Following the success of their last show, Essix will once again perform his handpicked collection of soulful “songs of the season” and audience favorites with the harmonious Atlanta super-group.
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With three performances, plus a free sensory-friendly show, this interactive musical adventure offers families a fun outing, plus a visit with Hand in Paw and cookies and cocoa.
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Brian McKnight, Lizz Wright, Melissa Etheridge, Marc Broussard, Joan Baez, Red Baraat, Babyface, Ira Glass and Kristin Chenoweth star in the ASC’s new 2016 season.

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Mattie Boyd, a senior marketing major, has been named Miss UAB 2016.
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Benson will return to Birmingham for the first time in years, to perform his hits, including “On Broadway,” “Give Me the Night” and “This Masquerade,” as well as his explorations of Nat King Cole’s classic catalog.
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A sensory-friendly performance will also be offered earlier in the day, in a supportive environment for an audience of families and friends with children or adults who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or other sensitivity issues.
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A favorite at the Alys Stephens Center, Thile is set for a solo evening of flawless musicianship and mind-blowing musical exploration, from bluegrass to Bach and back again.
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The fun kicks off with Japanese dance troupe Enra on Oct. 18, followed by a three-day celebration featuring arts and culture from three countries each day Oct. 19-21. Cantina food truck will be on-site.
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The memory play, a masterpiece of Irish dramatic literature set in rural Ireland in 1936, was picked for its five complex and strong female character roles for Theatre UAB students.

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This majestic and mesmerizing troupe will perform at only 10 venues in the United States during its 2015 world tour — and Birmingham’s ASC is one. The group was featured on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” in Season 10.
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With the Oakwood University Aeolians Choir and pianist Joel Martin, Battle will awe and inspire the audience with favorite spirituals. This is the only performance of this show in 2015.
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UAB’s ASC will be led by Anna M. Thompson, who comes to UAB from Notre Dame after a national search.
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This year, Homecoming’s featured event is Hoops on the Haasephalt, featuring introductions of the men’s and women’s basketball teams, a 3-point shootout and dunk contest, announcement of the Mr. and Ms. UAB Scholarship Competition winners, and a fireworks show.
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This is the duo’s second, back-by-popular-demand appearance at the ASC; performing together, these two master musicians weave duets of staggering virtuosity, creating mind-blowing magic.
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The ArtPlay Parlor Series, presented by UAB’s Alys Stephens Center, features Young Concert Artists in the intimate setting of the historic ArtPlay House.
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The duo will perform classic hits and songs from their latest album “One Lost Day.”
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Learn the art of improvisational comedy, comic book character creation, how to write a movie or play and more, through arts education classes at Artplay. Registration is now open, and classes begin Sept. 3.
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Fourth installment of ASC’s The Essentials series to feature Latin jazz sounds of Poncho Sanchez and His Latin Jazz Band.
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The tribute concert will feature a dozen musicians from Birmingham and around the Southeast together for one night to honor King’s legacy of blues.
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About half of American hospitals have some form of arts programming, usually art or music therapy. Now a growing number of medical centers — UAB Hospital is the first in Alabama — are implementing the more comprehensive AIM model.
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