October 09, 2014
With backgrounds in modern jazz, new music and bluegrass, Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge explore the worlds of improvisation and composition.
September 04, 2014
Hosted by UAB Artist-in-Residence Eric Essix, “The Essentials” combines education and entertainment in one stage show that spotlights an internationally acclaimed jazz artist alongside Birmingham’s talented jazz musicians.
Registration is open now for ArtPlay’s fall session, with a variety of arts education classes for all ages set to begin Sept. 2.
Each season, the Alys Stephens Center searches for innovative artists, curates unique events and enlists talented musicians to create memorable experiences for Birmingham audiences.
This season see Lalah Hathaway and Ruben Studdard, Boz Scaggs, Duquette Johnston, the Hendrix Experience, Keb’ Mo’, Mary Mary, Trombone Shorty, Kirk Whalum, Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge, and more.
ArtPlay and The Acting Studios will present “Th’ Burning: A Play with Music” June 12-15 in UAB’s Alys Stephens Center. It recounts the violence and bus burning in Anniston, Alabama, on Mother’s Day in 1961.
Artist Amanda Browder will Skype in from New York for community sewing days May 9 and June 30 as the huge fabric installation is created.
Birmingham will let its light shine even brighter this year as Light Dreams returns, with jaw-dropping digital projections, live music and out-of-this-world interactive art installations.
April 04, 2014
Young Concert Artist Ji will perform as part of the Patty McDonald ArtPlay Parlor Series and will present a free school show for students at Advent Episcopal School.
Huntsville's Shelly Colvin has replaced Holly Williams as the opening act for American country and folk singer-songwriter John Prine when he performs for the first time at the ASC.
The public is invited to help create the large fabric works that will be installed on the Alys Stephens Center and Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts.
March 05, 2014
While at UAB, Ailey II dancers will perform a free ArtPlay school show, with a demonstration by students in the ASC/Ailey II seasonlong residency.
February 04, 2014
In addition to the Drops’ debut performance at the ASC, ArtPlay will present a free master class with the group for music students at 3 p.m.
January 22, 2014
Songwriters are invited to help the Alys Stephens Center celebrate The Magic City with ASC Commissions Birmingham, a contest looking for original songs about Birmingham.
January 22, 2014
The evening’s program will include selections by Jacob Weinberg, Camille Saint-Saens, Robert Schumann, Marius Constant and Paul Schoenfield.
December 18, 2013
Kuleshov will perform a program of works by Bach, Scarlatti, Tchaikovsky, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff and Liszt.
December 18, 2013
A $10,000 grant will support a public performance and two outreach programs conducted by Ailey II through ArtPlay.
December 11, 2013
As artist-in-residence, he will continue to represent UAB as an ambassador for the arts and serve as a mentor to young people who have an interest in the arts.
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November 21, 2013
New this season: Robert Cray, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Taj Mahal, Ailey II, John Prine, Light Dreams II and Steve Martin with Edie Brickell.
November 20, 2013
Join the fuzzy canine residents of Dogtown for four shows as they learn the true meaning of the season when a cat moves into town.