Shannon Thomason

Shannon Thomason

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(205) 975-8858

Arts events, art and art history, music, student life, theatre
The UAB Collegiate Recovery Community will host an open house from 4-6 p.m. Jan. 12, and a Recovery Conference from noon-10 p.m. Feb. 11.

Angel will take over a small gallery as workspace to create the large lobby installation “Facing the Hyperstructure” in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences’ Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, with assistance from AEIVA staff and Department of Art and Art History students.

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by Wynton Marsalis, features 15 of the best soloists, ensemble players and arrangers in jazz music today. The Alys Stephens Center will also offer a special pre-performance dinner and A-level seating ticket package.
A free opening reception is planned for 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20. In addition to his exhibition, Nader will meet with UAB photography students for a group critique that will be followed by a free, public gallery talk, scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, March 3.
In its new program, “Jelly, Rags and Monk,” featuring jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut, the group embraces a range of composers, from Jelly Roll Morton to Thelonious Monk, a genius of the modern jazz era.
AEIVA will present a free screening of the film "Side Effects" alongside a tour of the exhibition "Beverly Fishman: Another Day in Paradise," at 6:45 p.m. March 2. The film and exhibition are free and open to the public.
“Remembrance II” for alto saxophone and piano will be performed in Athens on Dec. 20, while “Sonata: Folie à Deux” will be performed at the International Saxophone Symposium on Jan. 6.
A group of 65 students and three faculty members will travel to Milan, Pisa, Florence and Rome, where they will tour the cities and march in the parade, which draws tens of thousands to celebrate and receive the Pope’s New Year’s Day blessing.
Alonzo King creates works that draw on a diverse set of cultural traditions, imbuing classical ballet with new expressive potential. His visionary choreography, brought to life by the extraordinary LINES Ballet dancers, is renowned for connecting audiences to a profound sense of shared humanity.

Due to weather-related travel issues these performances have been canceled. Call the Alys Stephens Center at 205-975-2787 for refund or ticket exchange information. 
An estimated 625 students will participate in the commencement ceremony, and 745 students will graduate. The university’s highest degrees will be conferred on 79 students from 18 states and seven countries in the doctoral hooding ceremony.
 
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