On checking the computer, it is always wonderful to see even more positive articles and interviews about Clay Aiken and his upcoming concert tour.
Steve Rothaus is a writer for the Miami Herald. He hosts a section of their website titled gsfla (Gay South Florida). On Friday he published a great article and interview with Clay.
Clay Aiken: Out ‘American Idol’ singing star says life is good as he launches ‘Tried & True’ tour
To his throngs of loyal fans, singing star Clay Aiken can do no wrong.
“My mother doesn’t defend me as much on some days,” says Aiken, who debuts his Tried & True concert tour Thursday at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami.
For five years after he won international American Idol fame in 2003, fans stood by Aiken as mean-spirited bloggers taunted him as “Gaykin.” Then, weeks after the birth of son Parker in August 2008, Aiken appeared on the cover of People magazine beside a screaming headline, “Yes, I’m Gay.”
Be sure and read the entire article that touches on the Tried and True Tour and the differences in life after coming out. Don’t forget those important comments. gsfla
The Miami Beach Arts Trust was founded in 1999 by the City of Miami Beach, with the primary goal of providing awareness and funding for the Arts. In 2002, at the recommendation of the City Manager, the Trust separated from the City and became a stand-alone organization.
One of its greatest accomplishments is the MiamiARTzine.com, a biweekly online publication. Publisher and Miami Beach Arts Trust chair Harvey J. Burstein conceived the idea of an online publication to better serve South Florida’s arts community and arts lovers.
On February 5th, James Cubby wrote an article for this wonderful site about Clay and his tour stop in Miami.
James also included a wonderful biography of Clay’s career. The writer certainly did his homework. The following is just an introduction:
Singer Clay Aiken has morphed into quite a musical star since his first audition for American Idol in 2003. Those who watched Aiken’s first audition saw a skinny bespectacled geek but one full of confidence with a tremendous voice present himself to judges Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell. Today Clay Aiken is an American Idol. Although he didn’t win the show, coming in a close second, Aiken, like many other Idol “losers,” has a won a place in the hearts of the American public. With six albums under his belt (his debut album Measure of a Man went multi-platinum), nine tours, a New York Times best-selling book, a stint on Broadway and a string of guest starring roles on shows like Scrubs, Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock, Aiken is not only an American Idol but a star.
A big Thank you to James Cubby for this wonderful article on Clay. Please visit his site, read the entire article and thank him by leaving a comment. Miamiartzine
I will try and report back about the concert as soon as I can Monday. I will be attending the reception after the concert so it might be a bit delayed. But…….it will be there.