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#20Years20Stages: The Best Bands and Groups in ESSENCE Fest History

Bands and groups own a hefty slice of ESSENCE Festival's rich history. Legandary acts such as The Isley Brothers and The O'Jays to more modern groups like Destiny's Child have held our stages down over the last 20 years. These duos, trios, quartets and emsembles always add to the magic of festival weekend. These exclusive photos from our archives say it all. Which act is your favorite? Tweet us as @ESSENCEFest and let us know!

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  1. @essencefest: Rush Hour Jam: A shout out to all our shining stars courtesy of Earth, Wind & Fire! http://t.co/EpwbWNRU0u
  2. @essencefest: C'est si bon: OINTB's Uzo Aduba at the Netflix launch party at Le Faust in Paris, France. http://t.co/SoQig3a3Y2
  3. @essencefest: Return to TV: Jada Pinkett Smith at the "Gotham" series premiere at The New York Public Library. http://t.co/VjpUAUNye7
  4. @essencefest: Kelly Rowland is looking fit & fab as we count down to big day. Check out some of our fav baby bump looks. http://t.co/RXyTW9heFg...
  5. @essencefest: Morning Music: "When the sun rises, we'll shine together" - Rihanna "Umbrella" http://t.co/GTXG9TtdPc
  6. @essencefest: Hot Stepper: Alfonso Ribeiro prepares to strut his stuff on "Dancing with the Stars - Season 19". http://t.co/UTFh0XA1wv
  7. @essencefest: Casting Call: Laurence Fishburne, Tracee Ellis Ross & Anthony Anderson at the 'PaleyFest Fall TV Preview" for ABC in Beverly Hills....
  8. @essencefest: Midday Music: Shalamar's "Second Time Around" http://t.co/RV8uEFQsrm

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