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Thread #37589   Message #3807937
Posted By: GUEST,Kim
01-Sep-16 - 10:14 AM
Thread Name: Glenn Close - Up With People
Subject: RE: Glenn Close - Up With People
I would like to answer all of the former sarcastic comments in this thread. I am one of the many Up With People Alumni (there have been over 20,000), who was proud to sing with the Alumni cast at our 50th reunion last summer (2015). The show consisted of the 50 best songs of the 360 plus songs that have been written for Up With People in 50 years. The organization did shut down for, I believe, 2 years in the early 2000's and came back again as a venue to teach leadership and global understanding.

I was one of those "goody-two-shoes" that saw the National TV show in 1965, joined Sing-Out Los Angeles in 1966, sang with Sing-Out California in 1967, and joined the international cast in February of 1968 and traveled to Italy, the Congo, Canada, France, Belgium, and throughout the US. I was fortunate to be in the cast with Glen Close, and I could sense her star quality and spark for adventure then.

The Up With People family has embraced people from all over the world, traveling to 72 nations. "One by one we'll change the world, by giving to another..." It's a tall order, but no laughing matter that the world needs those who care.