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Ronald McDonald House Fundraiser

 

On Saturday, April 22, join Landau for an evening of dancing, DJ’s, an awesome silent auction, great food and fun for a great cause as he helps raise funds for the Huntington area Ronald McDonald House with their Reverse Raffle, dinner and dance!  Who knows…Landau might even sing a song or two to generate a few extra bucks for the Ronald McDonald House of the Tri-State, which provides a “home away from home” for families with seriously ill children, receiving hospital care. Ronald McDonald Houses are located near hospitals that provide specialized care for children. Twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year.  The house in Huntington offers parents and family members of children facing critical diagnoses a refuge from the hospital – a room of their own with a comfortable bed, kitchen and laundry facilities, and toys for the kids.  A VERY limit number of tickets are available at https://rmhfundraiser.wordpress.com/contact/
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“Staying Alive” Rescheduled

Staying Alive Bullying Stops Here


EVENT RESCHEDULED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER


 

America’s Got Talent Winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. to be Keynote Speaker at Local Huntington Anti-Bullying Event Friday, March 13th
Native Crooner to set singing aside and lend a voice to anti-bullying rally

 

Huntington, WV – Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., the season six winner of NBC television’s “America’s Got Talent” and Logan, WV native, is well known for his singing voice when he steps up to a microphone, but on March 13th at 6:30 pm at First Congregational United Church of Christ (located at 701 5th Avenue in Huntington, WV) he will step up to the microphone for a different reason.

Murphy will be the keynote among an exciting slate of speakers at an event titled ‘Staying Alive: Bullying Stops Here.’ Murphy sees the importance of lending his voice to this topic to make life better for West Virginia students who may suffer bullying at school for any number of reasons and was eager to add his name to this event. “I know what it’s like to be bullied; I went through it myself as a kid, mostly because I was different. I was poor, I was skinny, I had a gap in my teeth, I couldn’t afford the cool shows or cool clothes. But the thing is, being different is what makes us special. I’m honored to be asked to be a part of this event, and to lend Team Landau’s support.”

Along with Murphy, Steve Williams, the Mayor of Huntington, will be present to bring a greeting to the event. Cabell County Superintendent of Schools William Smith will speak and Cora King, Miss West Virginia Teen USA 2015, will lend her voice along with other special speakers and singers.

‘Staying Alive: Bullying Stops Here’ is being sponsored and organized by Gravity, with youth ministries leader James Dismond, to present the event as ‘a community wide rally uniting youth, young adults, parents, and community leaders with resources and education towards anti-bullying.’ Dismond states that he has been impressed with the enthusiastic response to the event and believes this shows how big of a problem bullying is. His hope is that this event will give students necessary resources to cope with bullying while encouraging students, parents, teachers, administrators, and even lawmakers to open up conversation on dealing with the bullying problems that are a very real threat to our children’s education, mental health, and in some cases, even their lives.

‘Staying Alive: Bullying Stops Here’ is free and open to the public and will be followed by a fair and refreshments in Bromley Hall, located in the church basement. Organizations that offer a variety of resources to students will be present with further information. Event attendees are asked to RSVP by visiting www.GravityOutreach.com and filling out the quick and easy attendance form.

For interviews with Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., please contact Erika@allenmediastrategies.com or call (703) 589-8960.

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“Staying Alive: Bullying Stops Here”

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America’s Got Talent winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. to be keynote speaker at local Huntington anti-bullying event

Native Crooner to set singing aside, lend voice to anti-bullying rally

February 5th, 2015 – For release March 1st, 2015

Huntington, WV – Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., the season 6 winner of NBC television’s “America’s Got Talent” and Logan, WV native, is well known for his singing voice when he steps up to a microphone, but on March 6th at 6:30 pm at First Congregational United Church of Christ (located at 701 5th Avenue in Huntington, WV) he will step up to the microphone for a different reason.

Murphy will be the keynote among an exciting slate of speakers at an event titled ‘Staying Alive: Bullying Stops Here.’ Murphy sees the importance of lending his voice to this topic to make life better for West Virginia students who may suffer bullying at school for any number of reasons and was eager to add his name to this event. “I was a victim of bullying as a kid myself, so helping others in the same situation is near to my heart,” says Landau. “I’m honored to be part of this great event.”

Along with Murphy, Steve Williams, the Mayor of Huntington, will be present to bring a greeting to the event. Cabell County Superintendent of Schools William Smith will speak and Cora King, Miss West Virginia Teen USA 2015, will lend her voice along with other special speakers and singers.

About the Event

‘Staying Alive: Bullying Stops Here’ is being sponsored and organized by Gravity, the youth and young adult outreach ministry of First Congregational UCC. James Dismond, Gravity’s youth ministries leader, presents the event as ‘a community wide rally uniting youth, young adults, parents, and community leaders with resources and education towards anti-bullying.’

 

The event is endorsed by numerous Cabell County officials including school administrators, city leaders, church leaders, and community leaders. While the event is being held at the church, Dismond states that this is simply the venue; the event’s focus is solely on anti-bullying and will not be a ‘church service.’

 

Dismond states that he has been impressed with the enthusiastic response to the event and believes this shows how big of a problem bullying is. His hope is that this event will give students necessary resources to cope with bullying while encouraging students, parents, teachers, administrators, and even lawmakers to open up conversation on dealing with the bullying problems that are a very real threat to our children’s education, mental health, and in some cases, even their lives.

 

‘Staying Alive: Bullying Stops Here’ is free and open to the public and will be followed by a fair and refreshments in Bromley Hall, located in the church basement. Organizations that offer a variety of resources to students will be present with further information. Event attendees are asked to RSVP by visiting www.GravityOutreach.com and filling out the quick and easy attendance form.

 

Dismond encourages community attendance: “We want to pack this event to send a clear message that Huntington is a supportive, tolerant community. Bullying stops here.”

 

 


 

 

To learn more about this event, please contact:

James Dismond, ‘Gravity’ youth and young adult ministries leader
(304) 522-2681 | Dismond23j@gmail.com

For more information on Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., please contact:

Burke Allen, Manager

LEM Touring Inc.

(703) 589-8960 | management@landaumurphyjr.com

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Symphony attracts largest crowd of the year with Landau


Read this article online here: www.Herald-Dispatch.com

Dec. 21, 2014 @ 12:01 AM
Sholten Singer/The Herald-Dispatch Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. and his 2014 Murphy and Motown Christmas Tour join with the Huntington Symphony Orchestra for a performance on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, at the Keith-Albee Theatre in downtown Huntington, W.Va.

Sholten Singer/The Herald-Dispatch Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. and his 2014 Murphy and Motown Christmas Tour join with the Huntington Symphony Orchestra for a performance on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, at the Keith-Albee Theatre in downtown Huntington, W.Va.

 

HUNTINGTON, WV — Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. helped the Huntington Symphony Orchestra attract its biggest crowd of the year Saturday for its “Hometown Holiday.”

The jazz singer from Logan, West Virginia, turned “America’s Got Talent” winner brought along special celebrity guests Glenn Leonard of the Temptations, Joe Coleman of The Platters and Joe Blunt of the Drifters for the show at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center.

Together, they have been touring the country to promote Murphy’s holiday album, “Christmas Made for Two,” on the Murphy and Motown Christmas Tour, which kicked off Dec. 5 in his hometown.

Hogan Haas, CEO and executive director of the symphony, said Saturday’s concert was nearly sold out, not a big surprise given Murphy’s track record with the symphony. In August 2013, he helped sell out a performance at the symphony’s Picnic With the Pops at Harris Riverfront Park.

“This is our largest indoor concert ever,” Haas said, adding that it was the first symphony concert for many in attendance. “I know they’ll come back after they see this. It’s a great show. We have a huge orchestra, a 65-member orchestra, one of the largest ones we’ve ever had, and [Murphy] goes out into the audience and you can’t help but love it.”

The special holiday-sized symphony was directed by Kimo Furumoto and they performed everything from “Get Ready,” and “The Way You Do the Things You Do,” to “O Holy Night,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “My Girl,” and the symphony’s traditional last song “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”

Gail Vance, of Ona, attended the show with six of her girlfriends. It was her first time seeing Murphy in concert.

“I’ve just seen him at the mall and was very impressed,” she said. “But this is Christmas music and I love symphonies. It’s just good, quality music.”

Murphy has been on the musical ride of his life since he won season six of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” $1 million, and a Columbia Records contract in September 2011.

He said in an interview with the Herald-Dispatch earlier this week that he is just having fun with it and wanting everybody else to have fun with it was well.

“It is not just my show; when you buy a ticket it is our show and we all become one and part of that special moment from the little kids to the great-grandparents who are there,” he said.

Murphy said his 2014 Murphy and Motown Christmas Tour has already been special as he got to kick it off in his beloved hometown of Logan with a holiday charity performance at the Coalfield Jamboree Theatre.

The Huntington concert also had a charitable aspect to it, as the symphony handed out $500 worth of tickets earlier in the week to children at local community centers.

The donation was made possible through the symphony, as well as the Maudella Taylor Endowment administered by the Foundation for the Tri-State Community.

The symphony will return to the Keith-Albee on March 7 for “A River Runs Through It,” with Beethoven’s programmatic “Pastoral” symphony. Tickets are available by calling 304-781-8343, stopping by the symphony office at 763 3rd Ave., Huntington, or online at www.huntingtonsymphony.org.

Follow reporter Kristi Murphy on Twitter, @Kristi_Murphy.

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