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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.
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