Jim T. Gammill, Special to Valley News Arts Council Menifee named Nicole Farrell as its selection for May’s Artist of the Month, in honor of her musical achievements, community involvement and altruistic spirit. Farrell originally hails from Quebec, Canada, and is one of 17 children. Farrell’s family loved music and would often sing together, it is no surprise that music and singing would later become a large part of her life. The family moved to California in 1962 and made the trek from Canada to California on a train. “A few of my siblings had already grown into adulthood and gotten married back home, but just imagine, 11 kids and their parents traveling all that way by train! It was really something,” Farrell said. [caption id="attachment_26649" align="aligncenter"