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Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. to perform in Logan on Saturday

December 21, 2018

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LOGAN, W.Va. - Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., a West Virginia native and the 2011 winner of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” will come home for the holidays with his Christmas Tour of Champions at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, with special guest Bianca Ryan at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College’s Savas-Kostas Performing Arts Center.

Murphy’s Columbia Records debut album, produced by Grammy winner Steve Tyrell, spent six weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Jazz chart. His followup holiday CD, “Christmas Made For Two,” raised thousands for the Children’s Home Society of West Virginia and received nationwide airplay.

In 2017, he released the CD “Landau,” recorded at Capitol Records in Los Angeles and produced by Grammy award winner Jeff Weber, and has toured across the U.S. and internationally, performing sold-out concerts in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York City, Miami, Shanghai and more.

Murphy said his favorite shows of all are “when I come home to West Virginia for the holidays.”

Murphy will be joined onstage by Ryan, who won “America’s Got Talent” season one at age 11.

Ryan released her major label debut and earned praise from the likes of Quincy Jones and Simon Cowell, who described her as “potentially one of the best singers I have ever heard in my life.” In between constant touring, the Philadelphia-based singer and songwriter recorded “True Meaning of Christmas” in 2009 with producer Anthony Marinelli and “Christmas Every Day,” which features “Why Couldn’t It Be Christmas Every Day?” that has more than 2.26 million Spotify streams.

Tickets are $20 and $50 for Gold Circle VIP seats and can be purchased at https://landauloganwv.brownpapertickets.com/ or by calling or 703-268-4218.

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