*The ESSENCE Music Festival is about to be off the chain! Music fans can expect the reunion of New Edition after 30 years, and of course Usher, Kanye West, Chaka Khan and you’ll never guess… Boyz II Men.

The New Orleans celebration is bound to be a fabulous time. The Fourth of July weekend will start off each night at 7 p.m. and end around 11:30 if the party stops there.

Other nights include performances by Jennifer Hudson, Naughty by Nature, Trey Songz, Mary J. Blige and MC Lyte.

EUR’s Lee Bailey is on the scene and will file periodic reports.