If there's one universal, redeeming quality about Fox's American Idol, it's that we're more likely able to brag about knowing someone famous--or at least where the famous person used to eat lunch, pre-fame. What ever happened to 2003 American Idol winner Ruben Studdard, anyway? That's the best part about the Clay Aiken story: He was the runner-up, the No. 2. So it's tempting to think it was the pride of his hometown fans that helped hoist him to mega-success, post-Idol. Those fans will see his blue eyes twinkle and his hair expertly gelled Friday, Aug. 5 at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Cary's Regency Park. Oh yeah, and he'll sing like a bird. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $32.50 and $55.