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Performing Arts


APB's music speakers deliver creative, informative, and entertaining presentations that will engage any audience. From hip-hop artists and concert pianists to Motown producers and award-winning songwriters, our speakers on music deliver powerful keynotes that will enrich any organization's special event.


Tariq Trotter from The Roots

Lauded for his complex lyrical content, instrumental prowess, and improvisational skill, Tariq Trotter, a.k.a. Black Thought, delivers an unforgettable performance.

Musician & Activist

Part of the legendary musical trio Peter, Paul and Mary, Yarrow is also a devoted activist whose educational nonprofit, Operation Respect, helps assure children a welcoming environment conducive to learning.

Legendary Folk Singer & Activist

Following her son's suicide, iconic singer Judy Collins survived her grief through her passion for words and music. Today, she shares her moving experience with all audiences.

Grammy-Winning Country Legend

An incredible storyteller, Milsap tells his inspirational story in a rich program, I Wouldn't Have Missed It for the World, interspersing songs with the defining moments of his life. By sharing his life in song, Milsap inspires others to...

New York Times Best-Selling Author & Musician

An award-winning jazz musician, McBride is the author of The New York Times bestseller, The Color of Water, a memoir that has become a modern classic. Spike Lee directed the film adaptation of McBride's book, Miracle at St. Anna...

Rapper & Actor, Law & Order: SVU

Hip-hop pioneer currently starring on Law and Order: SVU, Ice-T has risen up from the harsh realities of growing up disadvantaged to become a successful entertainer and entrepreneur. Serving as a sobering, yet inspirational, role model,...

Award-Winning Entertainer

Speaker Ben Vereen's credits include Broadway's "Wicked," Roots, and Law and Order. He addresses such topics as black history and overcoming adversity.

Broadway Star

Arguably one of the greatest voices of the new millennium, Holliday gives concerts throughout the world and performs with many symphonies across the country. Having lived with depression for over ten years, she found the way to seek help and...

Broadcaster, Musician & Social Entrepreneur

Musician, actor, activist and speaker Derrick Ashong is host of "D.N.A." on FUSION, and former host of "The Derrick Ashong Experience" and Al Jazeera English's The Stream.

Immersive Symphonic/Electronic Concert

Start with the power and excitement of an electronic dance music (EDM) performance, blend in the emotional and classical tones of a symphony orchestra and the result is Electronic Opus, a first-of-its-kind, live concert experience. The multimedia...

Conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra

Vibrant young conductor with over 300 concerts and 33 television shows, including 19 programs for PBS to his credit. International guest conductor.

Grammy-Winning Singer

Described as the "star next door" for her extraordinary talents and "tell it like it is" candor, Country music icon Naomi Judd provides an authentic voice to communicate complicated issues that touch upon subjects ranging from health and wellness...

Political Musical Troupe

A talented bipartisan troupe of Congressional staffers-turned-performers, the Capitol Steps have showcased their clever song parodies for four Presidents.

Musician & Reality TV Star

Born blind in his left eye due to congenital glaucoma, standout musician Blessing Offor of The Voice emigrated to the U.S. from Nigeria at the age of six. With a genuine love of people, a zeal for networking and inexhaustible energy, Offor...

Singer, Actress, Breast Cancer Survivor & Philanthropist

Olivia Newton-John has enjoyed many successes in her career. With three Grammys, numerous American Music and People's Choice Awards, five #1 hits, and 15 top ten singles to her credit, she also starred opposite JohnTravolta in one of the most...

Grammy-Winning Singer

A soulful maven, Labelle has earned her place in Grammy-winning music royalty with her powerful high octave voice. She is also a New York Times best-selling author, television star, celebrity speaker and healthcare advocate who is...

Lead Singer of The Beach Boys

Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as lead singer and a founding member of The Beach Boys, Love has been a long-time advocate for living in harmony with the environment. From crafting music about the environment to leading the way at the...

Businessman, America’s Leading Gospel Singer & Motivator

A top artist in contemporary Gospel music, and the first Gospel artist to ever go platinum, Franklin has transformed and transcended the genre. Throughout his success, he never lost sight of his faith, remaining a devout Christian, and he...

Award-Winning Music Historian

One of America’s foremost music historian-educators, Dr. John Edward Hasse helps audiences understand the power music has to move and inspire us to greater heights. A gifted pianist, brilliant author, and editor of several books, including ...

Actress & Recording Artist

A versatile performer, speaker Vanessa Williams has conquered Broadway, film, and TV. She has sold over 4 million albums worldwide and inspires others to seize opportunity.

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