Arts & Events
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.

Two-time Grammy winner Jones and her band will perform her classic hits like “Chuck E.’s in Love” as well as cuts from her new album, “The Other Side of Desire,” written and rooted in New Orleans.

Pedal steel guitarist Randolph’s prowess on guitar earned him a spot on Rolling Stone magazine’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” list.
Nolen’s song “Mend the Heart of Dixieland” was selected to win, while Clinton Babers II and his song “Here in Alabama” were chosen as second-place finalist and best live performance.

Indigo Girls, Chick Corea and Béla Fleck, Kathleen Battle, Chris Thile, George Benson, and a season 6 sneak peek of “Downton Abbey” top the list for fall 2015 at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center.
“FOCUS I: IDENTIFIED” will feature a selection of works by contemporary artists from the collection of Jim Sokol and Lydia Cheney, major cutting-edge contemporary collectors in Birmingham.

The ASC asked musicians for original songs about Alabama for the competition, and six finalists were chosen from 45 submissions. Now they will perform live at a free festival that is all about Alabama.

This display of the Civil Rights photographs of Spider Martin and Peter Magubane at the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts explores images of American segregation and South African apartheid.
The Viva Health Starlight Gala benefits the programs and education initiatives of UAB’s Alys Stephens Center. Tickets are $125 and include a reception; VIP dinner packages also are available.
“Transformations” is part of a three-exhibition celebration by AEIVA, Celebrating the Human Spirit: 50 Years After the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
Before the show, enjoy the Chad Fisher Group; Dr. John will perform a career retrospective and “The Spirit of Satch,” his Louis Armstrong tribute.
Bullock will perform a selection of works by John Cage, Francis Poulenc, Modest Mussorgsky, Samuel Barber, Richard Strauss and Harry T. Burleigh.
See an exhibition of works by Michael Velliquette and hear a chamber music concert featuring music by Ravel and Glass at this new, free event.

“Avenue Q” is hilarious, irreverent and definitely not for children. “Muppet”-style puppets, alongside human actors, star in this sweetly satiric coming-of-age parable.
Celebrate spring with the ASC and see Australia’s Sway Poles free each day during a three-day residency culminating in a circus arts showcase and grand-finale community performance.
The Thelema Trio, a Belgium new music ensemble, will appear in concert at UAB’s Hulsey Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16.
For his inaugural ASC performance, Winwood will be joined by a loose, funky, four-man band to stretch his classic tunes into jams. Sugarcane Jane will open the show.
Let the wild rumpus start with this reimagining of the children’s classic tale of Max and his island of monsters told through contemporary and hip-hop dance.


On “Wallflower,” Krall has recorded a collection of songs from the 1960s to today. This show is expected to sell out; a limited number of tickets are still available.
The Viva Health Starlight Gala is the biggest fundraiser of the year for UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $125 and include a reception. Call 205-975-2787.

The evening will feature California Guitar Trio and Montreal Guitar Trio performing arrangements of classical works and innovative takes on rock standards.

Enjoy the sweet sounds of free musical performances with the UAB Department of Music’s full schedule for winter and spring.
Holden will work with students as they prepare for the department’s production of “Avenue Q” and will give his one-man performance, “The Joshua Show.”
Nersessian performed Jan. 25, and Lugansky will perform March 21. Both are sought-after artists of the highest caliber, says UAB’s Yakov Kasman.
Legendary reggae band the Wailers, led by original member Aston “Family Man” Barrett, will perform the band’s classic hits spanning more than four decades.
10 minute2This year the festival includes six new plays written by students, plus one written by Shackleford commemorating the Voting Rights Act’s 50th anniversary.

UAB African American Faculty Association hosts book talk with author of “The A.G. Gaston Motel in Birmingham: A Civil Rights Landmark.”

Backed by jazz piano for this show, New Orleans native Aaron Neville returns to the ASC stage for a performance of classic doo-wop covers from his album “My True Story.”
This innovative exhibition will combine public and private Warhol works, presented by the College of Arts and Sciences’ Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts.
The College of Arts and Sciences’ AEIVA and Department of Art and Art History will present a free lecture by Jessica Angel in conjunction with the “Warhol: Fabricated” exhibition.
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