Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. is helping Southern WV Community & Technical College celebrate its 50th anniversary with a free public concert on its Logan campus this Saturday.
Southern is proud to present Landau as it celebrates the 10th anniversary of its “America’s Got Talent” victory. The concert will take place at the Savas Kostas Performing Arts Center from 7 p.m. Southern requests at least two cans of each person in attendance for the college pantry, which serves its students.
Murphy’s victory in 2011 drew national and international attention to the local community. Celebrations and parades were held, banners and posters were in business windows, and a bridge was named in his honor.
In 2011, he got his big shot when he won “America’s Got Talent,” receiving a million dollar grand prize, a show in Las Vegas, and a recording deal with Columbia Records. Murphy’s debut CD is number one
Murphy will perform all the songs from his winning streak on the “America’s Got Talent” series. It also reserves some surprises.
Southern President Dr Pamela L. Alderman said: “We are delighted to present Landau on our stage at the Savas Kostas Performing Arts Center. He has been an ambassador for the region and a strong advocate for education. We are more than delighted that it is part of our 50th anniversary celebration. “
The concert is sponsored by Fountain Place Cinemas, Logan Regional Medical Center and The City of Logan.
Additional sponsors include Robert Noone Legal Services, Missy Birchfield, your local State Farm insurance agent, Keefer’s Powersports, and Mountain State Harley-Davidson.