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. 

Before they graduate, the seniors will help deliver one more musical when “Hairspray” takes the stage April 11-15.
Professor Emeritus Ward Haarbauer will present “Cholera, Railroad Lanterns, and a Ship on a Lake: Birmingham Theatre in the 19th Century.”
Works by 17 students will be on display. A free closing reception is from 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 27.
Free for UAB students, Spring Concert tickets are $20 for the general public.
Flutist and singer Marta Piroșcă has been awarded a full-tuition scholarship to Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London.
BlazerCon is Good Games UAB’s major event of the year, with tournaments, guest speakers, arcade cabinets, vendors and more.
With deliriously tuneful songs, big musical numbers, a huge cast and colorful costumes, “Hairspray” celebrates the ’60s and equality.
Evidence focuses on the integration of African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word.
UAB art faculty will open their studios and give free art demonstrations.
Between 400 and 500 volunteers are expected to pitch in at service sites across the Birmingham area.
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