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Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center

Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center
Address 1200 10th Ave South
Location Birmingham, Alabama
Owner University of Alabama at Birmingham
Operator University of Alabama at Birmingham
Type Performing arts center
Capacity Jemison Concert Hall: 1,330
Sirote Theatre: 350
Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall: 170
Odess Theatre: 150
Opened 1996 (1996)
Alabama Symphony Orchestra
UAB Department of Music
UAB Department of Theatre

The Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center (ASC) is a performing arts facility located on the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). It hosts over 250,000 people for more than 300 diverse events annually. The ASC is the center for entertainment and arts education in Birmingham and Central Alabama. The facility houses four performance venues, including the 1,330-seat Jemison Concert Hall, the 350-seat Sirote Theatre, the intimate 170-seat Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall, and the black-box Odess Theatre.

The ASC hosts a wide variety of events each year, in every field of artistic endeavor, from classical music, to jazz, to theatre and visual arts. Jazz programming offered by the ASC has included Birmingham Music Club and the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame to present concerts and educational programs, such as the Fun With Jazz Educational Program.

The Alys Stephens Center is also a venue for live recordings, including "Gospel Goes Classical," produced by UAB music professor Henry Panion, and "UAB SuperJazz, Featuring Ellis Marsalis," co-produced by Henry Panion and former UAB Director of Jazz Ensembles, Ray Reach.

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