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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Join the ASC as it presents groundbreaking contemporary gospel crossover duo Mary Mary in an uplifting, inspiring performance.
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Lu is set to perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center. The series is presented by the Department of Music.
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On a worldwide tour taking fans by storm, Trombone Shorty and his ensemble explore funk, rock, jazz and hip-hop with exciting, high-energy style.
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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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The lute songs of John Dowland are famous, but the texts are rarely understood. This multimedia lecture recital will explore the intrigue surrounding the songs.
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See some of guitar rock’s most respected artists Sept. 25 as they pay homage to Jimi Hendrix, one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time.

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This Sept. 12 performance will bring together Johnston’s rock band with orchestral musicians, forming the largest band the artist has performed with to date.

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The Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center and Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts will be adorned with vast artworks created from recycled and donated fabric.
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From free student, alumni and faculty recitals to guest artist performances, the UAB Department of Music offers something for every taste.

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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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Bluesman Keb’ Mo’ will take the stage first at 7 p.m., with alternative hip-hop  rockers G. Love & Special Sauce performing the second set.
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With the audience seated within a 3-D “ambisonic” sound system, EarFilms creates a playground for the human imagination; each audience member is blindfolded to eliminate visual stimuli and focus the senses.
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With his unique voice and trademark sound, Scaggs will perform a mixed set of his timeless hits, plus original songs and classic covers from his latest album, “Memphis.”
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The pair, at the ASC on July 17, will present one elegant show with a seamless blending of classic duets, fan favorites and selections from each artist’s catalog.
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After starting out as a musical tribute to the game in 2007, The Baseball Project blossomed into a full-fledged band, now with its third album all about baseball.
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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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The free, family-friendly festival will showcase the best of Birmingham music, merchants and vendors from 5-10 p.m. outdoors at the ASC.
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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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