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Songwriting

780s Series Presents Legendary Songwriter Jimmy Webb

We’re so excited to announce that songwriter Jimmy Webb is the library’s 780s Series music storyteller for 2017.

Webb is a songwriting legend.

Rolling Stone has called him one of the 50 greatest songwriters of all time and he’s worked with music megastars like Donna Summer, Glen Campbell, Richard Harris, The Fifth Dimension, and Art Garfunkel. He also wrote the soundtrack for The Last Unicorn.

Webb will take the Liberty Hall stage on Wednesday, July 19 at 7 PM to share stories and songs from his 50+ year music career. Named for the Dewey Decimal range for music, the 780s Series brings prominent music storytellers to Lawrence to share the stories behind their music. Previous guests have included Booker T. Jones (2015) and Kim Gordon (2016).

Made possible by the Harrison Family Fund of the Douglas County Community Foundation.

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SOUND + VISION Studio’s Intro to Logic Pro

If you like GarageBand, then you’ll love the power and creativity of its cool big brother, Logic Pro. On Friday, May 19 from 5-6 PM, we’re meeting up in the SOUND + VISION Studio to learn the ins and outs of our newest music production software, Apple’s Logic Pro X.

From writing a song from scratch all the way to mixing it down for a worldwide release, Logic Pro gives you all the tools you need to create, edit, and deliver your best music. We’ll show you how it works.