Essence Festival Underway In Big Easy

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The annual Essence Festival is underway in New Orleans, marking the 24th edition of the event that's expected to have an economic impact of more than $250 million over its four-day run that continues through Sunday.

 The festival is packed with seminars, speakers and concerts, including top-name acts such as Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige and Snoop Dogg.

Hotels in the area are at near capacity.

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