HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — 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…