On the first weekend in June, trans singer/songwriter Shea Freedom will be bringing his unique musical styling to the Pyro Arts And Music Festival at Nelson Ledges Quarry Park in Garrettsville. The appearance is part of a national tour on which he is embarking prior to undergoing top surgery, a surgical procedure during which his breasts will be removed so that his body will be more in alignment with his male identity. 

What do the life of legendary activist Sylvia Rivera, the Lavender Scare firings of the 1950s, and the words of social work legend Jane Addams have in common? If you answered, “They’re all represented in songs on a new album of choral work,” you are not only a savant guesser, but you are also correct!

Nothing is more engaging than a band that can move beyond the norm and take things in a new direction. That is exactly how to sum up the French Horn Rebellion. They’re an electro-pop dance band comprised of brothers Robert Perlick-Molinari and David Perlick-Molinari.