Gloriana joins the Navy - for concerts
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Gloriana joins the Navy - for concerts

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 – Gloriana headed overseas last week with Navy Entertainment to perform six shows for the troops stationed in the Middle East and Europe for two weeks. Gloriana will play for military members and their families stationed overseas and on deployed ships at sea.

"This is just a small way for us to say thank you to the men and women in the military and to see first-hand what they do for us on a daily basis," said Mike Gossin from Gloriana. "It's a once in a lifetime opportunity for us, and we are so grateful."

"We are so excited to have the opportunity to take Gloriana out to do shows for our aervice members around the world," said Karen Fritz, head of Navy Entertainment. "Not everyone is as excited to do these kinds of trips, and it is tough to fly halfway around the world and perform, but they are all very excited."

Navy entertainment, part of the navy's morale, welfare and recreation division, is producing Gloriana's overseas tour. Navy entertainment produces more than 600 shows a year for military members around the world.


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