TWEC.COM to Host Live Chat With the Mighty Mighty Bosstones

ALBANY, N.Y., April 27 /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 online chat with ska band Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Also
joining TWEC.COM for live chats this week include Hoku, Platypus, Jessica
Riddle and Mary Mary. Details for each event are as follows:

MONDAY 5/1

  • Log on to TWEC.COM at 8:00 PM EDT on Monday and chat live with Hoku. Far
    from just “Another Dumb Blonde” as her debut single suggests, Hoku is
    currently enjoying her status as the newest teen pop sensation to climb
    the charts. Hoku is the daughter of legendary Hawaiian singer Don Ho, who
    reached international stardom with the 1960’s hit “Tiny Bubbles.” Her
    debut album hits sites and stores on May 2. Everyone who orders the album
    during the chat will receive free shipping on their order.

  • Following the chat with Hoku, chat live with Platypus at 9:00 PM EDT.
    Platypus is the uniting of several rock legends, including Dixie Dregs’
    drummer Rod Morgenstein, Derek Sherinian and John Myung from Dream
    Theater, and Ty Tabor from King’s X. The band’s first album together,
    When Pus Comes to Shove, was released in 1999 and was described as
    ” … disciplined chaos, creativity with attention to detail, folly with
    strict adherence to quality.” The band’s sophomore album, Ice Cycles, was
    released in March.

TUESDAY 5/2

  • At 4:00 PM EDT, join us as TWEC.COM chats with ska band Mighty Mighty
    Bosstones. The Bosstones were a pioneer band — bridging ska with punk
    and heavy metal — which increased its popularity as party music. The
    band developed a cult following since their inception in 1985, and gained
    increased popularity with their 1997 smash hit “The Impression That I
    Get.” The Mighty Mighty Bosstones’ latest studio album, Pay Attention,
    hits stores on 5/2.

THURSDAY 5/4

  • At 8:00 PM EDT, chat live with Jessica Riddle. Jessica is a 19-year-old
    singer/songwriter whose debut album, Key of a Minor, is deeper, darker
    and more provocative than one would expect to hear. Her songs are deeply
    personal, and through them she eloquently expresses her feelings about her
    personal and familial relationships. The 11 songs featured on the album
    highlight many of Riddle’s abilities, including her songwriting, beautiful and haunting voice and her piano playing skill.

  • The night’s events conclude at 9:00 PM EDT when TWEC.COM chats live with
    Mary Mary. Mary Mary is a gospel group comprised of sisters Erica and
    Tina Atkins. Raised in an environment rich in gospel music, the girls’
    parents were gospel singers and as children, Erica, Tina and their five
    brothers and sisters were members of their church choir. Eventually, the
    girls performed as backup vocalists with such R&B acts as Brian McKnight,
    Brandy and Eric Benet before getting their own recording contract.

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 Susan Boyle of The MWW Group,
201-507-9500 or /