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. 

Students will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of social justice issues and what they can do to get involved on their campuses.

Schein, dubbed “one of the premier Chopin pianists of our time,” will perform an all-Chopin program for her UAB Piano Series performance.

Join WBHM for this history-making night as Birmingham charts a path forward for our city, our state and our country with “One Small Step: A Night of Courageous Conversation.”

Information sessions for people to share their experiences will be at noon and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center.
Combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography and innovative visuals, the performers of “DRUM TAO 2020” create an energetic and unforgettable production.
“Ablaze: A Community of Light” is canceled due to rain but many elements of the festival, including the lanterns and lights, will be incorporated into the April 4 International Festival.
A five-time Grammy Award nominee, Ford achieved worldwide fame as a solo artist and collaborator with artists including Miles Davis, George Harrison, Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Dizzy Gillespie, Kiss and many more.
The concert documentary tells the story of a historic performance at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, with painstakingly restored musical instruments, including violins recovered from Holocaust concentration camps.

ArtPlay offers arts classes for all age groups, including dance, acting, musical theater, creative writing, photography, spoken word, improv comedy, music sampling and more.

Through her color penciled drawings, Allyson Comstock has managed to capture the grandeur of the landscapes and the subtle, yet equally magnificent, micro-environments, says polar scientist James McClintock.
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