Arts & Events
“One in Our Blood” addresses the FDA’s ban on gay and bisexual male blood donors. The exhibition “Blood Equality” at UAB’s AEIVA will open with a free reception at 6 p.m. Sept. 22.
High school band students will perform with the Marching Blazers at the UAB vs. Coastal Carolina football game halftime show.
The Ballet Hispánico performance is an all-Latina-choreographed engagement. It is part of a month of events, ¡CELEBRACIÓN!, presented by the center and the community.
On the program for Rachel Kudo’s performance is Beethoven’s 32 Variations in C minor; Schubert 4 Impromptus Op. 90; Mendelssohn’s Andante and Rondo Capriccioso Op. 14; and Schumann’s Carnaval Op. 90.
Kaphar appropriates different styles and techniques from past periods of art history to create reconstructive historical narratives that address issues of race throughout history. He will speak about his work at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, followed by a free reception.
Each of Theatre UAB’s shows are cast almost entirely from the student body. The Department of Theatre is attracting so much talent for its Musical Theatre program that two musicals are scheduled for this season.
Percussionist Sheila E., known for hits including “The Glamorous Life” and “A Love Bizarre,” has performed with Prince, Beyoncé, Herbie Hancock, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie and others.
Department of Art and Art History Interim Chair Jessica Dallow will co-curate the three all-women group art exhibitions, with a panel discussion for the first show at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 7.
Hardy has become an icon among cult-movie enthusiasts for his turn in “Troll 2” and the subsequent documentary “Best Worst Movie.” While “Troll 2” has been universally panned, Hardy embraces the film as “one of the best things that’s ever happened to me.”
The College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Music presents many free student, faculty and guest performances, the UAB Piano Series featuring Rachel Kudo on Sept. 24, and Chamber Music @ AEIVA on Nov. 2.
The season begins with percussionist Sheila E. Sept. 15, followed by a year of performances by artists including Bruce Hornsby, Emmylou Harris, Marc Broussard, Maceo Parker and free shows by Spanish Harlem Orchestra and Red Baraat.
Sign up now for sketch comedy, calligraphy, printmaking, theater, dance, creativity for children and more.
Works of art created by children with visual impairments, blindness and deaf blindness are on exhibition at The Edge of Chaos at UAB, and some works are available for purchase.
Make paper from plant leaves and petals, dye an old shirt with flowers, or create a leaf print on fabric with some tips from the UAB Department of Art and Art History’s Doug Baulos.
Start summer off right with this outdoor, family-friendly event featuring Alabama artisans, artists, farmers and vendors with live performances by local musicians and a children’s activity area.
Digital projection and animation projects by faculty and students from the Department of Art and Art History were created in response to artist Jessica Angel’s installation “Facing the Hyperstructure.”
Presented by the Mid-South Chapter of the National Association of Composers, USA, the concert will feature new works by its members.
The exhibition will feature two major series of works by Sandlin, “A Sinner’s Progress: A Modern Moral Journey” and “76 Manifestations of American Destiny,” and will include a selection of hand-printed books, drawings and paintings.
A sampling of the varied new season includes Emmylou Harris, Bruce Hornsby, Marc Broussard, Angelique Kidjo, Maceo Parker, dance, family and Salon series, plus free shows by Spanish Harlem Orchestra and Red Baraat.
Grammy Award-winning guitarist, singer and songwriter Jonny Lang has just released his first album of new music in seven years, “Fight for My Soul.”
The landscape of the American Southwest is brought to life with illusionistic images of cactuses, slithering lizards and fire dancers. The New York Times declared, “Opus Cactus is at heart a sprawling, luscious fantasy.”
Perlman, the Alys Stephens Center’s first Starlight Gala performer, returns to celebrate the center’s 20th anniversary gala. Tickets include a pre-performance cocktail reception; a VIP dinner package is also available.
One of the country’s foremost pianists, Jeremy Denk has toured frequently with violinist Joshua Bell. This performance is part of the ASC Salon Series, which offers on-stage seating and a postperformance meet-and-greet.
Enchantment Theatre Co. will bring the magical, marvelous world of Beatrix Potter to life on stage using fantastic masks, whimsical puppets, gorgeous scenery and original music. A special family performance and dinner package is available.
Niyaz has become an evolutionary force in contemporary Middle Eastern music by blending medieval Sufi poetry and folk songs from the duo’s native Iran and surrounding Persian Gulf countries with rich acoustic instrumentation and state-of-the-art modern electronics.
With five Grammy awards, including Best R&B Performance, acclaimed recordings and incredible live performances under her belt, Hathaway, born to music royalty, has created a musical legacy all her own.
As Theatre UAB’s musical theater BFA program grows, students are up to the challenge of this sophisticated Stephen Sondheim musical, which includes his most popular song, “Send in the Clowns.”
The concert will feature music from the choir’s “MIRRORS” and “Nu-Soul City” recordings, plus classics and director Kevin Turner’s ode to the four little girls killed in the 1963 bombing, “You Don’t Know What I Could Have Been.”
The musical performance “Air in a Loop” will feature four world premiere compositions by members of the Birmingham Art Music Alliance, performed within Jessica Angel’s site-specific, large-scale installation.
Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar, an Alys Stephens Center favorite, will perform with a six-piece classical ensemble and focus on her album “Home” for her Birmingham performance.
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