November offers Nashville Scene's 'Best of' picks for Lipscomb

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Nashville Scene's "Best of"s relating to Lipscomb:
HumanDocs, Nov. 6
Tokens, Nov. 24
MBA Programs, Nov.12
Blackbird Theater, January
Hutcheson Art Gallery, Nov. 14

Nashville’s “Best Screening Series” wrapped up for fall Nov. 6

Did you know you have a chance to get it on the documentary film series dubbed the “Best Screening Series You Didn’t Know About” by the Nashville Scene every semester, for free?

The HumanDocs Film Series, held each semester by the School of Humanities within the College of Arts and Sciences, screened "Remote Area Medical," Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 8:30 p.m. in Shamblin. This was the last opportunity in the fall semester to check out this heavy-hitting series, which has brought Oscar-contending and other award-winning social justice and humanitarian films to Lipscomb for free viewings for the past five years.

"Remote Area Medical," by directors Jeff Reichart and Farihah Zaman, documents the annual two-day “pop-up” medical clinic put on by the non-profit Remote Area Medical in the NASCAR speedway in Bristol, Tenn. Instead of focusing on health care policies and systems, "Remote Area Medical" puts the spotlight on people and the unlikely community that arises in the same place each year.

“Faith communities, hospitals and schools in Nashville, a health-care hub, send scores of medical volunteers overseas to serve, but with our nation deadlocked on health-care reform, what happens to the ‘least of these’ in our own back yard?” asked Ted Parks, coordinator of the HumanDocs series, held in partnership with the Nashville Film Festival and Nashville Public Television.

According to the Nashville Scene’s “Best of Nashville” listing published in October, “Lipscomb’s HumanDocs screening series shows a variety of fascinating documentaries — such as last year’s harrowing The Waiting Room, which wound up on some best-of-2012 lists — usually followed by an expert panel of guests who discuss the film’s ethical and moral issues. Rattling 2013 (Nashville Film Festival) standout Remote Area Medical will screen in November.”

The showing of “Remote Area Medical” was co-sponsored by the Lipscomb School of Nursing. A post-film panel discussion will be held with panelists:

  • Kate Payne, CEO, University Community Health Services
  • Dr. Bruce Wolf, founder, Dispensary of Hope
  • Dr. Parker Panovec, medical director, Faith Family Health Center
  • Nathan Owens, Lipscomb pre-med undergraduate
  • Beth Youngblood (moderator), executive associate dean, Lipscomb School of Nursing
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Other “Bests” to Note this Fall

In fact, November offers a chance to take in several of the Nashville Scene’s “Best of Nashville” picks related to Lipscomb University. Check it out:


Tokens Show

"Best Local Variety Show”

The next chance to get a taste of Tokens, a live radio show created by Lipscomb Bible professor Lee C. Camp that brings music and social justice issues together with a sprinkling of humor, is Sunday, Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m., at the Ryman Auditorium. Guests will include Vince Gill, Paul Franklin, Dawn Sears, Pete Huttlinger, Brother Preacher, Buddy Greene, Odessa Settles, and the Dominican Sisters of Mary of Mater Eucharistiae.

The Nashville Scene’s Corey Woodroof wrote: “If Garrison Keillor, C.S. Lewis and Johnny Carson decided to put on a good old-fashioned religious hoedown, it might look something like Lipscomb University’s Tokens Show… Tokens Show is a rambunctious, thoughtful delight that brings out the best in theological entertainment.”

Tickets are $39.50 and $29.50, or $20 for groups of 15 or more. To purchase call 800.745.3000 or visit, the Ryman Box Office, or any Ticketmaster outlet. Tickets can also be purchased through Ticketmaster’s website, here.

Group tickets are available for social groups, Sunday school classes, youth groups or political action committees. Group tickets are exempted from Ticketmaster fees, and are a mere $20 each. For group tickets call the Ryman ticketing office at 615.871.5043.

Camp also recently announced a weekly broadcast of previous Tokens shows on WSM-650 AM from 6-7 p.m. on Sundays.


Lipscomb MBA Program

One of the “Best MBA Programs”

Lipscomb’s Master of Business Administration program was voted among the best in Nashville by the Nashville Scene reader’s poll.

To check out the various class formats and the ten concentrations for students to choose from, head to the Tuesday, Nov. 12, information session in the lower level of the Bennett Campus Center, Conference Suite 181, at 5:30 p.m. Come hear a detailed overview of the program and meet some of the graduate business faculty and alumni. Master’s programs include business administration, human resources and accounting.

Click here to register for the info session and let them know your primary interests.


Blackbird Theater

“Best Drama”

Lipscomb’s theater-in-residence Blackbird Theater was honored in the Nashville Scene for its spring production of Peter Shaffer’s “Amadeus.”

Scene theater writer Martin Brady wrote: “Blackbird Theater again traveled the ambitious high road this past year, scoring big with a serious yet accessible production of the challenging Peter Shaffer bio-fantasy about Mozart and the court composer Salieri, whose jealousy drives him to undermine the young genius’s very life. The stellar performances by leading players Brian Webb Russell and Brent Maddox were backed up by equally strong supporting actors, all under (Lipscomb alumni) Wes Driver’s firm direction. Also worth a mention: Hannah Schmidt’s period costumes, which were simply sumptuous.”

In January, the award-winning Blackbird Theater will bring George Bernard Shaw’s “Man and Superman” to Lipscomb’s Shamblin Theater. Tickets are available for purchase online here.

In addition, a sampler package is available through Lipscomb Theatre, allowing patrons to purchase tickets to three shows of their choice, selecting from Blackbird’s “Man and Superman,” Lipscomb’s "Les Misérables" and “Five-Minute Film Festival,” and Lipscomb and Circle Players’ co-production of “Shrek,” for $30. Contact the Lipscomb Box Office at 615.966.7077 to purchase this ticket package.


Honorable or “Hippest” Mention:

Lipscomb Art Department

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"All I Can Carry"

Besides all that, Nashville Scene art writer Laura Hutson, recently slipped in a reference to Lipscomb’s art department, saying “Lipscomb secretly harbors one of the hippest art programs in Nashville,” citing past visits by Daniel Johnston and Nick Cave as evidence to that fact.

Thursday Nov. 14 marks the opening of the next art department exhibit in the John C. Hutcheson Gallery in the Hughes Center: Artist Katie Bell, of Brooklyn, N.Y., uses salvaged building materials from homes – carpets, flooring, window shades, etc. – and organizes the materials into abstract compositions. She was named one of the “Eight Great Brooklyn Artists Under 30” by L Magazine in 2013.

Bell will give a gallery talk and be present at the opening reception at 6 p.m. in the gallery on Nov. 14. Her talk is part of Lipscomb’s Visiting Artist Program, sponsored by the Cracker Barrel Foundation.