Mar 30, 2010 11:14 AM by Melissa Canone
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Actor, singer and songwriter Janet Jackson
will perform at this summer's Essence Music Festival.
The festival announced Jackson's addition to the lineup that
already includes Mary J. Blige and Alicia Keys on Tuesday.
The appearance will be Jackson's first full performance since
her 2008 concert at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The festival will be held in New Orleans July 2, 3, 4. Other
entertainers include Alicia Keys, Arrested Development, Big Sam's
Funky Nation, DJ Soul Sister, Estelle, Hot 8 Brass Band, Irma
Thomas, Irvin Mayfield and NOJO.