"The New York Times" described him as an "otherworldly, goth-tinged projection into the distant future of our violent, racially and sexually charged present." "The New Yorker" said "he deconstructs the persona of the diva even as he wraps himself in divalike hauteur." But don't take their word for it. If you've never caught a live performance by New York City-based musician, multimedia artist and postpunk counter tenor M. Lamar, get ready for a show like no other from a performer who's part opera singer, part diva, part leather-clad alien. ("Orange Is the New Black" fans may recognize Lamar as Marcus, the pre-transition Sophia; he just so happens to be actress Laverne Cox's twin brother.) Now, in recognition of the 156th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, M Lamar will take the Ames Hall stage in Salem to perform an assemblage of old spirituals in the "gothic-devil-worshipping-free-black-man-blues-tradition."