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    Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:13:44

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    Celebrate good times, come on!

    With 2014 marking the 50th anniversary of iconic chart-topping group Kool & the Gang, the band is taking a cue from their own 1980 hit "Celebration" to commemorate their anniversary, starting in November with special performances, appearances and awards.

    The festivities will begin in Las Vegas on Friday, November 7 at the 2014 Soul Train Awards, where Kool & the Gang will receive the coveted Legend Award, which recognizes individuals for their outstanding achievements and contribution to soul music.

    Yeah, that sounds like Kool & the Gang to us.

    The Soul Train Awards show will be hosted by Wendy Williams and air on Centric and BET on November 30 at 8PM ET/PT. As part of Centric's Soul Train Weekend, the group will also hit the stage at 7PM on Sunday, November 9 in Las Vegas' Orleans Showroom at The Orleans Hotel & Casino as part of Centric's Soul Train Review.

    Additionally, the legendary group will be honored by Billboard with a commemorative print issue dated November 22.

    That's a keepsake.

    The celebration of 50 years will continue well into 2015, as Kool & the Gang is set to be inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Further details of their star ceremony will be announced soon.

    Congrats, Kool. And your gang.

    Will you celebrate with Kool & The Gang? Their signature song "Celebration" is such a wedding anthem. You know you danced to it at a wedding reception at least once in your life.

    —Amy Sciarretto

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