Shannon Thomason

Shannon Thomason

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Arts events, art and art history, music, student life, theatre
The free concert Saturday, Sept. 30, will feature a performance by UAB Department of Music faculty James Zingara and compositions by Matthew Bryant and William Price.
Red Mountain Park is a community partner of the UAB Benevolent Fund and one of the designated nonprofits to which UAB employees can direct their Benevolent Fund donations.
The free, outdoor performance, part of a month of ¡CELEBRACIÓN! events honoring Latin culture, is Thursday, Oct. 12. Free dance lessons start at 6 p.m., followed by the show at 7.
Join the fun and catch the Blazer spirit with festivities including the famed Gurney Derby Competition, Hoops After Dark, the Homecoming parade and UAB Football vs. Louisiana Tech at Legion Field.
Joey Alexander, 14, has been praised by jazz great Wynton Marsalis. He and his trio will star in the sixth and final installment of “The Essentials,” hosted by the center’s own artist-in-residence Eric Essix, focused on the future of jazz.
“One in Our Blood” addresses the FDA’s ban on gay and bisexual male blood donors. The exhibition “Blood Equality” at UAB’s AEIVA will open with a free reception at 6 p.m. Sept. 22.
High school band students will perform with the Marching Blazers at the UAB vs. Coastal Carolina football game halftime show.
The Ballet Hispánico performance is an all-Latina-choreographed engagement. It is part of a month of events, ¡CELEBRACIÓN!, presented by the center and the community.
On the program for Rachel Kudo’s performance is Beethoven’s 32 Variations in C minor; Schubert 4 Impromptus Op. 90; Mendelssohn’s Andante and Rondo Capriccioso Op. 14; and Schumann’s Carnaval Op. 90.
Kaphar appropriates different styles and techniques from past periods of art history to create reconstructive historical narratives that address issues of race throughout history. He will speak about his work at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, followed by a free reception.
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