ALBANY, N.Y., June 8 /PRNewswire/ — TWEC.COM (http://www.twec.com), the
e-commerce site of leading entertainment products retailer Trans World
Entertainment Corporation (Nasdaq: TWMC), announced today that it will host a
live chat with R&B sensation Destiny’s Child as part of its exciting lineup of
events during the week of 6/12. The Web’s Entertainment Center will also hold
live online chats with Tragically Hip, Duran Duran, the American Cream Team
and Little Feat. Also, TWEC.COM will air a live webcast starring the Tony
Levin Project in conjunction with the Electric Factory and iCON Broadcasting.
In addition, the RadioWoodstock On Stage series continues when TWEC.COM
broadcasts a taped audio concert starring Spacehog. Details for each event
are as follows:
The RadioWoodstock On Stage series continues this week with a broadcast
of an audio concert starring Spacehog. This unique band combines glam-rock
with distorted guitars and alternative-rock to create a sound that is unlike
any others. The concert with this quirky quartet airs at the following times:
Monday 6/12 at 4:00 PM EDT, Wednesday 6/14 at 11:00 AM EDT, Saturday 6/17 at
3:00 AM EDT and Sunday 6/18 at 7:00 PM EDT.
At 9:00 PM EDT, join TWEC.COM for a live chat with Tragically Hip, an
exceptionally popular blues-influenced pop rock band in their native Canada.
The five-member band took their name from Elephant Parts, a video from
ex-Monkee Michael Nesmith. Tragically Hip’s new album, Music @ Work, hits
stores on 6/13.
At 8:00 PM EDT, tune in to TWEC.COM for a live chat with Next.
Brothers T-Low and Tweety and their friend R.L. released their first single,
“Too Close,” in early 1998, and it wasn’t long before it soared to the top of
the singles chart. The song was taken from their debut album, Rated Next.
Next’s sophomore album, Welcome II Nextasy, hits stores on 6/20.
At 9:00 PM EDT, join us as TWEC.COM chats with soulful R&B quartet
Destiny’s Child. The ladies made their mainstream debut with their single
“Killing Time,” which appeared on the soundtrack to the Will Smith blockbuster
“Men In Black.” Their self-titled debut album was released in 1998, and
contained the hit single “No, No, No (Part II)” featuring Wyclef Jean. Their
follow-up album, Writing’s On the Wall, was released last summer, and includes
the current hot track “Say My Name.”
Following the chat with Destiny’s Child, join TWEC.COM for a live chat
with New Wave rock icons Duran Duran, who brought New Wave music to mainstream
audiences throughout the 1980s with their glam style and pop-funk sound.
Their quirky music videos for songs including “Rio,” “Hungry Like The Wolf,”
“Girls on Film” and “Ordinary World” shot them to international superstardom.
Duran Duran’s latest album, Pop Trash, hits sites and stores on 6/13.
At 11:00 PM EDT on Wednesday, tune in to TWEC.COM for a live webcast
with the Tony Levin Project, in conjunction with Electric Factory and iCON
Broadcasting. Tony Levin is a master bass player who is known for his work
with such performers as King Crimson and Peter Gabriel. During his youth he
performed at the White House for President Kennedy and appeared with the
Rochester (NY) Philharmonic before turning his attention from classical music
to rock and jazz. During his busy career, Levin created Funk Fingers
(essentially chopped off drumsticks designed to play bass strings), opened his
own record label, Papa Bear Records, and recorded with a wide range of artists
including Robbie Robertson, Laurie Anderson and Yes.
At 9:00 PM EDT, join The Web’s Entertainment Center for a live chat
with eclectic band Little Feat. Originally formed in 1969, Little Feat gained
popularity in the 1970s with their special blend of blues, R&B, country and
rock & roll music, and has experienced several incarnations since. Little
Feat’s latest album, Chinese Work Songs, hits stores on 6/20.
Following the chat with Little Feat, stick around for a live chat with
rappers the American Cream Team, beginning at 10:00 PM EDT. The American
Cream Team is the project of Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon, who features the
young band on his second album Immobilarity. Formerly known as the Harlem
Hoodz, the American Cream Team was featured with Raekwon, Method Man,
Inspektah Deck and Killah Sin on a track on Funkmaster Flex’s latest album,
Vol. 3 – Mix Tape – Final Chapter, on a track appropriately called “Wu-Tang
Cream Team Line-up.”
About Trans World Entertainment
Trans World Entertainment is the leading music retailer in the United
States. The Company operates retail stores in 44 states, the District of
Columbia and Puerto Rico, as well as an e-commerce site, http://www.twec.com.
Mall locations include Camelot Music, Record Town, The Wall and F.Y.E.
Freestanding locations include Coconuts Music and Movies, Strawberries Music,
Spec’s and Planet Music.
About The Web’s Entertainment Center (TWEC.COM)
TWEC.COM is the online hub for Trans World Entertainment’s retail stores.
With worldwide distribution spanning 16 countries in addition to the United
States, the site features all of the music CDs and cassettes, video games, DVD
and VHS (PAL and NTSC) home videos that are available at its retail stores,
and more. TWEC.COM is home to Trans World’s “On Stage” series, featuring live
concerts, online chats, in-store artist appearance schedules, in-studio
performances and entertainment media that is on-demand.
SOURCE Trans World Entertainment Corporation
CONTACT: Michael Madden, President, COO of Trans World Entertainment
Corporation, 518-452-1248, ext. 7077; or Media Relations – Susan Boyle of The
MWW Group, 201-507-9500, , for Trans World Entertainment