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June 13, 2014

Tops in Blue dazzles Edwards crowd

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Kenji Thuloweit
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Village People classic “Y.M.C.A.” performed by Tops in Blue.

 
For two hours, Edwards AFB’s base theater was transformed into a rockin’ arena as Tops in Blue performed for hundreds of music fans June 8.

The free concert featured the Air Force’s premiere entertainment team, all made up of active duty Airmen, singing everything from hits that you hear on the radio today to oldies but goodies.

The Kia Hamsters were one of several appearances made at this year’s Tops in Blue concert June 8.

Some of the songs featured during the set were from movies like “Beauty and the Beast,” “Dispicable Me,” and “Frozen.” The Tops in Blue crew also performed medleys from today’s charts as well older-generation songs like “Y.M.C.A.” by the Village People.

“This was the first time that my wife and I have been to the show,” said Prince Tucker, 419th Flight Test Squadron. “We both thought it was incredible, high energy, with lots of variety and crowd participation. The level of talent was astonishing – vocals, musicians and choreography.”

The Minions from “Despicable Me” performed at the Edwards AFB base theater June 8.

Tucker said the best part of the show was his daughters’ performing as the opening act. The duo won last year’s local talent show called U Got Talent, an Air Force Family & Teen Talent Contest. Kotomi and Miwa won in both their age categories and as a duet. They were asked to be the opening act at this year’s Tops in Blue performance.

“The Tops In Blue team members were professional, courteous and supportive throughout the entire event. My daughters had a wonderful experience and really enjoyed participating in the show.”

Miwa Tucker (left), 13, and her sister Kotomi, 10, sing “A Girl Like You,” as the opening act of this year’s Tops in Blue performance June 8 at the base theater. Last October, Edwards AFB conducted a local talent show called U Got Talent, an Air Force Family & Teen Talent Contest. Kotomi and Miwa won in both their age categories and as a duet. A DVD of the winners at the base level were forwarded to the Air Force Entertainment Head Quarters in San Antonio, Texas. Kotomi and Miwa were asked to perform as the opening act before Tops in Blue went on stage.

Tops In Blue is an elite group of talented vocalists, musicians, dancers, comedians, and magicians and that perform for military personnel and their families throughout the world. The Tops In Blue team is comprised of active duty personnel who audition for the opportunity to perform. The tour spans the globe each year promoting community relations at stateside and overseas installations.
 

A singer performs “Let it Go” from the hit movie “Frozen.”




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