Singing out for freedom

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Christina Shisler, director of promotions for the Akron Aeros at Canal Park Stadium. (Karen Schiely/Akron Beacon Journal)

Sing out for freedom

Name: Christina Shisler.

Age: 27.

Hometown: Stow.

Role: Akron Aeros’ director of promotions, conducts auditions for performers for the national anthem at 71 home games.

“We love that we have the opportunity for the community to take part in our pre-game festivities for all 71 home games. You can sense the pride of each performer as they sing the national anthem at the ballpark.”

She abides by the words of the song: “… land of the free.”

“They can sing however they want. The renditions are different, giving them the freedom to sing it whatever way they want and come out to the ballpark and have fun.”

“Fans just like to see the diversity.”

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