http://theclaytoncenter.com Fri, 29 Jul 2016 19:39:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Clayton Youth Theater Makes A Big Spash With The Little Mermaid http://theclaytoncenter.com/clayton-youth-theater-makes-a-big-spash-with-the-little-mermaid/ Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:59:57 +0000 http://theclaytoncenter.com/?p=7719 Today’s the day! It’s opening night for Clayton Youth Theater’s musical Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Tickets to tonight’s premier are almost gone, and seats for the Saturday, July 30, matinee have already sold out. But there will be three more opportunities to see the show next week as the run continues on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August […]

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ClaytonLittleMermaidToday’s the day! It’s opening night for Clayton Youth Theater’s musical Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

Tickets to tonight’s premier are almost gone, and seats for the Saturday, July 30, matinee have already sold out. But there will be three more opportunities to see the show next week as the run continues on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 4-6.

Congratulations to the cast and crew, who have worked so hard on the show this summer. It’s been great to watch (and listen) to them pulling this show together. Break a leg!

Click here to read more about CYT’s The Little Mermaid.

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Ken Knox Brings Beach Music To Town Square This Thursday http://theclaytoncenter.com/ken-knox-brings-beach-music-to-town-square-this-thursday/ Tue, 19 Jul 2016 15:37:50 +0000 http://theclaytoncenter.com/?p=7685 Former Chairmen of the Board member Ken Knox continues his Carolina beach music legacy with this band Ken Knox & Co.  In a show filled with timeless hits — “Give Me a Little More Time,” “On the Beach” and everyone’s favorite, “Carolina Girls.”  Knox’s three -piece horn line, The Executives, will open with covers of your favorite party songs.  Check out […]

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KenKnoxDowntownClaytonFormer Chairmen of the Board member Ken Knox continues his Carolina beach music legacy with this band Ken Knox & Co.  In a show filled with timeless hits — “Give Me a Little More Time,” “On the Beach” and everyone’s favorite, “Carolina Girls.”  Knox’s three -piece horn line, The Executives, will open with covers of your favorite party songs.  Check out their playlist to get a taste of this awesome show.

As always at the Town Square concert series, lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged (no coolers, please). Beverages and food will be for sale. Click here for more information.

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Raleigh Native Jeanne Jolly Headlines Season Kick-off Event http://theclaytoncenter.com/raleigh-native-jeanne-jolly-headlines-season-kick-off-event/ Fri, 08 Jul 2016 13:00:02 +0000 http://theclaytoncenter.com/?p=7650 “Jeanne Jolly can sing anything and sing it well…” This quote from David Menconi, News & Observer music writer, sums up the talent of Jeanne Jolly. Jeanne’s music blends the earthiness of American roots music with jazz sophistication and the smoldering emotion of soul balladry. Her vocals seamlessly shift between down-homey and sweetly soaring. Jeanne began her musical […]

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“Jeanne Jolly can singJeanne Jolly The Clayton Center anything and sing it well…”

This quote from David Menconi, News & Observer music writer, sums up the talent of Jeanne Jolly. Jeanne’s music blends the earthiness of American roots music with jazz sophistication and the smoldering emotion of soul balladry. Her vocals seamlessly shift between down-homey and sweetly soaring.

Jeanne began her musical career as a featured vocalist for Chris Botti. While touring with the Grammy award-winning jazz trumpeter, she worked with world-renowned symphonies and had the distinct honor to perform at venues such as Carnegie Hall and play marquee events such as the Monterey Jazz Festival. She is classically trained as a singer and holds a master’s degree in vocal performance from the New England Conservatory of Music.

Over the years, Jeanne has been praised as a singer-songwriter who “melds folksy, soulful country with heavenly, heartfelt lyricism” (News & Observer), and as a vocalist who “can easily shift to the dusky lilt of Alison Krauss or the sophisticated jazz phrasing of Rickie Lee Jones” (Missoulian). The Boston Globe calls her “one of contemporary music’s best kept secrets. She is a revelation when you sit in on one of her concerts.”

On her latest album, A Place To Run, Jeanne’s musical background comes together organically, like never before. Her accomplished musicality, intimate lyrics, and passion and respect for the heritage of country, folk, and soul music smoothly blend together with elegant earthiness.

Jeanne Jolly appears in concert at The Clayton Center’s 2016-17 Season Kick-off party. More information about the event is available here.

 

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Second Summer Comedy Series Show Is This Saturday http://theclaytoncenter.com/second-summer-comedy-series-show-is-this-saturday/ Wed, 06 Jul 2016 14:00:26 +0000 http://theclaytoncenter.com/?p=7634 Comedian and actor Jay Derrell White and Sinclair Entertainment present the second of the three-part 2016 Summer Comedy Series this Saturday, July 9, at 8 PM. Performing for the show are actor and stand-up comedian Pierre of the Steve Harvey Morning Show, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam and BET’s Comic View; Shaun Jones of Comic View, One […]

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Comedian and actor Jay Derrell White and Sinclair Entertainment present the second of the three-part 2016 Summer Comedy SerComedySeries2ies this Saturday, July 9, at 8 PM.

Performing for the show are actor and stand-up comedian Pierre of the Steve Harvey Morning Show, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam and BET’s Comic View; Shaun Jones of Comic View, One Mic Stand and Bounce TV’s Off The Chain; and Talent of Comic View, HBO’s Snaps and Def Comedy Jam. Ticket price for the show is $25. Cocktail lounge opens at 6 PM.

Part III will be held on Saturday, August 20, and will feature, King Kountry Wayne and Joe Clair. Ticket price is $30.

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CYT Dives Under The Sea With Summer Show http://theclaytoncenter.com/cyt-dives-under-the-sea-with-summer-show/ Tue, 05 Jul 2016 02:00:17 +0000 http://theclaytoncenter.com/?p=7627 The cast of Clayton Youth Theater is swimming along smoothly in preparation for their 2016 summer musical – Disney’s The Little Mermaid. The talented group of teenagers rehearses daily here at The Clayton Center, and from what we have been able to see and overhear, the community is in for a real treat. The show […]

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The cast of Clayton Youth Theater is swimming along smoothly in preparation for their 2016 summer musical – Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

The talented gcytlittlemermaidroup of teenagers rehearses daily here at The Clayton Center, and from what we have been able to see and overhear, the community is in for a real treat.

The show is based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories as well as the classic animated film. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.”

CYT will present Disney’s The Little Mermaid on Friday, July 29, at 7 PM; Saturday, July 30, at 2 PM; and Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 4, 5 and 6, at 7 PM. Tickets – which are $12 for adults and $6 for students 18 and under – are on sale now online or through The Clayton Center Box Office. (Please note that NC state sales tax and fees will be added to all ticket sales.)

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July 4th Fireworks & More At Municipal Park http://theclaytoncenter.com/july-4th-fireworks-more-at-municipal-park/ Fri, 01 Jul 2016 13:43:32 +0000 http://theclaytoncenter.com/?p=7621 The Clayton Center and all Town of Clayton offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. However, the Town’s Parks and Recreation, Police, Fire and other staff members – plus lots of local volunteers – will be out at Municipal Park as the Town presents its traditional Fourth of July […]

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The Clayton Center and all Town of Clayton offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. However, the Town’s Parks and Recreation, Police, Fire and other staff members – plus lots of local volunteers – will be out at Municipal Park as the Town presents its traditional Fourth of July festivities.

Activities start at 4 p.m. and include free family field games, free ice cream and watermelon, a free hose-down by the Clayton Fire Department and a free concert by The North Tower Band.

There also will be food vendors, a cornhole tournament, inflatables and fair rides, bingo and raffles throughout the night. The park is located on West Stallings Street in Downtown Clayton. The fireworks go off at dark.

Find complete details – including a map, timeline of events, and the exit plan to help get you home safely and quickly – here.

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Tickets To An Evening With John Hiatt On Sale Now http://theclaytoncenter.com/tickets-to-an-evening-with-john-hiatt-on-sale-tomorrow/ Thu, 23 Jun 2016 21:05:23 +0000 http://theclaytoncenter.com/?p=7612 johnhiattatclaytoncenterbanner

Tickets are now on sale for a solo acoustic concert by singer-songwriter John Hiatt, presented  by Bob Nocek Presents. The show is Friday, October 14, at 8 PM. VIP Packages also are available for this performance. Over the last 40 years, American rock guitarist, pianist, singer, and songwriter John Hiatt has released 22 albums and bridged a […]

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Tickets are now on sale for a solo acoustic concert by singer-songwriter John Hiatt, presented  by Bob Nocek Presents. The show is Friday, October 14, at 8 PM. VIP Packages also are available for this performance.

Over the last 40 years, American rock guitarist, pianist, singer, and songwriter John Hiatt has released 22 albums and bridged a variety of genres. His music crosses boundaries between Americana, blues, folk, and country. Touring in support of his most recent album, Terms of My Surrender, Hiatt is performing a special Evening with John Hiatt.

Hiatt’s songs have been recorded by artists as diverse as Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt (“Thing Called Love”), Emmylou Harris, Iggy Pop, Rosanne Cash (#1 country hit, “The Way We Make A Broken Heart”), the Jeff Healey Band (“Angel Eyes”), and even the cartoon bear band of Disney’s film, The Country Bears. He earned a Grammy nomination for Crossing Muddy Waters, while B.B. King and Eric Clapton shared a Grammy for their album Riding With The King, the title track from which was a Hiatt composition. Hiatt has received his own star on Nashville’s Walk of Fame, the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting, has been inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and was saluted at the Indiana Governor’s Arts Awards.

The rock-country-blues fusion album Bring The Family – performed with Ry Cooder, Nick Lowe, and Jim Keltner – was Hiatt’s first charted effort, and he was subsequently named Best Male Vocalist in Rolling Stone’s annual Critics Poll. Always prolific, in the last few years Hiatt has released Same Old Man, The Open Road, Dirty Jeans & Mudslide Hymns, Mystic Pinball and Terms of My Surrender.

Click here for tickets and information.

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Be The Best Guest You Can Be http://theclaytoncenter.com/be-the-best-guest-you-can-be/ Mon, 13 Jun 2016 14:21:54 +0000 http://theclaytoncenter.com/?p=7605 If you have a wedding to attend his summer, take note! The following To-Do list will help you be the perfect wedding guest. R.S.V.P. On Time. A timely response to a wedding invitation is a big deal. Don’t stash the invitation away to reply at a later date. You may forget to send the reply […]

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If you have a wedding to attend his summer, take note! The following To-Do list will help you be the perfect wedding guest.

  • R.S.V.P. On Time. A timely response to a wedding invitation is a big deal. Don’t stash the invitation away to reply at a later date. You may forget to Clayton Center Wedding Guestssend the reply all together! So, do reply promptly, preferably within two weeks.
  • Arrive on time. Making an entrance after the bride walks down the aisle is definitely not the ideal. Plan to be in your seat 30 minutes before official showtime.
  • Respect the seating plan. If there is a seating plan for the reception, stick to it. You may wonder why you’ve been put on a certain table with people you may not know, but the bride and groom had a reason for doing that. Don’t swap the place cards!
  • Engage with other guests. Put your phone in your pocket and refrain from making calls or sending texts during the ceremony or at the reception. If you really must make an important call, then excuse yourself and be discreet.
  • Be considerate of the venue. Once the party gets going and the dancing begins, it can be easy to forget you’re partying on rented property. The bride and groom has the responsibility of keeping the venue intact by signing a contract and paying a deposit. Take care of the space and help insure that the couple gets their money back.

Following these simple To Dos will mean you have done your part to make sure that the happy couple have a day to remember! For more details on how to be a great guest, check out the following blogs at weddingsmag.com  and marthastewart.com.

 

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Millstock Morphs Into Mondo Roots http://theclaytoncenter.com/millstock-morphs-into-mondo-roots/ Sun, 05 Jun 2016 15:44:20 +0000 http://theclaytoncenter.com/?p=7596 The festival formerly known as Millstock took on a different flavor on Saturday, and drew crowds to downtown Clayton for a multicultural arts experience. The first annual Mondo Roots festival featured music that was as diverse as the artists displaying their wares. Rap, reggae, jazz, soul and funk could be heard from the stage on […]

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mondorootsclaytonncThe festival formerly known as Millstock took on a different flavor on Saturday, and drew crowds to downtown Clayton for a multicultural arts experience.

The first annual Mondo Roots festival featured music that was as diverse as the artists displaying their wares. Rap, reggae, jazz, soul and funk could be heard from the stage on Town Square from 1 until 8 pm on Saturday. Congratulations to the organizers on a successful event!

Read about the festival in Sunday’s Clayton News-Star and check out photos here.

 

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Sinclair Entertainment Brings Summer Comedy Series To The Clayton Center http://theclaytoncenter.com/sinclair-entertainment-brings-summer-comedy-series-to-the-clayton-center/ Tue, 24 May 2016 14:47:38 +0000 http://theclaytoncenter.com/?p=7586 Acclaimed Comedians To Perform On June 11 Comedian and actor Jay Derrell White and Sinclair Entertainment present the first of the 2016 Summer Comedy Series at The Clayton Center on June 11. Headlining the show are popular comedians Donnell Rawlings — Ashy Larry from the Dave Chappell Show — and Reginald Ballard — Bruh Man […]

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Acclaimed Comedians To Perform On June 11

Comedian and actor Jaycomedyatclaytoncenter Derrell White and Sinclair Entertainment present the first of the 2016 Summer Comedy Series at The Clayton Center on June 11.

Headlining the show are popular comedians Donnell Rawlings — Ashy Larry from the Dave Chappell Show — and Reginald Ballard — Bruh Man from the highly acclaimed Martin Show. Also performing will be Raleigh’s own “Mello” Mike Miller who has worked with and written for Tracey Morgan.

You’ve seen Donnell Rawlings on Comedy Central’s award winning and critically celebrated “Chappelle’s Show” as “Ashy Larry,” the 70’s jheri curled “Beautiful,” and numerous other characters he’s played. Donnell is the franchise player Dave Chappelle and Neal Brennan wanted as a writer and prime time player on their team. In recent years Donnell was on numerous seasons of MTV2’s “Guy Code” and served as the judge of MTV2’s Guy Court. He has been recently cast in Kevin Smith’s project Hollyweed.

You know character actor and comedian Reginald Ballard for his recurring role as Bruh Man from the Fox sitcom Martin.  He has appeared in many television shows, including Veronica Mars (the episode “Return of the Kane”), The Bernie Mac ShowThe ParkersSister, SisterJust Jordan, and the short-lived show, Crumbs. Currently, Ballard is performing stand-up and has said that the acting bug bit him after taking a theater class in college, “getting lost in a scene”, and listening to the audience applaud.

Ticket prices start at $25 for balcony seating. Floor seating is $35, and VIP tickets are available for $45. VIP tickets include a meet and greet with the comedians, two complimentary cocktails and a buffet. Other ticket holders are invited to a cocktail reception with cash bar beginning at 6 PM. The show begins promptly at 8 PM. Click here for tickets.

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