America's Got Talent... at The Villages? Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. comes to Ocala

Murphy brings his Sinatra-meets-Motown vocals to the Savannah Center.

America's Got Talent... at The Villages? Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. comes to Ocala
By Aaron Keene from Charleston, Wv (P1080287) [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Forget the piped-in Fox News Radio on the main streets. Forget the golf cars souped up to look like Mustang Shelbys. Forget the highest rate of STDs in the... nation? The season six winner of America's Got Talent (the show's now in its 12th season) — Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. — is headed to The Villages to perform tomorrow night. 

Murphy, who brands himself "the Soul of Sinatra" will perform in a salute to Sinatra and Motown at the Savannah Center. 

“I love performing at The Villages," Landau said. "The audience is always warm and welcoming."

Landau won America's Got Talent with his own style of Sinatra-influenced crooning and has since released three albums — That's Life (2011), Christmas Made for Two (2013) and Landau (2016). He's also performed on stages across the world with talents like Christopher Cross, the Temptations and Patti LaBelle. He crosses two genres — crooners and Motown — easily.

He's also co-authored his autobiography, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr: From Washing Cars to Hollywood Star and appeared in the faith-based film, Choices, released earlier this year.

All kidding about The Villages aside, they bring in some stellar entertainment, and Murphy's one of those entertainers, and he'll be there tomorrow night.


Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. | Savannah Center, 1575 Buena Vista Blvd, The Villages | Aug. 8: 7 p.m. | $34-$40; residents, $29-$25 | thevillagesentertainment.com

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Cathy Salustri

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