NOC Lectureship with Jimmy Webb Rescheduled

Mike Seals - May 1, 2020 12:15 pm

NOC Renfro Lectureship rescheduled for Oct. 8

The Northern Oklahoma College Spring Lectureship, featuring Grammy Award winning songwriter Jimmy Webb has been rescheduled for Thursday, Oct. 8.

The event is sponsored by the Carl and Carolyn Renfro Endowed Lectureship Program and Northern Oklahoma College.  Webb will appear in the Kinzer Performing Arts Center.

Webb was scheduled to appear April 8 but the event was postponed due to Covid-19.

Tickets already purchased for the event will be honored at the Oct. 8 rescheduled program. Guests that are not able to attend the rescheduled program can either donate their purchased tickets to the NOC Foundation – Renfro Lectureship Program as a tax deduction or request a full refund by Monday, June 1.  Please contact the Development office at [email protected] or 580.628.6214 for additional details.

Webb, known as America’s Songwriter and native to Oklahoma, has written songs that transcend generations and genres including Wichita Lineman, MacArthur Park, By the Time I Get to Phoenix, and Didn’t We.

A Motown-trained composer, Webb writes all of his own lyrics and music and is the only hit maker to have scored songs on the Pop, Country, R&B, Rap, Disco and New Age charts.

During this “Evening with Jimmy Webb,” guests will hear this multi-Grammy Award winner’s songs and experience his insightful and often humorous stories about his work with Glen Campbell, Frank Sinatra, Linda Ronstadt (Still Within the Sound of My Voice), Art Garfunkel (All I Know), The Fifth Dimension (Up, Up and Away), The Highwaymen (The Highwayman), Kanye West (Famous, features Webb’s Do What You Gotta Do), and more.

Webb is the author of the memoir, The Cake and the Rain, and the “bible” of songwriting, Tunesmith: The Art of Songwriting. In 2019 Webb released a piano-only CD, “SlipCover”, featuring some of his favorite songs from his contemporaries; Billy Joel, Paul Simon, The Rolling Stones and more.

A reserved table with seating for eight may be purchased for $400, which includes dinner in the Renfro Center.  Individual tickets may be purchased for seating in the upper section of the Kinzer Performing Arts Center at a cost of $20 each.  Please call 580.628.6214 for ticket availability.

 

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