Alys Stephens Center announces new event season

By on July 2, 2014
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The fall semester is just around the corner and this season the ASC is show casing a mix of talent ranging from Birmingham’s own backyard and beyond. Here’s just a taste of what’s to come:

  • July 10: Rock group The Baseball Project will take you to the ballpark with a night of music devoted to one of America’s most popular pastimes. Their newest album 3RD, released in March, showcases tracks about famous players Babe Ruth, Henry Aaron, Cy Young and other lesser known players like Atlanta Braves pitcher, Pascual Perez. Tickets are $29.50.
  • July 17Ruben Studdard returns to The Magic City, along with Grammy Award winner Lalah Hathaway, for a night of soul and R&B. Daughter of music legend Donny Hathaway, Lalah is considered the “first daughter of soul.” Studdard released his sixth album, Unconditional Love, in February. Tickets are $61.50, $52.50 and $43.50.
  • August 14Grammy Award winning, singer, songwriter and guitarist Boz Scaggs will bring a night of rock, jazz, blues and R&B to the ASC. He released his most recent album, Memphis, in 2013 which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Blues Chart. Tickets are $74.50, $65.50 and $55.50.
  • August 19-22: The ASC will present the US premiere of EarFilms’ To Sleep To Dream: a truly innovative presentation in which listeners are blindfolded and must use their imaginations to create the world that they hear. Although it will start at 6p.m. and run continuously throughout the night, only 90 seats are available for each performance. Tickets are $21.
  • August 28: The UAB Cultural Corridor, ASC, Department of Art and Art History and the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts will premiere their first joint project with “Magic Chromacity;” giant art installations on 10th Avenue South will allow the buildings to “speak” to each other. The piece is to be created by Amanda Browder and various other Birmingham residents and it will be on display through September 5th.
  • August 26: Three time Grammy Award winner Keb’ Mo’ will perform along with G. Love & Special Sauce. Mo’ released his new album, BLUESAmericana, in April. G. Love & Special Sauce released their 20th anniversary album, Sugar, seeing the return of Jeff “Jimi Jazz” Prescott in April as well. Tickets are $68.50, $58.50 and $48.50.
  • September 26: The ASC will continue its original series, The Essentials hosted by UAB Artist-in-Residence, Eric Essixwith and will feature eleven time Grammy nominee jazz saxophonist, Kirk Whalum. The evening will focus on the age of swing music with Essixwith providing a history of swing during the first half and Whalum performing during the latter half.
  • October 16The Grammy Award winning duo Mary Mary, sisters Erica and Tina Campbell, will bring their chart-topping music to the ASC. Their most recent album Go Get It, a greatest hits compilation, was released in 2012. Tickets are $68.50, $59.50 and $49.50.

For tickets and more information, call 205-975-2787 or visit www.AlysStephens.org.

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