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  • Arts and Entertainment

    A Look into Sarah Free’s Musical Journey: From Young Creativity to Exploring New Sounds at Lipscomb

    Ever since she was young, Sarah Free, a senior songwriting major from Hendersonville, TN, had a passion for music. “Before I could talk, I was humming,” Free says, “the classic thing, and just kind of making up songs when I was little on like whatever instrument I could get my hands on.” Free switched from public to a private Christian school when her family moved to Tennessee after her eighth grade year. She says that move had a vital role in her decision to pursue music.  “I was able to do a lot of musical things and was kind of like affirmed in my creativity. They were pretty welcoming there…

  • News

    Familiar faces dominate 54th Annual Dove Awards

    The GMA Dove Awards have made their way back to Nashville on Lipscomb’s campus for its 54th show. To no surprise, this show was jam-packed full of big names who took home prestigious awards. One familiar face who took home an award early on in the night was Toby Mac, who received Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year for his album Life After Death. After Mac won the award, he made it known that this was his favorite. “I mean, winning this Dove for Life After Death is definitely the most special moment at my life at the Dove Awards,” Mac said. Mac was certainly not the only one to feel…

  • Sports

    A Lipscomb pep band comeback?

    The atmosphere in Allen Arena is about to change drastically. According to Landon Parrish, Special Assistant to President McQueen, Lipscomb University will have a full-fledged band playing at every basketball game this year. Parrish says, “Without a band, Allen arena just feels empty during games. You can fill dead air during timeouts and transitions with piped-in music from a computer along with the cheer team, but there’s just something missing.” This wouldn’t be the first time Allen Arena’s court is met with live music. Since 2001, the university has had different versions of a band at many games. Parrish has been there to see all of them. The history starts…

  • Arts and Entertainment,  Series

    The do’s and don’ts of booking gigs

    Republished from Build Your Own Career: a music student’s guide to “making it” in Nashville, February 15, 2023. Sending a booking email is a lot like a job interview for musicians. The difference is that nine times out of 10, there was no “Help Wanted” sign on the venue door. Because of this, musicians rarely have regular gigs. Instead, they bounce around from place to place. Naturally, the material played, pay and length of gigs will differ, but hey, you signed up for this. Since nobody is going to pay you minimum wage to play 9-5 every weekday, here is what you need to know about booking yourself gigs. Let’s…

  • Arts and Entertainment

    Behind the curtain with Hello Darling — a band with origins as Lipscomb freshmen

    You never know what might come out of Lipscomb’s music ensemble classes. The Nashville-based alternative folk band Hello Darling just happens to be one of those things. The band was born when a group of five musically talented people wound up thrown together in an ensemble as freshmen and discovered they all shared a passion for good music. Hello Darling comprises juniors Patrick Armould and Grace Russell, who share lead vocals; junior Amber Sawyer on bass; senior Riley O’Donnell on drums; and senior Noah Haggard on lead guitar. They come from different parts of the country and have different majors, musical tastes and backgrounds, but they found common ground through…

  • Arts and Entertainment

    Lipscomb students share the stage with Andrea Bocelli

    Andrea Bocelli is an Italian international opera singer with record sales of over 80 million units performing with artists such as Celine Dion and Sarah Brightman. The world renowned singer just kicked off his tour on February 9th at Bridgestone Arena. Accompanying him, was not only the Nashville Symphony, but students and faculty of Lipscomb. Lipscomb students have performed with the symphony before and regularly perform with professionals. However, this unique opportunity was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Josiah Smith, a Vocal Performance major from Green Bay, Wisconsin described the performance as, “Chills all the way through,” The Lipscomb choir rehearsed for a week leading up to the performance and learned eleven…

  • Multimedia,  Sports

    The Grand Ole Guitar

    The guitar-shaped scoreboard has been an iconic part of the Nashville Sounds’ experience. The scoreboard was located at the Triple-A minor league team’s former longtime home at Greer Stadium at Fourth Avenue South and Chestnut Street in Nashville. The stadium opened in 1978 as the home of the Sounds and the scoreboard remained a favorite site at games until the team moved to First Horizon Park in Germantown in 2015. The demolition of Greer Stadium took place in 2019.  This documentary is produced by the Lipscomb University School of Communication led by Demetria Kalodimos, professional-in-residence in the School of Communication and veteran journalist, and the primary student crew, including Spencer…

  • Arts and Entertainment,  Multimedia,  News

    Lipscomb’s “Gift to Nashville”

    Lighting of the Green is an annual Lipscomb event marking the start of the Christmas season. It has been a popular tradition at Lipscomb for 18 years, extending its reach not only to those affiliated with Lipscomb but also citizens of the Nashville area. Lighting of the Green has always been a free event where all are welcomed with open arms. It includes festivities for all ages such as family pictures with Santa, Merry Marketplace, and performances from Amy Grant, Lipscomb choirs, and other special guests. “The Lighting of the Green is Lipscomb’s gift to Nashville,” Dr. Jimmy McCollum, Lipscomb alum and Professor of Communication, said. Michael Tait of Newsboys…

  • Arts and Entertainment

    Candy, costumes and live music at The Well

    On the night of the 28th, The Well Coffeehouse hosted a Halloween Showcase filled with coffee, candy and a stellar lineup featuring a few of Lipscomb’s own.  From the spooky decor to the fantastic costumes, the room filled with excitement as familiar faces took the stage. Kelle Cates, one of the student performers, says “I always enjoy doing shows near campus… I hope to do more live band shows where students are able to get there easily and have a good time!” People slowly made their way to the coffeeshop as the night went on. Nearing the final few performances, a good-sized crowd had gathered in support of their fellow…