Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. returns to Potomac State September 15th

Growing up in West Virginia, America’s Got Talent winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. is always happy to come home. After his successful Christmas show last year, Highland Arts Unlimited has invited him back at 7:30 p.m., Sept.15 to the Church-McKee Arts Center.

When Murphy showed up to audition for America's Got Talent, he was singing to pass the time while grinding out a living washing cars, and the only “nice” clothes he owned were the ones on his back; a pair of jeans, a modest button down striped shirt and jacket. Murphy Meets Motown

Fortunately, you don't need a large wardrobe to win America’s heart.  You need talent.  Since wowing the judges with his interpretations of classics by Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin and walking away with the million dollar grand prize, he has released his Columbia Records debut "That's Life" and has performed all over the country.

His “Murphy Meets Motown” show features Glenn Leonard, former lead singer with the Temptations.

​Admission for the upcoming concert is free to HAU members. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.  Area students under 18 are admitted free and young children are admitted free with a paying adult. 

Advance tickets are available at Anderson's Corner, Romney; Reed’s Drug Store and The Candlewyck, Keyser; the Allegany Arts Council in Cumberland or by calling 304-788-3066 or 304-788-9465.

On-line tickets can be purchased at

This year’s programs are funded in part by individual memberships and contributions, grants from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and financial assistance from Potomac State College, the Mineral County Board of Education and corporate sponsors.