Storyteller Donna Washington – Facebook Livestream from The Clayton Center

The Clayton Center’s livestream programming branches out in July with a performance by Durham-based master storyteller Donna Washington.

Her one-woman show, Chairs in the Trees, recounts Washington’s experiences as a black performer touring across the country during the Obama presidency and her encounters with people who believed that they know better than her what it means to be black in America.

The livestream, presented by The Clayton Center in collaboration with the N.C. Arts Council and Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation, is scheduled for Tuesday, July 14, at 7:00 PM on The Clayton Center’s Facebook Live page. The show is appropriate for middle school and high school students. Parents are encouraged to watch along with their teens and to engage their students in a dialogue about Washington’s fascinating, funny and thought provoking content.

Washington is an internationally known, multiple award-winning storyteller, spoken word recording artist and author. She has been entertaining, educating and inspiring audiences with her vocal pyrotechnics and deep characterizations for more than 30 years.

She is renowned for her storytelling for both children and adults. Her 11 storytelling CDs have garnered 28 national awards, and she has authored numerous articles about storytelling and education including her very popular blog Language, Literacy & Storytelling. She is also the author of four children’s books: Li’l Rabbit’s Kwanzaa, A Pride of African Tales, The Story of Kwanzaa, and A Big Spooky House.

BROTHER LUCKY – Facebook Livestream from The Clayton Center

Brother Lucky, three local guys that grew up on hard rock and heavy metal, take a turn on The Clayton Center Facebook livestream series on Wednesday, July 15, at 7:00 PM.

The band features J.B Mayes, lead guitar and vocals; Jason Lee, Jason Lee, guitar and vocals; and Nelson Scott, drums and percussion.

The one-hour livestream concert is free, but you can help support Brother Lucky with a donation to their virtual tip jar during the show.

So, join us on Facebook Live at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, July 15.

VIOLET BELL – Facebook Livestream from The Clayton Center

Violet Bell, folk-soul duo from Chapel Hill, is the featured act for The Clayton Center‘s July 8 Facebook livestream series. The duo, Omar Ruiz-Lopez and Lizzy Ross, was introduced to The Clayton Center when they performed at the August 2019 Palladian Series Season Kickoff event.

The one-hour livestream concert is presented by The Clayton Center in collaboration with the NC Arts Council and Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation. The livestream is free, but you can help support Violet Bell with a donation to their virtual tip jar during the show.

So, join us on Facebook Live at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, July 8.

Project 63 – Facebook Livestream from The Clayton Center

The Clayton Center welcomes Project 63, an Alt Americana band from neighboring Zebulon, to our Facebook livestream series on Wednesday, July 1, beginning at 7 PM. This eclectic group of musicians was most heavily influenced by John Hiatt, the Rolling Stones, James Gang, Black Crows, Grateful Dead, Tom Petty and Pink Floyd.

This performance is a prelude to the Project 63‘s July 4 release of their newest album, “Lost In The Light.”

Join us on Facebook Live at 7 PM and connect with our growing community of local livestream music lovers. The live stream is free, but you can show your support by donating to the Project 63 virtual tip jar during the show.

Bruce Naegelen – Facebook Livestream from The Clayton Center

bruce naegelen at clayton centerBack by popular demand….Clayton’s favorite man-about-town, Bruce Naegelen. Bruce steps back on the stage to perform for The Clayton Center’s June 24 FACEBOOK LIVE event. The singer-songwriter will perform an hour of classic rock, pop, country and folk from the 60s, 70s and 80s.

Join us on Facebook at 7 PM and connect with our growing community of local livestream music lovers. The live stream is free, but you can show your support by donating to Bruce’s personal Tip Jar at either Venmo: @bruce-naegelen or PayPal: PayPal.me/brucenaegelen1