Steve Winwood

Steve Winwood set for May 2 performance at UAB's Alys Stephens Center

Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer Steve Winwood will perform Saturday, May 2, in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center.  

For his inaugural ASC performance, Winwood’s still-forceful high tenor voice will soar while joined by a loose, funky, four-man band that will stretch his classic tunes into jams. Alabama Gulf Coast-based Americana duo Sugarcane Jane will open for Winwood.

The show is set for 8 p.m. in the ASC, 1200 10th Ave. South. Tickets are $81.50, $95.50 and $109.50. Call 205-975-2787 or visit

Winwood’s influential musical history reaches back half a century. With a repertoire that spans decades, he has no shortage of material with which to wow fans.

Anthony and Savana Lee Crawford, known as Sugarcane Jane, will release a new studio album “Dirt Road’s End,” conceived and co-produced with Americana/roots singer-songwriter Buzz Cason, on April 28. Rich, homegrown and natural, their music draws from a deep well of roots influences, interwoven with inflections of gospel, country, jazz and rock.

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Work by Lindsey Christina

New exhibition shows works by graduating BFA students April 20-May 1

Works by five graduating students from the UAB College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Art and Art History will be on exhibition from April 20-May 1 in the 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 Lindsey Christina of Birmingham, Allison Ciamarra of New Orleans, Britney Truitt of Corner, Jeanette Vasquez of Mobile and Jessica Walley of Fultondale.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. A free opening reception is planned for 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 24, at AEIVA, 1221 10th Ave. South. Call 205-975-6436 or visit AEIVA online at

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, says DAAH Chair Lauren Lake, MFA.

“The BFA exhibition is a highlight of the BFA undergraduate career as it demonstrates and celebrates our students’ accomplishments,” Lake said.

The spring 2015 BFA exhibition features painting, photography, printmaking, ceramics and mixed-media works.