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. 

Tank and the Bangas, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin, Silkroad Ensemble, Branford Marsalis, The Chieftains, Samin Nosrat, star of the Netflix series “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat,” and more are coming to Birmingham.
Mark Tarr, president and CEO of Encompass Health, is the chair of the Alys Stephens Center’s 2019 Viva Health Starlight Gala starring Jeff Goldblum.

Goldblum is the star of the 2019 Viva Health Starlight Gala, elegant evening benefiting the Alys Stephens Center on Sunday, June 2.

WBHM won awards in the categories Overall Excellence, Breaking News Coverage, News Series and Newscast.

Chris Farley, who graduated in December, will pursue his dream of becoming a professional opera singer.

Discover and get to know the artists in this original concert series, with cocktails, small bites and inspiring performances.
The program is designed to identify, recognize and celebrate the success of the top 25 UAB alumni-owned or UAB alumni-managed businesses.
WBHM is one of only six stations selected from across the United States for the project, which is searching for both conservative and liberal participants.
Call-in chemistry, sketching breakthroughs and a choose-your-own-adventure course in pain.
Booker is not going to miss her shot. She wants to perform now and is planning a move to New York to pursue her theater career, then train in a medical profession later.
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