APCA Nationals Showcasing Artists!

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 AmbitionLions 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!

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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.

 
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 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.
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 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.
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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!

Welcome Kelsey Tainsh!

Metropolis Management is proud to announce that motivational speaker Kelsey Tainsh has joined the Coleman Speaks roster! Kelsey is an extremely inspiring individual who does amazing work by sharing her story and motivating others to overcome obstacles. We are honored to have her as part of our team!Headshot (2)

Kelsey Tainsh has lived her life differently than she planned, hoped, or dreamed. Chances are we can all relate to life not going exactly as planned. Born on July 19, 1990 with her two triplet sisters she was the smallest of the 3 girls at 3 pounds 12 ounces. But it is said that Kelsey had the loudest scream in the hospital. Kelsey was always happy and full of energy but this started to change at the age of 5. She started to bump in to walls, always wanted to be held, and was always rubbing her eyes. Her mom put a cookie on the counter for her one day and she could not see the cookie.

Kelsey’s parents took her to several doctors who said she was fine but her parents finally demanded she get an MRI. There on the scan was a large tumor in Kelsey’s brain. After surgery and radiation Kelsey’s life started to get back to normal. By the age of 13 she was a world champion athlete and was featured on the TV news show Entertainment Tonight.  She spent time in Los Angeles acting in movies including “Rumor Has It” with Jennifer Aniston and Mark Ruffalo, and television shows such as “Gilmore Girls,”and “Desperate Housewives.”

Then at 15 Kelsey found out that her brain tumor had come back after ten years. Sometime during or after surgery Kelsey suffered from a complete right sided stroke, leaving her completely paralyzed on the right side of her body. Now, at 15 Kelsey had to learn to do everything over, from walking to tying her shoes and eating. Despite the many challenges she faced, Kelsey graduated from high school with honors alongside her two 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. Her clients include The Coca-Cola Company, Harvard Medical School, High Point University, St. Louis University, the National Teen Leadership Program (NTLP),  Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY),  Arkansas FBLA, California Association of Student Leader’s, Junior Civitan International, and Florida Association of Student Councils (FASC) just to name a few.

She has also been featured in BYOU Magazine, Coca-Cola Journey, the Orlando Sentinel, Out Town Magazine and Home Magazine. This December she will also be featured in the National Speaker’s Association (NSA) Speaker Magazine. Having succeeded in spite of life changing, medical obstacles, she brings a unique perspective on life and the ability to succeed.

We welcome Kelsey to the Metropolis family and are excited to help you bring her to your campus to share her amazing message!!

NACA Nationals Recap

 

NACA Nationals 2016 was a huge success!! All of us here at Metropolis Management would like to thank those of you who attended for taking time out of your busy lives to be at the conference and watch our showcases/Ed Sessions. We enjoyed meeting you and look forward to bringing fantastic entertainment and lecture to your campus.

All of our showcasing artists and Ed Session presenters had stellar performances!

 

Aman Ali

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Lecture Showcase

“…Can we Let Bhai Jaans be Bhai Jaans…”

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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Comedian/Emcee

There are lots of Blocks forming for Jay after his emcee showcase!

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. Consistent rave reviews about Jay include, “You were exactly what we needed” and “Jay is a funny and great guy.”

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’.

 

 

Joshua Fredenburg

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Educational Session: Are You Ready For The Future? Leading A Multi-Cultural Organization

Joshua Fredenburg is a nationally recognized speaker, author, and leadership consultant. He provides expert advice on leadership, diversity, and healthy relationships.  His approach is practical, engaging, applicable, inspiring, and dynamic!  He has reached thousands of emerging and seasoned leaders across the nation as a keynote speaker, workshop presenter, and leadership trainer.

Joshua also serves as a member of the Board of Directors at California State University, Long Beach.   Recognized for his work with college students, he has been featured as a television expert on numerous local and national talk shows.  His topics include: leadership, diversity, relationships, and various political/social issues. He is currently working towards a doctorate degree in Organizational Leadership at Nova Southeastern University.

 

 

My Body Sings Electric
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New Friends – Party Band!

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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Mesmerizing Illusionist

He made the bird disappear!

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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Poetic Singer/Songwriter

Cell phone text singer!

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 Jiawan
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Educational Session: Work It! How to Get the Most Out of Your Interactions With Artists and Agencies

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.

 

 

 

David Coleman
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Educational Session: Mastering Multi-Tasking

Recipient of APCA’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Entertainment, David Coleman, “America’s Dating Doctor,” is the 14-Time National Speaker of the Year and is the only speaker ever voted Entertainer of the Year Entertainer for CAM’s Reader’s Choice Awards! He has over 3,500 appearances worldwide speaking to more than two million people! David has been featured in: USA Today, People, Women’s World and ESPN The Magazine as well as having appeared on CNN, Fox and Access Hollywood. Beyond loved, David is inspiring, influential and is impacting someone’s life as you read this!

 

 

Oveous

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Music and Poetry

Oveous embodies brilliant lyricism with a powerful performance. With touching poems about his brother’s suicide, his Hispanic heritage, and his mother; to modern day issues and technology – Oveous has something for everyone.

Oveous has performed on Def Poetry Jam, The Apollo, and most recently on The Arsenio Hall Show. He is great for headlining and hosting open mic nights or poetry slams, coffee house or cultural events.

 

 

Ken “Xclusive” Paryo
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Comedy Pop Dancer
Kenneth Paryo, aka Xclusive, was born into a family where music and dancing were very important parts of life. 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.

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!

There Are Only A Few More Days to Vote Metropolis!

There is still time to cast your vote in Campus Activities Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards! Voting ends March 1st!

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In case you aren’t aware by now, Metropolis Management is proud to be nominated as National Agency of the year, and five of our wonderfully talented artists are nominated in six different categories.

If you haven’t voted yet, visit www.votemetropolis.com to vote! It’ll take you about 60 seconds to complete. Anyone with a .edu email address can vote. Artists and Agencies can also vote!

Voting ends March 1st, so hurry up and 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!

David Coleman Can Teach you to Multi-Task at NACA Nationals!

While he has gained National Recognition and success as The Dating Doctor, David is a versatile speaker with experience in a wide range of topics: From dating to team building, from leadership to safety awareness and returning military veterans,  David has a program for any situation or event.

David knows that college life can be stressful. That’s why he loves to travel the country, visiting campuses so he can teach students how to live more productive yet fulfilling lives. His presentations are popular for orientation and family weekends as well as start and end of semester programs.

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David Coleman is honored to be presenting an Educational Session at this year’s NACA Nationals in Louisville, KY.

On TUESDAY Feb 23, during Education Block 6, David will present an Ed Session titled “Mastering Multi-Tasking.”

Sailesh: Learn From the Best at NACA Nationals!

Does booking events for your campus seems harder than it should be? Are you unsure about what you should be expecting from a booking agency or an artist performing on your campus?
Sailesh has over 20 years of experience within the college and university market, as a self-represented artist, an artist represented by a high-level college agency and the owner of his own agency. Along with performing, he now assists other artists and brokers deals with buyers.
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In his Educational Session titled “Work it! Making the Most Out of Your Interactions With Artists & Agencies,” he will teach you how to work with agencies to guarantee a success event on your campus and a positive experience for yourself and your school!  Sailesh draws 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.
Sailesh’s Ed Session is in Educational Block 6 on Tuesday, at 4:15pm, be there! 

My Body Sings Electric Will Rock NACA Nationals!

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. Their latest release, “Franklin Tapes Side A” has received national recognition and radio play.

Their tour dates have included time with Grouplove, opening for Imagine Dragons and playing Riotfest with Weezer, New Found Glory, Slayer and many more.

The coolest group of people we have brought to campus” 

-Edye,  Plymouth State University

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My Body Sings Electric will be showcasing at NACA Nationals, taking place this month, Feb 20-24 in Louisville, Kentucky. 

MBSE will perform during Mainstage Showcase 4, taking place on Monday Feb 22 in the KICC Hall 1AB, starting at 9pm

 

 

Don’t Miss Jay Dukes at NACA Nationals

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.

Hitting the ground running after graduating from college, Jay has professionally performed at 100+ colleges/universities. He showcased for NACA South (2013 & 2015), NACA Northeast (2013) and is honored to showcase for NACA Nationals this year!

Jay Dukes

 

Jay Dukes will be showcasing at NACA Nationals, taking place this month, Feb 20-24 in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Jay will emcee the Dinner Showcase taking place on Sunday February 21 in the KICC hall 1AB, starting at 7:40pm.

Jay is the perfect host for any event. He is someone who not only provides entertainment, but understands the atmosphere and adapts on the spot to keep the crowd rockin’. The right choice is to bring Jay Dukes to YOUR campus so be sure to catch his showcase on Sunday and meet him in the Metropolis booth!

Don’t Miss Aman Ali At NACA Nationals!

 

Aman Ali is a writer, a story teller and one of the most popular social media personalities in the Muslim community today. His passionate and animated tales he regularly posts to Facebook continue to go viral by the thousands daily.

He is also 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.

His storytelling comes from his background as a former newspaper reporter – having covered everything from Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts in New Orleans to Capitol Hill politics in Washington DC to high-profile criminal murder trials in New York to hula festivals in Hawaii.

Aman is recognized for being 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.Aman Ali 2

 

Aman Ali will showcasing at NACA Nationals, taking place This month, Feb 20-24 in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Aman will present his lecture on Sunday February 21 during Lecture Showcase 1, which begins at 3:50pm in the KICC Cascade Ballroom.

If you are attending NACA Nationals, don’t miss your opportunity to hear this extraordinary story teller share his message!

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