Since opening in 1996, UAB’s Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center has established itself as the center for arts and education in Birmingham and the premier performing arts center of the South, presenting fun, fabulous shows by the world’s best artists and offering arts education for all ages.

The university will celebrate “UAB Loves ASC Week” Feb. 8-13, with ticket giveaways, discounts for the UAB family and fun, diverse events and performances. The celebration weekend includes performances by Three Dog Night on Friday, Feb. 12, the ASC Kids’ Club Black History Month presentation “Extraordinary Americans Who Happen to be...” and the Soweto Gospel Choir, both on Saturday, Feb. 13.

On Monday, Feb. 8, to kick off the celebration, UAB faculty, staff and students who write about their ASC experiences at will be entered in a contest to win a free pair of tickets to all three shows presented that weekend.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, register to win tickets to ASC events, meet the ASC staff and find out about upcoming performances at four locations on campus:
• Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the North and West pavilions
• Wednesday, Feb. 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the UAB Administration Building
• Wednesday, Feb. 10 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the UAB Recreation Center.

Everyone who enters at one of these locations will be eligible to win prizes, including pairs of tickets to every show presented by the ASC this winter and spring.

Spotlight performances
The legendary Three Dog Night will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12. This beloved group has sold more records and concert tickets and achieved more Top 40 hits – 21 – than almost any other act. Their hits include songs like “Mama Told Me (Not to Come),” “Joy to the World,” “Shambala,” and “One.” Ticketholders can enjoy a free “Baby Boomers” themed bash at 7 p.m. before the show.

UAB faculty and staff will receive a 10 percent discount for the ASC Kids’ Club celebration of Black History Month, “Extraordinary Americans Who Happen to be...” with shows at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13. In this original ASC production, the ASC Youth Ensemble will present historical events through song, dance and original monologues. Tickets are $8.

All UAB faculty and staff will receive a 20 percent discount on tickets to see the vibrant and uplifting Soweto Gospel Choir perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13. Ticketholders also will hear a concert by the Birmingham Magic City Boys Choir in the upper lobby at 7 p.m. The ASC also will offer $10 student rush tickets to the Soweto Gospel choir show all week.

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