NACA South Showcasing Artists Announced!

NACA’s South Region Conference will take place this fall September 29 through October 2 in Charleston, South Carolina.

This week, NACA announced which artists have been selected to showcase at the conference. We are proud to announce that five of our talented acts will showcase and four additional have been listed as alternates.

Main Stage Showcase: 

 

Backtrack

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Founded in 2013, Backtrack is quickly defining itself as a powerhouse a cappella group throughout its hometown of New York City, and beyond. This five-member group performs a variety of music, with an emphasis on covers of today’s top pop music. Backtrack was originally formed to produce YouTube videos, and since its founding, the group has gained over 4.7 million views and 46,000 subscribers. Expanding from their YouTube origins, Backtrack now performs live at music halls, corporate events, weddings and is reaching out to the college market.  

Nash Fung

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Nash’s one-man show is a production that truly connects with the college audience.  Hear the audience ‘ooh and ahh’ as his original magic continuously baffles them.  Audience members will also experience meaningful moments as Nash interweaves some of the positive messages he learned as an immigrant, a magician, and a passionate volunteer in his community. In addition to his appeal in the college market, Nash is also an in-demand performer for fortune 500 companies (Microsoft, Amazon, etc…). He gained national exposure as a featured performer on “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” on the CW network (2015). You can be sure this show is 100% P.C. , fun-filled, entertaining, and devilishly original!

Plastic Musik

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Plastic Musik is an abstract percussion show that combines innovative instrumentation with high energy, unpredictable theatrics to bring you an enjoyable experience that you are unlikely to forget. By using all plastic instruments, including a product known as “Boomwhackers,” Plastic Musik is able to put an unexpected twist on some of the most recognizable songs of our time. Imagine a complete arrangement of Mozart’s 40th, performed entirely with plastic tubes. Or maybe Beethoven is more your taste. Perhaps you prefer the soul of Motown, the classics of the 80’s, hip-hop hits, or lightning fast rudimental drumming. Whatever your musical taste, they’ve got it covered. Along with the vast repertoire of recognizable melodies and songs, Plastic Musik incorporates carefully choreographed movement, musical improvisation, audience participation, on-stage interaction, and performer personality into a show that is sure to stimulate the senses.  

 Special Event Showcase

Sailesh The Hypnotist

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An experienced performer with more than 20 years under his belt, Sailesh The Hypnotist has performed at a staggering 5000+ shows at Colleges, Universities, and clubs, many with repeated bookings. Dubbed “The World’s Best Hypnotist” by MTV Europe, 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 a journey using hypnosis, improv, music and interactivity to create a whole lot of laughter and a ton of fun! Campus Activities Magazines 2016 Entertainer of the Year, he has also been nominated and Runner Up for Best Male Entertainer of the Year and Best Novelty Act in the last two years, and  Awarded as APCA’s 2014 Hypnotist of the Year. This is one show your campus MUST SEE!

Sampler Showcase

 Daphnique Springs 

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Multitalented comedienne Daphnique Springs is a Florida native living in LA who is bursting onto the comedy scene with wit and versatility. Intelligent and biting, Daphnique’s comedy is dark yet honest and relatable. With topics ranging from personal experiences to social commentary, she has a unique blend of humor and pointed sarcasm which makes her a favorite among audiences. From the stage, Daphnique conveys ease and a confidence that engages audiences and leads to an unpredictable, unprecedentedly hilarious show. Daphnique Springs has featured for Martin Lawrence and toured with Katt Williams on his “Born Again…Again Tour”. She’s also an accomplished actress, having appeared on television shows such as How I Met Your Mother, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Laughs On Fox, as well as in ads for Nike and Vitamin Water. Tapping into a natural ability to make people laugh, Daphnique is making a name for herself by performing at the hottest comedy clubs in and around LA, and touring college and universities.

 

Alternates

David Coleman, The Dating Doctor

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Joshua Fredenburg on Broadway!

 

Next month, respected speaker and author Joshua Fredenburg will present two Educational Sessions at APCA’s Leadership on Broadway Conference in NYC!

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The conference takes place July 22-24, 2016. Joshua will present two sessions on Saturday July 23rd. At 10am, he will present “Resilient Leadership.” Participants who attend this session will learn how to adapt, persevere, bounce back, and overcome any negative situation, circumstance, or challenge they may face as a leader. Then at 4pm, he will present “Purpose Driven Leadership,” which addresses the importance of purpose-driven leadership in the 21st Century and helps leaders experience the positive benefits of purpose-driven leadership.

 

Joshua Fredenburg

Joshua Fredenburg is a nationally recognized speaker, author, and leadership consultant who provides expert advice on leadership, diversity, and healthy relationships in a practical, engaging, applicable, inspiring, and dynamic manner! Already, he has reached thousands of emerging and seasoned leaders in over 42 different states nationally as a keynote speaker, workshop presenter, and leadership trainer. In addition to the accomplishments list above, Joshua also serves as a member of the Board of Directors at California State University, Long Beach, has received an award from the Young Professional Urban League of Los Angeles for his work with college students, has been featured as a television expert on numerous local and national talk shows to talk about leadership, diversity, relationships, and various political/social issues, and is moving inches closer towards the completion of his doctorate degree in Organizational Leadership at Nova Southeastern University.

If you aren’t able to attend APCA on Broadway, contact us to find out how you can learn more about Joshua and bring his powerful programs to your campus!

Think Global, Book Local!

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Metropolis is proud to be home to one of the most diverse rosters of talent in the college market. Our entertainers and speakers come from all backgrounds so regardless what kind of event you’re planning, we can help you find the perfect match!

Our agents and artists live all over the continental U.S. so no matter where you are, we’re in your region, and you can save money on travel costs!

Contact us today to find out how you can bring diverse talent to your event while saving money and using less resources!

Mitzi Sinnott at NCORE

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Last weekend, Mitzi Sinnott had the wonderful opportunity to present and perform at NCORE in San Francisco. Her powerful performance of her one-woman play SNAPSHOT earned her a standing ovation.

From NCORE’s Website: The National Conference for Race & Ethnicity in America is designed to provide a significant forum for discussion, critical dialogue, and exchange of information as institutions search for effective strategies to enhance access, social development, education, positive communication, and cross-cultural understanding in culturally diverse settings.

 

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Mitzi Sinnott is an actress and speaker. Her program and keynote is the hottest, most unique program to hit the college market in years. Her work is entertaining, thought-provoking and profoundly moving, leaving hearts and minds wide open to the possibilities of living an intentional life that exceeds their expectations and makes a difference.

Her workshop and keynote address have been included as part of leadership institutes and orientations as well as part of curriculums for departments as varied as diversity and inclusion, writing and English, sociology, psychology, political science and performance and media arts.

 

David Coleman at TEDx

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This past March, David Coleman, known as The Dating Doctor, had the honor of presenting at TEDx UCincinnati.

David’s touching and powerful talk reminds us to choose courage over fear, and that we possess the ability to select our attitude every single day.

Read About Our CAM Award Winners!

The newest issue of Campus Activities Magazine is out now and it includes our two artists who won Readers’ Choice Awards for 2016! We are so proud of them and of all our artists who were nominated!

 

Sailesh The Hypnotist

Entertainer of the Year

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An experienced performer with more than 20 years under his belt, Saileshhas performed at a staggering 5000+ shows at colleges, universities and clubs throughout North America,  many with repeated bookings. Dubbed “The World’s Best Hypnotist,” by MTV Europe,  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 a journey using hypnosis, improv, music and interactivity to create a whole lot of laughter and a ton of fun! Prior to winning Campus Activities Magazine’s 2016 Entertainer of the Year award, he has also been nominated and Runner-Up for Best Male Entertainer of the Year and Best Novelty Act in the last 2 years, and Awarded as APCA’s 2014 Hypnotist of the Year.

Follow this link to read Campus Activities Magazine’s Featured article on Sailesh from this latest issue!

 

 

 

Kenneth “Xclusive” Paryo

Best Small Venue Performer

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Raised by songwriters, Xclusive was first introduced to music through the classical piano, but he soon took a keen interest in dance and by age seventeen had perfected his own freestyle form. Taking his talent to local events, Kenneth quickly grew into quite the talented performer.

Nowadays, Xclusive makes appearances on network television and tours college campuses nationwide, combining his talent as a dancer with a charming sense of humor that always seems to loosen up even the stiffest of audiences and make even those of us who can’t dance bob our heads and smile.This multi-talented and multi- dimensional performer utilizes physicality, inventive artistry, and pop culture to FLAT OUT entertain an audience. Xclusive has developed and seamlessly executes a one- man, three-ring circus of which he is the RING MASTER! Through hip-hop, dance, audience interaction, and comedy, Xclusive always DELIVERS and keeps his fans wanting more!

Click here to read Campus Activities Magazine’s article about Xclusive.

Welcome Backtrack!

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We are excited to welcome Backtrack to the Metropolis Management family!

Founded in 2013, Backtrack is a vocal a cappella group who have quickly come to define themselves as a performance powerhouse throughout their hometown of New York City (and beyond!) The group was originally formed to produce YouTube videos, and since its founding the group has gained over 4.6 million views and 45,000 subscribers! Now expanding from their YouTube origins, Backtrack performs live, and most recently has begun to reach the college market!

Backtrack performs a variety of music, with an emphasis on covers of today’s top pop music.

 Contact Metropolis Management to find out how you can book Backtrack for your next event! 

Razzvio on Tour Specials!

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This month, Razzvio hit the road on an action packed 6-month tour! From the East Coast to the West Coast, and everywhere in between, this compelling drummer/violinist duo will bring unique musical sounds and a one of a kind experience to every venue they play.

With a voice reminiscent of Adele and Florence Welch and ferocious rock violin shredding straight out of Led Zeppelin’s Kashmir, Razz is a one-woman powerhouse. Trained in classical violin from the age of seven, she specializes in creating riveting arrangements of contemporary rock and pop songs on just one instrument. Her six-string flying V electric violin is a hybrid of violin, viola, and cello that straps to her shoulders, giving her the freedom to use her powerful voice and play simultaneously. Her raw, intense, and complex performances bring the audience into a captivating space where songs are broken down and restructured on the violin as Razz’s compelling voice weaves her creation together. Razz is a master blender of classical and contemporary styles. She combines vocal and string melodies through captivating live looping – bringing an exciting twist to familiar favorites.

While they tour the country this year, Razzvio will book their open dates for a special price. So don’t miss out on this opportunity to have them perform on your campus! Contact us at Metropolis management today to find out more!

 

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A Peek Behind the Scenes at NACA Northern Plains!

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The Metropolis Management-Coleman Speaks crew had a fantastic time at NACA Northern Plains last week. We’d like to extend a HUGE thank you to all the students and faculty who showed up, paid attention and were friendly and ready to book our talent! If you haven’t booked yet, there’s still time. Several of our artists have blocks forming, so get in touch with us and hop on to save some money and dazzle your student body!

 

Conferences are fun for us but they are also long days filled with a lot of work, so we like to find a balance between the two! From Block Booking Meetings to Sound Check to Showcases to CAMP and everything in between, here are some images from our busy yet successful trip to Madison!

 

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Morning Block Booking Meeting

 

 

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Showcase Sound Check

 

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Kid Ace introducing his dove to a fan!

 

 

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rePercussion setting up for their showcase

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Having fun with The Body Poets in our booth

 

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Nash Fung doing a card trick for students

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My Body Sings Electric rockin’ their showcase

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