Where were you on January 18, 2008? If you were lucky, you were one of the fans who attended Spamalot at the Shubert Theater to see Clay Aiken in his opening show. Playing multiple rolls in the Monty Python spoof of Camelot, Clay acted, sang and danced……”all at the same time.” The crowds loved him, the producer loved him and the critics loved him too. I am sure that Clay will return to Broadway someday and I hope we can all see him in whatever roll he performs.
Hosaa has put together a wonderful Spamalot montage. She shows the special relationship between Clay Aiken and his fans. Its a must-see.
Two days before Clay opened in Spamalot, he visited with ET and he gave a cute interview about his preparation for the show.
Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of January. It celebrates the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr., an influential American civil rights leader. He is most well-known for his campaigns to end racial segregation on public transport and for racial equality in the United States.
Martin Luther King was an important civil rights activist. He was a leader in the movement to end racial segregation in the United States. His most famous address was the “I Have A Dream” speech. He was an advocate of non-violent protest and became the youngest man to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He was assassinated in 1968. In 1968, shortly after Martin Luther King died, a campaign was started for his birthday to become a holiday to honor him. After the first bill was introduced, trade unions lead the campaign for the federal holiday. It was endorsed in 1976. Following support from the musician Stevie Wonder with his single “Happy Birthday” and a petition with six million signatures, the bill became law in 1983. Martin Luther King Day was first observed in 1986, although it was not observed in all states until the year 2000.
Today, January, 18, 2010, people of all ages and backgrounds are coming together to improve lives, bridge social barriers, and move our nation closer to the “Beloved Community” that Dr. King envisioned. Dr. Martin Luther King devoted his life’s work to causes of equality and social justice. He taught that through nonviolence and service to one another, problems such as hunger and homelessness, prejudice and discrimination can be overcome. Dr. King’s teachings can continue to guide us in addressing our nation’s most pressing needs—poverty, economic insecurity, job loss and education. The volunteers want to make a real difference in their community.