Beyonce Annnounces Big Gig, Oprah Interview

Posted Tuesday February 12, 2013 8:16 PM GMT

She’s thrilled about her forthcoming fifth solo record, and Beyoncé Knowles has scheduled a performance at the 2013 Essence Festival in New Orleans.

The “Crazy in Love” songstress will take the stage at the Superdome along with acts like LL Cool J, Maxwell, Charlie Wilson, New Edition, and Jilly Scott.

Essence rep Michelle Ebanks told press, "We are incredibly excited to welcome Beyoncé back to the 2013 Essence Festival line-up. She is truly the ultimate Essence woman.”

“If you missed her tour de force in New Orleans, please join us this Fourth of July weekend so that you can experience it live for yourself at the Essence Festival. The Essence Festival features the best in music, culture, arts and entertainment -- all of which Beyoncé captures through her extraordinary gifts."

Furthermore, Beyonce will chat with Oprah Winfrey this weekend on “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” making her first interview since she performed on the SuperBowl. An hour later, Knowles’ HBO documentary “Beyonce: Life is But a Dream” will debut on the premium cable channel.

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