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The famous drummer, singer, songwriter, author, humanitarian and icon Sheila E., whose No. 1 dance hits “The Glamorous Life” and “A Love Bizarre” still resonate, is a member of the Escovedo musical family.
The annual event will feature live music, fiesta-themed food and a silent auction with the proceeds funding cancer research.
This Earth Month, recycle glass items such as beverage containers and drinking glasses with UAB Sustainability at the Glass Recycling Day.
The UAB Minority Health & Health Equity Research Center presents the 2023 UAB Health Equity Research Symposium, in person for the first time since 2019.
ArtPlay provides opportunities for students ages 6-18 to discover the artist within through musical theater and visual arts camps, all in an encouraging and welcoming environment.
Students of peace, justice and human rights at UAB will join global thought leaders in the two-day, immersive event — focused on the pursuit of peace at all levels of society.
The Department of Biology and the Alabama Audubon will host Harvard ornithologist Scott Edwards, Ph.D., for a seminar titled “Bicycling, Birding and #BLM Across America in a Summer of Chaos.” 
Are we already in the woods? This production of Sondheim’s beloved play looks at the dangers society has created with sets inspired by Birmingham’s Sloss Furnaces.

For “April is for the Arts,” the UAB College of Arts and Sciences highlights the extraordinary talent from across the college’s fine art academic units for a month of events.

Registration is free and open to the public and will close on Friday, April 14.

The BFA exhibition is one of the UAB Department of Art and Art History’s premier events, culminating with a free closing reception Friday, April 28.

The UAB Institute for Human Rights presents W. Jake Newsome, Ph.D., whose book traces the transformation of the pink triangle from a Nazi concentration camp badge and emblem of discrimination into a global symbol of pride.

Winner of a Grammy Living Legend Award, Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts Award, Robinson is America’s “greatest living poet,” who has crafted decades of beloved chart-topping hits.

The all-department concert will feature faculty and student performances, including solo and ensemble, choral, symphonic, piano, voice, percussion, chamber music, gospel, and more.

The workshop will train students on a variety of creative writing skills and will culminate in published pieces in the workshop’s yearly anthology.
With the ASO, Grammy Award winner White — formerly half of The Civil Wars — will reimagine the Southern rock, Americana and country hits that made him famous.
As summer approaches, registration for many UAB summer camps is now available.
Breen’s performances have been described as “truly show-stopping” by Gramophone UK. She will perform works by Bach, Medtner, Schoenberg and Mozart.

Grammy Award-winner LaBelle is an R&B icon, named one of Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 Greatest Singers, with hits from “Lady Marmalade” to “New Attitude.”

UAB graduate and award-winning composer Eric Mobley and Gospel Choir Director Reginald Jackson, Ph.D., will perform works in response to Kwame Brathwaite’s photography exhibition at UAB’s Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts.

Wooten has been called the most influential bassist of the last two decades and one of the Top 10 Bassists of All Time by Rolling Stone Magazine.
A 10-time Grammy nominee, Ndegeocello is a composer, a producer and a virtuoso on the electric bass guitar. She is a featured artist for the MUSE musicians conference.
Audiences are in for an unconventional experience in this brisk 90-minute show, which uses citizenship and documentation to speak on identity, belonging and privilege and is shaped by the actors’ own heritage.

Professor Emeritus Michael Flannery will talk about five native Alabama plants with curative powers Feb. 27, and work with students researching botanicals for an art exhibition later this year.

Hosted by the UAB Department of Biology, Darwin Day 2023 will be an opportunity to explore current research and will feature an in-depth lecture that dives into the compelling self-destructive nature of human behavior.
Grammy Award winners Ranky Tanky, from South Carolina’s West African-rooted Gullah community, combine songs carried down through generations with their own original compositions.
UAB Blazers will live the tenets of Creed Week by packing meals for the hungry, engaging in social justice discussions and more.
Summer camps at UAB provide working parents child care opportunities while school is out of session.
The MUSE Conference, created by jazz guitarist Eric Essix and UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, features music industry professionals who will provide musicians with the tools to succeed.
Acclaimed as a post-modern dramatic masterpiece, “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” is the fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet as told from two minor characters in Shakespeare’s play.
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