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                    2016 Essence Music Festival 


Cognition Magazine had the pleasure of covering the star-studded 2016 Essence music festival at the New Orleans Mercedez Benz Superdome. The 3 night music extravaganza included international as well as local music icons such as Lalah Hathaway, The Robert Glasper Experiment, Kendrick Lamar, Maxwell and the legendary Mariah Carey. 

Our Anniversary Cocktail Affair

Cognition Magazine, LLC celebrated one year of circualtion by hosting a classic cocktail affair at St. Joe Artist Lofts in the New Orleans Warehouse district. Singer Gina Brown closed out the ambient night with familar tunes and line dance.

Girls Night Out Pink Passion Party

The evening of April 26th 2013 was filled with pink decor, live music, laughter, and food. Singer and former cancer survivor Gina Brown in conjunction with the Louisiana Breast & Cervical Health Program hosted one of Gina’s quarterly breast cancer awareness functions at the Amour of Elegance in New Orleans East. The ladies in attendance were pampered and serenaded by a crew of all male manicurists, bartenders, models, and masseuses.

Organizer Gina Brown stated that “We are here to celebrate life and those people whom are actually survivors of cancer, as well as those that may be going through.”  The highlight of the evening was the vocal auction where ladies were serenaded by male vocalist and placed bids based on their talent. Gina emphasized the importance of early detection/screening for breast cancer and the importance of using her friends in the music industry to promote good causes such as this one. Brown summarized the evening’s event by stating “When God gives you a gift you are supposed to share it. I hope everyone here tonight takes their gift and use it as a platform for something positive.”



2013 Jazz & Heritage Festival



By: Malcolm Armstrong Jr. 

The 2013 Jazz and Heritage festival presented by Shell took place during the weeks of April 26-28 and May 2-5th at the Fair Grounds Race Course. As ususal, the oh so very New Orleans festival consisited of live international music, local foods, arts & crafts as well as a very cool kids area for those busy body litle ones. This year you can listen to the festival live from anyhere in the world using the Tunein app. Go to itunes now and download it.

Congrats to Elise & Matthew Goldman (Director of PR for the Jazz & Heritage Festival) whom were married on Sunday May 5th  at the festival!



 Skate Against Crime Celebrity Mixer

First Priority Management, LLC and Trae Productions,Inc in association with Step It up Entertainment hosted their annual Skate against Crime Celebrity Mixer at Airline Skating Rink in New Orleans, Louisiana on April 12th 2013. This local star studded production was hosted to promote anti-crime awareness especially after the death of Little Miss Paige DeJean whom was murdered after a stray bullet entered her home while she was asleep. NOLA entertainment personalities such as JC Styles, Sissy Nobby, Rapper 3D Na’ Tee, Partners-N-Crime, and Kris Baptiste plus many more came out to support the efforts and celebrate the memory of Paige Dejean.

Alkima Williamson, the mother of Page stated “Everyone came out to support her (Paige) even if they didn’t know her. It was really nice.” The event is hosted annually during the month of Paige’s birthday and a portion of the proceeds collected will go to the Paige DeJean Scholarship Fund for Criminal Justice Majors at Southeastern Louisiana College. Alkima concluded the event by stating “We need to take a stand and I will continue to do this and try and fight crime until I leave this place.”

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