The 2011 holiday season is packed with arts and music, including annual Lighting of the Green

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The holiday season is upon us and Lipscomb University’s College of Arts and Sciences offers plenty of opportunities to take in the arts from Halloween to Christmas. The entertaining slate of events is rounded out on Dec. 5, with the Celebration of Chritsmas -- a cooperative concert by all of Lipscomb's premiere student ensembles.


All music performances are free and open to the public unless noted. Music concerts are subject to change. For additional information, contact the Department of Music at 615-966-5932 or 1-800-333-4358, ext. 5932.
Nov. 30
Lipscomb University’s Chamber Orchestra
8:30 p.m., Ward Hall

Lipscomb University’s newest ensemble, the Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Steve Rhodes, performs classical music favorites.
Dec. 1
Lipscomb University Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz Ensemble
6:30 p.m., Collins Alumni Auditorium

Lipscomb's Jazz Band, directed by Dr. Steve Rhodes, and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Gary Wilson, present a concert of jazz standards and favorites

Dec. 5
A Celebration of Christmas: The A Cappella Singers and University Wind Ensemble
7:30 p.m., Collins Alumni Auditorium

Lipscomb’s A Cappella Singers, University Singers, Chamber Orchestra and University Wind Ensemble will present a program of holiday favorites and music for the season.

The A Cappella Singers, conducted by Dr. Gary Wilson, and the University Singers, conducted by Jean Miller, will perform “Little Drummer Boy,” “Holy Radiant Light,” the “Hallelujah Chorus” along with the Lipscomb Chamber Orchestra, and “What Can I Give to the Holy Child?” along with singers from David Lipscomb Elementary School, conducted by Melissa Collins.



Nov. 30
HumanDocs Film Series presents Hot Coffee
8:30 p.m., Shamblin Theatre
Free and open to the public
The HumanDocs Film Series, hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences at Lipscomb University will host a free public screening of Hot Coffee, at 8:30 p.m. in Shamblin Theatre. This film explores how Americans scoffed at the famous hot coffee lawsuit against McDonald's, laughing off the case as simply another example of a litigation-obsessed society. Now, 15 years later, Hot Coffee asks why the case -- if so frivolous -- garnered so much attention and what that steaming cup of coffee really did.

Seinfeld mocked it. Letterman ranked it in his top ten list. And more than fifteen years later, its infamy continues. Everyone knows the McDonald’s coffee case. It has been routinely cited as an example of how citizens have taken advantage of America’s legal system, but is that a fair rendition of the facts? Hot Coffee reveals what really happened to Stella Liebeck, the Albuquerque woman who spilled coffee on herself and sued McDonald’s, while exploring how and why the case garnered so much media attention, who funded the effort and to what end. After seeing this film, you will decide who really profited from spilling hot coffee.

HumanDocs is a social-justice documentary series that aims to create a more just, peaceful and inclusive university and city.

For more information please contact Ted Parks at 966.6616 or


For more information on all shows and the John C. Hutcheson Gallery, please contact the Lispcomb University Art Department at 615.966.5813.Gallery hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. each weekday. Admission is free. The gallery is best accessible from the Belmont Boulevard side of campus.

Friday, Dec. 2
Presidential Lecture on Art and Art History
Benjamin Buchloh: The Painting of Repression and Disavowal: Gerhard Richter in 1965.
The Lipscomb University Department of Art invites the public to the Fall 2011 Presidential Lecturer for Art and Art History featuring a lecture by art historian Benjamin Buchloh on Friday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Ezell Center. Reception to follow. 
Dr. Buchloh is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Modern Art at Harvard University, author of numerous books and essays on art history and a recognized, vital contributor to the study of modern and postmodern art. 
Art historian Buchloh has been recognized internationally as one of today's most important contributors to the study of post-1945 art.

Nov. 14 – Dec.15

The John C. Hutcheson Gallery presents Kate Mangold
Guest Lecture by Mangold, Nov. 14, 7 p.m.

The John C. Hutcheson Gallery, located in the James D. Hughes Center, will show a collection of art by Kate Mangold weekdays from Nov. 14 to Dec. 15.
Mangold has received the Gloucester Landscape Painting Prize from Yale University School of Art and the Merit Scholarship from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Mangold’s work has been shown in the Artbash Group Exhibition, Congress Theater Library, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Brown Triangle Gallery in Chicago and the Horse Trader Gallery in Brooklyn, N.Y. Mangold received her M.F.A. in painting and printmaking from Yale School of Art and her B.F.A. in painting and drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Today she lives and works in Brooklyn, N.Y.
For more information please contact the Lispcomb University Art Department at 615.966.5813.