Gladys Knight and EWF will be honored at Soul Train Awards

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Gladys Knight and EWF will be honored at Soul Train Awards

Postby Bubca » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:01 pm

Cedric the Entertainer has been tapped to host the third annual Soul Train Awards.

Set for to be simulcast on both Centric and BET on Sunday, Nov. 27, the third annual awards show will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Soul Train with honors going to Earth, Wind, and Fire and Gladys Knight.

“We are thrilled to have an opportunity to partner with BET/Centric again to produce another Soul Train Awards presentation,” Soul Train CEO Kenard Gibbs said. “These annual awards allow us to celebrate the legacy of the Soul Train brand by showcasing amazing new talent that has been influenced by the music icons who have contributed to the success of the Soul Train series.”

Cedric the Entertainer will host the event, which is being filmed at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, Nov. 17, and produced by BET Event Productions and SUnseeker Media.

“We are honored to be celebrating 40 years of Soul Train by bringing the Soul Train Awards back to Centric,” Centric GM and executive vp Paxton Baker said. "The Soul Train brand has played a fundamental role in shaping American culture. With such a dynamic host and illustrious legends, I am confident that this year’s show will be the best yet.”

Cedric the Entertainer’s credits include Barbershop, Be Cool and Larry Crowne.

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Re: Gladys Knight and EWF will be honored at Soul Train Awar

Postby Carlo » Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:22 pm

I'm so excited to watch this tonight! We've had basic cable television all of these years, so we've never had hundreds of channels...but this weekend we had to install a digital cable box and it added a few extra channels to our package, including BET! I'm hoping this is not a mistake. I've wanted this channel for years and years...if only to watch the awards shows and the Sunday morning gospel programming, which I'm loving! :D I will watch the Soul Train Awards tonight. :D We also got OWN. I hope this is permanent. :?: :)
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