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BET announces performers and presenters for the 2020 “SOUL TRAIN AWARDS” featuring an exciting lineup of some of the brightest stars in R&B, Gospel, Adult Urban Contemporary and soul.

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Don't forget to tune into today's special edition of "UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry." This week's show is part one of our exclusive coverage of the 2017 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans. We got an opportunity to be a part of the Festival's Radio Row and chatted with stars from the hit series, "Orange Is The New Black" - Selenis Leyva, Adrienne Moore and Dascha Polanco.

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ESSENCE announced this week that legendary music and film icon Diana Ross will headline the 2017 ESSENCE Festival  for the very first time!  The Queen of Motown will grace the main stage along with “My Path to Strength” – a curated evening of performances by Mary J. Blige along with Chaka Khan, Jazmine Sullivan and Erykah Badu.  Other superstar performers include soul music songtress India.Arie,  fashion icon and singer Solange, Grammy winning crooner John Legend and Nawlins native sons Master P. and Trombone Shorty.

 

TV One’s show-stopping series LexusVerses And Flow  kicks off its fifth season TONIGHT beginning at 10 p.m. EDT.  Actor Laz Alonso returns to host the NAACP Image Award-nominated variety show that blends electrifying musical performances from chart-topping music stars alongside more than 28 talented poets offering soul-stirring spoken word pieces.