TWEC.COM Announces Stellar Lineup of Events for the Week of 5/22 – 5/28

ALBANY, N.Y., May 18 /PRNewswire/ — TWEC.COM (http://www.twec.com), the
e-commerce site of leading entertainment products retailer Trans World
Entertainment Corporation (Nasdaq: TWMC), announced today its exciting
lineup of events for the week of 5/22. The Web’s Entertainment Center will
hold live online chats with Lucy Pearl, Necro, Jules Shear, Tish Hinojosa,
Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Ronnie McCoury. In addition, the RadioWoodstock
On Stage series continues when TWEC.COM broadcasts a taped audio concert
starring the Pushstars. Details for each event are as follows:

MONDAY 5/22

    *     The RadioWoodstock On Stage series continues this week with a
          broadcast of an audio concert starring Pushstars.  The Boston-based
          band released their first album in 1996, and had a track on the
          soundtrack for the 1997 comedy smash "There's Something About Mary."
          The Pushstars' major-label debut, After The Party, was released in
          1999.  The concert with this talented pop/rock band airs at the
          following times:  Monday 5/22 at 4:00 PM EDT, Wednesday 5/24 at
          11:00 AM EDT, Saturday 5/27 at 3:00 AM EDT and Sunday 5/28 at 7:00
          PM EDT.
    *     Log on to TWEC.COM at 8:00 PM EDT on Monday and chat live with Lucy
          Pearl.  While Lucy Pearl is a new band whose self-titled debut album
          hits stores on Tuesday 5/23, its members are established performers
          who have experienced success in the music world for years.  Lucy
          Pearl was formed in the summer of 1999 and is comprised of Tony!
          Toni! Tone's Raphael Saadiq, DJ Ali Shaheed Muhammad from A Tribe
          Called Quest, and gifted vocalist Dawn Robinson, formerly of En
          Vogue.
    *     Following the chat with Lucy Pearl, join TWEC.COM for a live chat
          with hardcore hip-hop performer Necro.  This multi-talented rapper
          is not only a skilled lyricist, but he has also directed movies and
          is CEO of his own record label, PSYCHO+LOGICAL-Records, on which he
          produces all the music.  His lyrics are brutal and his beats are
          hard, and he has also directed two short films that have made their
          way through the underground Hip-Hop scene.

TUESDAY 5/23

    *     At 8:00 PM EDT, join us as TWEC.COM chats with acclaimed
          singer/songwriter Jules Shear.  In addition to recording several
          exceptional albums of his own, Shear has written notable hits for
          other performers, including Cyndi Lauper's "All Through The Night"
          and the Bangles' "If She Knew What She Wants."  Shear was also the
          founder and original host of the popular MTV series "MTV Unplugged."
          His latest album, Allow Me, was released last month.
    *     Tuesday's events continue at 9:00 PM EDT when TWEC.COM hosts a live
          chat with Tish Hinojosa.  Hinojosa is a gifted Latino
          singer/songwriter with four albums and one EP behind her.  Her
          albums are tapestries of folk, country, pop, and Hispanic idioms,
          eliminating the boundaries between cultures, languages and musical
          genres.  Hinojosa's new CD, Sign of Truth, hits stores on Tuesday
          5/23.
    *     Concluding the evening's events at TWEC.COM is a live chat with the
          unique Trans-Siberian Orchestra.  The Trans-Siberian Orchestra
          unites the talents of a 60-piece orchestra and chorus with the gifts
          of veteran hard rock producer Paul O'Neill.  The group's debut
          album, Christmas Eve and Other Stories, was released during the 1996
          holiday season.  The Trans-Siberian Orchestra has since released two
          more albums, with their most recent album, Beethoven's Last Night,
          hitting stores in April.

WEDNESDAY 5/24

    *     At 8:00 PM EDT, chat live with bluegrass artist Ronnie McCoury.
          McCoury is a strong singer who is poised to carry bluegrass music
          into the new millennium.  Along with his brother Rob, he is
          following in the footsteps of his father Del McCoury in expanding
          the scope of bluegrass.  McCoury's debut solo album, Heartbreak
          Town, was released at the beginning of May.

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 – Susan Boyle of The MWW Group,
201-507-9500, or , for Trans World Entertainment Corporation/