Shannon Thomason

Shannon Thomason

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Arts events, art and art history, music, student life, theatre
The free, family-friendly festival will showcase the best of Birmingham music, merchants and vendors from 5-10 p.m. outdoors at the ASC.
ArtPlay and The Acting Studios will present “Th’ Burning: A Play with Music”  June 12-15 in UAB’s Alys Stephens Center. It recounts the violence and bus burning in Anniston, Alabama, on Mother’s Day in 1961.
A bus wrapped in UAB student Hannah Rettig’s graphic design will travel neighborhoods surrounding Birmingham’s Woodlawn community schools to provide services to parents.
Artist Amanda Browder will Skype in from New York for community sewing days May 9 and June 30 as the huge fabric installation is created.

Hear burgeoning musicians, catch the spirit, say goodbye and good luck and celebrate July 4, all with the UAB Department of Music this summer.

A free opening reception for both shows is planned for 5-8 p.m. Friday, June 6, at UAB’s Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts.
Student Rebecca Harper and graduate Markeitra Gilliam won a national directing fellowship and physical theater training scholarship, respectively.
UAB’s president will speak to UAB retirees about campus programs, recent accomplishments and future goals; all current retirees are encouraged to attend.
UAB Jazz Ensemble named Most Outstanding College Band; Kameron Dickerson wins Most Outstanding College Soloist at the 12th annual Hall of Fame competition.
The ensemble will perform original songs from its new album, “Love Has Come for You,” with a unique blend of bluegrass and comedy that has delighted audiences at sold-out shows.

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