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Clay Aiken Christmas Concert Set for 12/6 in New Jersey

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CLAY AIKEN, JOINED BY 45-PIECE ORCHESTRA, TO PERFORM CHRISTMAS CLASSICS AT STATE THEATRE IN NEW JERSEY ON DECEMBER 6th

Aiken 'Meet and Greet' to be Auctioned at 11/18 'Night of Giving' Benefit Event, via WPLJ

Multi-Platinum recording artist Clay Aiken comes to New Jersey on December 6th for “Clay Aiken Christmas" - an evening filled with Holiday Classics, including many songs which appeared on Aiken's popular CD, “Merry Christmas with Love". Aiken will be joined by the 45-piece Chelsea Symphony Orchestra, as he brings his family-friendly concert to the State Theatre in New Brunswick.

The New Jersey show will be one of the final opportunities for Aiken fans to see him in concert, before he joins the Broadway cast of 'Spamalot'.

Aiken's debut CD, “Measure of a Man", went to No.1 on the Billboard Album Chart and was certified Triple Platinum. His second release, the platinum “Merry Christmas with Love", was the best-selling holiday album of 2004, and featured such favorites as “O, Holy Night", “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)", “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", “Silent Night", and more. Clay's third album, “A Thousand Different Ways", features covers of ten well-known songs from the '70s, '80s and '90s, as well as four new tracks.

Prior to presenting Clay Aiken's December 6th concert, HK Entertainment and The State Theatre in New Brunswick will participate in a special evening at Menlo Park Mall, during their November 18th 'Night of Giving' event. The State Theatre will give away Clay Aiken tickets, provide additional tickets for a Silent Auction, and will invite a Grand Prize Winner to meet Clay Aiken the night of his 12/6 concert. WPLJ will be the master of ceremonies on November 18th, and will handle all giveaways throughout the event, which raises money for local charities.

TICKET INFO:

Clay Aiken Christmas, with the Chelsea Symphony Orchestra

December 6th, 2007

8pm

Tickets are $100 and $65

For Ticket information, Box Office: 732-246-SHOW or

http://www.statetheatrenj.org/ticketing/calendarevents/show.asp?id=20015012

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Additional information, provided by The State Theatre, follows:

HK Entertainment Presents

Clay Aiken to Carol 'With Love' at State Theatre Debut

Recording Star will Perform with Chelsea Symphony Orchestra

Last Performances prior to joining “Spamalot"

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007 at 8pm

New Brunswick, NJ., Nov., 2007 - The signature sounds of Clay Aiken will fill the State Theatre in a charming night for the holidays.

Aiken, the multi-platinum RCA recording star, will perform Christmas classics in his honest, dynamic style Thursday, Dec. 6 at 8p.m. He'll be joined by the 45-piece Chelsea Symphony Orchestra for a one-night performance that promises to lift the audience up and into the holiday spirit.

“There's nothing like caroling during the holidays," said Aiken. “Everybody will know the songs and with the Orchestra, it'll be a magical evening in New Brunswick. I can't wait."

Many of the songs Aiken will perform were recorded on his 2004 album Merry Christmas with Love, which was the top-selling holiday album of that year. Aiken -- who was bested by Ruben Studdard during the second season of “American Idol" -- has gone on to sell more than 6 million albums, co-author a best selling book ("Learning to Sing: Hearing the Music in Your Life") and play six sold-out concert tours. He was a focus of the short-lived Off-Broadway musical Idol: The Musical and has appeared on “Ed," “Saturday Night Live" and “Scrubs."

These will be his last performances before he is scheduled to join the Broadway cast of the Tony Award-winning musical Monty Python's 'Spamalot' in the role of Sir Robin. Aiken will be making his Broadway debut in the role originated on Broadway by David Hyde Pierce. His stint begins Jan. 18, 2008, and is scheduled to continue through May 4.

Aiken is active with many charitable causes. Notably, he is the co-founder of the Bubel/Aiken Foundation (BAF), which works to open doors in society for children who are developmentally disabled and to encourage their interaction with all children.

This story appears courtesy of Seth Cohen PR.
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