ALBANY, N.Y., June 15 /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 rock legend Styx as part of its exciting lineup of events
during the week of 6/19. The Web’s Entertainment Center will also hold live
online chats with BB Jay, Slum Village and Selah. TWEC.COM will also air a
live webcast starring David Gray 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 Rustic Overtones.
Details for each event are as follows:
The RadioWoodstock On Stage series continues this week with a broadcast
of an audio concert starring rock/funk/ska band Rustic Overtones. By
combining their slinky grooves and intelligent lyrics with strong
guitars and powerful horns, Rustic Overtones has developed a large and
devoted fan base. The concert with this quirky quartet airs at the
following times: Monday 6/19 at 4:00 PM EDT, Wednesday 6/21 at
11:00 AM EDT, Saturday 6/24 at 3:00 AM EDT and Sunday 6/25 at 7:00 PM
At 7:00 PM EDT, join TWEC.COM for a live chat with up-and-coming rapper
BB Jay! BB Jay is already set apart from other current rappers because
of his surprising blend of urban flavor and enlightening lyrics as he
takes his music to a new level of consciousness. Though his debut
album, “Universal Consciousness,” is set for release in September, BB
Jay has already amassed a devoted following as a result of his 1998
independent debut single, “Pentecostal Poppa.”
At 9:00 PM EDT, tune in for a live audio chat with Slum Village.
“Vol.2 – Fantastic Voyage,” the debut album from these three talented
young rappers was given 3.5 mics out of 5 by The Source (5/99) and
5 stars out of 5 by Muzik (9/99), who described the album as having
“something for everybody … juicy block party funk … superior skits
… and a stellar line-up of guests.”
At 7:00 PM EDT, tune in to TWEC.COM for a live chat with gospel vocal
trio Selah. Two of the band’s members were raised in Africa, and that
African influence is very prevalent on the band’s 1999 debut album, “Be
Still My Soul.”
At 9:00 PM EDT, join The Web’s Entertainment Center for a live chat
with legendary rock band Styx. Styx was one of the biggest album-rock
bands of the late ’70s. With such monster hits as “Babe,” “Lady” and
“Come Sail Away,” Styx filled stadiums across the country. Styx’s
latest album, “Brave New World,” was released in the summer of 1999.
At 10:00 PM EDT, tune in to TWEC.COM for a live webcast starring
singer/songwriter David Gray, in conjunction with Electric Factory and
iCON Broadcasting. His self-titled debut album was released in 1993 to
stellar reviews, and he soon found himself with a devoted cult
following. His 1994 follow-up, “Flesh,” earned equally positive
reviews and further expanded his audience. His most recent album,
“White Ladder,” was released in March 2000.
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 and 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