Chat Live With Oasis At The Web's Entertainment Center

TWEC.COM to Also Host Chats with Tonic, Phil Coulter, Muse and More
in Another Exciting Week Of Events!

ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ — TWEC.COM (, the e-commerce site of leading entertainment products retailer Trans World Entertainment Corporation (Nasdaq National Market: TWMC), announced today its events for the week of February 21. The RadioWoodstock On Stage series continues this week with an audio broadcast of a concert starring the Crash Test Dummies. The Web’s Entertainment Center will be hosting live chats with alternative rockers Tonic, Celtic crooner Phil Coulter, up-and-coming contemporary gospel artist Lexi, bluegrass fiddler Rhonda Vincent, British trio Muse and rock icons Oasis. In addition, The Web’s Entertainment Center will air a live webcast starring the Cowboy Junkies, in conjunction with the Electric Factory and iCON Broadcasting. Details for each event are as follows:

    MONDAY 2/21

  • The RadioWoodstock On Stage series continues this week as TWEC.COM
    broadcasts a taped audio concert starring the Crash Test Dummies,
    called “the perfect rock band for affluent ’90s college students and
    yuppies” because of their quick-witted lyrics and their folk-laced rock
    music. The concert with the Crash Test Dummies airs at the following
    times: Monday 2/21 at 4:00 PM EST, Wednesday 2/23 at 11:00 AM EST,
    Saturday 2/26 at 3:00 AM EST and Sunday 2/27 at 7:00 PM EST.

  • At 9:00 PM EST, The Web’s Entertainment Center will host a live chat
    with Tonic. The four-man alternative roots band was formed in 1993.
    Their 1997 debut, Lemon Parade, scored two top ten rock singles, one of
    which, “Open Your Eyes,” reached the #1 spot. The band won the 1997
    Billboard Rock Song of the Year for “If Only You Could See.” Tonic’s
    latest album, Sugar, was released in 1999.

    TUESDAY 2/22

  • At 6:00 PM EST, join TWEC.COM for a live chat with Celtic crooner Phil
    Coulter. Coulter is the best-selling Irish artist of his generation,
    but he experienced his greatest success as a writer. Coulter and his
    collaborator Bill Martin wrote some of the biggest pop hits of the
    1960s, including music for the Dubliners, Planxty, the Furey Brothers
    and the Bay City Rollers. In 1983 Coulter released his debut solo
    album, Classic Tranquility, which was an immediate hit with Iris
    audiences. His later albums introduced him to a large and welcoming
    international audience.

  • At 8:00 PM EST, The Real Deal Records Chat Series continues as TWEC.COM
    hosts a live chat with contemporary gospel singer Lexi. She released
    her debut album, Call Her Lexi, in 1990, and after singing backup for
    various artists including Gerald Levert, Lexi left the music world and
    went back to school to become an English teacher. She recently
    returned to the music scene with the release of her second album, Lexi
    … And That’s The Way It Is. Lexi’s primary goal with the release of
    her second album is to reach urban youth with a positive image and the
    gospel message sang in a language that they can relate to.

  • The night concludes at 9:00 PM EST when The Web’s Entertainment Center
    hosts a live chat with bluegrass fiddler Rhonda Vincent. Rhonda got
    her start in music in 1967 at the tender age of five, when she joined
    the Sally Mountain Show as a featured singer, appearing regularly on
    the television show and singing two songs on a Sally Mountain Singers
    album. By 1985, she had recorded eight albums with her musical family.
    Rhonda’s new CD, Back Home Again, is her debut on Rounder Records, and
    has received rave reviews and critical acclaim from critics everywhere.

    WEDNESDAY 2/23

  • At 5:00 PM EST, The Web’s Entertainment Center will chat with British
    trio Muse. Since the three young men began playing together, their band
    has undergone a series of name changes, calling themselves Gothic
    Plague, Fixed Penalty and Rocket Baby Dolls before settling on Muse in
    1997. Their self-titled debut album was released in 1997, and their
    emotional sound, reminiscent of Radiohead, brought the group critical
    acclaim and industry attention. Their most recent album, Showbiz, was
    released at the end of 1999.

    THURSDAY 2/24

  • At 12:00 PM EST, TWEC.COM will chat live with rock sensations Oasis.
    The band has become a phenomenon in England and one of the few British
    pop bands to make a successful crossover to the United States in the
    post-grunge music scene. Oasis released their debut album, Definitely
    Maybe, in 1994, which was a huge success in England. Their second
    album, (What’s the Story) Morning Glory, pushed them to the top in
    America, largely due to the success of such singles as “Champagne
    Supernova” and “Wonderwall.” Their latest album, Standing on the
    Shoulder of Giants, is set for release on February 29.

    FRIDAY 2/25

  • The Web’s Entertainment Center will air a live webcast starring the
    Cowboy Junkies, beginning at 9:00 PM EST. Formed in Toronto in the
    summer of 1985, the band’s name is actually a very accurate description
    of their music. While based in country and folk traditions, their
    music is slow and slumberous, combining lethargic guitars with lead
    singer Margo Timmins’ haunting vocals.

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, 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: Jim Litwak, EVP of Merchandising and Marketing of Trans World Entertainment Corporation, 518-452-1248 ext. 7240; or Susan Boyle, Media Relations of The MWW Group, 201-507-9500, , for Trans World Entertainment Corporation/