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SOUL TRAIN AWARDS ‘12 HEADS TO LAS VEGAS NOVEMBER 8Th - 10th FOR SPECIAL 3-DAY EXPERIENCE THAT WILL FEATURE AWARDS SHOW, COMEDY SHOWCASE, CONCERT EVENT, AND GOLF TOURNAMENT

MEDIA CREDENTIAL APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE SOUL TRAIN AWARDS SHOW SUBMISSION DEADLINE: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2012

10.17.12

WHAT:
Soul Train Awards ’12 is heading to Las Vegas for a special 3-day experience that will bring together the biggest names in music, comedy, and entertainment.   This year’s 3-day Soul Train Awards Experience will feature the brand’s annual Awards show, a Comedy All Stars showcase, the Soul Train Cruises Presents: Centric Soul Weekend Live in Concert event, and a golf tournament.  The Soul Train Awards will premiere simultaneously on BET and Centric on Sunday, November 25th at 9pm ET/PT.

WHO:
Day 1: Soul Train Awards participants to include Cedric the Entertainer (host), New Edition (Lifetime Achievement Award recipient), and soon-to-be-announced presenters and performers.
Day 2: Golf Tournament and Centric’s Comedy All Stars
Day 3: Centric Soul Weekend Live in Concert

WHEN:
Thursday, November 8, 2012 (evening) – Soul Train Awards*
Friday, November 9, 2012 (day) – Golf Tournament
Friday, November 9, 2012 (evening) – Centric’s Comedy All Stars
Saturday, November 10, 2012 (evening) – Centric Soul Weekend Live in Concert

*Soul Train Awards ’12 will premiere simultaneously on BET and Centric on Sunday, November 25th at 9pm ET/PT.

WHERE:
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
3667 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

HOW TO APPLY:
For media: to apply for media credentials for Centric’s Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas, please visit**: https://betsoultrain2012.iworldreg.com/public/apply/media
Submission Deadline: Sunday, October 28, 2012

For non-media: to purchase travel packages for Centric’s Soul Train Awards 3-day experience in Las Vegas, please visit: http://www.soultrainpackages.com/travel-package.html


**Media credentials for Centric’s Soul Train Awards are only valid for Centric’s Soul Train Awards show on Thursday, November 8, 2012.

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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