Performing Arts Center’s 5th Annual Family Series returns in April

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Performing Arts Center of Rapid City announced on Monday that its Annual Family Series has returned for a fifth year and continues this April with two concerts for the whole family to enjoy.

The two concerts feature brothers and violinists Malcolm and Umoja McNeish as The Sons of Mystro performing on April 6, and local musician, grass dancer and historian Sequoia Crosswhite performing on April 29.

Born in South Florida and having learned to play violin through the public school system, the McNeish brother’s eclectic musical fusion includes reggae classics, American pop, Carribean rhythms as well as their own creations. The duo has performed for the Miami Heat halftime shows and at TedX Youth in Miami. They were also awarded the “Emerging Artist Under 21 Award” at the International Reggae and World Music Awards.

Sequoia Crosswhite is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and a descendant of Chief War Eagle and Chief Swift Cloud. His music combines hip-hop, rock and lyrics about Lakota heritage and contemporary life. For the performance, he will be joined by Greg McDonald, Bob Fahey, Donnie Williams, John Frazier, Ray Keller, Tommy the Silent and others for a concert celebrating community connections.

With the live performances being held in the Historic Theater, the series includes workshops in area schools led by Family Series artists.

This year’s series also featured the South Dakota School of Mines Mines Magic Show in February.

With the aim of the series being aimed at making live performance accessible to all families in the community, thanks to the generosity of various sponsors, all events are Pay What You Will.

For more information about the Annual Family Series, click here.

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