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!