectively. 

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