• Janet Jackson Speaks On Her Father's Passing For The First Time With Heartfelt Tribute At ESSENCE Festival 

    2 monthes ago - By Essence

    Janet Jackson publicly spoke on the recent death of her father, Joseph Jackson, for the first time in a touching tribute during her 2018 ESSENCE Festival performance.
    Taking a quick pause from her high-energy show that had the audience on their feet from beginning to end, the 52-year-old entertainer was moved to tears as she opened up about how she's coping with the passing of the man who groomed she and her siblings for unimaginable success as a video montage of their intimate father-daughter moments played behind her.
    "A little less than two weeks ago, my father passed away," Janet said...
    Read more ...

     

  • Watch Idris Elba Bring 'Good Vibes' to the Stage for His 2018 ESSENCE Festival Debut

    2 monthes ago - By Essence

    Idris Elba delivered a DJ set filled with classic tunes at the "Good Vibes" Superlounge at the 2018 ESSENCE Festival.
    Though primarily known as an actor, the 45-year-old British star has also been active on the music scene for well over a decade. A DJ whose main focus is hip-hop, the anthems of African-American love, pride and empowerment that blossomed in the '70s were a clear influence as Elba hit the stage for his ESSENCE Fest debut on Saturday night.
    Elba has plenty of experience when it comes to performing on the big stage. In 2007, he deejayed for many of the NBA's All-Star...
    Read more ...

     

  • VIDEO: Idris Elba Brings Good Vibes To The Stage For His 2018 ESSENCE Festival Debut

    2 monthes ago - By Essence

    By: Okla Jones
    In the Good Vibes SuperLounge at the 2018 ESSENCE Festival, Idris Elba delivered a DJ set filled with classic tunes.
    Primarily known for his stellar acting abilities, the 45-year-old Hollywood entertainer has also been active on the music scene for well over 10 years. A DJ who's main focus is Hip-Hop, the anthems of African-American love, pride and empowerment that blossomed in the '70s were a clear influence as he hit the stage for his ESSENCE Fest debut on Saturday night.
    He also has plenty of experience when it comes to performing on the big stage. In 2007, Elba DJed for...
    Read more ...