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Popular orchestral rock band Seafair is back together and releasing new music. The Cleveland band that formed in 2012 split up in 2016. Late last year, they announced they were reuniting.

Seafair vocalist Chayla Hope said the band got caught up trying to make it big.

“It just got really business-y,” Hope said. “That was a really big struggle for all of us because almost every single person in the band has wanted to make it since they were pretty young.”

Bradley Atom

Four-piece rock outfit Ottawa has kept busy the last five years making memorable tunes with an appeal far beyond its Cleveland home. Over the summer, the band released a string of singles that blend gritty garage rock with pop melodies. They've been making the rounds across Northeast Ohio venues to debut the new material.

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Rob Kovacs

A classically trained Cleveland pianist is creating masterpieces out of classic video game music.

Rob Kovacs is a composer and piano teacher who grew up a gamer in the 1980s. In addition to starting piano lessons when he was around 6 years old, his family had about 10 classic arcade games throughout their home. He evenutally got Atari and Nintendo consoles. 

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JOHN STURSA

A teenager’s hobby has turned into the go-to website for showcasing Cleveland’s hip-hop scene. For this week’s Shuffle, WKSU's Amanda Rabinowitz talked to John Stursa about how his site, ImFromCLeveland.com, is helping the city's hip-hop community find its identity.

Amanda Rabinowitz

This year's Highland Square PorchRokr Music and Art Festival is Saturday, August 18 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. It features about 130 musicians and artists performing on about 20 porches and at Highland Square businesses. 

The festival shifts each year to one of four different sections of Highland Square. This year, the main stage will be on Beck Avenue behind Fifth Third Bank.   

WKSU contributor Brittany Nader has her top picks:

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