Looking forward to a promising 2015, UAB News revisits some top stories of 2014.
Tyson will perform a program of works by Dutilleux, Mozart and Chopin in the intimate setting of ArtPlay’s parlor, presented by the Alys Stephens Center.
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The Essentials with Branford Marsalis and Cirque Alys II with Australia’s Sway Poles are just two of this season’s inspired new ASC shows. Tickets go on sale Dec. 12.


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In this retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic tale, all the beloved characters appear to help Scrooge in his journey toward redemption and enlightenment.

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ArtPlay offers everything from family classes for toddlers to dance, acting, sculpture, drawing, music, writing, fabric arts and more, for any age group.
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Enjoy an evening of global guitar as Sérgio and Odair Assad perform their style of classical, jazz and Latin musical fusion.
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With backgrounds in modern jazz, new music and bluegrass, Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge explore the worlds of improvisation and composition.
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Hosted by UAB Artist-in-Residence Eric Essix, “The Essentials” combines education and entertainment in one stage show that spotlights an internationally acclaimed jazz artist alongside Birmingham’s talented jazz musicians.
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Registration is open now for ArtPlay’s fall session, with a variety of arts education classes for all ages set to begin Sept. 2.
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Each season, the Alys Stephens Center searches for innovative artists, curates unique events and enlists talented musicians to create memorable experiences for Birmingham audiences.
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This season see Lalah Hathaway and Ruben Studdard, Boz Scaggs, Duquette Johnston, the Hendrix Experience, Keb’ Mo’, Mary Mary, Trombone Shorty, Kirk Whalum, Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge, and more.
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ArtPlay and The Acting Studios will present “Th’ Burning: A Play with Music”  June 12-15 in UAB’s Alys Stephens Center. It recounts the violence and bus burning in Anniston, Alabama, on Mother’s Day in 1961.
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Artist Amanda Browder will Skype in from New York for community sewing days May 9 and June 30 as the huge fabric installation is created.
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Birmingham will let its light shine even brighter this year as Light Dreams returns, with jaw-dropping digital projections, live music and out-of-this-world interactive art installations.
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Young Concert Artist Ji will perform as part of the Patty McDonald ArtPlay Parlor Series and will present a free school show for students at Advent Episcopal School.
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Huntsville's Shelly Colvin has replaced Holly Williams as the opening act for American country and folk singer-songwriter John Prine when he performs for the first time at the ASC.
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The public is invited to help create the large fabric works that will be installed on the Alys Stephens Center and Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts.
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While at UAB, Ailey II dancers will perform a free ArtPlay school show, with a demonstration by students in the ASC/Ailey II seasonlong residency.
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In addition to the Drops’ debut performance at the ASC, ArtPlay will present a free master class with the group for music students at 3 p.m.
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Songwriters are invited to help the Alys Stephens Center celebrate The Magic City with ASC Commissions Birmingham, a contest looking for original songs about Birmingham.
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