Landau Murphy tickets go on sale today

The Arc’s Concert Extravaganza set for April 10

Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., jazz singer and 2011 America’s Got Talent winner, will perform April 10 at Parkersburg High School to benefit The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley. (Photo by Steve Brightwell)

PARKERSBURG — The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley is holding a 65th Anniversary “Concert Extravaganza” featuring Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., jazz singer and 2011 America’s Got Talent winner, on April 10 in the Parkersburg High School Auditorium.

Opening act is Stand Up for Downs, which performs at 7 p.m..

VIP tickets are $50 and include a meet and greet with Murphy, a swag bag, special parking and preferred seating. All other tickets are $35.

Tickets go on sale today through Brownpaper Tickets at brownpapertickets.com or can be purchased at The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley Training Center, 1917 Dudley Ave., Parkersburg.

Since 1955, The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley has dedicated itself to ensuring a satisfying and productive life for children and adults with intellectual, cognitive, and related developmental disabilities by providing programs and services that enable, empower and encourage people to live, learn, work and play in their community along with their peers and neighbors, the organization said.

Murphy will bring the Sounds of Sinatra and the Magic of Motown to the Mid-Ohio Valley. Murphy grew up in Logan County, W.Va., and rose to fame in 2011 winning America’s Got Talent and with the subsequent release of his first album “That’s Life.” Landau is well-known to Parkersburg area audiences for his sold out “Home for the Holidays Christmas Tour” stops in Parkersburg at the Smoot Theatre.

Murphy has toured around the world sharing such hits as “My Way”, “I’ve Got You under My Skin” and “Fly Me to the Moon.” He has performed at the Super Bowl, Madison Square Garden and Mountaineer Field.

Murphy was special guest for Marshall University’s Jazz Ensemble at Parkersburg South High School in April 2019.

Stand Up For Downs was created in 2013 by Rob and Ellen Snow. It was formed out of the combination of their love for their son Henry, who has Down syndrome, and Rob’s background in performing and producing comedy. The mission of Stand Up For Downs is to enhance the lives of those with Down syndrome through humor.

They cast the world’s first all Down syndrome improvisation troupe, The Improvaneers, in 2018, The Arc said. This program is now reaching across the country and is designed to help in job coaching-training programs.

The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley oversees West Virginia Birth to Three RAU2, People First of West Virginia and multiple programs and services.

WV Birth to Three provides free services to infants and toddlers under the age of 3 who have a delay in one or more areas of their cognitive, physical, social/emotional, adaptive, or communication development.

The Arc’s annual Secret Christmas project provides Christmas gifts and cookies to adults and teens 13 plus years old, with intellectual, cognitive, or related disabilities who are above the age for assistance from other community programs and have a demonstrated financial need with little, or no, family support to cover their clothing, grooming, transportation, and social needs.

The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley’s Inclusive Summer Day Program provides students with the opportunity to participate in four weeks of fun. Summer Day offers an opportunity to engage in a variety of community-based recreational activities with peers that can lead to life-long friendship, The Arc said. “It is implemented in a caring and supportive environment that brings together students, counselors and volunteers for fun, personal growth and memories that last a lifetime.”

Gold sponsor for the event is Deitzler Foundation. United Bank, BB&T Bank and the PM Company have sponsored the event at the Bronze level. Dunbar and Fowler and Intra-State Insurance have also provided support for the event.

For sponsorship or ticket questions contact Paula Oliphant, community outreach coordinator, at paula.oliphant@thearcmov.org or 304-422-3151 ext.111.


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