Arts & Events
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.
A compassionate and stimulating study of sexuality and intimacy, the Tony-nominated play is set in late 19th century, middle-class America, when “female problems” often were dismissed as “hysteria.”
The Gospel Choir will perform and Womack will lecture with her paintings and poetry for this special event, set for Feb. 23 in the Hulsey Recital Hall.
Arlo Guthrie will celebrate “Alice’s Restaurant” 50 years later with a unique multimedia show Saturday, Feb. 21, in the ASC.
In celebration of Black History Month, the talented students of ArtPlay’s Make It Happen Performing Ensemble will perform the original play “The Clever George Washington Carver.”
The evening’s program will include Beethoven, Haydn, Schubert, Mendelssohn and Brahms; the second half by Dvorak, Ravel and Shostakovich.
This PNC-sponsored performance will feature Grammy Award-winning Marsalis starring in the ASC’s own original series, which focuses on the rich history of jazz.
The Essentials with Branford Marsalis and Cirque Alys II with Australia’s Sway Poles are just two of this season’s inspired new ASC shows. Tickets go on sale Dec. 12.
Tyson will perform a program of works by Dutilleux, Mozart and Chopin in the intimate setting of ArtPlay’s parlor, presented by the Alys Stephens Center.

In this retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic tale, all the beloved characters appear to help Scrooge in his journey toward redemption and enlightenment.

Birmingham’s own Eric Essix will join the Atlanta-based group for a jazzy, soulful collection of songs of the season and group favorites.
Featuring UAB Concert and Chamber choirs and Brass Ensembles with area high school choirs, the performance will include traditional holiday favorites.
Just announced, this special performance by Ellis will create an intimate “in-studio” feel, with an artist’s chat moderated by Scott Register live on stage.
This contemporary take on Donizetti’s tale of romance and reversal of fortune features award-winning student performers from an array of majors.
Come early to grab a seat for this free concert, which will feature 13 all-new, original student compositions with video and video games.
Choir favorites old and new will be performed at the show, along with two new scholarship announcements, one in memory of G. Labron Smith.
Recent graduate Rebecca Harper of Valley Head wrote the play with Professor Karla Koskinen. Now she is directing the work, which evolved out of Euripide’s “Trojan Women.”
The student group will perform a work commemorating D-Day as well as contemporary selections and a ragtime encore.
Visit the Alys Stephens Center and enjoy four distinctly different presentations on art and interests from around the world.
Enjoy an evening of global guitar as Sérgio and Odair Assad perform their style of classical, jazz and Latin musical fusion.
With backgrounds in modern jazz, new music and bluegrass, Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge explore the worlds of improvisation and composition.
The exhibitions “Symbols, Schemes, and Procedures: Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection,” “Comic Book Diplomacy” and “Quantum Harmonic Oscillator” will open Oct. 10.
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