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Keb' Mo' and G. Love and Special Sauce Aug. 26 

UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center will present Keb’ Mo’ and G. Love & Special Sauce on Tuesday, Aug. 26.

The two bands will perform as co-headliners; each will perform a separate set, with Keb’ Mo’ first. The show is set for 7 p.m., in the ASC, 1200 10th Ave. South. Tickets are $68.50, $58.50 and $48.50. Call 205-975-2787 or visit www.AlysStephens.org.

Keb’ Mo’ has been making critically acclaimed albums since 1994, when he released his self-titled debut. But it was his second release, “Just Like You,” in 1996 that won him the first of three Grammy awards. His genre-blending artfulness, intuitive lyrics, unique guitar style, distinctive voice and magnetic stage charisma have gained him the significant honor of being called “a musician’s musician.” His latest recording, out this year, is “BLUESAmericana.” This album, his 12th, marks the 20th anniversary of his debut release. The album features acoustic guitars prominently, along with electric and resonator slide guitars, mandolin, percussion, keyboards, reeds, and horns.

G. Love & Special Sauce is a Philadelphia-based trio whose laid-back, bouncy hip-hop blues encompasses the sound and production of classic R&B and recent rap artists. 

 

 

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EarFilms' To Sleep To Dream

U.S. premiere of "To Sleep To Dream" Aug. 19-22

Experience the U.S. premiere of EarFilms’ “To Sleep To Dream,” a cutting-edge, award-winning, exclusively audio feature-length film which creates a playground for the human imagination, presented nightly Aug. 19-22 by UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center. 

“To Sleep To Dream” will take place on an ambient sound stage within the intimate setting of the ASC’s Odess black-box Theatre, 1200 10th Ave. South. Seated within a 3-D “ambisonic” sound system, each audience member is blindfolded to eliminate all visual stimuli and focus the senses. EarFilms creates a playground for the human imagination, a medium in which the mind’s eye fills in the blanks, paints the pictures and allows each participant to become the director. An EarFilm is not just the telling of a story, but a way for the listener to be part of it.

Only 90 tickets are available for each of the 7:30 p.m. screenings. Tickets are $21. Call 205-975-2787 or visit www.AlysStephens.org. Read more about the film at www.earfilms.com/to-sleep-to-dream.

Beginning at 6 p.m. prior to “To Sleep To Dream,” and continuously each evening, enjoy free sonic experiences in the ASC’s Jemison Concert Hall and the Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall. In “I/O – An Immersive Aural Experience,” hear a 7.1 surround sound installation, commissioned by the ASC and created by UAB Department of Music professors William Price and Scott Phillips.