My Pulp recap of True Blue, U-M’s bicentennial celebration show

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“Grimm” star Jacqueline Toboni and and “Glee” star Darren Criss helped emcee Saturday night’s True Blue celebration at Hill Auditorium. (Photo courtesy of Michigan Photography)

Saturday evening’s sold-out, star-studded True Blue! A Tribute to Michigan event at Hill Auditorium, celebrating U-M’s bicentennial, began like Michigan football games do: with the sonorous voice of Carl Grapentine.

But instead of introducing the Michigan Marching Band, Grapentine introduced two of the evening’s emcees, Glee star Darren Criss (’09) and Grimm star Jacqueline Toboni (’14), who welcomed musical theater majors to the stage to perform a special version of “The Victors,” arranged by A.J. Holmes (’11); and theater majors, who delivered a rap about U-M’s founding and growth — wherein we learned that the school was originally called Catholepistemiad, or University, of Michigania. (Thankfully, the name didn’t stick. Imagine spelling that in the stadium.) READ THE REST HERE

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