“From Memphis to Mardi Gras” celebrates the signature music of two great American cities with two of music’s most colorful artists. Lauper and Dr. John, with his band The Lower 911, will bring together their diverse and special talents for an evening of musical fusion sure to be one of the most memorable ever presented by UAB’s Alys Stephens Center.
The show will begin at 7 p.m. in UAB’s Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. South. Tickets are $69.50, $59.50 and $49.50. A limited number of VIP meet-and-greet tickets are available. Call 205-975-2787 or visit www.AlysStephens.org.
With Lauper’s 11th studio release, the Grammy Award-nominated and No. 1 Billboard Blues Album “Memphis Blues,” she once again flirts with musical boundaries, reinventing herself by putting her own twist on one of music’s most beloved genres. She burst onto the world stage 25 years ago as the quintessential girl who wants to have fun, winning a Grammy for Best New Artist and selling more than 30 million albums worldwide.
Dr. John is universally celebrated as the living embodiment of New Orleans’ rich musical heritage. A singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist, his popular hits include “Right Place Wrong Time” and “Such A Night,” which combine blues, pop and jazz with Zydeco, boogie-woogie and rock ‘n’ roll. Dr. John is at the height of his creative output right now—he recently released two acclaimed recordings, “City That Care Forgot” and “Tribal,” both nominated for Grammys for Best Contemporary Blues Album, which “City” won. The winner of five Grammy awards, Dr. John was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March 2011.