Arts & Events
A five-time Grammy Award nominee, Ford achieved worldwide fame as a solo artist and collaborator with artists including Miles Davis, George Harrison, Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Dizzy Gillespie, Kiss and many more.
O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center holds annual ArtBLINK Gala to support high-priority and lifesaving research.
The concert documentary tells the story of a historic performance at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, with painstakingly restored musical instruments, including violins recovered from Holocaust concentration camps.

ArtPlay offers arts classes for all age groups, including dance, acting, musical theater, creative writing, photography, spoken word, improv comedy, music sampling and more.

Through her color penciled drawings, Allyson Comstock has managed to capture the grandeur of the landscapes and the subtle, yet equally magnificent, micro-environments, says polar scientist James McClintock.
Artist Allyson Comstock chose 35 works created by student-artists at UAB for the exhibition, now in its 44th year.

Stories from survivors in these workshops will become part of the Stuart Pimsler Dance Theatre performance March 14 at UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center.

Three-time Grammy Award winner Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time.
Discoveries in the Making speakers present on a variety of topics and new discoveries found through research.
The Viva Health Gala is UAB Visual and Performing Arts’ biggest fundraiser of the year, and proceeds from this elegant evening benefit its programs.
Senior art history students curated an exhibition at Project Space by artist Leanna Leithauser-Lesley, who celebrates the legacies of blues musicians and the history of needlepoint.
The newest mural, titled “Flourish,” was designed and painted by students and features a lush growth of green leaves, painted inside a pedestrian bridge over University Boulevard.
Started in 2001, this festive concert has welcomed thousands of young choral singers from schools throughout the Birmingham community to perform together with UAB choirs.
An all-female cast is rare in theater. Theatre UAB is featuring just that with “The Wolves,” and adding an all-women creative team, too.
This evening-length production is performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, a DJ, a violinist and MC Kurtis Blow, one of hip-hop’s founding fathers.
George Luber, Ph.D., is the former chief of the Climate and Health Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
This fast-paced, tuneful 45-minute comedy for all ages features a cast of music and theater students, an alumni artist and a guest artist with chamber orchestra.
Families who loved last season’s performance of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” will certainly want to catch this show. A family-friendly reception is also available.
With influences from classical, jazz, bluegrass and African music to electric blues and Eastern European folk dances, The Flecktones create a sound all their own.
Using the power of live storytelling, UAB Medicine employees will share stories from their careers in patient care at this Arts in Medicine event.
The ceremony will be from 2-3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, on the UAB Campus Green.
A girls’ indoor soccer team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles like a pack of adolescent warriors. “The Wolves” features an all-women cast and design team.
Carpenter and Colvin, friends for more than 30 years, will appear on stage together as an intimate acoustic duo, swapping songs and sharing stories.
UAB graduate students will present their final research during a three-minute thesis competition.
During his visit, Greyeyes will also give an audition workshop for students in the CAS Department of Theatre.
Founded by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Silkroad Ensemble creates music that engages and sparks radical cultural collaboration to build a more hopeful world.
In honor of the university’s 50th anniversary, “Unfolding UAB” will present an unforgettably rich visual history of UAB through more than 80 selected photographs.
Burning Man is shaped by self-expression, community, inclusivity and equality, themes that are also prevalent throughout “Hair,” says senior Austin Helmers.
“Taj Express” is a high-energy celebration of new India’s pop music, Bollywood culture and deep traditions, featuring colorful costumes, joyful dance and thrilling live music.
Exploring ideas of identity, community, global responsibility and peace, “Hair” remains relevant as it examines what it means to be a young person in a changing world.
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