Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center

Since opening in 1996, the Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center has established itself as the center for arts and education in Birmingham. This state-of-the-art facility houses four superb performance venues, including the:

* 1,330-seat Jemison Concert Hall
* 350-seat proscenium-style Sirote Theatre
* 170-seat Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall
* Black-box Odess Theatre

Each of these venues allows you to experience the best in world, pop, jazz, classical, dance, theatre, and comedy in an up close and personal setting extremely rare in the realm of live performance. We strive to enhance your concert-going experience by offering opportunities to get closer to the arts through educational programs, meet the artist activities, and more.

Read more: Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center

The American Guild of Organists (AGO) is the national professional association serving the organ and choral music fields. The Guild serves approximately 20,000 members in 348 chapters throughout the United States, and in Europe, Korea and Argentina.

Founded in 1896 as both an educational and service organization, the Guild seeks to set and maintain high musical standards and to promote understanding and appreciation of all aspects of organ and choral music.

Under the leadership of the National Council, a network of volunteer committees and officials at the regional, district, and local levels directs the activities of the Guild. The AGO National Headquarters is in New York City where a full time staff supports and coordinates publication, administration, and development activities of the organization. For purposes of administration and representation, the Guild is divided into nine geographical regions, and each chapter is assigned to one of them.

 

Read more: American Guild of Organists, Birmingham Chapter

The non-profit Gulf Coast Blues Society was founded as a result of not only a passion for the Blues, but a result of having the blues. Much like the founders of Blues, the founder realized the healing powers of the music-the release, the expression, the energy-and decided to share the message with others along the Gulf coast. Our mission is to promote and preserve the history of Blues music through Blues in the Schools programs, Blues-related events in the area, and to promote awareness throughout the community.

Anyone in the Gulf Coast area who is interested in music, open to learning more about Blues music, as well as those already immersed in Blues and want to be 'in the know' about where to experience it live, will appreciate Gulf Coast Blues Society.

Source: http://www.gulfcoastbluessociety.org/index.html

Charity Music Inc is a 501(c)(3) all volunteer, nonprofit organization that provides Musical Instruments on loan, to individuals wishing to explore their hidden musical talents.

Our Mission is to help cultivate the next upcoming crop of young musicians.

We are conducting a major expansion throughout the State, and are in need of the following:

- Musical Instrument Drop Off Locations

- Community Service Volunteers

Source: http://www.charitymusic.org/alabama.html

Born in the Deep South, the blues incubated in the heat and hard times of Southern life, maturing for a century or more before gaining worldwide acceptance and popularity as an established musical genre. Many virtuoso blues performers never gained true public acceptance, and some have passed away unrecognized and unrecorded.

The Magic City Blues Society is a non-profit (501-C) organization founded on January 10, 1993.
The purposes of the society are:

(1) to encourage the performances of the blues;

(2) to encourage the preservation of the blues;

(3) to develop an appreciation of the blues within the community; and

(4) such other charitable civic, literary or cultural activities within the community consistent with the purposes stated above.

The blues is very much a part of Southern life and history, deserving recognition as a valid and historical folk art form.

Source: http://www.magiccityblues.org/index.php/

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