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Johnston County Chorale Performs In Spring Concert On May 9


The Johnston County Chorale presents its 2015 spring concert on Saturday, May 9, at 7:00 PM at The Clayton Center. The theme of this year’s performance is Cinemagic — Hollywood’s Greatest Movie Classics.chorale-2015

The show will feature a bluegrass band, the Johnston Community College Jazz Ensemble, West Johnston High School Chorus and Disney characters through Wishes & Wands Events.

The Chorale, which was first organized in Johnston County in 1977, has been performing for more than 30 years. Today singers of varying backgrounds and abilities, including high school and college students from Johnston and Wake counties and surrounding areas perform with the group.

The Johnston County Chorale typically presents two concerts a year — the spring show here at The Clayton Center and a holiday show held in Smithfield. Tickets for the May 9 show are $15 plus sales tax and fees. Tickets are on sale online or through The Clayton Center Box Office. All seats for this show are reserved.

Scene Stealer Of The Year Recognized At Volunteer Appreciation Event

Kathy Ellen stole the show on Thursday evening when she was named The Clayton Center’s Scene Stealers Volunteer of the Year for 2015 during the Center’s annual Volunteer Appreciation get together held at Rainbow Lanes. Kathy was recognized for her volunteer efforts during the Palladian Series, The Clayton Center’s professional performing arts series. She has […]


Town of Clayton Customer Service Department Begins Office Renovation

If you have been to The Clayton Center to visit Town Hall in the past few days, you have probably noticed some new signs and traffic patterns inside the building. The Town of Clayton’s Customer Service Department has moved into temporary space on Floor G2 – that’s the floor that features the beautiful “Clayton Patchwork” […]


Dance Recitals, Concerts & More On The Schedule This Spring

New Season To Be Announced This Summer The 2014-15 Palladian Series closed last Saturday with an awesome performance by Jeremy Davis and the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra, topping off an exciting and successful season here at The Clayton Center. We are currently putting the finishing touches on next season – which will open with the incomparable […]


“Fabulous” Big Band To Close Palladian Series


Meet your next two best friends – Jeremy Davis and Clay Johnson – along with their fiery hot big band, The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra. All across America, audiences are falling in love with these two sophisticated Southern gentleman and the high-energy show that is Jeremy Davis & The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra. Along with the greatest songs, the best original arrangements and […]


Holiday Closing

The Clayton Center box office, as well as the offices of The Clayton Center and the Town of Clayton, will be closed on Friday, April 3, in observance of the Easter holiday. Tickets to upcoming events, including the April 11 concert by Jeremy Davis and the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra and the May 9 spring concert […]


Art On Display

If you haven’t had a chance to stop by and see the artwork on display in the Main Lobby gallery of The Clayton Center this month, there’s still time. The exhibit, presented by Clayton Visual Arts, will be open through Tuesday, March 31. The March display showcases the work of members of the Raleigh-Durham chapter […]


Relive Your Beatles Memories With “Yesterday & Today”

If you think you know all the words to every Beatles’ song, think again. You will be hard pressed to rival the McGuigan Brothers – Billy, Matt and Ryan. The McGuigans and their band spent six years rehearsing and perfecting the entire Beatles catalogue – all 230 songs – and they are prepared to perform […]


First-Ever Miss Clayton To Be Crowned This Saturday

There are only two days left before the first-ever Miss Clayton is crowned as part of the Miss Capital City Scholarship Pageant. An affiliate of the Miss North Carolina and Miss America pageants, the Miss Clayton Pageant will be held Saturday, March 7, in conjunction with the 2015 Miss Capital City Scholarship Pageant. Outstanding Teens […]


“Anatomy of Gray” Opens To Rave Reviews

The cast of Clayton Youth Theater’s latest show “Anatomy of Gray” has another hit on their hands. After opening night was canceled on Thursday because of the winter weather, the talented teens came back and delivered a performance that drew rave reviews from hundreds of audience members on Friday night. The show, which one patron […]