robert ellis

ASC, Birmingham Mountain Radio, to present An Evening with Robert Ellis

The Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center and Birmingham Mountain Radio will present An Evening with Robert Ellis on Thursday, Dec. 18. The 7 p.m. show, in the ASC’s Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall, will feature a special intimate, solo acoustic performance by Ellis as well as an onstage chat with Scott Register of BMR. Tickets are $20 and a limited number will be available. All ticketholders will enjoy a free drink with their ticket purchase. For tickets, visit or call the ASC Box Office at 205-975-2787.

This special performance will create an intimate “in-studio” feel, similar to an on-air interview and performance format, but live and with an audience. Audience members will enjoy a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with one of today’s best songwriters and most engaging live performers. Artistry and song craft through performance and discussion will be the focus. 

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UAB prayer flag installation

UAB prayer flags to welcome Dalai Lama Oct. 20-26

Inspired by and in collaboration with Birmingham artist Carrie Bloomston’s Happy Flag Project, the UAB Department of Art and Art History is creating a community prayer flag installation to celebrate the Dalai Lama’s visit to Birmingham.  

The large-scale installation of more than 1,000 flags will be on exhibit Oct. 20-26 in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts Sculpture Garden, 1221 10th Ave. South. An outdoor reception is planned for 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22. The event is free and open to the public.

Since July, the DAAH has collaborated with participants across campus and throughout Birmingham in making flags. To keep up with the project and see photographs, visit the DAAH on Facebook. Use and follow #UABWhisperAway on social media.