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Tops In Blue, the Air Force's premier expeditionary entertainment team, is scheduled to give a free performance, open to the public, 7 p.m. Nov. 1, at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi.
Doors open to the public at 6:30 p.m., and there's no charge for parking.
This year's theme is "What's Love?" featuring the music of Tina Turner, Huey Lewis, Barry White, the Temptations, Trisha Yearwood, Alan Jackson, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, and Kelly Clarkson. The performance combines music with special-effects lighting, costumes and precision choreography.
Tops In Blue serves as an expeditionary entertainment team, providing quality entertainment from within Air Force resources for the Air Force family, with priority to Air Force personnel stationed worldwide at remote and deployed locations. The performance team also promotes community relations and supports recruiting efforts, while serving as ambassadors of the United States of America and the United States Air Force. The 35 vocalists, musicians and dancers are all active-duty Air Force members who competed in base talent competitions to earn their spots with the group.
Since the group's beginnings in 1953, Air Force Tops In Blue performers have:
· Performed at six World Fairs
· Performed for more than 100 state fairs and festivals
· Produced five movies and two albums
· Debut in 1954 on Ed Sullivan's "Toast of the Town"
· Performed in six Bob Hope Specials
· Performed before a live and broadcast audience of 110 million at Super Bowl XIX
· Performed before a live audience of over 250,000 people at the 2002 Daytona 500
· Unloaded and set up more than 36,000 pounds of equipment per performance
· Featured special effects lighting equivalent to 556 lights
· Featured more than 1,700 airmen in their shows during the past 50 years
· Performed over 7,000 shows since 1953
For more information on the performance, please call 377-2783 or go to www.topsinblue.com