An Evening with Rickey Smiley

Birmingham native and local favorite Rickey Smiley returns to the ASC with an evening of hilarious stand-up (as himself) and sketch comedy – as his most outrageously funny character yet, Minister Joe Willie. Known for making millions laugh for 20- plus years as a comedian, TV host, and nationally syndicated radio personality, Smiley has taken the world by storm with his unique blend of comedy and originality. With the distinct ability to take everyday observations and turn them into comedic gold, he is a standout in the entertainment world and one of the few "clean" comics among the upper echelon of contemporary stand-up acts. He is the only comedian who has had the honor of hosting BET's Comic View for two seasons. In 2007, Smiley became host of the Atlanta-based Rickey Smiley Morning Show, reaching more than 60 radio markets nationwide. He has released eight comedy CDs featuring hilarious prank phone calls, church announcements, and parodies. In addition, Smiley released his DVD special, Open Casket Sharp, which premiered on BET in fall 2011 and debuted at No. 1 on iTunes. He also co-created The Rickey Smiley Show, a sitcom airing on cable and satellite channel TV One, which stars Smiley in a role loosely based on his own life. It also stars former ArtPlay student and Make It Happen Performing Ensemble alumna Ajona Alexus. Smiley's show at the ASC is sure to be a sellout, so get your tickets early!
 

Performances

  • Friday, October 25, 2013 · 8 PM
    A: $63.50 · B: $53.50 · C: $41.50

Venue

  • Jemison Concert Hall

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The Music of John Williams from the Movies of Steven Spielberg
Saturday 5/02
The Music of John Williams from the Movies of Steven Spielberg 05/02/2015
$14.00, 27.00, 39.50, 57.00, 70.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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The Music of John Williams from the movies of Steven Spielberg
Sat, May 2, 2015 : 8 pm
Christopher Confessore, conductor
The ASO Chorus
Samford University’s Wright Center
Experience the magic of music and cinema created by two great maestros of the movies, Steven Spielberg and John Williams, with film scores conducted by the ASO’s own maestro, Christopher Confessore, and featuring the ASO Chorus.

Steve Winwood
Saturday 5/02
Steve Winwood 05/02/2015
$81.50, 95.50, 109.50
SHOW 8:00pm
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For more than four decades, Steve Winwood has remained a primary figure in rock ‘n’ roll, a respected innovator who has helped to create some of the genre’s most celebrated achievements. Winwood burst into prominence in 1963 with the Spencer Davis Group and since that time his celebrated skills as a composer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist have developed an impressive catalog of popular music. Throughout the 1960’s and 1970’s, Winwood found success, including co-founding the popular British-group Traffic and creative partnerships with Cream guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker. » 1977’s solo debut Steve Winwood signaled a bold new artistic direction, with landmark solo albums including the Grammy Award winning Back In The High Life and Roll With It. Winwood’s solo career has yielded a rich catalog of popular songs including “Back In The High Life,” “When You See A Chance,” “Valerie,” and “Higher Love”.

Julia Bullock
Thursday 5/07
Julia Bullock 05/07/2015
$, 20.00, 30.40, 33.18, 37.50
SHOW 7:00pm
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Winner of the 2014 Naumburg International Vocal Competition and the 2012 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, soprano Julia Bullock has been hailed by The New York Times as an “impressive, fast-rising soprano … poised for a significant career.” » Bullock has performed the title roles in the Juilliard Opera productions of Massenet’s Cendrillon and Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen, to rave reviews. » This season, she reprises the title role in Henry Purcell’s The Indian Queen, directed by Peter Sellars at the Perm Opera House, and at English National Opera. » In 2013, she made her San Francisco Symphony debut in West Side Story, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas; an album of the concert is available on the orchestra’s label. » She is pursuing her Artist Diploma with Edith Bers at The Juilliard School.

Brahms Symphony No. 1
Friday 5/08
Brahms Symphony No. 1 05/08/2015
$24.00, 34.00, 49.00, 69.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Brahms Symphony No. 1
Andreas Delfs, conductor
Jeremy Denk, piano

Fri & Sat, May 8 & 9, 2015 : 8 p.m.

BRAHMS: Tragic Overture, op. 81
BARTOK: Piano Concerto No. 3
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, op. 68
Continuing the tradition of crowd-pleasing piano concertos, Bartók's remarkable piece features driving rhythms and hammered chords softened by folksy charm and wit.

Saturday 5/09
ASYO Spring Concert 05/09/2015
$7.00, 10.00, 15.00
SHOW 2:00pm
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Brahms Symphony No. 1
Saturday 5/09
Brahms Symphony No. 1 05/09/2015
$24.00, 34.00, 49.00, 69.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Brahms Symphony No. 1
Andreas Delfs, conductor
Jeremy Denk, piano

Fri & Sat, May 8 & 9, 2015 : 8 p.m.

BRAHMS: Tragic Overture, op. 81
BARTOK: Piano Concerto No. 3
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, op. 68
Continuing the tradition of crowd-pleasing piano concertos, Bartók's remarkable piece features driving rhythms and hammered chords softened by folksy charm and wit.

Dr. John
Saturday 5/16
Dr. John 05/16/2015
$45.50, 54.50, 63.50
SHOW 8:00pm
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Join us for MARDI GRAS in MAY as we present a true icon of American culture, the incomparable Dr. John. This performance will feature a career retrospective including his biggest hits as well as music from his most recent release, The Spirit of the Satch, Dr. John’s tribute to the late Louis Armstrong. » Dr. John’s musical career began in the 1950s when he wrote and played guitar on some of the greatest records to come out of the Crescent City, including recordings by Professor Longhair, Art Neville, Joe Tex, and Frankie Ford. A legend was born with his breakthrough 1968 album Gris-Gris, introducing to the world his unique blend of voodoo mysticism, funk, rhythm & blues, psychedelic rock, and Creole roots.

Coffee Concert: Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2
Friday 5/29
Coffee Concert: Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 05/29/2015
$19.00, 27.00, 33.00
SHOW 11:00am
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Rachmaninoff
Symphony No. 2
Fri, May 29, 2015 | 11 a.m.
Michael Morgan, conductor
RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No. 2

Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2
Friday 5/29
Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 05/29/2015
$24.00, 34.00, 49.00, 69.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2
Fri & Sat, May 29 & 30, 2015 : 8 pm
Michael Morgan, conductor
Conrad Tao, piano
PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 3
RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No. 2
Few symphonies are as lush, stormy, and defiantly emotional as Rachmaninoff’s Second, with its hypnotic, long-limbed themes and minor key harmonies.

Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2
Saturday 5/30
Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 05/30/2015
$24.00, 34.00, 49.00, 69.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2
Fri & Sat, May 29 & 30, 2015 : 8 pm
Michael Morgan, conductor
Conrad Tao, piano
PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 3
RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No. 2
Few symphonies are as lush, stormy, and defiantly emotional as Rachmaninoff’s Second, with its hypnotic, long-limbed themes and minor key harmonies.