Kristin Chenoweth

Tickets are on sale now for Alys Stephens Center's 2016 season

Tickets are on sale now for new performances just announced by the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center. In 2016, UAB’s Alys Stephens Center will present Natalie Cole, Lizz Wright, Melissa Etheridge, Marc Broussard, Joan Baez, Red Baraat, Babyface and Ira Glass.

Emmy and Tony award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth will star in the 2016 VIVA Health Starlight Gala, which will kick off the Alys Stephens Center’s 20th anniversary season. The ArtPlay Parlor Series offers fans of classical music two intimate shows in the historic ArtPlay house: the Paris-based Hermès Quartet and Brazilian instrumental group Choro de Lá pra Cá. ArtPlay will also present family-friendly shows “Roots Music: An Intro to the Blues” and its annual teen performance group “Make It Happen” play for Black History Month.

The ASC, ArtPlay and UAB’s Institute for Arts in Medicine will host Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theatre for a weeklong residency that will present workshops to ArtCare facilities and UAB Hospital, and a free public performance at week’s end. For tickets, a copy of The Center Magazine or more information, call 205-975-2787 or visit The Center Magazine is also available online

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Katherine Rubens, Everybody’s lonely so we know at least we’re not alone, 2015; mixed media; 70” x 58” Image courtesy the artist. © the artist

AEIVA exhibition to showcase works by three graduating BFA students from Nov. 30-Dec. 12

Works by three graduating students from the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Art and Art History will be on exhibition from Nov. 30-Dec. 12 at UAB’s Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts.

The UAB Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition represents the culmination of a diverse and intensive program of undergraduate study and will feature works by UAB DAAH students Katherine Rubens and Ricardo Munoz of Birmingham and Jourdan Cunningham of Sylacauga.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. A free closing reception is planned for 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at AEIVA, 1221 10th Ave. South. Call 205-975-6436 or visit AEIVA online

“Throughout the curriculum in the Department of Art and Art History, students are challenged to be critical and creative thinkers and effective communicators, and to engage with the community,” said DAAH Chair Lauren Lake, MFA. “The BFA exhibition is a highlight of the BFA undergraduate career, as it demonstrates and celebrates our students’ accomplishments.”

The fall 2015 BFA exhibition features mixed-media sculpture, animation, photography, printmaking and ceramic works, says AEIVA Curator John Fields.

AEIVA is open to the public 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 12-6 p.m. Saturday. It is closed Sundays and holidays.