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Bavarian Philharmonic with Orion Weiss on piano, Alys Stephens Center

This talented group has come a long way to entertain you at the Alys Stephens Center located on the UAB campus at 1200 10th Ave. South. Here’s a description of the group courtesy of ASC:

Comprised of elite musicians from the Berlin and Munich Philharmonics and the Munich, Stuttgart and Hamburg Operas, this ensemble is known for the amazing range of their repertoire. Pianist Orion Weiss, winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, recently performed with the Israel Phil conducted by Itzhak Perlman and made his European debut in Paris.

Cost: $28-62, students $10

And they’re STILL undefeated

That’s right, the BSC Panthers won their first football game since 1939 against Mississippi College 41-13 at Legion Field on Thursday evening.

Click here for an interactive recap of tonight’s game. (We don’t know how long the stats will be available, so you may want to check soon).

BSC Football: Undefeated since 1939

Bsc Football LogoOf course the main reason that they can say that is because they haven’t played a collegiate athletic association-sanctioned game since then. The streak is in jeopardy this evening when the Birmingham Southern College Panthers begin their 2007 season at 6 p.m. against Mississippi College at historic Legion Field.

There was a great deal of debate when the move from NCAA Division I to Division III athletics was announced; what went unnoticed was the conversation that occurred nationally after that decision was made. One of the more interesting commentaries came from respected sports writer and NPR contributor Frank Deford. Click here to hear Mr. Deford’s commentary filed this winter about some of the unexpected results of the move.

ASC Season Kickoff Party, Alys Stephens Center

The Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. South, is kicking off it’s 11th season with a dance party in … the lobby. Apparently it was so much fun last year, they decided to make it an annual event. Along with music from the hot Latin band Tiempo Libre, there will be door prizes, food, cash bar and much more. Get the lowdown and buy tickets here. Cost: $25, students $10**

And that’s not all. There’s a pre-show party at 6 p.m. for the ASC Social Club in the new Haskell Courtyard featuring Latin dance lessons, tapas and mojito specials plus you get two drink tickets. Cost: Free for Social Club members, $10 for everyone else.

**FYI, if you order your tickets online, use the promotion code ASCPresents for 20 percent off. Or if you buy them over the phone or in person, mention Latinsoul Productions, the guys in charge of the pre-show party, for the same deal.

Breaking News: Water main break delays ASC Social Club event

Apparently this morning’s huge water main break at UAB is causing issues for the Alys Stephens Center. They don’t have water, meaning no bathrooms or air conditioning. As a result they’ve rescheduled tonight’s ASC Social Club Goes Bollywood event for Wednesday, August 29th from 6 to 8 p.m.

So if you’re not planning to join us for our launch party/fundraiser that evening, please consider heading over to the ASC for bellydancers, great food, Bollywood movies, cold drinks, and fun people – plus water, bathrooms, and air conditioning!

ASC Social Club goes Bollywood, Alys Stephens Center

UAB’s Alys Stephens Center gets a chance to show off its new Haskell Courtyard to the public during this ASC Social Club event. Geared towards young professionals, the event will feature bellydancers courtesy of Zivah Saphira, music, Bollywood movies, Indian food courtesy of Taj India, a cash bar and, of course, prizes!

Cost: ASC Social Club Members get in with their membership (plus, you get two drink tickets) $10 for the general public or you can join the Social Club at the event and just pay the membership price. You may call the ASC for more information at 205.975.ARTS or you can visit their website for tickets.

Event webpage

UAB hosts computer-security workshop for small business

UAB will host a computer security workshop for small businesses 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20 in the UAB Hill University Center Alumni Auditorium, 1400 University Boulevard.

Richard Kissel, a computer specialist with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will show participants how they can define information security for their organizations. He will identify common types of threats, discuss best practices and procedures and examine technologies used in reducing information-security vulnerabilities.

The seminar is sponsored by the NIST, the Small Business Administration and the FBI, with the assistance of the InfraGard Chapter of Birmingham and the UAB departments of Justice Sciences and Computer & Information Sciences.

Registration is free, but space is limited. To register, contact Susan Baxter at 290-7101, extension 228, or at For more information, visit the NIST Web site at