Arts
Known for blazing live performances, Cray is considered one of the greatest guitarists of his generation. His latest project with Memphis’ Hi Rhythm is a soul, rhythm and blues fantasy.
The free concert Saturday, Sept. 30, will feature a performance by UAB Department of Music faculty James Zingara and compositions by Matthew Bryant and William Price.
The free, outdoor performance, part of a month of ¡CELEBRACIÓN! events honoring Latin culture, is Thursday, Oct. 12. Free dance lessons start at 6 p.m., followed by the show at 7.
Joey Alexander, 14, has been praised by jazz great Wynton Marsalis. He and his trio will star in the sixth and final installment of “The Essentials,” hosted by the center’s own artist-in-residence Eric Essix, focused on the future of jazz.
“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.
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