Shannon Thomason

Shannon Thomason

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Arts events, art and art history, music, student life, theatre

See some of guitar rock’s most respected artists Sept. 25 as they pay homage to Jimi Hendrix, one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time.

The Honors College welcomed 375 incoming freshmen from 21 states and the U.K. The students’ average GPA is 41 and average ACT is 30.

“Decoding a Hindu Temple: Royalty and Religion in the Iconographic Program of the Virupaksha Temple, Pattadakal” interprets the visual images and symbols of the temple.

Free one-hour concerts will take place every first Thursday, and will kick off Sept. 4 in the University Hospital atrium.

Artist, art historian and curator Nzewi will lecture on “The Dak’Art Biennial and 20th Century Black Cultural Politics of Visibility.”

Established by Birmingham artist Amy Pleasant, Rapid Fire Birmingham gathers the city’s creative professionals for informal presentations, idea sharing and creative conversation.

This Sept. 12 performance will bring together Johnston’s rock band with orchestral musicians, forming the largest band the artist has performed with to date.

An exploration of race, a student’s original take on women and war, a stimulating study of hysteria, the annual short play fest, and a heart “felt” Tony Award-winning comedy are in store this season.

The Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center and Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts will be adorned with vast artworks created from recycled and donated fabric.

From free student, alumni and faculty recitals to guest artist performances, the UAB Department of Music offers something for every taste.

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