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Six City-Soul Train Effect Tour Leads Up to the Centric 2013 Annual Soul Train Awards,

Video Captures Local Soul Train Spirit

In anticipation of the upcoming SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2013CENTRIC, a BET Network, has kicked off the Soul Train Effect Tour (#soultraineffect).  Throughout November, CENTRIC’s Soul Train video team is taking over top clubs in six east coast cities and inviting locals to show their old school flavor in front of the cameras. The best moves from each night will be hosted on video clips airing on www.bet.com/soultraineffect.

The first stop on the “Soul Train Effect Tour” was Atlanta’s Museum Bar where hundreds showed up on November 2nd to show off their Soul Train spirit. The Soul Train “effect” was in full swing, as fans put on their best moves in the Soul Train video booth.  Guest also won tickets to next years awards, did the iconic Soul Train line and took home photos of themselves.

See Atlanta’s Soul Train Effect video highlight  – hilarious, inspiring and nostalgic – just released online at www.bet.com/soultraineffect.

The next stops on the Soul Train Effect Tour were at Washington DC’s Bar 7 on November 9, Chicago’s Funky Buddha Lounge on November 13, Detroit’s Flood’s Bar & Grille on November 14, Philadelphia’s Mezzanine Supper Club on November 16, and New York’s Sounds of Brazil (SOBs) lounge on November 19th.  

“The Soul Train Awards is a celebration of the artists we feature but also the importance and rich history of the Soul Train show itself,” said Paxton Baker, General Manager and Executive Vice President, CENTRIC. “To get our viewers up close and personal – and encourage them to put on their own best Soul Train performance – we decided to take the show on the road.”

From Atlanta to Detroit, we are seeing the “Soul Train Effect” in the real world. “Soul Train” ignited a national passion for moves and music when it first aired in 1971 and has remained a cultural icon ever since. Soul Train is the longest running, first -run, nationally syndicated program in television history.

This year’s Soul Train Awards, direct from Las Vegas, will air on CENTRIC TV December 1, 8P/ 7C. Hosted by comedian and actor Anthony Anderson, the show will feature performances by Jennifer HudsonTamar BraxtonSmokey RobinsonK. Michelle, Ron IsleyWaleEric BenetCandice GloverKemChrisette Michele, Bobby Caldwell and Joss Stone. For more information, please visit www.bet.com/soutraineffect, follow us at @centrictv and @bet, and join the conversation with #SoulTrainAwards #WeGotSoul.


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 trend setting cultursl 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.

RIP: Don Cornelius | Official Statements



“We are overwhelmed with the news regarding the passing of Don Cornelius. Our deepest sympathy and thoughts are with his family at this time. He was a true television visionary and his contributions to African American culture, music, and entertainment are incomparable. The outpouring of affection and tributes to his legacy are a true testament to the profound impact that his life’s work had on many generations.” -Kenard Gibbs, CEO of Soul Train Holdings


“Don Cornelius was a pioneer, an innovator, and a trailblazer. He was the first African-American to create, produce, host and more importantly OWN his own television show. Soul Train was a nationally syndicated show that paved the way for singers, musicians and dancers, giving them the ultimate platform to showcase their talents when no one else would. Every Saturday morning I looked forward to watching Soul Train, as did millions of other people. Soul Train taught the world how to dance! Don’s contribution to us all is immeasurable. He will truly be missed. I thank him for trusting me with his Soul Train brand and I will carry on his legacy through it. My condolences to his son and my good friend Tony Cornelius and the entire Cornelius family.” -Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Soul Train Holdings Chairman


“Don Cornelius and his creation of ‘Soul Train’ and its legacy had a great impact on American culture. Don’s vision allowed for African-American artists to be exposed to people all over the world through the power of television. We were glad to help Don Cornelius fulfill his dream and legacy by creating the theme song for his hit show. The ‘Soul Train’ and TSOP brands will forever be inseparable. We thank Don Cornelius for his tremendous contributions to the entertainment world.

“Our deepest sympathy goes out to Don’s family and everyone he touched.”


Gamble & Huff wrote and produced the #1 smash hit ‘TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia),” best known as the “Theme from Soul Train.”

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Fusicology Has Been Nominated For A 2010 Soul Train Award! VOTE FOR US!


We are excited to share the news with our Fusicology Family!

The nominees for the 2010 Soul Train Awards have been dominating the internet. Just in time for the ceremony CentricTV.com is pleased to announce the addition of a new category: Best Soul Sites. Nowadays every one seems to have a music blog or website, but only a few manage to be on top. After a lot of research, reading, discussion—more like heated debates—Centric is pleased to announce the top five finalist up for the award: BEST SOUL SITES // Soul Train Award 2010….

The winning site will recieve two VIP tickets to the taping of the 2010 award show in Atlanta GA on November 10th, airfare and accomodations, a special Soul Train Award during the on-air pre-show, access to the gifting suite and of course: Bragging rights! The Runner-up site will receive two Kodak z18 Flip Cams. So who wins? Well thats up to you the readers. VOTING STARTS TODAY and end November 3rd at Noon.

Of course we want to Win! Please vote and vote often and of course, SPREAD THE WORD!

Thank you for making us one of the Best Soul Sites in 2010!