Glee Then, Glee Now
Unearthed from the Bentley Historical Library, this photo displays smiling faces from the 1964 U-M Men's Glee Club. Organized in 1859, it is the second-oldest collegiate chorus in the United States. Philip Duey, who conducted the Glee Club from 1947-69, oversaw its transition from a Midwestern chorus to a world-renowned organization. During the 1960s, the Glee Club was in high demand with a docket that included media appearances, a world concert tour, and a performance at the first International University Choral Festival.
Before he was a star on the hit show Glee, Darren Criss (U-M ’09) was recording duets with his good friend Charlene Kaye (’09), and starring in her videos, which are produced by Kaye’s sister, U-M senior Liann Kaye.
Charlene’s new single, “Dress and Tie” showcases the talented Glee actor and “Very Potter Musical” star, and is part of Charlene’s new EP with her band, Brilliant Eyes.
Charlene Kaye will be in Ann Arbor on Friday, May 27 performing at the Blind Pig. “Dress and Tie” is available from iTunes here.