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email hidden; JavaScript is required, editorial director: Kathleen has been working professionally as a journalist for the past 10 years. She received her Master of Music in vocal performance from the University of Alabama and can be found on the stage when she’s not editing stories on her computer. Please contact her if you have story ideas or are interested in writing for artsBHAM.

email hidden; JavaScript is required, managing editor: Michael has written about classical music, dance, visual arts, travel and various other topics since graduate studies in music composition at the University of Kansas in the late ’70s. For 10 years, he wrote for the Kansas City Star as a freelancer, and another 10 for the Austin American-Statesman. He joined the Birmingham News staff in 2001, recently leaving that position after 13 years with the News and

email hidden; JavaScript is required, film editor and assistant editor: Corey is a teacher and film writer. A graduate of the University of Alabama, he served as the primary film writer for The Tuscaloosa News from 2009 to 2014. In 2012 he, with the staff of The Tuscaloosa News, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news journalism. He is currently a member of the faculty at the Alabama School of Fine Arts and a programmer for the Sidewalk Film Festival.

Rachel Hellwig
dance writer and contributing editor: Rachel is an assistant editor at, a contributor at and a freelance dance writer. Her articles, interviews and reviews have appeared on Dance Advantage, 4dancers, Ballet Shoes & Bobby Pins and Critical Dance. She enjoys taking ballet classes, reading about dance and attending live performances of ballet and classical music. You can follow her on Twitter @ivyalso.


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