December 3, 2003
College founding -- A Quick Takes item in Calendar on Nov. 22 about "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken's graduation from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte referred erroneously to the school's seven-year history. The school was established 57 years ago.
December 14, 2003
I have read Robert Hilburn's article regarding this year's Grammy Awards ("Thud! -- A Grammy Low?" Nov. 30). I disagree with his opinion of Clay Aiken. Aiken is an extremely talented and versatile artist whose pure, powerful and passionate voice draws the listener not only into the song, but into his soul as well. In my humble opinion, he is a "healing balm" to very tired and worn-out ears. Dianne Melton Rock Hill, S.C. Clay Aiken -- "flavorless"? I think not. Clay's voice is yummy.
February 28, 2004 |
The white Italian-made shirt, black pinstriped pants and shoes that Clay Aiken wore in an early round of "American Idol" will be exhibited at the North Carolina Museum of History. The clothes will be on view from Tuesday until Sept. 6, and then will become part of the museum's permanent collection. Aiken, 25, wore the outfit during a Motown-themed "American Idol," when he sang the Four Tops hit "I Can't Help Myself." From Associated Press
April 10, 2004
Re Richard Cromelin's review of Kelly Clarkson and Clay Aiken (" 'Idols' Are Human, But Louder," April 5): Here are two young people who had a goal and sacrificed a great deal to pursue it. They never claimed to be Barbra Streisand or Frank Sinatra. They, to the best of my knowledge, are clean-cut drug- and alcohol-free young people. They have never been arrested; they don't have tattoos and piercings up and down their bodies. Just two seemingly good kids trying to fulfill a dream.
June 19, 2003 |
This time, with votes cast at the cash register, Clay Aiken won. Aiken was the runner-up in the most recent "American Idol" competition, but on music charts released Wednesday, he had the bestselling single in the country with "This Is the Night," which comes paired on the disc with his version of the Simon & Garfunkel classic, "Bridge Over Troubled Water."
October 30, 2004 |
Clay Aiken sang his way to a runner-up finish on the television show "American Idol." Last season, fellow North Carolinian Fantasia Barrino won a lucrative recording contract by claiming the title. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte will now cement the show's legacy in the state by offering an academic course about the TV show. Beginning in January, students at UNC will earn three credit hours for the class "Examining 'American Idol' Through Musical Critique."