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Saturday, June 25, 2005

Clay coming to Baltimore for JNT 2005

From the CB:
Hey is a copy of the email that I received on Tuesday from one of the Head representatives of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

I had sent an email just to see if he would be going back to the Meyerhoff and according to this, he is not, but he is going to be in Baltimore!! EEEEEEEEEEEE!!

I feel another roadtrip coming on...Merry Christmas to ME!! I am not listing her name because I do not want her to get in any trouble for sending this to me...I know you all understand....


Unfortunately, he is not scheduled to appear at the Meyerhoff. We did not have an available date. He will be coming with his Christmas show but to another venue here in town. I don't think I am at liberty to announce the date but rest assured he is coming.

Thank you for your interest.

UNQUOTE Posts NEW LTS Paperback Cover

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Friday, June 24, 2005

Cleveland Tickets Onsale Now!

Scene Pavillion tickets for the August 24th show. Tickets can be obtained by calling (216)928-4800 or via

Thursday, June 23, 2005

AD: Rochester Hills, MI- Meadowbrook (June 23, 2005)

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US Senate passes bill providing $127 Million for UNICEF

After much campaigning by Clay and Claymates, it appears the US Senate has passed a bill to provide UNICEF with $127 Million!

Clay at the LA Premiere of Wicked

Clay took part in the LA premiere of Nicole Kidman's new movie, Wicked.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Billboard Magazine: Sony BMG to release Clay's new album in "next 6 months"

From the CB:
Don't get too excited .Page 45. June 25, 2005 issue

Sony BMG Music Entertainment is entering its busiest period for new releases in its brief history.

The next six months will see projects arrive from acts that include Santana, Martina McBride, Franz Ferdinand, the Strokes, CLAY AIKEN, Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Gretchen Wilson, Pink, Eros Ramazzotti, Dixie Chicks, Outcast, Modest Mouse, Whitney Houston, Evanescence, Anastacia, and Kenny Chesney.

Clay will be on cover of TV Guide

From the CH's HockeyDonna :
I have news. You all know me, and know that I would only post this if I believed the source was 100% reliable. I am posting at both CH and CV simultaneously.

Clay is going to be on the cover of TV Guide in mid-July. I do not know the exact issue. The interview/article should answer a lot of our questions.

This should go without saying: Please DO NOT contact TV Guide to confirm this information. PLEASE!!
I'm actually not that comfortable posting this... I found out about it last week, but just got confirmation that the information could be shared. Please don't ask me who told me. This is all I know. I do not know a release date for a CD. I do not have any other information. But let's hope that as soon as this TV Guide gets to subscribers (dang, which doesn't include me!), we'll find out some good stuff. EEEEEEE!!!

2006 Clay Calendar Now Available for Pre-Order at B&N!

No picture, but you can order it NOW!

CDD's ClassAktMK is the newest CB mod!

Congrats MK! She is the newest CB mod, as announced by ClayNation today! Congrats from all your friends at CDD!

Clay is "Cool" : Lumino Magazine

Clay's on the 35 coolest, under 35 artists on Lumino Magazine's list!

30. Clay Aiken, 26
Never in a million years would I have thought that the word cool and Clay Aiken would go hand-in-hand, however, after the last year, the cute little southern boy has grown on me, and seemingly, on many other people across the U.S. of A. No longer do people call him gay, but as each album and each TV appearance passes, people seem to become fond of him. But the transformation from hated to loved and dork to stud was not easy.

Aiken was born Clayton Holmes Grissom, before shortening his name to Clay and taking on his Mom's last name. Anyone with the middle name Holmes is cool in my book. Cool step No. 1.

Then, he got an amazing physical makeover. Cool step No. 2. Cool step No. 3 would have been getting a sexier, male voice, but his metrosexual dressing does the job.

Ultimately, Clay made being a dork cool. Millions of fans have jumped on the looney Claymate band wagon, so he must be doing something right. And girls and boys alike love this guy.

I have a feeling Aiken's 15-minutes of fame are starting to dry up, but I am along for the ride. If it's movies, or extreme dodgeball that he tries next, I am ready to support the coolest dork in the world.

Article in Inspire Your World Magazine

Clay has a 2 page feature in this magazine, which you can order by e-mailing, at a special discounted price ($5, regular is $6.50) for Clay Aiken fans.
Celebrating the People, Companies and Causes That Inspire Us To Give Back

Clay Aiken is truly an American idol, and it has nothing to do with his singing. He may be a platinum-selling recording artist, but he has a heart of gold.
While other alumni of the smash TV talent show have gone on to big careers (Kelly Clarkson) or relative obscurity (everyone else), Aiken has managed to sell better than 2 million albums and also use his fame and fortune to help a group that cannot help itself: children in need.

In 2003, he helped create the Bubel/Aiken Foundation to provide, as the foundation says, “opportunities for individuals with autism and other physical and mental disabilities to participate in programs that are typically only available to those without disabilities.” The foundation was truly inspired by personal experience, as Aiken, a onetime special-education teacher, used an independent study he had done while a student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte as the basis for the organization. With the help of Diane Bubel, whose son Mike is autistic and had worked with Clay, Aiken made the foundation a reality.

Inclusion is the key word at Bubel/Aiken, which is creating awareness about the abilities of those with disabilities. “The message I’ll share,” Aiken has said, “is that inclusion is extremely important for kids with and without disabilities—to experience life activities, to participate in change together... with peers who normally might not be able to participate. The exposure to a diverse population helps make them more open-minded; the experience brings new ways to look at individuals and peers.”

Clay Aiken has mastered the art of helping kids by immersing
himself in issue close to his heart
As an extension of this philosophy, Aiken also helped launch Camp Gonzo as part of the Bubel/Aiken Foundation’s YMCA initiative. The foundation provided the camp with a curriculum, special-education training and funding to offer children with disabilities the same summer-camp experience as children without disabilities. Thanks to Camp Gonzo, the YMCA now has a model for future programs.

Aiken is not one of those stars who simply give their name to a project and then jet off to party in South Beach. He spends countless hours genuinely involved, whether it’s getting on the ice with 100 kids (50 with disabilities, 50 without) for a “Skate with Clay” outing or performing at foundation fund-raisers such as the Florida Voices for Change Gala on April 16 in Fort Lauderdale.

“The message I’ll that inclusion is extremely important for kids with and without disabilities”
– Clay Aiken
Yet for all the time he gives, he always manages to find more. Aiken is an Ambassador for Ronald McDonald House Charities, for whom he helped raise $15,099,99 last fall when a set of cement handprints he’d created was auctioned off on eBay during a World Children’s Day event. Back in November he was appointed a National Ambassador for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, which will give him another platform from which to support children’s educational efforts and programs. That commitment to kids is furthered yet again with the Clay Aiken Able to Serve awards, presented by the Bubel/Aiken Foundation and Youth Service America, which provide up to $1,000 to encourage youth with disabilities to plan and carry out projects for National and Global Youth Service Day. “Every celebrity should hope to be a role model to kids, to teenagers, to young adults,” he said. “I talk about the causes that are important to me now, things that matter to me, and I’m in a position to help.” Spoken like a true idol. —Scott Adams

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Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Cleveland Presale

The Cleveland presale for Fanclub members begins on June 22 at 12 PM EDT.

Massive discounts on JNT items at Clay Aiken Webstore

Giant Merchandising has slashed the prices on JNT2004 items. GO.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Clay on Jeopardy

Clay made an appearance on Jeopardy this morning. The show is scheduled in Prime Time in most of the east coast, so check local listings!

From the CB:
Yes he was.The catagory was nicknames I think the next question was Walt frazer the former basket ball player,and his nick name was Clyde. He also asked the question himself!

Sunday, June 19, 2005

First JNT2005 Concert Date Announced

Clay will be playing the Ruth Ecker Hall in Clearwater, FL on Dec. 30! Tickets go on sale in July for venue members and on Aug. 27 for the general public. MORE INFO AT CDD CLAYTRACKER.

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Bubel Aiken Foundation GoodSearch for TBAF UNICEF