On a cold, November day in 2010 in the small town of Logan,WV Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. quietly packed a few modest items into a suitcase. His hands, rough from his job as a car washer, held a ticket to New York City. His heart, worn down from a life of hardship and struggle, was full of hope.
The youngsters from the Joyous Quartet have put together a little version of Michael jackson’s Smooth Criminal that will flat out blow you away.
Ah, ’80s music. Back when Michael Jackson was captivating audiences with the release of Thriller, Madonna was making her own rules and shaking things up with songs like Papa Don’t Preach and Like a Virgin, and teen pop sensation Tiffany was making shoppers dance in their Reeboks while singing her cover of the Shondell’s hit I Think We’re Alone Now during her nationwide tour on the mall circuit.
Acapella sensations Pentatonix set their sites on Michael Jackson with “Evolution of Michael Jackson” video.
Why do I love musing on music? In my adolescence, I had many questions as children often do. An insatiable curiosity. In a world of wonderment. These were not conventional questions. Not about why the sky was blue. Or why we could only see the moon at night. These were questions about my life. I didn’t understand a great many things. I felt lost.