The ASCA awarded the ASC $3,000 for the upcoming Carolina Chocolate Drops performance scheduled for Feb. 28. The ASC was awarded $5,650 for the upcoming Ailey II residency and performance March 28.
Making their debut engagement at the ASC, the Carolina Chocolate Drops are artists renowned for delivering a modern take on a traditional sound. Their new recording, “Leaving Eden,” was produced by Nashville stalwart Buddy Miller, the go-to guy for artists ranging from Robert Plant to Emmylou Harris. On the recording and supporting tour, their new repertoire incorporates more blues, jazz and folk balladry alongside brilliantly rendered string-band tunes. The group is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28. ArtPlay will present a master class with CCD for music students in middle school through college earlier in the day, at 3 p.m., in the ASC’s Jemison Concert Hall.
Ailey II is universally recognized for merging the spirit and energy of the most talented young dancers with the passion and creative vision of today’s outstanding emerging choreographers. The company embodies Alvin Ailey’s pioneering mission to establish an extended cultural community that provides dance performances, training and community programs for all people. The ASC this season will present two weeklong residency programs with the Ailey organization that will culminate with a celebratory public performance at 8 p.m. Friday, March 28. During the residency, dancers from Ailey II and teaching artists from Ailey’s Arts In Education program will work with more than 150 students in our area, resulting in a student recital this spring. ArtPlay will present a free Meet the Artist school show with Ailey II earlier in the day, at 10 a.m., in the ASC’s Jemison Concert Hall.
For more information about shows or to buy tickets, call the ASC at 205-975-2787 or visit www.AlysStephens.org.
The ASCA is the official state arts agency of Alabama. The council receives its support through an annual appropriation from the Alabama Legislature and funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. This public support enables the ASC to reach new audiences, foster community development, provide the highest-quality programming and demonstrate the importance of the arts as a component for quality of life in Alabama.
Theatre UAB presents “Vinegar Tom,” directed by Luke Harlan, Nov. 9-12 and Nov. 16-19Theatre UAB alumnus Luke Harlan, newly graduated from Yale School of Drama, returns to direct a provocative play that examines gender and power through the lens of the 17th century witchcraft trials in England.
UAB Arts in Medicine, The Red Barn offer free self-care and creativity day for female veterans Oct. 30Female veterans can enjoy a free, relaxing day of outdoor fun with horses, art and activities with UAB teaching artists and the staff and volunteers of The Red Barn.
- Event Date November 9
BASETRACK Live: true stories of Marines who served in Afghanistan, Nov. 13 at UABThe Alys Stephens Center show provides an intimate portrait of military families both during deployment and after. Noah Galloway, Dr. Richard E. Powers, Susan Robinson and Matt Bein will discuss the challenges of military service in a post-show panel.
- Event Date October 30
Author Dana Walrath to conclude first half of 2016-2017 UAB Writers’ SeriesAuthor Dana Walrath will present a workshop and book reading Oct. 28 at UAB’s Hill Student Center.
- Event Date November 13
Take a tango tour of Argentina with Estampas Porteñas on Nov. 6 at UAB’s Alys Stephens CenterThe Buenos Aires Tango Company, Estampas Porteñas, presents its newest production, “Deseos … Stories of Longing and Desire Told Through Argentine Tango and Music.”
- Event Date October 28
UAB Concert Choir, Opera and Chamber Singers to perform at Southside Baptist Church on Oct. 21The UAB Concert Choir, Opera and Chamber Singers will perform a program of choral works by American and English composers and a preview of the upcoming Department of Music production “Amahl and the Night Visitors.”
- Event Date November 6
Visiting artist McArthur Freeman II continues Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship lecture series Nov. 3For this free lecture, presented by the Department of Art and Art History, Freeman will discuss his most recent works, which combine three interrelated emerging technologies: digital sculpting, 3-D scanning and 3-D printing.
- Event Date October 21
New 2016-2017 UAB Piano Series: Eric Zuber on Oct. 23, a celebration with former students of Yakov Kasman on Feb. 12 and Esther Park on March 26For the first time, former students of Professor of Piano Yakov Kasman will join world-class pianists for this series, bookended by Eric Zuber and Esther Park.
- Event Date November 3
Bluegrass legends Del McCoury and David “Dawg” Grisman to perform Oct. 28 at UABThe Alys Stephens Center welcomes Del McCoury and David “Dawg” Grisman, who have been playing music together for decades. In 2012, they released “Hardcore Bluegrass,” a unique collection of bluegrass classics.
- Event Date October 23
National Association of Composers concert will include works, performances by UAB Music facultyDepartment of Music composer William Price wrote two works on the program. The UAB Chamber Trio featuring faculty Denise Gainey, James Zingara and Christopher Steele is among the performers.
- Event Date October 28
Theatre UAB presents classic American farce “You Can’t Take It With You,” Oct. 19-23In this zany, Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy, a wacky family finds their routine disrupted when a daughter brings her fiancé and his wealthy Wall Street family to dinner.
- Event Date October 15
Platform2 visual arts event at UAB’s 2300 Studios on Oct. 15 to benefit scholarshipsEnjoy student and alumni artist exhibitions, faculty- and student-led art demonstrations, a silent auction, and the chance to support student scholarships through art purchases.
- Event Date October 19
UAB’s Alys Stephens Center presents an evening with humorist and author David Sedaris on Oct. 23A longtime Alys Stephens Center favorite, David Sedaris is among the select performers chosen to return for the center’s celebratory 20th anniversary season.
- Event Date October 15
UAB introduces new venue on campus for Art faculty to showcase visual research and interdisciplinary workSee works by UAB Department of Art and Art History faculty on display, and enjoy monthly coffee breaks with presenting faculty at Workspace, located at the AEIVA.
- Event Date October 23
Self-published artist books and zines made by UAB students now part of Birmingham Museum of Art collectionBooks, objects and records within the Birmingham Museum of Art’s library inspired the content of the works, created by 11 Department of Art and Art History students.posted a while back 4017 viewsBlack Jacket Symphony to perform David Bowie exclusively at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center on Oct. 14Known for their incredible re-creations of some of classic rock’s biggest albums, Black Jacket Symphony will bring to life David Bowie’s seminal concept album “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.”
- Event Date October 3
Alys Stephens Center offers free GlobalFest adventures and an outdoor evening of dance and music with Tiempo LibreAlys Stephens Center’s GlobalFest offers free lectures at noon daily Oct. 3-5, and free Latin dance lessons and an outdoor concert and dance party with Tiempo Libre on Oct. 6.
- Event Date October 14
UAB’s Yakov Kasman to perform one of world’s most demanding piano works as soloist with Russian orchestraThe Saratov Philharmonic Orchestra has invited Yakov Kasman to perform Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 as a soloist to open its 70th concert season.posted a while back 1985 viewsStudent documentary on human trafficking to be screened Sept. 15
- Event Date October 6
The documentary “Human Trafficking in Birmingham” will be screened Thursday, Sept. 15, at 6:30 p.m. in Heritage Hall Room 102.
UAB’s AEIVA presents "Luis Cruz Azaceta: War and Other Disasters"The exhibition, presented by the UAB College of Arts and Sciences' Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, opens Sept. 9 with a free reception.
- Event Date September 15
- Event Date September 9
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