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Frankie Beverly and Maze Returns to Essence Festival

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 25: Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly performs onstage at The Bounce TV Summer Music Festival With Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly at the Gibson Amphitheater on Sunday, August 25, 2013 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Valerie Goodloe/PictureGroup)
Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly performs onstage at The Bounce TV Summer Music Festival With Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly at the Gibson Amphitheater on Sunday, August 25, 2013 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Valerie Goodloe/PictureGroup)

NEW ORLEANS (AP via The New York Times) — For 15 years, thousands of fans dressed all in white entered the Superdome on the final day of the Essence Festival anticipating the soulful sounds of Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, who also dressed in his signature white pants, shirt and baseball cap, would sing into the wee hours of the next day.

Then in 2010, that experience ended when a new festival producer decided to end the long tradition of Maze as the festival’s closer— to the disappointment of many despite the great talent tapped to close, including Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Lionel Richie, Aretha Franklin and Earth, Wind and Fire.

This year, Beverly and his group are back on the festival’s main stage. And, although he’s not scheduled to close the entire affair, fans welcome his return and the return of the massive Electric Slide held on the Superdome’s floor.

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