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Boston-area Benefit Concert

Boston-area fans: Landau will be performing a Benefit Concert at The Center For Arts Natick (TCAN)​ in Natick, Massachusetts​ on Saturday, October 24th.

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Over 100 sold out concerts across three continents, from Caesars Palace to the Apollo Theater and all points in between. A debut CD from a Grammy winning producer that hit the top of the Billboard charts.  More than a million dollars raised for children’s and homeless charities via his holiday CD and personal appearances. Performing duets with childhood heroes Patti Labelle and Glenn Leonard, the former lead vocalist from The Temptations. An international television audience of over 100 million touched by his amazing life story. And it all started in a very small town with a man who possessed a big dream and an even bigger voice.

Landau wowed the judges on America’s Got Talent with his back story of homelessness and determination to succeed for his family, coupled with interpretations of classics from Cole Porter, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and others, Landau walked away with the million dollar grand prize in front of 14 million weekly viewers. According to show insiders, when all was said and done, Landau had won America’s Got Talent by the biggest vote total in the show’s history.

TCAN’s Annual Benefit is a celebration of the positive impact that the arts have on our community. Proceeds from the benefit will support TCAN’s artistic programming as well as its community outreach initiatives. Through subsidized tickets to world-class performances, scholarship opportunities, hosting of local nonprofit events and more, TCAN is dedicated to providing affordable and accessible arts programming that everyone can enjoy. Sponsors and patrons of TCAN Benefit 2015 play an important role in supporting the TCAN mission.

*Sponsors of TCAN Benefit 2015 receive preferred seating and other benefits. Click here for details.

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Landau to Perform for the Sinatra Family






Featuring a special tribute to Johnny Mandel, a “Sinatra 100” book signing and established and rising stars performing hits from the Sinatra songbook, with George Benson, Jane Monheit, Renee Olstead, Dave Damiani and the No Vacancy Orchestra, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.


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LOS ANGELES – Oct. 1, 2015 – On October 9, The Sinatra family and Rick J. Caruso, chief executive officer of Caruso Affiliated, will team up for an extraordinary musical celebration honoring the legendary life and iconic career of Frank Sinatra – Sinatra 100TM: A Concert Celebration, Presented by Citi® / AAdvantage®. This unique concert event will take place under the stars in The Park at The Grove and will begin at 8pm, with pre-show festivities starting at 7:30pm. Access to the concert is complimentary and open to all guests.


Performing at the concert will be a spectacular lineup of established and rising jazz musicians singing timeless Sinatra classics. Guest acts include 10-time Grammy Award® winner George Benson, Grammy nominated vocalist Jane Monheit, Renee Olstead (CBS’ Still Standing, ABC Family’s The Secret Life of the American Teenager), Dave Damiani and the 17-piece No Vacancy Orchestra and Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. (winner of America’s Got Talent). The concert will also feature a special tribute to five-time Grammy recipient, Emmy and Academy Award® winner Johnny Mandel, who recorded and arranged the Sinatra hit “Ring-A-Ding-Ding”, along with classic compositions such as “Emily”, the Theme from M*A*S*H, and “The Shadow of Your Smile”, of which Mr. Mandel won the Academy Award® for Best Song and the Grammy Award® for Song of the Year.


In advance of the concert, The Grove’s Barnes & Noble will hold a special “Sinatra 100” book signing and Q&A at 6:00pm. The book, which presents an intimate look into the life and work of Frank Sinatra, features over 400 photographs, many of them never-before-seen. Appearing at the event will be the book’s author Charles Pignone and Tina Sinatra, Frank’s daughter.


“We are thrilled to join the Sinatra family in commemorating the tremendous life of this iconic figure. Since opening The Grove, we’ve had longstanding ties with the Sinatra songbook and their inclusion in our dancing fountains,” said Rick J. Caruso, chief executive officer of Caruso Affiliated. “Frank Sinatra continues to have an incredible cultural impact, and what better way to honor his life and his contributions than with what he loved most, music.”


Celebrities, Sinatra family members, and other notable guests are expected to attend and will be announced at a later date.


About Frank Sinatra

Throughout his nine-decade career, Frank Sinatra performed on more than 1,400 recordings and was awarded 31 gold, nine platinum, three double platinum and one triple platinum album by the Recording Industry Association of America. He extends his record to 57 for the most top 40 albums on the Billboard 200 with this year’s new Ultimate Sinatra release. Sinatra has had Top 40 hits on the charts for eight decades which is as long as the Billboard charts have existed. He received nine GRAMMY Awards over the course of his career, including three for the prestigious Album of the Year, and an Oscar. Sinatra demonstrated a remarkable ability to appeal to every generation and continues to do so; his artistry still influences many of today’s music superstars. He also appeared in more than 60 films and produced eight motion pictures.  Sinatra was awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards from The Recording Academy, The Screen Actors Guild and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), as well as the Kennedy Center Honors, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. Today, he remains a legend and an inspiration around the world for his contributions to culture and the arts. Frank Sinatra was born in Hoboken, NJ on December 12, 1915.  A series of Sinatra 100 events will be rolling out throughout this year including the new Ultimate Sinatra CD.  Following its highly acclaimed debut in New York in March, the multimedia Sinatra: An American Icon exhibit exploring Frank Sinatra’s life and career will get its Los Angeles premiere at the GRAMMY Museum on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015. Official Facebook:, Twitter: @franksinatra, Instagram: and Ultimate Sinatra 100 Mosaic running through this year:


About Citi

Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.


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About American Airlines Group

American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) is the holding company for American Airlines and US Airways. Together with regional partners, operating as American Eagle and US Airways Express, the airlines operate an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. American is a founding member of the oneworld alliance, whose members and members-elect serve nearly 1,000 destinations with 14,250 daily flights to 150 countries. This year American topped Fortune Magazine’s list of best business turnarounds and its stock joined the S&P 500 index. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at


About The Grove

The Grove, developed by Caruso Affiliated in 2002, is one of the country’s most acclaimed shopping, dining and lifestyle destinations, attracting visitors each year from Southern California and around the world.   Blending an array of exciting, high-end retail choices with a community feel, The Grove is a gathering place where people can spend a whole day shopping, dining and spending time with family and friends.   The Grove pulses style, warmth and energy, with top performing brands including Nordstrom, Barneys New York, Diane von Furstenberg, American Girl Place, J.Crew, Apple, Crate and Barrel, MAC Cosmetics, Topshop Topman and Michael Kors. The Grove tops Shopping Center Today’s list of top 10 shopping centers in the world based on sales per square foot. The Grove also ranks as #2 on Fortune’s: 10 highest sales-generating shopping centers in the U.S. list.


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Landau Comes Home To West Virginia October 1st, 2nd and 3rd

Landau Comes Home To West Virginia October 1st, 2nd and 3rd

America’s Got Talent Winner honored with Spirit of Coalfields Award at Tamarack October 1st, performs special Rocket Boys Festival concert in Beckley Oct. 2nd and Landes Arts Center fundraiser in Petersburg October 3rd

Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., the dreadlocked classic crooner vocalist who won season six of NBC Television’s America’s Got Talent, a one million dollar grand prize, and a Columbia Records contract, has spent most of 2015 on a nationwide sold-out tour that has taken him from New York City to California and all points in between. And before the year is out, he’ll be in Miami, Minnesota, Maryland, Boston, back to the Big Apple, Hollywood for an official Sinatra family event, and headlining a Christmas tour of the Northeast. So he’s happy to be back home in Southern West Virginia October 1st and 2nd in Beckley, just a quick trip over the mountains from his home in Logan.

First up, Landau will be honored as this year’s winner of the Spirit of Coalfields Award as part of the 2015 Miner’s Celebration event Thursday October 1st at Tamarack. Miners, community members, and others connected with the state’s coal mining industry will gather at Tamarack for a gala reception and dinner to celebrate the past, present and future of West Virginia’s coal mining enterprise, and to recognize those who play a role in it’s success.

Murphy grew up in the heart of the coalfields in a coal mining family; both his father and grandfather were miners. “I’m proud of our miners past and present and how hard they work for their families. I have lots of personal friends who are miners, and I’m humbled to even be in the same room as these great men and women.”

The Miner’s Celebration gala will begin at 5:00 p.m. with a free reception in the Tamarack atrium. The dinner and awards ceremony, which require a ticket, will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the ballroom. Tickets for the dinner and awards ceremony are $50 per person. To purchase tickets, call 304-696-4029 or e-mail

At the Miner’s Celebration, best-selling author Homer Hickam will also present the Homer Hickam Collier Award to a working coal miner who epitomizes the spirit, dedication and skills of the mining profession. Hickam will be in town to speak to area students and to attend the weekend’s annual Rocket Boys/October Sky Festival. Hickam had seen Murphy perform at The Greenbrier and on America’s Got Talent, and invited his fellow West Virginia celebrity to perform at this year’s festival through their mutual manager, Burke Allen of Allen Media Strategies.

Landau happily accepted the invitation to stay in West Virginia a bit longer, so the following evening, Friday night October 2nd, Landau and his Big Band will perform a special “Rocket Boys Reunion” concert at the Tamarack Theatre. The show starts at 8:00 p.m., following a 6:00 p.m. screening of October Sky that will feature live appearances by Hickam and Rocket Boys Roy Lee Cooke, O’Dell Carroll and Billy Rose. You can purchase tickets for the concert, or concert and film, at, by phone at (703) 589-8960, or at the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine, site of Saturday’s Rocket Boys/October Sky Festival activities. Please note that because of the small size of the Tamarack Theatre, the evening’s events are expected to sell out, so fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets right away.

Landau will then head to northern West Virginia to wrap up his homecoming weekend by headlining a special fundraising gala at the Landes Arts Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday night October 3rd. Tickets to the concert are $40 and $50 with proceeds being used for enhancements at the Landes Center. Tickets may be purchased at the Grant County Parks and Recreation Department office or by phone at (703) 257-1725. A very limited number of seats are still available.

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Readers’ Favorite – 5 Star Book Review

Star Star Star Star Star

America’s Got Talent Winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr
From Washing Cars to Hollywood Star
by Landau Eugene Murphy Jr,Rick Robinson
Non-Fiction – Memoir
160 Pages
Reviewed on 07/14/2015

Book Review

Readers\' Favorite Book Contest Award WinnerReviewed by Lit Amri for Readers’ Favorite

America’s Got Talent Winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr: From Washing Cars to Hollywood Star by Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. and Rick Robinson is a story about the 2011 AGT winner’s humble beginnings, success and his new life as a singer. I followed AGT almost devotedly in 2007 when Jerry Springer was the host along with judges David Hasselhoff, Sharon Osborne and Piers Morgan. The participants, especially the ones with incredible talent, were enjoyable to watch. Afterwards, due to the inconsistent airing time of the show (at least on my side of the world) AGT simply fell off the radar for me, but I’m always aware with its popularity.

I searched for Landau’s videos on YouTube starting from his audition, which I always consider the best part in any talent show. “The funny thing is, I didn’t enter America’s Got Talent expecting that I would win.” This is the first sentence that begins his story and he looked relaxed enough during the audition. However, in his own words, “I was so nervous from the interview (with host Nick Cannon) I forgot to toss my gum into the garbage can before I walked onto the stage.” He was told by Piers Morgan to spit his gum, which he had to put in his pants pocket. Then he wowed the crowd with Sinatra’s “I’ve Got You Under My Skin.”

With a clear-cut and witty prose, this is a great book and I enjoyed looking at the included photos of him with friends, fans and famous people. Gifted with a great voice, Landau’s story is humble yet deeply inspiring. To have a crooner like him is truly a blessing, as I don’t really get what the ‘kids’ are listening to today.

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SentryWorld Celebration Concert



Join us for a special evening of live music at our SentryWorld Celebration Concert, featuring classics from some of the top vocal groups of the 1950s, 60s and 70s as performed by members of the original groups and a winner of NBC’s hit TV show, America’s Got Talent!

Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015

Time: Doors open at 6 p.m.; concert 7 – 9 p.m.

Location: Outside on the patio at PJ’s – SentryWorld (SentryWorld Fieldhouse in case of inclement weather)

Artists Performing: 

Tickets: $15 general admission tickets and $45 premium tickets are available. Premium tickets include reserved seating near main stage along with exclusive admission into PJ’s – SentryWorld restaurant from 5 – 9 p.m. with a variety of food stations.

  • Tickets can be purchased through the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s University Information and Tickets office online here. UWSP purchased tickets are $16.50, and include a $1.50 processing fee per ticket. Tickets can also be purchased via phone at 715-346-4100 or in person at the ticket office. University Information and Tickets is open from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Beginning September first, hours are 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
  • Tickets are also available for purchase in person at the SentryWorld Pro Shop. General admission tickets are $15 plus tax.
  • Premium tickets are only available for purchase through the SentryWorld Pro Shop or by calling SentryWorld directly at 715-345-1600. Premium tickets are $45 plus tax.

Additional Details: 

  • BYOCOB (Some seating will be available or bring your own chair or blanket)
  • No carry-ins allowed
  • Concert goes on rain or shine

Tickets are limited. Make your plans to attend the SentryWorld Celebration Concert today!




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Readers’ Favorite​ – Gold Medal for 2015 Non-Fiction – Memoir

Reader’s Favorite Announces 2015 International Book Awards

Headline Books’ Titles Win 14 Awards

Readers’ Favorite has become the fastest growing book review and award contest site on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the Best Websites for Authors and Honoring Excellence awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also very proud to be fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.

In addition to reviewing for some of the biggest names in the industry, as well as the first time independent author, their award contest features entries by NYT best-sellers and celebrities, and includes an additional giveaway with tens of thousands of dollars in prizes.

Winning awards this year from Headline Books are:

002-landau-book-autographedGold for Best Non-Fiction Memoir—America’s Got Talent Winner Season 6 Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr: From Washing Cars to Hollywood Star by Landau Eugene Murphy Jr with Rick Robinson

In addition to providing free reviews to authors who range from the first-time author to seasoned professionals like James Patterson and Nicholas Sparks, we also host a respected annual international award contest to help authors obtain more recognition and exposure.


Nearly 300 authors and guests attend the Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards Ceremony in Miamieach year from as far away as Pakistan, Australia, Brazil, Peru, Switzerland, Singapore, India, the UK and more. Guest speakers have been industry experts and celebrities like Paul Michael Glaser (Starsky & Hutch), Eriq La Salle (E.R., Coming to America) and Dete Meserve, president of Wind Dancer films (Home Improvement, What Women Want).


Authors are recognized on stage and presented with award medals, then mingle and enjoy a buffet dinner. Staff photographers take free photos of the authors on stage and in front of our awards backdrop. Media is often present taking pictures, video and interviewing authors.


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