Vote for Mitzi!

Mitzi Sinnott is an actress and speaker on Metropolis Management-Coleman’s Speaks’ talented, diverse roster. She has been nominated by Campus Activities Magazine for 2016 Best Diversity Artist in their Readers’ Choice Awards.

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Mitzi blends performance and analysis in her keynote address. 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.

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

Please vote for Mitzi Sinnott for 2016 Best Diversity 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.

 

 

Look For Us Off Campus Too!

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It’s a known fact that Metropolis Management works almost exclusively in the college market. One of our main goals is to help Campus Activities Organizers bring entertainment and education to their schools. Our speakers and performers are experienced in this environment, and are able to connect with students to bring them serious entertainment and positive messages!

However, there are a few times you will find Metropolis Artists performing outside of a college campus and that is at fairs!

This weekend, our dynamic drumming act rePercussion will be showcasing at the Georgia/South Carolina Fair Association Conference in Atlanta! Earlier this month they showcased at the Western Fairs Association Conference in Anaheim and several other Metropolis artists showcased at the International Association of Fair Exhibitors Convention in Las Vegas in November.

 

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Similar to the NACA and APCA conferences we attend for the college market, these Fair Conventions allow our talent to show event organizers what they can bring to their campus or fair. And while a fair has a different audience than a college campus, people from all walks of life want and need to be entertained and to laugh! Lucky for them, Metropolis has a diverse roster full of artists who can do exactly that!

NACA Northern Plains Showcasing Artists

Last week we received word that five of our talented artists will be showcasing at the NACA Northern Plains Conference in Madison, Wisconsin in April!

 

Nash Fung

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My Body Sings Electric

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Kid Ace

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The Body Poets

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Along with our showcasing performers, other Metropolis artists and staff will be on hand to chat with about our roster and your campus’ needs.

We look forward to meeting you and introducing you to our talented, diverse roster of artists! See you there!

Vote Metropolis!

Earlier this week, Campus Activities magazine announced nominees for their 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards. Metropolis Management is proud to be represented in seven different categories, including Agency of the Year, and our flagship artist Sailesh The Hypnotist is nominated for Entertainer of the Year!

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Hop over to www.votemetropolis.com to vote! It’ll take you about 60 seconds to complete and you’ll be asked to fill in your name, organization affiliation and email address. Anyone with a .edu email address can vote. Artists and Agencies can also vote! Voting ends March 1st, so vote now! 

Here’s the list of our talented performers who were nominated:

#1 Best Small Venue Performer: Xclusive

#2 Best Diversity Artist: Mitzi Sinnott

#4 Best Music Artist: Dan Henig

#5 Best Male Artists: Kazual

#7 Fastest Rising Star: Xclusive

#13 Best National Agency of the Year: Metropolis Management

#14 Entertainer of the Year: Sailesh

 

Please share www.votemetropolis.com with everyone who has a .edu email address. 

Thank you for supporting all of us here at Metropolis Management and Entertainment Group!

Meet Samson Koletkar, A One of a Kind Comedian

Samson Koletkar (AKA Mahatma Moses) is the world’s only Indian Jewish Stand Up Comedian.

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Samson was born in Mumbai and raised Jewish. Growing up in the world’s most crowded city, this acerbic and original comic spent most of his childhood years burning the midnight oil to earn a Masters in Computer Software, thereby fulfilling his parent’s dreams. He then moved half-way across the world, to the technology headquarters and a hotbed for emerging comics, San Francisco.

As a first generation immigrant in America, Samson brings a refreshingly new approach to 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.

Samson has performed at clubs, colleges and corporations in India, Canada and 18 states in U.S. & has been featured on Asian Jewish Life, Indian Express, NBC Bay Area, CBS and NPR.

In February, Desi Comedy Fest’s core team of Abhay Nadkarni, Richard Sarvate & Samson Koletkar will be touring India doing shows in Bombay, Bangalore, Delhi & Pune. 12 shows confirmed so far, more in the works.

 

FOR MORE UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION
VISIT www.mahatma-moses.com OR
FOLLOW ON FACEBOOK facebook.com/mahatma.moses OR
FOLLOW ON TWITTER twitter.com/mahatma_moses

Let Us Help You Bring Variety To Your Campus!

 
We realize this is a busy time of year for schools and their students. We also know that while recovering from the frenzy of exams and holidays, you still have to think ahead to prepare for the rest of the semester. 
 
If you need to schedule an event for your campus to rally enthusiasm for a new semester, we have an exceptional roster of performers who can do just that! 
 

​Sailesh is the ORIGINAL college hypnotist! With more than 15 years of performing under his belt, 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 (2013, 2014, 2015) and nominated by Campus Activities Magazine. This is one show your campus must see!!


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 (Summer 2015).​


​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.​

Kenneth Paryo, aka Xclusive, was born into a family where music and dancing were very important parts of life.

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/anime dance, audience interaction, and stand up comedy, Xclusive DELIVERS and keeps his fans wanting more!

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​rePercussion is an extraordinary high energy comedy drumming experience! Going beyond interactive drumming, they blend sight, sound, and laughter bringing to the stage a highly entertaining, mind-blowing and fully customizable experience. Composed of experienced entertainers, rePercussion has performed for hundreds of thousands of people in venues around the world.
Blurring the lines between electronic music, drum line, rock, and slapstick, rePercussion uniquely combines drumming, comedy, and crowd interaction. Each show is one-of-a-kind, perfectly tailored to the audience through the performer/audience interactions. Crowds become engaged, creating a lasting impression!
Through their unrivaled interaction, rePercussion performances can unite audiences, build teams, and give your group a world-class program.

​The Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team is a professional gymnastics troupe consisting of talented young men and boys from the Chicagoland area.

Their performances include amazing acrobatic stunts and tricks inside twirling jump ropes, catapulting off mini trampolines, and thundering tumbling routines with impeccable timing.

Founded by professional gymnast Tim Shaw, these inner city youth are taught discipline, respect, hard work, integrity and teamwork. Members of the troupe must adhere to strict code of academic and ethical standards, setting members on a trajectory for personal and professional success when they exit the Chicago Boyz program. Through Tim’s positive impact, many members have not only become professional gymnasts, but turned their lives around in the process.​

Any of these talented artists would be a hit on your campus! Contact us now to secure a date, and we will help you plan, promote and host a truly special event that your students will enjoy! Check artists’ profiles on this site to view their tour calendar and ask about discounted rates for block booking.


Sailesh The Hypnotist Is Headed Your Way

Don’t miss your chance to sleep with the best in 2016! Keep an eye out for Sailesh The Hypnotist touring U.S. college campuses this winter and spring!

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For up to date info on Sailesh’s travels, like him on Facebook: SaileshTheHypnotist, and follow him on Twitter @saileshhypno and Instagram @saileshthehypnotist.

Meet Some Funny Noisemakers!

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rePercussion is a group of highly skilled and professional entertainers joining together for the sole purpose of entertaining audiences! They produce a larger than life show combining high energy rhythm, audience interaction, and hilarious comedy to deliver a crowd involving performance of sight, sound and laughter. Although expert percussionists, they make all their noise using buckets, barrels, street signs, pots and pans to bang out out thunderous grooves and funky dance beats.

These entertainers have been pleasing audiences around the world for almost two decades. Members have performed for Disney Cruise Lines, Emirate royalty, been top competitors in drum corps, toured on Vans Warped Tour, been featured on MTV, MTV2, VH1, and on shows such as The Real World, Keeping up with the Kardashians, The Hills, and Laguna Beach.

Blurring the lines between electronic music, drum line, rock and slapstick, the group’s ability to combine drumming, comedy and crowd interaction is unique to rePercussion and quite literally needs to be seen to believed!

rePercussion has become a hot act in the college market! Check out their showcase from this year’s NACA South conference!

They are have performed on campuses across the country and will be showcasing at the Western Fairs Association Conference in Anaheim, California next week! Follow them on Social Media to stay up to date on all their hilarious music making travels! Facebook: Thisisrepercussion Twitter: @WeRepercuss Instagram: @thisisrepercussion

 

Merry Christmas!

From all of us here at Metropolis management/Coleman Speaks, we wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and joyful holiday season no matter what you celebrate!

Here’s a beautiful holiday classic from our own Dan Henig!

Ted Talk Tuesday With Panama Soweto

Panama Soweto is a performance writer, recording artist and educator. He is currently the Job Developer for dispersed youth at the Denver Housing Authority where he has been employed for 8 years and currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Downtown Aurora Visual Arts, winner’s of President Barack Obama’s National Arts and Humanities Youth Program 2014.

Soweto is also a 2006 National Poetry Slam Champion. He is the co-founder of Slam Nuba, the 2011 National Poetry Slam Champions. His YouTube poem, “Scott” is currently taught in over 100 schools in The United States and in several different countries around the world as an introduction to performance poetry. He tours nationally, and is a member of one of the county’s top spoken word acts at colleges and universities.

Panama challenges ideas about bullying, single-parenthood, sexual abuse, self-advocacy, and discrimination through his mastery of spoken word. His rollercoaster performance includes music, poetry and storytelling.

Literary bloggers have called his work, “transformative,” and “inspiring.” His work has been featured on National Public Radio (NPR), The HuffingtonPost.com, and  as a speaker for TEDXCSU.

Panama’s Ted Talk “What Is Beautiful?” explores the power of connection. At this hectic time of year, it’s a touching reminder how important it is to acknowledge the beauty in each other.

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