The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

October 20, 2013

Landau Murphy to perform Nov. 1


— Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., the 2011 winner of NBC TV’s “America’s Got Talent,” is rolling out the next big phase of his career by giving people exactly what they’ve asked for.

“Everywhere I’ve gone, all over the world, people kept telling me they wanted me to do a Christmas album, and they want to hear my life story about how I went from washing cars to winning AGT, so I’m giving them both,” said Murphy from his new family home in southern West Virginia.

Landau will kick off his holiday tour Nov. 1 with a special performance at Stonewall Resort, just off Interstate 79 near Weston.

Tickets are available by calling 304-391-5000 or online at https://wvga. wufoo.com/forms/centennial-concert/. The performance helps celebrate the 100th anniversary of the West Virginia Golf Association.

The resort will offer a special room rate for those who want to stay for the evening after the show. Reservations are available by calling Stonewall Resort at 304-269-7400 or by visiting http://www.stonewallresort.com/wv_deals/LEMJRRoomRate.

Landau and the band are expected to preview a few songs from his “Christmas Made For Two” CD during the concert, as well as some Motown and R&B along with his signature blend of Great American Songbook classics from The Rat Pack.

Landau’s book, “Landau – From Washing Cars to Hollywood Stars,” is slated for a November release as well, and chronicles Landau’s life from being a troubled teen to a homeless young adult in Detroit, a car washer in West Virginia and finally his meteoric rise to the top on “America’s Got Talent.”

Landau will sign copies of the CD and book and meet with fans at a free event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 2 at Stonewall Resort, for those who can’t attend the Friday night show.

A portion of sales from Landau’s “Christmas Made For Two” CD will benefit The Children’s Home Society of West Virginia, which Landau supported for many years before his rise to national prominence on “America’s Got Talent.”

The CD will be available statewide at Little General Stores and many other retail outlets, as well as online through Amazon and at www.landaumurphyjr.com.