Saturday, 12 December
Located in the parking lot in front of the Schilling Community Center. Open to all SOFA status and individuals with base access. Attending Tinsel Town and all entertainment included are free.
Holiday Cirque Spectacular
Come enjoy a live acrobatic performance completely free! The Holiday Cirque Spectacular is customized to holiday music and attire. This event will be held at the Keystone Theater and is first come, first served.
Friday, 11 December • 7 pm
Saturday, 12 December • 12:45 pm & 7:30 pm
What can I expect at Tinsel Town?
Food vendors, games, music, live DJ, live performers, tree lighting ceremony, Santa, Mrs. Claus and much more! All vendors will be accepting both yen and dollars.
2:00 – 2:30 Live DJ & MC
2:30 – 3:00 Kubasaki High School Choir
3:00 – 3:15 Live DJ & MC
3:15 – 3:30 Cheerleaders
3:30 – 3:45 Typhoon Twister Gymnastics
3:45 – 4:15 Footloose Dance Studio
4:15 – 4:30 Mrs. Claus Reading
4:30 – 5:00 Kadena & Ryuku Middle School
5:00 – 5:15 DJ & MC
5:15 – 5:45 MOJO Jazz Band
5:45 – 6:00 DJ & MC
6:00 – 6:30 Ryuku Chimdon
6:30 – 6:45 DJ & MC
6:45 – 6:55 Opening Remarks
6:55 – 7:05 Tree Lighting Ceremony
7:05 – 7:20 Laser Show
7:20 – 7:30 DJ & MC
7:30 – 8:30 Konishiki
8:30 – 8:45 DJ & MC
8:45 – 10:15 John Legend
Running continuously from 12:00 pm – 11:30 pm. Shuttle’s will be running from Building 10/Legal Office, the Officers’ Club and the Schilling Community Center.
Chairs, Coolers, glass, or any alcohol, smoking, backpacks, pets, knives or any type of weapon are strictly prohibited.
Featured Entertainer: John Legend
Ohio-born John Legend is a critically acclaimed, multi-award winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter. His work has garnered him nine Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, the BET Award for Best New Artist and the special Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame, among others. A graduate of University of Pennsylvania where he studied English and African-American literature, Legend participated in a wide range of musical activities while in college. During the same period, Legend was introduced to Lauryn Hill, who hired him to play piano on her track “Everything Is Everything,” and shortly thereafter he began to play shows around the Philadelphia area, eventually expanding his audience base to New York, Boston, Atlanta and Washington D.C. After college, Legend was introduced to then up-and-coming hip-hop artist Kanye West, who quickly signed Legend to his G.O.O.D. Music imprint and hired him to sing vocal hooks on some of his music. Legend started gaining momentum through a series of similar collaborations with established artists, adding vocals to an impressive list of chart-topping hits including West’s “All of the Lights,” Jay-Z’s “Encore” and back-up vocals on Alicia Keys’ 2003 song, “You Don’t Know My Name.” Legend’s debut album, Get Lifted, was released in December of 2004 through Columbia Records. The critically acclaimed album spawned the artist’s first hit single, “Ordinary People,” and scored Legend multiple Grammy Awards in 2006, including Best R&B Album, Best New Artist and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. The follow up was 2006’s platinum-selling Once Again, which brought Legend another Grammy, Best Male R&B Performance, for his single “Heaven,” and included collaborations with Kanye West, will.i.am and Raphael Saadiq. Legend’s next release was 2008’s Evolver, led by the hit single “Green Light” featuring Andre 3000. His 2010 collaboration with the Roots, Wake Up, won the Grammy for Best R&B Album a year later. Legend’s highly acclaimed fourth and most current studio album Love In the Future, features “All of Me,” Legend’s highest selling and charting song to date, reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #1 on both Mainstream Top 40 and Rhythmic charts. Most recently, Legend won his first Academy Award, first Golden Globe Award, and won the 2015 Critic’s Choice Award for his song “Glory,” that he wrote and performed with Common, for the film SELMA.
Throughout his career, Legend has worked to make a difference in the lives of others. In 2007, he launched the Show Me Campaign (ShowMeCampaign.org), an initiative that focuses on education as a key to break the cycle of poverty. The 2010 BET Humanitarian of the Year award, the 2009 CARE Humanitarian Award for Global Change, the 2009 Bishop John T. Walker Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award from Africare and the 2011 Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year Award recognize Legend’s efforts and leadership in this arena. John sits on the boards of The Education Equality Project, Teach for America, Stand for Children and the Harlem Village Academies and co-chairs the Harlem Village Academies’ National Leadership Board. Additionally, Legend supports LRNG, a movement dedicated to inspiring innovation in the learning process to one that better reflects the world we live in today. In 2015 Legend initiated the #freeAmerica campaign; a campaign designed the change the national conversation of our country’s misguided policies and to make a change in America’s criminal justice system. Legend also serves as one of the principles for Get Lifted Film Co., a film and television production company based in Los Angeles. Get Lifted Film Co. has sold several projects in television to networks including Showtime, NBC, HBO, USA, MTV, OWN and FOX. In addition to these sales, Get Lifted Film Co. was previously in a television deal with Comcast/Universal and is currently in an overdeal with Legendary Television. Get Lifted Film Co. serves as Executive Producers on the HBO documentary “Southern Rites” and Pop Network docu-series “Sing it On”, both which premiered in May 2015. Additionally, Get Lifted Film Co. has several projects in various stages of development/production including “The Black Count” (2014 Pulitzer Prize Winner) to be written and directed by Cary Fukunaga (True Detective) for Sony Pictures, and an upcoming project with producer Will Packer and Universal Pictures.
Give Parents a Break & Parent Night Out
Saturday, 12 December • 6 pm – 10 pm
Niko Niko CDC and Himawari SAC
Ages six weeks to 12 years
Sign up by noon on Wednesday, 9 December.
Give Parents a Break is designed to provide childcare for active duty
Air Force families with deployed or TDY spouses and those with special hardships.
How to sign up:
Step 1. Receive a referral form the Airman and Family Readiness Center (A&FRC)
at 634-3366 or speak with your commander or first sergeant.
Step 2. After receiving a refferal, contact Resource & Referral at 632-7693.
Parents’ Night Out
Don’t qualify for a referral but still need a break?
For $20 you too can participate!
Contact Resource & Referral at 632-7693.
Open to all ranks and services.