Wednesday, February 13
L. Gale Lemerand
Music industry leader, racing enthusiast, philanthropist, public servant
Presented by the L. Gale Lemerand Center for Entrepreneurship Speaker Series - Free, public welcome
Mike Curb, one of the most prominent figures in the entertainment industry, has also won acclaim in the racing world, as a public servant and for his philanthropy. His motor sports teams have won 10 national championships with acclaimed drivers such as Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart and Dan Wheldon.
Among the many musicians he has produced are: Roy Orbison, the Osmond Family, Lou Rawls, Sammy Davis Jr., Eric Burdon, Richie Havens, Gloria Gaynor, and The Four Seasons. A composer of over 400 songs, he wrote "It Was a Good Time" for Liza Minnelli's Emmy Award Winning "Liza with a Z" and received BMI awards for composing "Burning Bridges" for Clint Eastwood's "Kelly's Heroes" and for composing "All for the Love of Sunshine" which was Hank Williams Jr.'s first No. 1 Record.
Founder/owner of Curb Records, where his company records artists such as Wynonna Judd, LeAnn Rimes, Hank Williams Jr., Sawyer Brown, Rodney Atkins, Heidi Newfield and others, Mr. Curb is also an equity partner in the gospel music company, Word Label Group, in cooperation with Warner Music Group. In 2007 Curb was honored as Nashvillian of the Year and he recently received his star on Nashville's Music City Walk of Fame as well as his star on the historic Hollywood Walk of Fame.
As a public servant, Mr. Curb was Lt. Governor of California and co-chaired the Ronald Reagan California Campaign for President and President Gerald Ford’s California campaign. The Mike Curb Family Foundation has donated millions in support of music education, health-care programs and cultural arts.
Mr. Curb will share his diverse personal experiences, and offer insights on the future of the entertainment industry.
Click on the link below to RSVP and add to your calendar. Join us on February 13. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two-weeks in advance.