‘Soul Train’ awards lure Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson back for hosting duties


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Nothing like a little soul to start your morning.

CENTRIC has announced the return of the “Soul Train Awards,” the classic music awards show that highlights R&B music’s finest. And hosting this latest incarnation of the awards show once again are two Oscar-nominated actors: Terrence Howard “Hustle & Flow,” “Iron Man”) and Taraji P. Henson (“Benjamin Button”).

This special will tape at the Cobb Energy Center in Atlanta on Nov. 10. It then will premiere on both CENTRIC and BET in a special simulcast on Sunday, Nov. 28, at 9 p.m. ET.

“We are excited to welcome the return of the ‘Soul Train Awards’ to CENTRIC,” said Paxton Baker, CENTRIC’s General Manager and Executive Vice President. “Last year’s show was a stellar success and we’re charged to be better this year. The Soul Train brand is part of the very fabric of American Culture, and has played a vital role in shaping the cultural framework and musical tastes of CENTRIC’s 25- to 54-year old audience. It is our goal for this show to become a staple among television viewers.”

“As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Soul Train, we are excited to have the opportunity to partner with CENTRIC again to present the iconic Soul Train Awards,” said Kenard Gibbs, CEO of Soul Train Holdings. “The team at Centric clearly respects the legacy of the brand and we are eager to return this year with an even stronger show. This year’s Soul Train Awards will embody the same energy, passion, and excitement that became the hallmark of the brand throughout its rich history.”

Tickets for the show are by invite only and not available for purchase. For more information, visit www.centrictv.com.

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About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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