TWEC.COM Announces Exciting Entertainment Lineup for the Week of 11/29 – 12/5

Highlights of This Week’s Events Include Live Chats with Burning Spear, Rakim, Q-Tip and Steve Wariner!

ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ — TWEC.COM (, the e-commerce site of leading entertainment products retailer Trans World Entertainment Corporation (Nasdaq: TWMC) announced today its lineup of events for the week of November 29. The Radio Woodstock On Stage series continues this week with filmed concerts starring Semisonic and Fox Trot Zulu. The Atlantic Fancast Archive series continues with videotaped performances by Bif Naked and Duncan Sheik. Bands that are scheduled to chat with The Web’s Entertainment Center this week include Burning Spear, Rakim, Q-Tip and Steve Wariner. Details for each event are as follows:

MONDAY, 11/29/99

The Radio Woodstock On Stage concert series continues this week as TWEC.COM broadcasts a taped concert with Semisonic! Semisonic’s 1996
debut, Great Divide, was called one of the best albums of 1996 by
Rolling Stone Magazine. The concert with this talented rock band will
air at the following times: Monday 11/29 at 4:00 PM EST, Wednesday
11/30 at 11:00 AM EST, Saturday 12/4 at 3:00 AM EST and Sunday 12/5 at
7:00 PM EST.

At 8:00 PM EST, join TWEC.COM and chat with reggae legend Burning
Spear. Adopting his stage name from former Mau Mau leader Jomo
Kenyatta, Burning Spear got his start in music in 1969 after being
encouraged by his friend and fellow Jamaican artist Bob Marley,
who arranged an audition with him for a producer. Throughout his
stellar thirty year career, Spear’s concern with issues ranging from
black culture to universal love have been consistently and powerfully

Following the chat with Burning Spear, The Web’s Entertainment Center
is excited to host a live chat with hip-hop icon Rakim. Rakim is
widely regarded as one of the most esteemed and influential rappers
ever to grace the hip-hop circuit. Rakim and his partner DJ Eric B
released a series of groundbreaking records in the late 1980s and
early 1990s. He released his debut solo album, The 18th Letter, in
1997. His new album, Master, hits stores on Tuesday November 30. The
chat begins at 9:00 PM EST.

The night concludes at 10:00 PM EST when TWEC.COM hosts a live chat
with talented rapper Q-Tip. Q-Tip was a member of A Tribe Called
Quest, who have been called “the most intelligent, artistic rap group
during the ’90s, A Tribe Called Quest jump-started and perfected the
hip-hop alternative to hardcore and gangsta-rap.” Q-Tip’s debut solo
album, Amplified, hits stores on Tuesday 11/30.

TUESDAY 11/30/99

On Tuesday, TWEC.COM and Atlantic Records will broadcast a video
fancast with Fat Joe. Recording albums rich with wisdom and
experience, Fat Joe brings street morality and hardcore realism to
life. Fat Joe learned how to rhyme from his older brother Angel. “I
wanted to do everything that Angel did — rhyme, fight and hustle,”
says Fat Joe. The fancast begins at 10:00 PM EST.


At 9:00 PM EST, The Web’s Entertainment Center will host a live chat
with country star Steve Wariner. Millions of people across the globe
know Steve’s beautiful voice from the theme song of the classic
television series “Who’s The Boss.” Over the course of his career,
Steve has written over 200 songs and scored over 14 Number One singles
and 31 Top-10 singles, all off of his more than 18 albums.

At 10:00 PM EST, TWEC.COM and Atlantic Records will air an encore
presentation of our video fancast with punk/rock artist Bif Naked!
Bif’s hardcore punk music has been described as “a high-octane blend
of power chords, chugging rhythms, huge hooks, and brutally honest,
soul-bearing lyrics.” After performing throughout her life in many
different bands, Bif finally embarked on a solo career in 1994.

THURSDAY 12/2/99

At 10:00 PM EST, TWEC.COM and Atlantic Records will air a fancast
starring Duncan Sheik. This talented singer/songwriter broke onto the
music scene with his 1996 self-titled debut album, but was slightly
well known in alternative circles prior to that due to an appearance
on the soundtrack to ER. Duncan’s latest album, Humming, illustrates
his continued artistic growth, as Duncan served as co-producer of the

At 10:00 PM EST, tune into a special edition of Radio Woodstock On
Stage as we air a taped performance starring Fox Trot Zulu. The
talented band formed in 1995 at the University of Rhode Island, and it
wasn’t long before they were a popular live attraction throughout New
England! The performance was taped live at the Joyous Lake in
Woodstock, NY.

About Trans World Entertainment

Trans World Entertainment is the leading music retailer in the United States, operating 980 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, Specs 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 artists appearance schedules, in-studio performances and entertainment media that is on demand.

SOURCE Trans World Entertainment Corporation

CONTACT: Jim Litwak, Executive Vice President of Merchandising and Marketing of Trans World Entertainment Corporation, 518-452-1242, ext. 7240; or Media – Charlotte Ostor, , or Investor – Robert Ferris, , both of THE MWW GROUP, 201-507-9500, for Trans World Entertainment Corporation/