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In the Mix, a series presented by the College of Charleston’s arts management program, hosts a special finale (In the Mix: Live!) featuring the musical stylings of alumnus John Shields, best known as one of the two guys in hip-hop duo Little Stranger.

Free and open to the public, the event takes place on Mon. April 1 (no foolin!) at 6:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Simons Center for the Arts.

In the Mix explores “timely and engaging topics impacting the musical landscape on both a local and national level, while exposing audience members to industry insiders with real world experience and insight.”

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Last month Grammy nominee and member of Ranky Tanky, Quentin Baxter, took over as host of In the Mix, following former host, Hootie & The Blowfish’s Mark Bryan.

In the Mix: Live! features presentations from current students and alumni who are actively involved in the music industry including: musician and tour manager Will Hastings; founder of Coast Records, Matt Zutell; in-arena host of the Charleston Stingrays, Stephen Pond; and founder and photographer at 9 to 5 Magazine, Taylor Czerwinski.

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In addition to Shields, featured performers include singer-songwriter Jamie Gray and Nathan & Eva, a sibling folk duo whose cover of “Hero” by Family of the Year is a YouTube sensation.