Mary J. Blige, Kanye West headline Essence Fest
Trey Songz, Jill Scott and Fantasia also on the bill
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Ebanks said Wednesday that the lineup includes musicians who fans asked to see. She says more artists will be added for the festival, which will be held July 1-3 in the Louisiana Superdome.
A number of local stars, including Irma Thomas, Kourtney Heart, the Charmaine Neville Band and Rebirth Brass Band also are scheduled to perform as part of the 17th annual event.
Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.
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