Ne-Yo, Gladys Knight, Keyshia Cole, 2 Chainz, Sherri Shepherd, Miguel And More Join In On The Soul Train Awards Three-day

Ne-Yo, Gladys Knight, Keyshia Cole, 2 Chainz, Sherri Shepherd, Miguel And More
            Join In On The Soul Train Awards Three-day Experience

CENTRIC'S APOLLO LIVE! HOST TONY ROCK AND REALITY STAR TAMAR BRAXTON WILL HOST
THE SOUL TRAIN AWARDS RED CARPET PRE-SHOW

GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING SINGER AND SONGWRITER RAPHAEL SAADIQ NAMED AS AWARDS SHOW
MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Soul Train Awards 2012 Tapes Thursday, November 8th at Planet Hollywood's PH
Live in Las Vegas; Premiering on BET and Centric Sunday, November 25th at 9PM
ET/PT

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Nov. 5, 2012

NEW YORK, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --To celebrate their 25^th Awards show,
The Soul Train Awards 2012 three-day experience is bringing celebrity star
power to Las Vegas, as they honor the best in music, comedy and
entertainment.In addition to the Awards show, hosted by Cedric the
Entertainer, the experience will include an All-Star Comedy Show honoring
comedian George Wallace, a celebrity Golf Tournament hosted by comedian/actor
Bill Bellamy and closing the weekend with the Centric Soul Weekend Concert
headlined by Soul Train Awards 2012 Lifetime Achievement recipients, New
Edition.

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To kick off this celebration, Centric's Apollo Live! host Tony Rock and
reality star and singer Tamar Braxton will host the Soul Train Awards red
carpet pre-show, interviewing today's biggest names in entertainment as they
arrive to the Awards. Joining Keri Hilson and Jody Watley as presenters at
this year's show, are actors Anthony Mackie and Bill Bellamy, singer Estelle,
radio personality Michael Baisden and reality stars Tameka "Tiny" Harris and
Flavor Flav.

This year's Awards show will definitely go on record as being the most
soulful, with newly added performances by the legendary Gladys Knight, male
powerhouses Ne-Yo, Anthony Hamilton, Raphael Saadiq and Eddie Levert, as well
as unforgettable performances by 2 Chainz, Keyshia Cole and newcomers Leah
Labelle, Elle Varner and Marcus Canty. Playing double-duty for the Awards
show will be Raphael Saadiq who will bless the stage with an energetic
performance, as well as act as musical director for the show. As previously
announced, Charlie Wilson, Fantasia and John Legend will bless the Awards
stage with their memorable performances.

On Friday, November 9^th, Soul Train will host their 1^st Annual Celebrity
Golf Tournament at the Paiute Golf Club Resort in Las Vegas, hosted by
comedian/actor Bill Bellamy and special guest NBA legend Dr. Julius "J"
Erving. For tickets and inquiries, contact info@soultrain.com.

Later that evening, your favorite comedians from all over the U.S., will come
together to honor one of their own, comedian George Wallace for the Centric
All-Star Comedy Show at Planet Hollywood Live. George has received several
accolades for his standup comedy and live shows including being slated #93 on
Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time. Currently,
George has a running show at The Flamingo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The
All-Star Comedy Show lineup includes performances by George Wilborn, Sherri
Shepherd, Earthquake, Bill Bellamy, Chris Spencer, Tony Rock and Gary Owen.
Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.

The Soul Train Awards 2012 three-day experience at Planet Hollywood Live will
end on Saturday on a high note, with the Centric Soul Weekend Live in Concert
event featuring today's hottest male singers: TGT (Tyrese, Ginuwine and
Tank), funky R&B star Miguel and Soul Train Awards 2012 Lifetime Achievement
Award recipients New Edition. This is a concert not to be missed. Tickets are
available at Ticketmaster.

The Soul Train Awards 2012 will premiere simultaneously on BET and Centric on
Sunday, November 25^th at 9pm ET/PT. For more information, go to
www.BET.com/SoulTrain.

To purchase travel packages for Centric's Soul Train Awards 2012 three-day
experience in Las Vegas, which includes tickets to the Soul Train Awards,
All-Star Comedy Show, Concert, and other exclusive events and extras, please
visit: http://www.soultrainpackages.com/travel-package.html.

About CENTRIC:

Centric is a 24-hour music and entertainment channel that reflects the
lifestyle and sophistication of today's African-American and multicultural
adult viewer. With a finger on the pulse of an ever-changing beat, its
compelling music content fuses Soul, R&B, Neo-Soul, Hip Hop, Reggae, Gospel,
Jazz, Old School, New School and everything in between with today's hottest
artists. It is a unique of mix of music, culture and lifestyle programming
that embodies the lives, tastes and aspirations of the CENTRIC viewer: All
you. All day. All night.

About BET Networks:

BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is the nation's
leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs
television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET
channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United
States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET
is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of
business extensions: BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black
entertainment, music, culture, and news; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment
network targeting the 25- to 54-year-old African-American audience; BET
Digital Networks - BET Gospel and BET Hip Hop, attractive alternatives for
cutting-edge entertainment tastes; BET Home Entertainment, a collection of
BET-branded offerings for the home environment including DVDs and
video-on-demand; BET Event Productions, a full-scale event management and
production company with festivals and live events spanning the globe; BET
Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless
devices; and BET International, which operates BET in the United Kingdom and
oversees the extension of BET network programming for global distribution.

About Soul Train Holdings:

Soul Train is a registered trademark of Soul Train Holdings, LLC, a limited
liability company headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. Soul Train is the longest
running, first-run, nationally syndicated program in television history.
During its 37 year run, the show featured such staples as the Soul Train line
and performers as important and diverse as: Al Green, Ike & Tina Turner,
Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Whitney Houston,
David Bowie, Janet Jackson and Beyonce, to name a few. Soul Train Holdings
was created following the acquisition of the iconic franchise and catalog of
more than 1,100 hours of archival footage from Don Cornelius Productions in
June 2008 by InterMedia Partners and Madvision entertainment and is part of
Vibe Holdings LLC. Vibe Holdings is a leading multi-cultural media company
consisting of treasured and celebrated brands including Vibe Magazine,
Vibe.com, Uptown Magazine and Soul Train. VIBE Holdings is owned by
InterMedia Partners, Magic Johnson Enterprises and Ron Burkle's Yucaipa
Companies.

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