GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING SINGER AND SONGWRITER RAPHAEL SAADIQ NAMED AS AWARDS SHOW MUSICAL DIRECTOR
To celebrate their 25th 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.
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 1st 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 [email protected]
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