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Toby Keith

Toby Keith

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Oak Mountain Amphitheatre

Toby Keith Covel, best known as Toby Keith, is an American country music singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor. Keith released his first four studio albums—1993's Toby Keith, 1994's Boomtown, 1996's Blue Moon and 1997's Dream Walkin', plus a Greatest Hits package.

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Paratus 14:50 Screening

Paratus 14:50 Screening

Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center in Birmingham, AL

Alabama Public Television and the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center are proud to host a free screening of the new documentary, PARATUS 14:50. PARATUS 14:50 explores the never-before-told story of the United States Coast Guard’s swift and lifesaving response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The story focuses on Coast Guard air rescues carried out by Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans and Coast Guard Aviation Training Center, Mobile across southern Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi – the greatest single rescue operation in our nation’s history. Filmmaker Kaitlin Smith will be on hand to answer audience questions.

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Chick Corea & Bela Fleck in Concert

Chick Corea & Bela Fleck in Concert

Friday, October 02, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center

Chick Corea & Béla Fleck, two master songwriters, musicians, and band leaders meet in a historic duet of piano and banjo. The Grammy-winning duet combine Corea and Fleck’s classic tunes with the music from their Grammy-winning album The Enchantment! With a mix of jazz and pop standards, crossing a myriad of genres, from jazz, bluegrass, rock, flamenco and gospel, this will be a casual, intimate evening with two legends from different musical worlds.

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Kathleen Battle in Concert

Kathleen Battle in Concert

Friday, October 16, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center

Kathleen Deanna Battle is an American operatic light lyric soprano known for her distinctive vocal range and tone.

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Celtic Woman

Celtic Woman

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Montgomery Performing Arts Center

Global music sensation Celtic Woman brings its 10th Anniversary World Tour across North America in 2015. The enchanting musical experience features Celtic Woman performing a treasure chest of traditional Irish, classical and contemporary favorites in the group’s unforgettable signature style. The 10th Anniversary World Tour features four sublimely gifted Irish women - three angelic vocalists and dazzling Celtic violinist accompanied by a full band, bagpipers, and Irish dancers whose talent and charisma bring a fresh fusion to centuries of musical and cultural tradition.

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Mannheim Steamroller Christmas 2015

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas 2015

Friday, November 13, 2015 at 8 PM

Dothan Civic Center

Perhaps the moment when Mannheim Steamroller achieved mainstream success was when they released their first Christmas album in 1984 “Mannheim Steamroller Christmas”. The album was the band’s first to make it on the Billboard 200 album chart and it has been certified 6x Platinum by the RIAA. The songs on the album were almost all traditional Christmas songs presented in a synthpop oriented way and the album is one of the best selling Christmas albums in the US. In 1988 the group released “A Fresh Aire Christmas”, which followed the tradition of their symphonic pop presentation. This album surpassed their first Christmas album in sales and is one of the best selling Christmas albums of all time.

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Events Around Alabama

Saturday 8 August 2015 at 10:00 AM

Snakes and Spiders Of Little River Canyon National Preserve

National Park Ranger Larry Beane will present “Snakes and Spiders of Little River Canyon National Preserve” at 10 AM at the Little River Canyon Center on August 8, 2015. Many visitors ask about the snakes and spiders because they are afraid of them. This one-hour program will teach visitors to recognize the beneficial snakes and spiders in and around the park. Visitors may learn the dangerous species as well. Snakes and spiders are both predators, playing an important part in controlling pesky species that bother humans. Visitors will learn about the habitats and lives of the park’s snakes and spiders. They are beautifully colored, and the patterns can tell you how dangerous or helpful they might be to you. Ranger Beane wants to help people understand these magnificent creatures to help protect them. Although people tell stories of encounters with snakes in the park, there have been very few reported snake or spider bites in the park. “You are about ten times more likely to be killed by lightning than a venomous snake bite in the United States. The best idea is leaving them alone. Knowledge and respect for these animals will keep you safe. The only snake bites I remember in 20 years at the park have been from people messing with a snake” Beane said. National Park Superintendent Steve Black and Canyon Center Director Pete Conroy invite the public to come out and enjoy the free event. For more information, call (256)845-9605. You can follow our updates and find park pictures on Facebook at “lirinps”. Post your pictures of the park with #FindYourPark and join us in our Find Your Park Campaign. So go, get out, and "Find Your Park!” For more information on “Find Your Park,” go to, #findyourpark, or #nationalparks.

Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Robert Randolph at Alys Stephens

Robert Randolph & The Family Band are bringing their intense, good-time funk, and brilliant pedal steel guitar playing to the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center. 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!

Friday, August 21, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Rickie Lee Jones at Alys Stephens

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. Her latest album and first new music in over a decade, The Other Side of Desire was written, recorded, and rooted in New Orleans. "This work is inspired by many years of sitting with all the events of my life until I had something to paint with. I came to New Orleans to write and to live a different way than what I have known on the West Coast .. Here is another record then, made of my imagination, and whatever else that has no words, using the clay of this place and the shapes of my eyes to form some kind of picture of my life, or my heart, that I alone can understand, and hopefully that others can enjoy."

Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 7:00 PM

The Essentials, Vol. 4 Latin Jazz featuring Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band

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. Get your tickets now for an evening of colorful, rousing entertainment and fascinating music education guaranteed to enrich and enliven the experience even more.

Saturday, 19 September, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Recovery with Style Fashion Show

On September 19th 2015, at 6pm Pearson Hall will present the event "Recovery with Style Fashion Show and Silent Auction. The event will be held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center in the South Meeting room G. Tickets for the event are $25 for adults, and $10 for children. Please join us for an evening of fun, fashion and food as we celebrate National Recovery Month. All proceeds will benefit, Pearson Hall, Zukoski Center and Olivia's House. Fashions are provided by Adrienne's Essentials.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Indigo Girls at Alys Stephens

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.On September 23, you'll have an opportunity to take a walk down memory lane as the duo treats you to old favorites like "Closer to Fine" and "Galileo," and introduces you to new classics from their June 2015 release, One Lost Day. We hope you will join us for this memorable musical treat.

Friday, September 25, 2015 at 7:00 PM

ARTPLAY Parlor Series featuring young concert artist Gleb Ivanov, Pianist

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. Ivanov was a protégé of Mstislav Rostropovich, appearing as soloist under the famous maestro with the Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonic. Ivanov performs a wide range of concerto repertoire, from Mozart to Rachmaninoff and has appeared with orchestras throughout Europe and the U.S. Ivanov won First Prize in the 2005 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. He was recognized by the Jack Romann Special Artists Fund of YCA and made his New York debut in 2006 at Carnegie's Zankel Hall and his Washington, DC debut at the Kennedy Center. In recognition of impressive career achievement, Ivanov was awarded the Michaels Award of Young Concert Artists, which brought his Lincoln Center recital debut at Alice Tully Hall.

October 19 - 21, 2015

GlobalFest at Alys Stephens

Visit the lobbies of UAB's Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center on October 19, 20, and 21 for FREE hour-long celebrations of art and culture! GlobalFest will feature three free lunchtime events. MON,OCT 19 » The Japanese Arts of Origami & Music: Create and learn about the delicate art of origami and listen/learn about Japanese music. TUES, OCT 20 » Hindu Temples: Discover the Secrets in Stone Journey to the temples of India and uncover the mysteries hiddenin the ancient architecture. WED, OCT 21 » Celebrate Día de los Muertos - Day of the Dead: Learn about the rich traditions and culture of this fascinating Mexican holiday.

Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015

Huntsville Walk to Defeat ALS

The Huntsville Walk to Defeat ALS is just around the corner and we need your help. ALS - the disease that stole Lou Gehrig's life - steals more than 30,000 American lives every year. Please join us on Saturday, October 31st at 10 am in the heart of Research Park at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. Gather your family and friends to walk together in the fight against ALS followed by a picnic style celebration. Registration is free and easy -go to or call 800.664.1242.

August 5-6, 2015

Give Us The Ballot

A Conference Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Signing of the 1965 Voting Rights Act

September 12, 2015 - 9am-12pm

Read and Romp

FREE event for families with children ages 3-5 with free children's books, games and fun!

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