PHOTOS: Singer Keyshia Cole, NBA star Daniel Gibson Salute Troops During USO Show in Germany
Monday, June 10, 2013
A day after performing in Amsterdam in support of her latest album, multi-platinum recording artist Keyshia Cole was supporting a different cause.
In honor and celebration of America’s troops, the four-time Grammy nominated singer/songwriter performed a free, private USO show for troops and their families at Vogelweh Air Base in Germany on June 8. At Cole's side for the morale-boosting visit was her husband, Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Daniel Gibson.
"I have such a profound respect for our troops and their families stationed all over the world, whether they are in the Middle East or here in Europe," Cole said. "I feel so blessed to do what I love for a living and am grateful to the USO for the opportunity to perform for troops and show them some love before going back out onto the road again."
Separate from the USO, Cole performed a show in 2008 for soldiers stationed at Fort Dix (N.J.) as part of that post's Fourth of July festivities. For her husband, Cole is a shining star in many ways.
"I am so proud of my wife and all of her accomplishments in music and in life," Gibson said. "It is an honor to stand beside her and support her everyday, but especially on a day like Saturday, when we honored, saluted and celebrated our troops and their families through music and our actions. That day was special and we hope to link up with the USO again very soon.”
The concert was attended by hundreds of servicemen and women and their families and Cole and Gibson took part in a meet-and-greet following the performance.
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Cole (center, in tan jacket) poses for photos with service members and their families following her USO show at Vogelweh Air Base in Germany on June 8. Gibson, (back row, white shirt) also joined in on the fun. The morale-boosting visit marked the first USO experience for both Cole and Gibson.
Cole performs for service members and their families during a USO show at Vogelweh Air Base in Germany June 8, 2013. Cole's current album, "Woman to Woman," is available everywhere.
A wide shot shows the overflowing crowd that squeezed into the venue at Vogelweh Air Base.
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(Photos by Fred Greaves for the USO / Produced by Christian Pelusi)
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