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Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. made it to the big time on “America’s Got Talent,” and he’s staying there through his pure talent and showmanship. He appears at the Paramount on Saturday. Publicity photo.

ARTS Pick: Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr.

Over two years after taking home a million dollar grand prize on “America’s Got Talent,” classic crooner Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. continues to wow national audiences with his smooth Sinatra covers. While he’s not quick to forget his West Virginia roots, the once penniless car washer has catapulted to fame with interpretations of Old Blue […]

Left & Right return to the streets of Charlottesville for a gig at Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar on Thursday. Publicity image.

ARTS Pick: Left & Right

The (now Philly-based) group Left & Right spent its formative years on the streets of Charlottesville, where all four members worked as city transit bus drivers and shared road stories after work. Those long days in the driver’s seat might explain the band’s affinity for the high energy, grunge addled tunes that it calls “working […]