MetroBall Entertainers


Lisa Lisa

When one thinks of the world of Latin rhythms, it is not surprising that the Legendary Latin Pop Icon, Lisa Lisa is the first name that comes to mind. Historically acknowledged as the originator of Latin Hip Hop/Freestyle genre, Lisa Lisa gave rise to powerhouse divas such as, Gloria Estefan, Shakira, Selena, and Jennifer Lopez. With six top selling albums and more than 20 million records sold worldwide, this international superstar and leader of one of the biggest dance-pop/R&B groups ever is still blessing the stages across the country with her high energy style performance that will have you engulfed in the music from “Head to Toe.”
As the front-woman of Full Force’s Cult Jam, Lisa Lisa enjoyed a string of chart-topping songs, beginning with “I Wonder If I Take You Home” and created enough stir to secure the group a recording contract with Columbia Records. Their debut album, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force, built upon the success of “I Wonder If I Take You Home” with the ballad “All Cried Out”, earned Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam their second charting single and catapulted the album to platinum status. Released in 1987, their sophomore release, Spanish Fly, also achieved platinum sales with singles such as “Head to Toe” and “Lost Emotion” keeping Cult Jam on the charts and making Lisa Lisa an international star.
To add to her many accolades, Lisa Lisa has stayed busy appearing in many Television specials and shows and also starring on Broadway. She starred in the Nickelodeon show Taina, the first sitcom on TV depicting a Latino family, playing the young mom of a 14 year old girl who dreams of becoming a star. Lisa has also completed a guest lead in the 300th episode of the popular NBC series Law & Order. Starring in West Side Story on Broadway has also exemplified her talents as both an actress and a performer. She has made many guest appearances on a variety of VH1’s highest rating specials. Lisa remains a role model for her community, hosting events such as the Puerto Rican Day Parade, acting as spokesperson for the Literacy, Pass It On campaign, and countless other charitable and community based organizations. In 1989 Lisa was honored by President George Bush as the Most Accomplished Latin American Artist, National Hispanic Heritage Presidential Tribute.
As one of the first Latin divas to gain international success, performing English language material in the rock era, Lisa Lisa is truly a marvel. By incorporating elements of rap, hip hop, dance, and pop into her own personal musical landscape as a Puerto Rican resident of one of New York’s toughest ghettos, she has achieved what many have only attempted. Lisa Lisa’s captivating movement of feel good music is far from over. Her genuine persona exudes through her music, embracing the fans into a care free environment. It is no wonder Lisa Lisa has and will continue to reign as the Queen of Latin Hip-Hop.

Robin S

Robin S, born and raised in Queens, New York, began singing at the age of five in a church choir. Blessed with perfect pitch and a genuine talent to entertain, she took up vocal training at the age of eight under the direction of the legendary Brook Alexander. Alexander, who also instructed Melba Moore, he made learning easy. His style taught me how to create different sounds by using my facial expressions and tones. It enabled me to obtain the skills to become a performer.
At the age of fifteen, Robin went to join both jazz and cover bands in the New York metropolitan area, performing at dinner clubs, lounges, and other venues. During her tenure as a member of the band Top Shelf, she met the owners of Homeboy Recording Studios. They immediately realized they found the perfect accent to their music and began laying demo tracks for Robin’s vocals.
“Show Me Love”, Robin’s first gold single, introduced her as one of the premier vocalists of the early 1990. Her first release was in 1990 under Robin Stone (that’s what the “S” stands for). The chart-topping single, punctuated with energetic remixes from Stonebridge Productions of Sweden, originally gained popularity in Europe on Champion Records only in 1993. The success of the record caught the eyes of executives at Big Beat Records and Robin S was on her way to fulfilling her dreams.
Although it may seem to some that she is a one hit wonder, or totally out of the scene, her response to that is ” I am like a stealth jet flying under the radar, you never know which way I am coming from or what I’m doing”. “But be sure of this, I am doing some really good things!” Currently I have a weekly radio spot with “Gods DJ Pat Allen” out of California.
A well as working on her new project and writing her Poetry Book, Robin S. has a desire to act. “The skill is there and I certainly have the will.” I know that day will come, and when it does I will once again say “Thank you GOD, and give it all that I’ve got!”

Maxine Nightingale

Maxine Nightingale is a World-famous Grammy Nominated Pop/Dance/Jazz/R&B Contemporary Recording Artist who has been touring all over the world for the past 25 years.
Maxine’s debut multi-platinum pop single “Right Back Where We Started From” hit the #1position in 24 countries around the world, including the U.S. In 1976, Maxine was nominated for a Grammy for the “Best New Artist of the Year” for her huge hit single “Right Back.”
Maxine’s album “Lead Me On” was certified multi-platinum in 20 countries and it gathered another #1 hit single “Lead Me On” on the Pop, R&B, and Adult Contemporary Billboard Charts. It stayed on the top of the U.S. music charts for a record breaking 47 weeks.
The song “Lead Me On” was recently placed at #11 on Billboards All Time Contemporary Songs from the Past Century.
Over the past decade she has continued recording for RCA records and released numerous jazz, pop and urban contemporary CD’s thru the US and in
Europe. Some of the artists that Maxine recently shared the bill with include, Santana, The Commodores, Lionel Richie, Boz Skaggs, The Average White Band, Rose Royce, The Temptations, Marilyn McCoo / Billy Davis Jr., and Isaac Hayes.
Her hit song “Right Back Where I Started From” was highly used and is featured on the soundtrack CD for the hit movies “Starsky and Hutch” and the “Family Stone.”  The song can also be heard in various commercials for Pantene Hair Conditioner.
Maxine was thrilled to be invited to record 3 of Donna Summers’ classic songs (“On the Radio,””Love to Love You Baby,” and “On the Radio”) on the recent album “Disco Tribute to Donna Summer.”
She has toured the world including Europe, Australia, Asia, Japan, mainland China, Mexico, Denmark, Costa Rica, Canada, Venezuela, Spain, Greece, France, Germany, and Africa.
In February 2014 Maxine was booked by Resorts International Hotel in Atlantic City to headline her own show for a 3-month run called Disco Lady starring Maxine Nightingale, where she played to SRO crowds nightly!







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