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Clay Aiken – “He Is Truly Like Family”


I am flying to Raleigh on Monday.  I am traveling to see Clay Aiken perform in the North Carolina  Theatre production of The Drowsy Chaperone.  From all that I have seen, this role is perfect for Clay.  I feel so lucky that I get to see the play in person.

I read a couple of messages on FaceBook yesterday that helped me decide where to have lunch on Tuesday or Wednesday.


Clyde Cooper’s BBQ

Clay Aiken came in to eat this afternoon with some of his actor friends. Love talking and meeting everyone, just good folks. He is playing the “Man in Chair” in the “Drowsy Chaperone”. UH, THAT’S ME!! HAHA He is truly like family, very good person. Been here before and always just like your friend! He’s doing great and looks good too!!!!


Debbie Holt
Clay Aiken came into the restaurant to eat this afternoon with some actor friends. He is always so personable and we love him!
So…doesn’t that sound like a great place to have lunch.  Clyde Cooper’s BBQ is about 2 blocks from the Marriott and the Sheraton.  It should be an easy walk!

According to the News Observer, Clyde Cooper’s Barbecue opened for business on East Davie Street, on New Year’s Day in 1938. It is still in the same place.  Today, the restaurant is owned by Debbie and Randy Holt.  I am looking forward to a visit to taste this famous BBQ.  If you want to see the menu, click on COOPERS 

Anyone want to join me for lunch?
(Just a note that I do not know the Holt’s or have any ties to the just sounds like a friendly place to have a good meal.)
On May 4th, 2008, Clay performed his last show of his first run of Spamalot.
The cast showed their respect throughout the performance and the huge crowd blocked Shubert’s Alley after the show.  Clay chose to say good-bye to the crowds by climbing up to the roof and waving to the fans.  It was an amazing night!

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