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. 

Sedaris, one of the world’s transcendent humorists, is also one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.
Nwigwe, a self-described “first-generation-Nigerian kid from Alief,” near Houston, will perform at the UAB International Festival on March 30.
This tour will be her last formal extended tour, capping a lifetime of music, awards and human rights achievements.
Walker, who is originating the role of Ota Benga in the play, will graduate with a degree in musical theater April 27.
On the program for Yeol Eum Son’s 7 p.m. performance are 24 Preludes op. 28 by Chopin and 13 Preludes op. 32 by Rachmaninoff. 
Free IndiaFest events include film screenings, a dance competition, community yoga, crafts, a lecture and an evening of social dance at ArtPlay.
Cash will perform from her new “She Remembers Everything” album, a poetic, lush and soulful collection of songs that reckon with a flawed and fragile world.
The 16 graduating students have produced works that represent the culmination of their academic and studio education at UAB.
Performances include rapper Tobe Nwigwe, Panamanian hip-hop group Los Rakas, American-Palestinian choreographer Janelle Issis and dance company Step Afrika. 
Combining these two important arts assets reflects UAB’s commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration in the visual and performing arts.
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