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 Center; Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts; arts events; art and art history; music; student life; theatre.

Levinthal will speak about his work at 5 p.m. Friday, March 2, with a free reception to follow from 6-8 p.m., presented by UAB’s Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts.
The call for contest submissions is open now, and the deadline to submit an entry is Jan. 5, 2018.
Noah Holcomb has a way with pets, so PetSmart brought him on board for a series of commercials with cute and cuddly cats and dogs.
The UAB Department of Music will present pianists Sahun Hong and Kenneth Broberg, annual trumpet and clarinet symposiums, and dozens of free performances.
For the first time, UAB Veterans Services will present a challenge coin and graduation cord to the veterans who excelled in the classroom.
The free watch party is in the Hill Student Center’s Alumni Theater. Kickoff is at 11:30 a.m., with doors’ opening at 11:15. Snacks will be provided.
The “I Am” project, featuring four original works, is inspired by the struggle for civil rights. Ballet Memphis is the guest company-in-residence for the 2018 Alabama Dance Festival.
Featured classes include a kids’ clay class, acting sampler class for teens, blues/folk harmonica, visual arts, and Latin dance for adults.
More than 1,500 students will graduate this fall, including 83 who will receive the university’s highest degrees. An estimated 700 will walk in the commencement ceremony.
Henry Panion III will conduct the orchestra, and choirs from UAB, Alabama A&M, Alabama State, Tuskeegee, Birmingham-Southern, Miles and Talladega colleges will join the tribute at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center.
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