Shannon Thomason

Shannon Thomason

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Public Relations Specialist

thomason@uab.edu • (205) 975-8858

Covers stories and media requests within the arts, including the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center; Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts; Institute for Arts in Medicine; arts events; art and art history; music; theatre; as well as foreign languages and literatures; Student Affairs; The Graduate School; National Alumni Society; the Benevolent Fund; WBHM. 

Kwame Onwuachi, Rising Star Chef nominee from the James Beard Foundation, is the chef in charge of fine-dining restaurant Kith and Kin. He will talk with Chris Hastings, chef and co-owner of Birmingham’s Hot and Hot Fish Club.
Get the new Virtual Arts Pass for exclusive access to guest artists, chefs, musicians, and more, plus LIVE Drive-in performances by Three on a String, Raquel Lily, classical bassist Xavier Foley, and Eric Essix and Holiday Soul.
Compete in the yard sign decoration contest, look for clues in the Blazer Hustle Social Media Hunt, paint your own Blaze masterpiece, enjoy the traditional pancakes and karaoke, and tune in to the virtual parade.
UAB Upward Bound students participated in a Birmingham Bar Foundation virtual “Resolve to Solve” series this summer, which helped them learn effective conflict resolution skills.
This concert will be the kick-off event for the Alys Stephens Center’s new fall season. Drive-in tickets are $15, $20 and $25.
Learn to sing, dance, act, tell a story, improvise or take a photo — or sing, dance and sweat it out to “So You Think You Can Broadway,” a new creative class with cardio.
Through the pioneering Gulf States Newsroom, NPR and public radio stations in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana share resources, plan together and deliver more reporting in areas with widening gaps in local news coverage.
“A la carte” features more than 30 renowned contemporary artists whose works utilize food to explore relevant contemporary social and cultural issues. AEIVA will publish an exhibition catalog with full-color reproductions of all works.
The Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, ArtPlay and the Institute for Arts in Medicine are offering fresh performances, new arts classes, gallery talks with artists and more.
Soft drink consumption is a likely predictor of aggressive behavior, according to a new study from UAB.
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