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10 questions with Clay Aiken - SheKnows Aiken's answers Joel D Amos  Mar 22, 2009, 7:34 PM Kathy Kann
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1/08/07 - US Weekly Magazine - How Idol Changed My Life/ Elle Girl/ Lime Magazine - Cover Material  Mar 22, 2009, 7:34 PM Kathy Kann
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January 2007 - Soap Opera Weekly posted an online interview with Clay about his experience with Days of our lives  Mar 22, 2009, 7:34 PM Kathy Kann
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In January, once the initial release was over, Sony/BMG featured Clay's album A thousand different ways in their sale flyer.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:34 PM Kathy Kann
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On 12/30/07, The Raleigh Chronicle had an article about Clay's visit to Mexico over the holidays.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:34 PM Kathy Kann
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In the Winter issue of the UNC Charlotte magazine Clay was highlighted for an award he won in 2006 for being an outstanding alumni  Mar 22, 2009, 7:34 PM Kathy Kann
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On 1/3/07 Clay did a Public Service Announcement for UNICEF addressing the fact that kids die needlessly each day of preventable causes.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:34 PM Kathy Kann
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On 1/30/07, Clay took part in a special campaign called Up Close with UNICEF. He and other ambassadors asked questions which encouraged discussion and responses online and gave links to more information.   Mar 22, 2009, 7:34 PM Kathy Kann
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Jan. 30/2007: This Sony BMG Canada compilation CD included 'Without You" from Clay's 2006 album, "A Thousand Different Ways".  Mar 22, 2009, 7:34 PM Kathy Kann
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On 2/2/07 Clay was interviewed for ABC News Now: Be Seen be Heard. He discussed his work with UNICEF and responded to video-taped questions from fans.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:35 PM Kathy Kann
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February 2007 - In Touch magazine had their top 10 most shocking moments in the Idol series. Clay was part of two of them. #8 was when Ruben beat Clay during AI2 and #3 was when Clay appeared on AI5  Mar 22, 2009, 7:35 PM Kathy Kann
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February 2007 - Clay was featured in Lime Magazine in Malaysia  Mar 22, 2009, 7:35 PM Kathy Kann
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February 2007 - Clay's appearance on Days of our lives was covered in Soap World magazine  Mar 22, 2009, 7:35 PM Kathy Kann
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February 2007 - TV Guide featured Clay in their horoscope section  Mar 22, 2009, 7:35 PM Kathy Kann
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070310 - The Times Tribune - Carbondale YMCA gets grant for youth service  Mar 25, 2009, 11:53 AM Kathy Kann
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March 2007 - The Smithfield Herald published an article about Jamie Braswell, Clay's cousin and hairdresser  Mar 22, 2009, 7:34 PM Kathy Kann
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On 4/25/07, Clay received the Children's advocacy award from the National Center for Learning Disabilities. The NCLD celebrated its 30th anniversary at its annual benefit dinner, "Voices of our children, voices of our future." Clay also sang "I will carry you" with students from Currey Ingram Academy of Brentwood, Tennessee.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:33 PM Kathy Kann
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April 2007 - The American Idol Special Edition, "Where are they now?" was released. Clay was featured prominently in itThe American Idol Special Edition, "Where are they now?" was released. Clay was featured prominently in it  Mar 22, 2009, 7:33 PM Kathy Kann
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On 4/12/07, Clay issued a challenge through UNICEF to raise $100,000 in 10 days to help support educational work in Afghanistan. That challenge was met in less than half that time.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:33 PM Kathy Kann
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April 2007 - Y'all Magazine did a feature on Southern Idols. The cover featured Clay, Kellie Pickler, Fantasia Barrino, Bo Bice, Taylor Hicks, Ruben Studdard, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson and Ryan Seacrest  Mar 22, 2009, 7:33 PM Kathy Kann
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May 2007 - Grey Blackwell from Raleigh's paper The News and Observer posted a web cartoon having fun with the North Carolina Idol Contestants. It featured Clay and his puppies, Raleigh and Durham, Clay's mom Faye, Kellie Pickler, Chris Daughtry, Bucky Covington, and Fantasia Barrino.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:34 PM Kathy Kann
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June 2007 - Clay joined David Foster for some appearances in Canada including a reception for California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in Vancouver. It was covered in a number of Canadian newspapers  Mar 22, 2009, 7:34 PM Kathy Kann
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From May - June 2007 Kim Locke held an auction for Clothes off our Backs. Kim's auction raised over $16,000 dollars for charity. The winning bid for Clay's shirt was $4,020.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:34 PM Kathy Kann
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On 6/5/07. Crooner's Christmas was released. This compilation cd included Clay's version of "What are you doing New Year's Eve?"  Mar 22, 2009, 7:34 PM Kathy Kann
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June 2007 - Entertainment Weekly had an Idol Special Edition. Clay was featured in a number of places  Mar 22, 2009, 7:34 PM Kathy Kann
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June 23, 2007 - Weekly Reader featured an online profile about Clay's work with UNICEF  Mar 22, 2009, 7:34 PM Kathy Kann
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June 23, 2007 - Weekly Reader's online interview with Clay (pt. 2)  Mar 22, 2009, 7:34 PM Kathy Kann
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In the June/July issue of Nickelodeon Magazine, there was a quiz about the American Idol non winners.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:35 PM Kathy Kann
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July 22, 2007 - Pittsburgh Post Gazette writes a story about air etiquette. She used Clay's foot incident in her story.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:35 PM Kathy Kann
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July 7, 2007 - Clay is involved in a minor incident on an airplane. Fountaindawg explains how it became such a 'big' story  Mar 22, 2009, 7:35 PM Kathy Kann
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August 29, 2007 - Buddy TV's Rosario Santiago wrote about Clay's upcoming appearance on "Are you smarter than a fifth grader?  Mar 22, 2009, 7:33 PM Kathy Kann
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August 31, 2007 - Bloomingclay on the Clayboard brought over some interesting tidbits from Korea. Clay was the most searched in Korea's biggest website for the day. It started with a blog from a Clay fan.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:33 PM Kathy Kann
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On 8/29/07, "Our Friend Mikayla" was chosen as the featured book for Read on Wisconsin's online book club.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:33 PM Kathy Kann
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August 2007 - The People Puzzler featured a puzzle about Clay  Mar 22, 2009, 7:33 PM Kathy Kann
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August 2007 - US Weekly Magazine used Clay and Zac Effron as their look alike of the week  Mar 22, 2009, 7:33 PM Kathy Kann
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August 10, 2007 - WRAL TV posted pictures on their website from Clay's concert in Cary.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:33 PM Kathy Kann
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On 9/28/07, a press release about American Idol Rewind for Season 2 was released. It was announced that Clay would narrate the specials.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:35 PM Kathy Kann
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September 2007 - Clay's album was mentioned in a Canadian magazine review of Kalan Porter's new CD  Mar 22, 2009, 7:35 PM Kathy Kann
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On 9/05/07, Stanley dentistry highlighted the work they did on Clay's teeth.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:35 PM Kathy Kann
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On 9/07/07, the Pueblo Chieftain put out an article talking about Flat Stanley. They highlighted the different celebrities that have helped with the Flat Stanley project and included a picture of Clay. This was to promote the Buell museum at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:35 PM Kathy Kann
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In October, The Bubel Aiken Foundation announces "Golfing for Inclusion" to take place on January 7, 2008.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:34 PM Kathy Kann
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On October 1, 2007, Clay Aiken attended a UNICEF hosted book launch party for Jenna Bush's book, Ana's Story.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:34 PM Kathy Kann
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In October the Bubel Aiken Foundation put out a newsletter announcing some upcoming events including Clay's appearance on "Are you smarter than a fifth grader?" and the Wrapping for Inclusion dates.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:34 PM Kathy Kann
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On October 16, 2007, Broadwayworld.com announced that Clay would be heading to Broadway to star in Spamalot.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:34 PM Kathy Kann
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On October 16, 2007, Entertainment Tonight announced that Clay would be joining Spamalot.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:34 PM Kathy Kann
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The Holiday on Ice Christmas Special starring Clay Aiken was to be taped in Las Vegas at the Orleans Arena. Promotion started for this in October.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:34 PM Kathy Kann
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In October there was various news items and media in which Clay's name appeared. The Washington Post, TV Guide, and Disney Adventure Magazine.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:34 PM Kathy Kann
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On October 16, 2007, The Spamalot website announces that Clay is joining the cast.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:35 PM Kathy Kann
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On October 16, 2007, The Insider announced that Clay would be appearing on Broadway in Spamalot.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:35 PM Kathy Kann
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On October 16, 2007, WRAL in Raleigh announces that Clay will be joining Spamalot on Broadway.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:35 PM Kathy Kann
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071129 - Baltimore Sun - Aiken molds his own way - By Brad Schleicher  Dec 30, 2009, 12:27 PM Kathy Kann
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On November 16, 2007, the fanclub announced that Clay's ep from last year would be available December 4th, 2007 for download on iTunes.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:34 PM Kathy Kann
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On 11/2/07, Clay's appearance on "Are you smarter than a fifth grader" made the AOL TV Top 5.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:34 PM Kathy Kann
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On November 12, 2007, Clay attended a conference on Exceptional Children. He was a surprise guest who spoke on behalf of The Bubel Aiken Foundation.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:34 PM Kathy Kann
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November 15, 2007, Spamalot Grail Mail sent out notice to their subscribers that Clay would be in the show. They also announced that there would be a Spamalot float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:34 PM Kathy Kann
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In 11/07, UNCC extracurricular magazine had a wonderful feature article about Clay and what he has achieved. He earned his special education degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2003.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:34 PM Kathy Kann
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On November 29, 2007, There was a great newspaper article about Clay's tour in the Kalamazoo, Michigan paper, Western Herald.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:34 PM Kathy Kann
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In the November/December issue of "Word Seeks" Magazine, Clay had his own puzzle page.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:34 PM Kathy Kann
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"Christmas Superstars" Compilation CD created for Rite-Aid stores, USA December 2007 Includes "Winter Wonderland".  Dec 14, 2010, 5:25 AM Kathy Kann
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On 12/4/07, All is Well was released on iTunes. This cd had only been available as a Walmart exclusive up until that date.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:33 PM Kathy Kann
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On 12/28/07, an Argentine website gave Clay's UNICEF trip to Mexico some very nice coverage.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:33 PM Kathy Kann
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December 2007. USA Today mentioned his birthday, Raleigh paper had promos for Quiana Parler starring in Dreamgirls, and there was a nice mention on another website of the work Clay has done in Africa.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:33 PM Kathy Kann
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In December of 2007, the UNICEF trip was picked up by many news outlets. News of his Spamalot role was also in some articles. The Chicago Daily Herald and Birmingham News were just a couple who highlighted the trip.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:33 PM Kathy Kann
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The December 2007 publication of Skating Magazine featured an article about the Capital One's Holiday on Ice. It was also announced that from 12/22/07 - 1/20/08 NBC will air seven two hour skating specials. Icenetwork.com will tease three of these programs with short "making of shows" which will air approximately one week before their broadcasts. Clay and the cast of elite skaters including Sasha Cohen and Todd Eldredge were highlighted.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:33 PM Kathy Kann
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In December 2007 there were a number of great promotional items used. The Spamalot website used Clay's picture for an e-card for Christmas. There was a full page ad in the NY Times and there were fliers given out at Clay's concerts.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:33 PM Kathy Kann
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On 12/25/07, Fox News's show, "The Buzz" had some great clips of Clay in Mexico.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:33 PM Kathy Kann
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On 12/19/07, UNICEF and Clay started their Mexico Fund-raiser.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:33 PM Kathy Kann
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On 12/25/07, Clay spent Christmas in Mexico bringing awareness to the flooding situation. He visited schools and brought his mother and brother as well. He blogged about his experiences.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:33 PM Kathy Kann
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On 12/21/07, Clay posted a blog about his future trip to Mexico on the UNICEF site. He explained what had happened in Mexico with the flooding and invited folks to donate to a special fund-raising challenge.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:33 PM Kathy Kann
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On 12/31/07, UNICEF posted an update on the totals for the Mexican Campaign. The goal of 100,000 dollars was attained.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:33 PM Kathy Kann
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On 12/17/07, USA Today had a blog interview with Clay about his role in Spamalot.  Mar 22, 2009, 7:33 PM Kathy Kann
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