On June 16th, Tracey Early at News 14 Carolina aired an interview with Clay Aiken and Lauren Kennedy about their participation in a benefit concert for the North Carolina Theatre. Titled Bringing Broadway Home, the concert will be on Monday, June 21st at 8pm at the Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh. The interview is short, but filled with lots of fun information about the program and the stars ties to the NCT. It is particularly fun to see the great rapport between Clay and Lauren. The video is on their site and you can see it at NEWS14
Angela Hampton is a reporter at ABC11 in the Raleigh, NC community. She reports on community events, organizations and activities that you and the entire family can take part in. On Wednesday afternoon, she wrote a short article about her interview with Clay Aiken and the benefit show. She said:
Clay Aiken came to our studio today to tape a segment for Heart of Carolina Perspectives (which airs Sunday, 6/20 11am). We had a blast! Even though I followed his rise to fame on “American Idol” and kept up with his successes and turmoils in the media, I have never had the opportunity to interview him, until now. He joined me on “HOCP” to talk about the benefit concert for North Carolina Theatre on Monday, June 21st at 8pm at Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh. Clay is joining four other artists who have performed at “NCT” who are lending their time and talent to this concert. It’s called “Bringing Broadway Home” and the lineup is impressive: multi-platinum recording artist Clay Aiken, Broadway actress Lauren Kennedy, Emmy nominated actress Sharon Lawrence, Tony-nominated Broadway actor Terrence Mann and singer/actress Quiana Parler. Lauren taped the segment with Clay, and they were a riot! They reminisced about early roles at N.C. Theatre and about their work on Broadway (Monty Python’s “Spamalot”) and other experiences as performers. One of the funniest moments came when I asked them if being parents had an impact on the projects they chose to do or the types of songs they sang. Clay said his son (who is still a toddler) doesn’t like to hear him sing! He verbally protests when Daddy breaks into song. Go figure! Clay has other anecdotes to share from growing up in Raleigh and performing at NCT. Check ’em out this Sunday at 11am on “HOCP”. No matter your musical tastes, we should be proud of our local performers who’ve made it to the “big time” and are now giving back to the local community by helping a non-profit that helped them get their start. By the way, tickets are still available for Monday’s concert. I hope you’ll support NCT, the region’s only theater producing professional broadway musical revivals!
So…….lets all tune in to ABC11 on Sunday to hear Clay on the program, Heart of Carolina Perspectives. I am sure it will be another great interview. And, why not visit Angela’s article and leave a message to let her know we are looking forward to her interview with Clay. ABC11
Decca Music has a nice artist page for Clay Aiken on their website. Today, they added Clay’s performance of Unchained Melody on The View. It would be great to visit the page, watch the video and leave a comment to let them know we love Clay. DECCA
An interesting Tweet showed up on Wednesday from a company called MOTT MARKETING.
Check out @clayaiken on @popeater (AOL) on June 24th! They followed Clay for a day and documented it via photos, video, interview and more!
Popeater is an entertainment site that has been very supportive of Clay recently. It looks like they will have some more information about “A Day in the life of Clay Aiken.” Lets look for it on June 24th.
There is one more bit of news. Clay Aiken’s Official Fan Club announced a Meet & Greet Sweepstakes. OFC members will have the opportunity to win a M &G with Clay and Ruben on their upcoming “Timeless Tour” this summer. The sweepstakes will begin on June 17th and run for two weeks. So, if you are planning on attending one or more of the concerts this summer, why not try and win one of the 5 spots for each concert. For more information, visit the new Official Fan Club Site.