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Pop Culture & Lighter Side

Looking to draw a crowd? APB's roster of pop culture and lighter side speakers contains a wide range of celebrity speakers and entertainers whose keynotes unfailingly entertain audiences around the country. Coming from backgrounds in hip-hop, popular TV and film, poetry, and free-thinking journalism, APB's pop culture and lighter side speakers enlighten all generations on the trends and events that are on the cutting edge of our culture.

Pop Culture & Lighter Side

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...

Emmy Award-Winning Actress & Activist

Best known for her Emmy-winning starring role in Ugly Betty, America Ferrera - an artist ambassador for Save the Children - is also an activist committed to issues surrounding education & children.

World Champion Boxer & Inspiration Behind the Film Bleed for This

Since his professional debut on May 26, 1983, Vinny Paz (formerly Pazienza) has been one of boxing’s most charismatic and exciting fighters. Hear from “The Pazmanian Devil” himself about how he overcame insurmountable odds to become a champion in...

One of the First Rappers to Earn a Grammy Award

Moel Dewes, better known as Kool Moe Dee, is an American Hip Hop pioneer who was prominent in the 1980s and early '90s. Known for his originality, flow, lyrics, freestyle, social impact and longevity, Kool Moe Dee became one of the first rappers...

Fashion Expert & Stylist at the Montage Beverly Hills Hotel

Fun, engaging and the creator of celebrity looks for the general public, Joe Katz is best known for his Oscar Red Carpet appearances. With many years of experience in the fashion industry, Katz helps audience members understand the importance of...

Author of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and New York Times Investigative Reporter

“A sort of Tina Fey character who unexpectedly finds herself addicted to the adrenaline rush of war.” That’s how The New York Times first described Kim Barker when they reviewed her darkly comic memoir Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (...

Actress on Hit TV Show Empire

Grace (Gealey) Byers can currently be seen as Anika Calhoun on the hit FOX series Empire, which returns for season three in the fall of 2016. From having near-death experiences to growing up in a unique family setting, Byers shares her...

Acclaimed Director of the Biopic Straight Outta Compton

F. Gary Gray, behind the hit movies Straight Outta Compton, The Italian Job and many others, is recognized as one of the industry’s most prolific and versatile directors, known for consistently pushing the envelope, spotting new...

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