Calendar of Events

The Clayton Center Performing Arts Center Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill

Aug
5
Wed
2020
YOLANDA RABUN – Facebook Livestream from The Clayton Center
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

yolanda rabun on stageNorth Carolina based songstress Yolanda Rabun steps up to the microphone to perform in The Clayton Center’s Livestream Concert Series on Wednesday, August 5, at 7:00 PM.

Yolanda Rabun is a fierce performer whose versatility allows her to master all styles of music.

No matter which song Yolanda is singing, her renditions are superb – full of passion, packed with emotion and sung with a velvety tone from the depths of her soul. Her shows are engaging, full of passion, and include straight-ahead and contemporary jazz, blues, folk, pop and even gospel. A skilled singer with a natural storytelling instinct, Yolanda Rabun will WOW you with her boundless energy, inventiveness and commanding vocal power.

The Yolanda Rabun livestream is presented by The Clayton Center in collaboration with the N.C. Arts Council and Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation. The Facebook livestream concerts are free, but we ask that viewers help us to support our participating artists. Donations can be made directly to the featured artist’s personal tip jar during the show.

Aug
8
Sat
2020
FLAMENCO VIVO WITH LAURA – An introduction to Flamenco rhythm and movement
Aug 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Passion, Creativity, Imagination – Flamenco!

Flamenco Vivo with Laura—An introduction to flamenco rhythm and movement is a two-day workshop available via ZOOM on consecutive Saturdays – August 8 and 15 – at 2:00 PM. The classes are appropriate for students ages 12 and older, their parents AND other adults.  

The program is available through a collaborative partnership with Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana – one of America’s premier flamenco companies with home bases in New York City and Durham – The Clayton Center, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation.  

How to participate in the class

  • One day prior to each class, look for the Zoom link to be posted on The Clayton Center social media sites (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter). The link also will be sent out via email to our contact list (if you are not currently receiving emails from The Clayton Center, you can join our list here).
  • Use the link to connect to the Zoom meeting.
  • If you have never used Zoom, visit https://zoom.us/meetings to create a free account and download the app.
  • At the scheduled time, sign in to Zoom and prepare for the fun and excitement of Flamenco dance.

The class format is 30 minutes of movement followed by a 10-minute Q and A. Keep in mind that the workshops are sequential, with Day 2 building on Day 1. However, those people joining only day 2 can also feel comfortable participating.

Your instructor

Laura Peralta began her musical studies at the age of 8, attending the Manhattan School of Music and later the Johns Hopkins University. She began her dance studies with Omayra Amaya in New York City at the age of 23. Laura has performed in the NYC area and toured throughout the U.S. with companies including Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, A Palo Seco Flamenco, Soledad Barrio y Noche Flamenca, Pasión y Arte, Juan Siddi Flamenco Theatre, at venues like BAM Fisher Hall, Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Outside Festival and the Joyce Theater. She was a scholarship recipient for the School at Jacob’s Pillow and has had original work selected for festivals. Laura currently teaches, performs and continues her flamenco studies in New York City and Seville, Spain.

 

 

Aug
12
Wed
2020
REBEKAH TODD – Facebook Livestream from The Clayton Center
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Rebekah Todd grew up in Benson, surrounded by music. Her father, a musician himself, flooded the house with sounds of classic rock and folk, playing everything from Pink Floyd to the Righteous Brothers. This led Rebekah to instantly find her musical niche somewhere between melodic soul and alternative folk rock.

With her soulful voice and musical style, Rebekah pulls inspiration from a wide range of musical genres. She cites singer/songwriters like Lauryn Hill and Susan Tedeschi as her inspiration and credits them for shaping the music she writes and performs today.

Currently based in Wilmington, NC, Rebekah has several releases under her belt — Forget Me Not (2011), Roots Bury Deep (2014), and most recently Crooked Lines (2017). Rebekah and her band, Rebekah Todd & The Odyssey, won the On The Rise series for FloydFest 2016.

The one-hour livestream concert is free, but you can help support Rebekha and the band with a donation to their virtual tip jar during the show. Set a reminder and join us on Facebook Live at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, August 12.

Aug
15
Sat
2020
FLAMENCO VIVO WITH LAURA – An introduction to Flamenco rhythm and movement
Aug 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Passion, Creativity, Imagination – Flamenco!

Flamenco Vivo with Laura—An introduction to flamenco rhythm and movement is a two-day workshop available via ZOOM on consecutive Saturdays – August 8 and 15 – at 2:00 PM. The classes are appropriate for students ages 12 and older, their parents AND other adults.  

The program is available through a collaborative partnership with Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana – one of America’s premier flamenco companies with home bases in New York City and Durham – The Clayton Center, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation.  

How to participate in the class

  • One day prior to each class, look for the Zoom link to be posted on The Clayton Center social media sites (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter). The link also will be sent out via email to our contact list (if you are not currently receiving emails from The Clayton Center, you can join our list here).
  • Use the link to connect to the Zoom meeting.
  • If you have never used Zoom, visit https://zoom.us/meetings to create a free account and download the app.
  • At the scheduled time, sign in to Zoom and prepare for the fun and excitement of Flamenco dance.

The class format is 30 minutes of movement followed by a 10-minute Q and A. Keep in mind that the workshops are sequential, with Day 2 building on Day 1. However, those people joining only day 2 can also feel comfortable participating.

Your instructor

Laura Peralta began her musical studies at the age of 8, attending the Manhattan School of Music and later the Johns Hopkins University. She began her dance studies with Omayra Amaya in New York City at the age of 23. Laura has performed in the NYC area and toured throughout the U.S. with companies including Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, A Palo Seco Flamenco, Soledad Barrio y Noche Flamenca, Pasión y Arte, Juan Siddi Flamenco Theatre, at venues like BAM Fisher Hall, Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Outside Festival and the Joyce Theater. She was a scholarship recipient for the School at Jacob’s Pillow and has had original work selected for festivals. Laura currently teaches, performs and continues her flamenco studies in New York City and Seville, Spain.

 

 

Sep
3
Thu
2020
CLAYTON VISUAL ARTS Meet the Artists Reception
Sep 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join Clayton Visual Arts as they celebrate the work of area artists in a variety of genres. Refreshments and wine will be served. Exhibits rotate monthly and are available for viewing in The Clayton Center lobby Monday-Friday during business hours.

Oct
8
Thu
2020
CLAYTON VISUAL ARTS Meet the Artists Reception
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join Clayton Visual Arts as they celebrate the work of area artists in a variety of genres. Refreshments and wine will be served. Exhibits rotate monthly and are available for viewing in The Clayton Center lobby Monday-Friday during business hours.

Nov
5
Thu
2020
CLAYTON VISUAL ARTS Meet the Artists Reception
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join Clayton Visual Arts as they celebrate the work of area artists in a variety of genres. Refreshments and wine will be served. Exhibits rotate monthly and are available for viewing in The Clayton Center lobby Monday-Friday during business hours.

Dec
3
Thu
2020
CLAYTON VISUAL ARTS Meet the Artists Reception
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join Clayton Visual Arts as they celebrate the work of area artists in a variety of genres. Refreshments and wine will be served. Exhibits rotate monthly and are available for viewing in The Clayton Center lobby Monday-Friday during business hours.