There’s less than one week until APCA Nationals in Houston, Texas. Metropolis Management will be there with TEN SHOWCASING ARTISTS! We are excited to bring all of these talented performers and speakers to the conference to give you a chance to meet them and understand what a powerful impact they can have on your student body!
Lions Ambition is a diverse crew of musicians from Seattle. Fusing alternative hip-hop, rock and pop, Lions Ambition brings their love of music to the stage with a sound that is truly their own. Think a touch of ‘Gym Class Heroes’ mixed with ‘Incubus’. Their unique sound garnered the band national recognition and praise. Lions Ambition has opened for national acts including: The Common Kings, Ludacris, and Talib Kweli. They have performed at college campuses, festivals and competitions across the country and have multiple projects released in Japan. The band was selected to compete on: “America’s Got Talent” in 2012 and is performing nationally throughout the US. This band is non-stop energy that will keep audiences moving through thought-provoking lyricism and an intense live show!
Jay Dukes, a.k.a. “The Repeat King” is the most sought after Comedic Emcee in the college market. Not only does Jay Dukes come equipped with sidesplitting jokes; his impeccable improvisational skills and contagious energy keep the audience thoroughly entertained for the entire show. Consistent rave reviews about Jay include, “You were exactly what we needed” and “Jay is a funny and great guy.”Jay has professionally performed at 100+ colleges/universities. He showcased for NACA South (2013 & 2015), NACA Northeast (2013) and NACA NATIONALS 2016.
Kid Ace is an international illusionist, recognized as one of magic’s rising stars. He has performed around the world from the famous Apollo Theater, to The Netherlands, the Czech Republic, and even a private performance for Madonna.Kid Ace can put on an elaborate stage show or a low-key performance of close magic. This performer is versatile, dynamic, and his talents can fit any budget or venue.
Mitzi blends performance and analysis. She uses art to spark conversations about the shadow of our legacy of race, class and violence in America. Her uniquely designed workshops and lectures provide the opportunity to explore elements of leadership, identity, diversity, and make realistic projections for the future. Mitzi’s workshops encourage students to explore their personal identity and develop their personal narrative as they investigate their past and create a plan for the future.
Hailing from Seattle and performing all over the world, Nash Fung is an innovator in the field of magic who routinely creates never before seen illusions. Using a stunning mix of humor, magic and mind-reading, Nash mesmerizes audiences.With over 18 years of experience, Nash shines on stage. Event planners swear by Nash’s show to wow their clients. Nash is devoted to expanding the art of magic and sharing his passion with the world. He also mentors other magicians internationally. Nash gained national exposure as a featured performer on Penn & Teller’s Fool Us on the CW Network in the Summer of 2015.
An experienced performer with more than 15 years under his belt, Sailesh The Hypnotist has performed at a staggering 400+ colleges and universities, many with repeated bookings.
He is the most sought after hypnotist and variety performer for orientations, family weekends, spring festivals, and late night events. Dubbed “The World’s Best Hypnotist,” his live show has been described as a cross between a concert and the best party ever!
Sailesh makes audience members the stars of the show, taking the entire audience on an interactive journey using hypnosis, improv, and music to create a whole lot of laughter and a ton of fun! Sailesh was APCA’s 2014 Hypnotist of the Year.
Kelsey Tainsh has lived her life differently than she planned, hoped for, or dreamed. By the age of 13, she was a world champion athlete and featured on the TV show Entertainment Tonight. She spent time in Los Angeles acting in movies. Despite the challenges she faced, Kelsey graduated from high school with honors alongside her triplet sisters, graduated from The University of Florida, magna cum laude, worked for a Fortune 100 Company and now travels the country as a Professional Speaker. She recently made the cover of the National Speaker’s Association’s (NSA) Speaker Magazine and has been featured in Coca-Colas Journey, The Diane Jones Morning Show, BYOU Magazine, and Business Innovators Magazine. Despite major life-changing medical obstacles, Kelsey brings a unique perspective on life, love, diversity and the ability to succeed.
Jinahie is an extraordinarily gifted Egyptian-American spoken word poet hailing from Washington, D.C. She is passionate about promoting authenticity, diversity, and women’s empowerment. Jinahie’s performance is energetic yet soulful. Powerfully present on stage, Jinahie always leaves audiences wanting more. A diverse range of subjects and issues are represented in Jinahie’s work, as she displays a mastery of the art form, with precision, skill and grace. Her unique style attracts audiences of all ages and cultural backgrounds.
Samson Koletkar was born in Mumbai and raised Jewish. Growing up in the world’s most crowded city, he spent most of his childhood years burning the midnight candles for earning a Masters in Computer Software, thereby fulfilling his parent’s dreams. As a first generation immigrant in America, Samson brings a refreshingly new approach to cerebral, witty, thought-provoking, clean humor with a global perspective. Driven by personal trials and tribulations, his subtle satire addresses religious and political hypocrisies, social issues, and day-to-day absurdities of human nature. He has performed at clubs, colleges and corporations in India, Canada and 13 states in U.S. & has been featured on Asian Jewish Life, Indian Express, NBC Bay Area, CBS and NPR.
If you’re going to be at APCA Nationals, don’t miss out on any of these amazing showcases! And be sure to stop by our booth to say hello and find out how we can help bring exceptional events to your campus!