Famed writer and Northwest Oklahoma native Jimmy Webb will be part of the 2007-2008 concert series at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva.

Webb will appear Nov. 12 in the Herod Hall Auditorium with the program starting at 7:30 p.m.

Webb is perhaps best known for the numerous hits he wrote for Glen Campbell—“By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman,” etc.—but he also wrote “MacArthur Park” and “Up, Up and Away” among other best sellers. While continuing his songwriting for other artists, Webb has honed his own performance skills.

Webb is noted for writing songs that were hits in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s and is the only person to receive Gramm Awards in all three categories: music, lyrics and orchestrations.

He has also written musicals and film scores. He was elected to the National Academy of Popular Music Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Other events include:

Riders in the Sky, a multi-Grammy Award winning quartet, Oct. 2.

The Ambassadors Concert Choir, Feb. 23.

Glenn Miller Orchestra, April 14, 2008.

Season tickets now are available at Holder Drug, Schuhmacher’s, Alva Chamber of Commerce and Northwestern Bookstore or by calling (580) 327-8590. Adult season tickets are $30 (a $40 value) and student season tickets are $15 (a $20 value). Tickets to individual performances will be sold on an “as available” basis at $10 for adults and $5 for students.

“Each year we strive to find high quality, exciting acts we think will appeal to our audiences, but quality performers are expensive,” said Dr. Mike Knedler, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and coordinator of the series. “We are building the series annually, but to continue our growth, we need the community’s support “Money raised through sponsorships and ticket sales enables the series to bring the best possible entertainers to Alva.”

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