LUFKIN, TX. Angelina Arts Alliance is thrilled to present a true living legend of songwriting, JIMMY WEBB on Tuesday November 22, at 7:30 pm at the Temple Theater on the Angelina College campus. Jimmy has been crafting amazing songs, many of which have become cherished standards, for some forty years. Though some might still not know his name, they know the songs: “Wichita Lineman,” “By The Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Galveston,” “The Highwayman,” “Up, Up and Away,” “MacArthur Park,” and many more. Tickets are on sale now and range from $30-$40 (Premium/Box $45). Angelina Arts Alliance proudly presents JIMMY WEBB – America’s Songwriter along with show sponsors First Bank & Trust East Texas and The Stafford Family. 2016-2017 Season Sponsors are Georgia - Pacific and CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial.
JIMMY WEBB’s songs have been recorded or performed by the best including Glen Campbell, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Judy Collins, Art Garfunkel, Linda Ronstadt, and Carly Simon. Webb is the only artist ever to have received Grammy Awards for music, lyrics, and orchestration. At the age of nineteen, he was the youngest man ever inducted into the National Songwriters’ Hall of Fame, and is dedicated to the preserving the rights and the craft of the songwriter.
On a personal note, Buddy Temple was a long-time fan of Jimmy and inspired by his music. Several years ago they formed a friendship that remained to the end. This intimate evening with Jimmy at the piano is sure to include inspiring songs, and memories of the times they spent together as friends.
For more information and to purchase tickets visit the Temple Theater Box Office on the Angelina College Lufkin campus, Monday through Friday 11 am – 5 pm or call (936) 633-5454, or go online at www.angelinaarts.org . Details and video clips from the entire season are on the Arts Alliance website. Follow Angelina Arts Alliance on Facebook for late-breaking news, photos, videos and ticket giveaways.