Shannon Thomason

Shannon Thomason

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

Don’t bah-humbug — join the Alys Stephens Center for a family-friendly adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic tale of one man’s journey to the meaning of the season. 

From drawing to 3-D design, African and Latin dance to bucket beats and improv, ArtPlay offers classes for every age, including pre-K, elementary/middle to high school, and adult.
Olatuja and her band will open the concert, and the UAB Gospel Choir will then join her in performing holiday-inspired songs. Olatuja also will lead a vocal master class with students in the choir. UAB students, employees, faculty and alumni may purchase $10 tickets.
More than 35 music students and guest performers will tell the story of shepherd boy Amahl, who sees an enormous star and is met with regal visitors bearing gifts. The production features a full set, orchestra, costumes and more.
For the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Human Rights Award celebration, Henry Panion III designed a showcase of Alabama artists and the legacy of the civil rights movement. Central to the production are selections and performing artists from guitarist Eric Essix’s new recording “This Train: The Gospel Sessions.”
Panelists for the Woodlawn event are Bob Corley, Clifford Kennon, Betsy Rogers, state Rep. Oliver Robinson and Marie Sutton.
Artist and designer Mehdi Saeedi will speak at 6 p.m. Nov. 15, in the AEIVA Hess Lecture Hall, and will work with graphic design students in the Department of Art and Art History.
Senior music major Aleksandra Kasman will represent Alabama in the MTNA Southern Division competition in January in Columbia, South Carolina.
Department of Art and Art History students will give performances on sound effects added to film and pair images of artworks from across the 20th century to 12 corresponding items from the Department of Theatre’s historical costume collection.
Tour the exhibition, enjoy refreshments, and hear music by Dmitri Shostakovich and Kurt Weill in this free collaboration by the Department of Music and the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts.
 
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