NOC Renfro Lectureship rescheduled for April

Mike Seals - September 22, 2020 12:04 pm

The Northern Oklahoma College Spring Lectureship, featuring Grammy Award winning songwriter Jimmy Webb has been tentatively rescheduled for Thursday, April 22, 2021.

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 and then rescheduled for October 8 but the event was postponed due to Covid-19.

Tickets already purchased for the original April 8, 2020 and Oct. 8, 2020 performances will be honored at the April 22, 2021 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, Oct. 15.  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.

Please call 580.628.6214 for ticket availability.

Northern Oklahoma College, the state’s first public community college, is a multi-campus, land-grant institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services which create life-changing experiences and develop students as effective learners and leaders within their communities in a connected, ever changing world.

NOC, a public two-year community college, serves 5,700 students on the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater, online, and the University Center in Ponca City. Of these students about 60% receive financial aid and/or scholarships.

NOC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science and Applied Science.  The associate degree fulfills lower-division course work which is applicable towards a bachelor’s degree.

Call (580) 628-6200 for more information about Northern Oklahoma College or visit www.noc.edu .

 

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