TWEC.COM to Host a Live Chat With Enrique Iglesias

This Week’s Events Also Include a Live Chat With Rapper Jay-Z, Broadcast Live in Real Audio!

ALBANY, N.Y., Dec. 23 /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 be holding a live chat on Monday December 27 with talented Latin crooner Enrique Iglesias. Next week’s exciting lineup of events also include a listening party for and live chat with rapper Jay-Z. In addition, the RadioWoodstock On Stage series continues this week with an audio broadcast starring Luna.

MONDAY 12/27

At 4:00 PM EST, join The Web’s Entertainment Center for a live chat with the best-selling Latin artist in the world, Enrique Iglesias!
Enrique sold over 10 million copies of his first two albums, selling
his first million copies within three months of the release of his
debut album. His debut album went gold in Portugal after only three
weeks on the market. His latest album, Enrique, was described by
Entertainment Weekly as being ” … impeccable … heartfelt and
romantic, making dance floor demands somewhere between a samba and
sway.” Everyone who orders Enrique’s latest album will receive free
overnight shipping on their order! The live chat at TWEC.COM with this
young Hispanic heartthrob begins at 4:00 PM EST.

At 9:00 PM EST, be sure to log on to TWEC.COM and chat live with
talented Brooklyn-born rapper Jay-Z. The chat will be broadcast live
in Real Audio. At 8:00 PM EST, one hour prior to the chat, TWEC.COM
will hold a Listening Party previewing Jay-Z’s new album. Jay-Z is one
of the most popular and successful rappers in hip-hop, due to his
rapid-fire delivery of his truthful and hard-hitting lyrics. “I want
to be perceived as a thinker,” Jay-Z says. “Someone who was very
observant. I do a lot of reflecting in my work.” His debut album,
Reasonable Doubt, is considered a modern-day classic by critics and
fans alike. Jay-Z’s highly-anticipated new album, Vol.3 – The Life and
Times of S. Carter, hits stores on Tuesday 12/28, the day after the
chat. Everyone who orders Vol.3 – The Life and Times of S. Carter
during the chat will receive free overnight shipping on their order.
As an added bonus, TWEC.COM will give away merchandise from Jay-Z’s
record label, Roc-a-Fella, during the chat.

The RadioWoodstock On Stage series continues this week with an audio
broadcast starring alterna-pop group Luna. Described as a cross
between Velvet Underground, Television and Galaxy 500, Luna has created
a style of music that is both complimentary and unique. The concert
airs at the following times: Monday 12/27 at 4:00 PM EST, Wednesday
12/29 at 11:00 AM EST, New Year’s Day – Saturday 1/1 at 3:00 AM EST and
Sunday 1/2 at 7:00 PM EST.

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: Jim Litwak, EVP of Merchandising and Marketing of Trans World Entertainment Corporation, 518-452-1248, ext. 7240; or Media Relations -Charlotte Ostor, , 201-507-9500, or Investor Relations – Leon Berman, , 212-704-9727, both of The MWW Group, for Trans World Entertainment Corporation/