Vote For Xclusive!

Kenneth “Xclusive” Paryo is a dancer/comedian/musician on Metropolis Management’s talented, diverse roster. He has been nominated by Campus Activities Magazine in TWO CATEGORIES for this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards! Xclusive is nominated for 2016 Best Small Venue Performer AND 2016 Fastest Rising Star!

 

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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. Bringing his talent to local events, Kenneth quickly grew into quite a performer!

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 stand up comedy, Xclusive DELIVERS and keeps his fans wanting more!

If you have a .edu email address, are an artist or are employed by an agency, you can vote now!

Please vote for Xclusive for 2016 Best Small Venue Performer AND 2016 Fastest Rising Star by visiting www.votemetropolis.com and while you’re there, you can cast your vote for Metropolis Management as National Agency of the Year and our four other artists who are nominated!

 

 

Imagine the Possibilities with Metropolis Management!

NACA Nationals is right around the corner!

This year’s conference will take place in February 20-24 in Louisville, KY.

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Metropolis Management is proud to be attending NACA Nations with five showcasing artists and three educational session presenters!

 

Aman Ali

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Aman Ali is an award winning storyteller in New York City. His passionate and animated tales he regularly posts to Facebook continue to go viral by the thousands daily. Aman is one of the only young American Muslims in the public spotlight today. He’s made appearances on dozens of media outlets such as the New York Times, CNN, HBO, ABC News, and NPR to talk about his upbringing as a 20-something Muslim born and raised in America. Aman Ali is the co-creator of the social media phenomenon 30 Mosques in 30 Days, a 25,000 mile road trip he took to all 50 states in the U.S. with the mission of telling groundbreaking and profound stories about Muslims in America.

 

 

Jay Dukes

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Jay Dukes, AKA “The Repeat King” is the most sought after Comedic Emcee in the college market. Not only does Jay come equipped with sidesplitting jokes, his impeccable improvisational skills and contagious energy keep the audience thoroughly entertained for the entire show. Having professionally performed at 100+ colleges, Jay is the perfect host for your event. He is someone who not only provides entertainment, but understands the atmosphere and adapts on the spot to keep the crowd rockin’. Jay Dukes showcased for NACA South (2013 & 2015), NACA Northeast (2013) and is honored to showcase at NACA Nationals!

 

 

Joshua Fredenburg

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In today’s society not only is there increasing national diversity, but leaders are also being greatly impacted by the globalization and cultural differences that are increasing within organizations daily. In addition to the rise of globalization and cultural differences, more emerging and seasoned leaders are being asked to lead multicultural organizations more effectively in the 21st
Century. In this powerful, engaging, and enlightening leadership program on leading multi-cultural organizations, Joshua not only talks about the impact that globalization and cultural differences are
having on organizations in the 21st Century, but he provides emerging and seasoned leaders with a set of practical and applicable leadership skills that will enable them to become more effective at leading multicultural organizations in the 21st Century. Ultimately, if you are the leader of a multicultural organization or responsible for
leading a group of multicultural individuals, this is the leadership program for YOU!

 

My Body Sings Electric

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My Body Sings Electric’s music resonates with a sense of playfulness and lust for life. Call their music alternative. Call it indie. Call it pop. Call it what you will, but when you connect with the tunes from these lovable misfits, you’ll feel as if you just met your five new best friends.The video for their first album single, New Friends, earned a premiere on MTV Buzzworthy. In 2014, their colleges dates included time with Grouplove, and other notable bookings for 2014 include Riotfest with Weezer, New Found Glory, Slayer and many more.

 

 

Kid Ace

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Kid Ace is an international illusionist who is recognized as one of magic’s rising stars. His acts have taken him around the world from the famous Apollo Theater to the Czech Republic for a private performance for Madonna. After touring the country performing at different universities and theaters, Kid Ace headlined his one man show “Underground Magic”at the Elektra Theatre in the heart of Times Square. At the close of the show’s run, Ace signed on to headline Soft Touch Productions’ “Circus Bahamas: MAGIC AND DANCE” show touring in the Bahamas. 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.

 

Dan Henig

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Dan Henig is a creative musician and songwriter with a knack for storytelling. His musical style can be described as a soulful blend of Pop and R&B, with lyrically driven melodies which are bound to stick with you long after you listen. Originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Henig started getting involved with music after a neck injury in high school prevented him from pursuing college football. Driven to succeed in the music industry, Henig moved to Nashville for a year to hone in on his songwriting craft. Now, living in Los Angeles, Henig has teamed up with Cody Tarpley to create his most recent record, set to be released in winter of 2016. Henig’s musical success is amplified on YouTube, where his cover videos have gotten him 98,000 subscribers and over 14.5 million views. Additionally, his song “Gravity Bound” was featured on an episode of CBS’s, “Life Unexpected.”

 

 

Sailesh 

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As an artist and business owner, over his 20 years within the college and university market, Sailesh Jiawan has worked as a self-represented artist, an artist represented by a high level college agency and the Owner of his own agency — assisting other artists and brokering deals with buyers.

During this Educational session, Sailesh will draw from his experience as a performer and agency owner to provide insight and instruction for programming boards as they work with agencies and artists to plan events.  Sailesh will outline what buyers can expect when they work with an agency, what buyers can and should request from the agency to assist in their event planning and what pitfalls to avoid when working with an agency or artist.

 

 

 

David Coleman

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The speed of business and life has reached an all-time high where the immediacy of thought and action is paramount.  To be highly successful, individuals must be able to effortlessly handle multiple tasks simultaneously with ease and precision or risk being left behind.  This session teaches the participants how to set and achieve realistic goals, while undertaking multiple tasks simultaneous and acting as a united, inspired and selfless team. There is no program out there quite like it and it teaches a very valuable principle of life and leadership which manifests at the very end in an “Ah Hah” moment for the audience. People are having so much fun and this program goes by so fast they don’t realize just how much they have learned until the very end.

 

As NACA Nationals approaches, stay tuned for more information on our showcasing artists and all the details on when and where you can see them!

We look forward to meeting you in Louisville and showing you how we can bring amazing events to your campus!!

Vote For Sailesh!

Sailesh The Hypnotist is Metropolis Management’s Flagship Artist on their talented, diverse roster. He has been nominated by Campus Activities Magazine for 2016 Entertainer of the Year in their Readers’ Choice Awards!

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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. He was runner-up for Entertainer of the Year 2015 for Campus Activities Magazine and nominated in 2013 and 2014. this is one show your campus must see!!

If you have a .edu email address, are an artist or are employed by an agency, you can vote now!

Please vote for Sailesh for 2016 Entertainer of the Year by visiting www.votemetropolis.com and while you’re there, you can cast your vote for Metropolis Management as National Agency of the Year and ourfour other artists nominated in five categories.

 

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Showcasing Artists for NACA Mid-Atlantic Festival Announced!

Last week, NACA listed their selections for showcasing artists at this year’s Mid-Atlantic Festival. Metropolis is proud to announce that three of our artists were selected to showcase!

 

Ken “Xclusive” Paryo

Comedy/Dance

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Second Place Champions

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Stroy Moyd

Stand-Up Comedy

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NACA Mid-Atlantic Festival will take place March 11-12, 2016 at Pennsylvania State University in State College, PA.

Metropolis Management will have agents on hand at the Mid-Atlantic Festival, representing our agency. They would love to talk with you about our ever expanding diverse roster of talent and how we can help you book an event that will make an impact on your campus!

From speakers to musicians, SLAM poets to dancers to jugglers to gymnasts, we work with talented artists from just about every possible genre who have experience working in the college market and would love to visit your campus!

If you won’t be at any of the conferences this spring, please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time to discuss our roster and your event booking needs!

Metropolis Is Going To The Sweetest Place On Earth!

We are excited to be heading to Hershey, PA this weekend for the APCA Northeast Region Spring Conference!

We will have agents in attendance to talk with you, tell you about our roster and help you discover how much Metropolis Management has to offer your campus!

Dr. Wilfred, a uniquely talented drummer/DJ duo will be performing during Friday night’s dinner showcase.

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Drummer, Zhach Kelsch, and DJ A-run, have teamed up to cross-pollinate the Philly music scene, creating something completely new and fresh!
Kelsch has shared the stage with Bon Jovi, Pitbull, Stone Temple Pilots, Alice In Chains, Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis, Florida-Georgia Line and many others. He has performed at corporate events for The Philadelphia Eagles, Live Nation, House of Blues, Jameson Whiskey and several others.
DJ A-run has performed with Jay-Z, Jennifer Hudson, Nas, Aries, and Skillz. He performed on The Closer To My Dreams Tour (Presented by MTV Jams and Reebok) featuring Tyga, Love Rance, and Sterling Sims. Corporate clients include Macy’s, Habitat for Humanity,  Levi’s and several others.
The group shot their first music video in October and plans to release it, as well as unveil their website and social media, in early 2016.
If you’re going to APCA NE, be sure to find us to say hello and don’t miss Dr. Wilfred!

Big News From Metropolis!

As of February 1, 2016, NMP Talent has merged with Metropolis Management!
The combination of Metropolis Management with NMP creates an exciting opportunity for colleges and universities all over North America to work with high-caliber talent and live entertainment who cater to this niche market. Following the merger, all NMP clients will be notified and given new contact information.

NMP Talent has been a premier talent and entertainment agency located in the beautiful state of Maine. Founded in 2013 by Norman Ng, NMP Talent has been committed to providing the most exciting, dedicated, and unique performing artists and speakers in the world.

“My talent agency NMP Talent is now a division of Metropolis Management. Together they will become one of the largest Talent Providers in the industry. Innovation, Art, and integrity is what it’s all about.” -Norman NG via Facebook
“We are ecstatic to welcome NMP Talent to the Metropolis family. Their agency is backed by outstanding individuals who are committed to providing quality entertainment for colleges and universities across the nation. We are excited about this merger and grateful for the opportunity to work with NMP’s dedicated artists.” -Joyce Jiawan, Metropolis’ Director of Operations.

Both agencies have proven their commitment to providing unique entertainment to campuses and outstanding customer service to schools who book events.

Stay tuned for more details in the near future, as we welcome new agents and artists to the Metropolis family and reach out to introduce them to you and bring their talent to your campus!

 

Vote For Kazual!

Kazual is a multi-talented R&B act on Metropolis Management’s diverse roster of performers. They have been nominated by Campus Activities Magazine for 2016 Best Male Artist in their Readers’ Choice Awards!

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If a barbershop quartet comes to mind when you think of acapella music, THINK AGAIN! Kazual (pronounced ‘casual’) is one of the hottest and freshest Acapella Troupes to hit the market! Using only their vocal instruments, Kazual’s sound is SMOOTH, RICH and REFINED. Blending beats with ballads, these guys bring an audience to their feet. With crowd-pleasing covers and original arrangements, Kazual is SERIOUS entertainment for everyone!

These gentlemen offer the complete package: they sing, dance, write and produce! They’ve been engaging audiences across the country through touring and their appearances on National TV. Kazual blends harmonious styles and eclectic mixes with choreographed dance and dub-step. Opening for Nelly and Beyonce, Kazual’s unique tones have established their place in the music industry. The group has earned a reputation for multiple re-bookings and is an annual tradition for many groups and organizations.

Campus Activities Magazine named Kazual Best Music Act 2015!

If you have a .edu email address, are an artist or are employed by an agency, you can vote for this year’s winners!

Please vote for Kazual for 2016 Best Male Artist by visiting www.votemetropolis.com and while you’re there, you can cast your vote for Metropolis Management as National Agency of the Year and our four other artists nominated in five categories.

Vote For Dan Henig!

Dan Henig is a singer/songwriter on Metropolis Management’s talented, diverse roster.He has been nominated by Campus Activities Magazine for 2016 Best Music Artist in their Readers’ Choice Awards!

 

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Dan Henig is a creative musician and songwriter with a knack for storytelling. His musical style can be described as a soulful blend of Pop and R&B, with lyrically driven melodies which are bound to stick with you long after you listen.

Originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Henig started getting involved with music after a neck injury in high school prevented him from pursuing college football. Driven to succeed in the music industry, Henig moved to Nashville for a year to hone in on his songwriting craft. Now, living in Los Angeles, Henig has teamed up with Cody Tarpley to create his most recent record, set to be released in winter of 2016.

Henig’s musical success is amplified on YouTube, where his cover videos have gotten him 98,000 subscribers and over 14.5 million views. Additionally, his song “Gravity Bound” was featured on an episode of CBS’s, “Life Unexpected.”

If you have a .edu email address, are an artist or are employed by an agency, you can vote for Dan!

Please vote for Dan Henig for 2016 Best Music Artist by visiting www.votemetropolis.com and while you’re there, you can cast your vote for Metropolis Management as National Agency of the Year and our four other artists nominated in five categories.

Be on the lookout for new music from Dan Henig, every Monday with covers from top artists (old and new), and album releases coming soon!!

Don’t Miss Sailesh, The Hypnotist at AFLV Central

The Central Fraternal Leadership Conference and the National Black Greek Leadership Conference comprise the AFLV Central Conference. AFLV Central will be held February 4-7, 2016, in Indianapolis.

 

Sailesh, The Hypnotist is honored to be performing at this year’s conference!

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Sailesh will be the Thursday night entertainment. His show will start at 10:45pm in the JW Ballroom. Don’t miss out on your chance to #SleepWithTheBest! Sailesh’s shows are always popular and guarantee a good time be had by all, whether you participate on stage or stay in the audience!

The ever gracious host of his own show, 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!

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