A FREE 3-DAY ASC WORLD ADVENTURE
» NOVEMBER 12 - 14 «
THE MAJESTY OF AFRICAN ART
Wednesday, NOVEMBER 12 » Noon
Featuring Dr. Emily G. Hanna, Curator of the Arts of Africa of the Birmingham Museum of Art » Journey to Africa with Dr. Hanna and capture the spirit of African art. She will bring pieces of African art from the Birmingham Museum of Art for display and discussion. Each piece tells a unique story and with each story, comes a new discovery.
A TOUCH OF TANGO
Thursday, NOVEMBER 13 » Noon
Featuring UAB’s Drs. Sara Alvarez and Roswell Pfister. » These famed UAB dancing doctors have been performing since childhood, have tangoed around the world, and are versed in other dance forms such as vintage, ragtime, Latin and Standard International partner dancing. However, their passion is Argentine Tango. Don’t miss their captivating lunchtime performance!
EGYPT: A VIEW FROM ABOVE
Thursday, NOVEMBER 13 » 5:45pm
Featuring Dr. Sarah Parcak, Director of the Laboratory of Global Research at UAB. » Learn how and why Egyptologist Dr. Sarah Parcak’s research has reinvigorated exploration for ancient sites throughout the Middle East. Dr. Parcak, a National Geographic Fellow and 2012 TED Fellow, will discuss how she uses satellite imagery to identify ancient sites around the world.
SOUNDS OF IRELAND
Friday, NOVEMBER 14 » Noon
Featuring Russell Hopper, Master Irish fiddle player » The centuries-old tradition of Irish music continues to be an important aspect of daily Irish life despite the increasing modern day cultural influences. Hopper’s program explores the core of Irish traditional music and its role in modern Irish culture. This program features an Irish fiddle performance (along with other instruments native to Ireland) and interactive discussion.
» Join the ASC for invigorating lunch time/evening lectures and
grab a bite from local food trucks. «
» LOWER LOBBY OF ASC «
They’ve rocked some of the biggest stages in the business. Finally, Robert Randolph & The Family Band are bringing
their intense, good-time funk, and brilliant pedal steel guitar playing to the ASC. » First, let’s talk guitar. Randolph’s
unprecedented prowess on his instrument garnered him a spot on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”
list. Rolling Stone called the group “one of the most intense live acts in all of jamdom,” making their appearance at the ASC one that should not be missed. Robert Randolph & The Family Band will be a show that will have you dancing in your seat!
The ASC is honored to host a tribute to one of the greatest guitarists and musicians of all time as we pay homage to B.B. King. Over a dozen musicians from Birmingham and around the Southeast region are coming together for one night to honor the blues legend in this free concert. Join Elnora Spencer, Ona Watson, Chad Fisher, CeCe Phillips, Sean Michael Ray, PJ Spraggins, Joseph Stallworth, Joey Sommerville, Marc Phillips and GrooveDaddy, Microwave Dave, Norris Jones, Tim Boykin, and UAB's Artist-in-Residence, Eric Essix.
Finally. Rickie Lee Jones is coming back to Birmingham! The ASC is thrilled to present the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter for an evening of musical reminiscing and exploration. Jones exploded onto the pop scene in 1979 and has made a career of fearlessly experimenting with her sound and persona over 15 critically acclaimed albums. A cultural phenomenon, she graced the cover of Rolling Stone twice in two years, and performed an unprecedented three songs during her second appearance on “Saturday Night Live.” Her latest album and first new music in over a decade, The Other Side of Desire was written, recorded, and rooted in New Orleans.
Hosted by UAB Artist-in-Residence Eric Essix, The Essentials is the ASC’s innovative series devoted to honoring the rich history of jazz. The fourth installment will explore the complex, multinational musical fusion known as Latin jazz. » The evening begins with a survey of the history of Latin jazz, the music, and the artists — led by Essix and legendary percussionist Poncho Sanchez. » The second set features Grammy-winner Sanchez with his fragments of Latin jazz, swing, bebop, salsa, and other infectious grooves colliding and churning in a fiery swirl with dazzling results.
If you were in college during the 1980s, you probably saw the Indigo Girls in some small, smoke-filled basement pub and were convinced you’d stumbled into folk duet heaven. More than 30 years later, those two Georgia ladies with their husky voices and intimate, poignant lyrics are still going strong. While most artists who launched their careers in the 1980s have slipped from our collective memory, the Indigo Girls are still writing and recording, championing a number of social and environmental causes, and filling halls with devoted, multi-generational audiences.
The ASC is proud to treat our patrons to Gleb Ivanov, an internationally accomplished young pianist The New York Times said “is a cut above the usual, a young super-virtuoso, with musical sensitivity and an appreciation of style to go with the thunder and lightning.” As a young man in Russia, Ivanov was a protégé of Mstislav Rostropovich, appearing as soloist under the famous maestro with the Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonic.