Shannon Thomason

Shannon Thomason

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Arts events, art and art history, music, student life, theatre
Panion’s arrangements of the works “People Get Ready,” “This May Be the Last Time,” “Amazing Grace” and “If I Had a Hammer” will be performed in concert June 6.

Indigo Girls, Chick Corea and Béla Fleck, Kathleen Battle, Chris Thile, George Benson, and a season 6 sneak peek of “Downton Abbey” top the list for fall 2015 at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center.
“FOCUS I: IDENTIFIED” will feature a selection of works by contemporary artists from the collection of Jim Sokol and Lydia Cheney, major cutting-edge contemporary collectors in Birmingham.
Seven Department of Art and Art History students drew silhouette portraits of each child and invited them to fill the silhouettes with color, then printed the final artwork onto canvas.
ASC donors Mac Fairley and Jim Stroud have reserved a block of tickets to the June 7 show for veterans from the Birmingham VA Medical Center.

The ASC asked musicians for original songs about Alabama for the competition, and six finalists were chosen from 45 submissions. Now they will perform live at a free festival that is all about Alabama.

Kasman will perform the little-known masterpiece, which is extremely difficult, with the country’s leading orchestra and conductor, Volodymyr Sirenko.

This display of the Civil Rights photographs of Spider Martin and Peter Magubane at the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts explores images of American segregation and South African apartheid.

Many students successfully complete the music technology program; but only a select few also complete the AVID certification training, and even fewer attain certification.

Kasman’s other recent wins include the  National Federation of Music Clubs Student/Collegiate Auditions, LaGrange Symphony Young Artist Concerto Competition, and AMTA State College Concerto and Solo Performance auditions.
 
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