Shannon Thomason

Shannon Thomason

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Public Relations Specialist

thomason@uab.edu • (205) 975-8858

Specific beats include: The Arts at UAB; Alys Stephens Center ; AEIVA; ArtPlay ; Arts in Medicine; Student Affairs and Student Life; Career & Professional Development Services; Veterans Services; Lecture Series; Homecoming; Issues management ; Administrative News; College of Arts and Sciences; Department of Art and Art History; Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures; Department of Music; Department of Theatre; Department of Communication Studies; Institute for Human Rights; WBHM; National Alumni Society; The Graduate School; Development

The BFA exhibition is one of the UAB Department of Art and Art History’s premier events, culminating with a free closing reception Friday, April 28.

The UAB Institute for Human Rights presents W. Jake Newsome, Ph.D., whose book traces the transformation of the pink triangle from a Nazi concentration camp badge and emblem of discrimination into a global symbol of pride.

Winner of a Grammy Living Legend Award, Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts Award, Robinson is America’s “greatest living poet,” who has crafted decades of beloved chart-topping hits.

The all-department concert will feature faculty and student performances, including solo and ensemble, choral, symphonic, piano, voice, percussion, chamber music, gospel, and more.

With the ASO, Grammy Award winner White — formerly half of The Civil Wars — will reimagine the Southern rock, Americana and country hits that made him famous.
Music majors Austin Green and Reagan Martin and physics major Jackson Hanle won top prizes in the Alabama State Auditions of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded UAB Arts in Medicine a research grant to study whether magic arts training can help improve motor and social-emotional function.

Breen’s performances have been described as “truly show-stopping” by Gramophone UK. She will perform works by Bach, Medtner, Schoenberg and Mozart.

Grammy Award-winner LaBelle is an R&B icon, named one of Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 Greatest Singers, with hits from “Lady Marmalade” to “New Attitude.”

UAB graduate and award-winning composer Eric Mobley and Gospel Choir Director Reginald Jackson, Ph.D., will perform works in response to Kwame Brathwaite’s photography exhibition at UAB’s Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts.

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