On Monday, August 13th, there was an article published about Clay Aiken and one of his up-coming concerts in Florida. It is always nice to see positive article about Clay. This particular article was from Soundcheck the, entertainment section of the Tampa Bay Times.
Clay Aiken Coming To The Capitol Theatre in Clearwater
Now that the Olympics are over, and we can finally start the long, difficult process of getting Phillip Phillips’ Home out of our heads, we may as look back to the songbook of another successful former American Idol contestant: Clay Aiken.
It’s been a while and a half since we’ve had Invisible on repeat, but the time may be drawing near for us to pull it out of the mothballs, as Aiken will be returning to Tampa Bay on Nov. 25 for a concert at the intimate Capitol Theatre in Clearwater. The fansiteClay Aiken News Network reports it’ll be a Christmas concert, which makes sense, as Aiken has a number of holiday songs in his catalog.
An on-sale date is not yet listed on Ruth Eckerd Hall’s website, but we imagine tickets will be available soon. They’re listed at $55-$75. Click here for info.
Did you all read that carefully? It’s always fun when you realize that you never know who is reading what you write. Too bad they used a 6 year old picture. I used a new picture that is being used by the tour venues.
Be sure and stop by the site and leave a comment so that the site knows we appreciate news about Clay. How else will they know? You can visit the site at TBT
There was some wonderful news from The National Inclusion Project today. The following was posted on their website:
The National Inclusion Project has received a very significant gift from the estate of Ms. Shirley Dundas. Although we did not know her personally, we learned from her brother that she was a very friendly, outgoing and caring person. “She felt blessed to be able to help others through this gift,” stated her brother who is also the estate executive.
Ms. Dundas was also a planner. She liked to ensure that all things were planned in advance, and therefore, she established her estate plan in 1993. She updated and amended her plan in 2010 to reflect the support she wanted to provide to special friends and charities, one of which was the National Inclusion Project. Her love of music and singer Clay Aiken led her to the Project, and she decided to make a difference by gifting a percentage of her estate to support inclusion.
With an immediate cash contribution of $157,500 and additional proceeds being paid out over the next nine years, her total gift to the Project will be $643,500. Her generosity will help pave the way for the future of the Project and help ensure that no child sits on the sidelines!
Our heartfelt thanks and thoughts are extended to her family!
What a wonderful gift that will help so many children. And, what a great idea to make sure your favorite charity is included in you estate plan.
The announcement of the gift even woke up Clay Aiken. He made a point of re-tweeting the news.
One of my dear friends sent me a very special video on Tuesday. I found it fascinating and I smiled the entire time I watched it. It is titled, Happy People Dancing on Planet Earth. The following is the description of the video.
Explanation: What are these humans doing? Dancing. Many humans on Earth exhibit periods of happiness, and one method of displaying happiness is dancing. Happiness and dancing transcend political boundaries and occur in practically every human society. Above, Matt Harding traveled through many nations on Earth, planned on dancing, and filmed the result. The above video, the latest in a series of similar videos, is perhaps a dramatic example that humans from all over planet Earth feel a common bond as part of a single species. Happiness is frequently contagious — few people are able to watch the above video without smiling.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.