"America's Got Talent" winner and West Virginia native Landau Eugene Murphy will open the 2012-13 Performing Arts Series at Ohio University's Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Murphy claimed the TV show's top prize with impressive renditions of Rat Pack favorites such as Dean Martin's "Ain't That a Kick in the Head?" and Frank Sinatra's "My Way." A baritone vocalist in the traditional pop style, Murphy released his debut album, "That's Life," in November 2011.
Tickets are $18 for students, $23 for seniors and $25 for general admission. For more information, email performinga...@ohio.edu.