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The fun kicks off with Japanese dance troupe Enra on Oct. 18, followed by a three-day celebration featuring arts and culture from three countries each day Oct. 19-21. Cantina food truck will be on-site.

The memory play, a masterpiece of Irish dramatic literature set in rural Ireland in 1936, was picked for its five complex and strong female character roles for Theatre UAB students.



This majestic and mesmerizing troupe will perform at only 10 venues in the United States during its 2015 world tour — and Birmingham’s ASC is one. The group was featured on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” in Season 10.
With the Oakwood University Aeolians Choir and pianist Joel Martin, Battle will awe and inspire the audience with favorite spirituals. This is the only performance of this show in 2015.
UAB’s ASC will be led by Anna M. Thompson, who comes to UAB from Notre Dame after a national search.
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This year, Homecoming’s featured event is Hoops on the Haasephalt, featuring introductions of the men’s and women’s basketball teams, a 3-point shootout and dunk contest, announcement of the Mr. and Ms. UAB Scholarship Competition winners, and a fireworks show.
This is the duo’s second, back-by-popular-demand appearance at the ASC; performing together, these two master musicians weave duets of staggering virtuosity, creating mind-blowing magic.
The ArtPlay Parlor Series, presented by UAB’s Alys Stephens Center, features Young Concert Artists in the intimate setting of the historic ArtPlay House.
The duo will perform classic hits and songs from their latest album “One Lost Day.”
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Learn the art of improvisational comedy, comic book character creation, how to write a movie or play and more, through arts education classes at Artplay. Registration is now open, and classes begin Sept. 3.
Fourth installment of ASC’s The Essentials series to feature Latin jazz sounds of Poncho Sanchez and His Latin Jazz Band.
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The tribute concert will feature a dozen musicians from Birmingham and around the Southeast together for one night to honor King’s legacy of blues.

About half of American hospitals have some form of arts programming, usually art or music therapy. Now a growing number of medical centers — UAB Hospital is the first in Alabama — are implementing the more comprehensive AIM model.
Pedal steel guitarist Randolph’s prowess on guitar earned him a spot on Rolling Stone magazine’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” list.
Nolen’s song “Mend the Heart of Dixieland” was selected to win, while Clinton Babers II and his song “Here in Alabama” were chosen as second-place finalist and best live performance.
The gift will be used to create arts opportunities, including classes, tickets to performances and more, specifically for military veterans and their families.

Indigo Girls, Chick Corea and Béla Fleck, Kathleen Battle, Chris Thile, George Benson, and a season 6 sneak peek of “Downton Abbey” top the list for fall 2015 at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center.
UAB’s ArtPlay will join Project1VOICE and companies around the world in readings of the play on June 15 to preserve the legacy and tradition of American theater, especially of African-American playwrights.
ASC donors Mac Fairley and Jim Stroud have reserved a block of tickets to the June 7 show for veterans from the Birmingham VA Medical Center.
The Viva Health Starlight Gala benefits the programs and education initiatives of UAB’s Alys Stephens Center. Tickets are $125 and include a reception; VIP dinner packages also are available.
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