TWEC.COM to Host Live Chat with Hanson

ALBANY, N.Y., May 4 /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 hold a
live online chat with popular band Hanson, on the release date of their first
new album in three years. Also joining TWEC.COM for live chats this week
include Steve Wariner, Dalvin DeGrate and Pink. In addition, the
RadioWoodstock On Stage series continues when TWEC.COM broadcasts a taped
audio concert starring Bruce Cockburn. Details for each event are as follows:

MONDAY 5/8

  • The RadioWoodstock On Stage series continues this week with a broadcast
    of an audio concert starring Bruce Cockburn. Cockburn is a gifted
    singer/songwriter who has a very diverse body of work and has received
    much critical acclaim over the years. His latest album, Breakfast In
    New Orleans, Dinner In Timbuktu, was released last fall. The concert
    with Bruce Cockburn airs at the following times: Monday 5/8 at 4:00 PM
    EDT, Wednesday 5/10 at 11:00 AM EDT, Saturday 5/13 at 3:00 AM EDT and
    Sunday 5/14 at 7:00 PM EDT.

  • Log on to TWEC.COM at 8:00 PM EDT on Monday and chat live with country
    sensation Steve Wariner on the eve of the release of his new album,
    Faith In You. Wariner released his first album in 1982, and was
    frequently compared to Glen Campbell. As time passed, Wariner’s albums
    progressed to adventurous and guitar-oriented with insightful lyrics.
    He is widely regarded as one of country’s most versatile performers.

TUESDAY 5/9

  • At 9:00 PM EDT, join us as TWEC.COM chats with talented family Hanson.
    Hanson broke onto the music scene in 1997 with their critically
    acclaimed debut Middle of Nowhere. Produced by talented in-demand
    producers the Dust Brothers and Steve Lironi, the record was full of
    songs co-written by the band with some amazing songwriters including
    Barry Mann & Cynthia Well and Desmond Child. Hanson’s highly
    anticipated new album, This Time Around, hits stores on 5/9.

WEDNESDAY 5/10

  • At 8:00 PM EDT, chat live with Dalvin DeGrate. DeGrate got his start as
    one-fourth of the vocal quartet Jodeci, along with his brother DeVante and
    brothers “JoJo” and Cedric “K-Ci” Hailey. His debut solo album,
    MET.A.MOR.PHIC, is a strong mix of fierce harmonies, powerful rhythms and smooth and soulful vocals.

THURSDAY 5/11

  • The week’s events conclude at 8:00 PM EDT when TWEC.COM chats live with
    rising star Pink. Only 20 years old, Pink is the latest incredibly
    talented R&B artist to climb the charts off of LaFace Records. Her
    debut single “There U Go,” off of her debut album entitled Can’t Take
    Me Home, showcases the versatility of her voice as well as her gift for
    songwriting.

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-COO of Trans World Entertainment
Corporation, 518-452-1248, ext. 7077; or Media – Susan Boyle of The MWW Group,
201-507-9500, , for Trans World Entertainment Corporation/