Necie earned her Masters at Juilliard and took her talent to Broadway. Necie was casted in "Ain't Misbehavin" (Charlotte), "Showboat" with Donald O'connor, "The Wiz" (Glenda Understudy), "Porgy and Bess" (Strawberry Women Clara) While Living abroad in Germany she appeared in the Germany adaptation of "Nunsense" (Sister Hubert), "Little Shop Of Horrors" (Ronnette) and a show especially written for her "Ebony and Ivory", the musical Necie performed all musicals in Europe in German.
Necie performed on many albums and television programs as a back up singer for artists such as Tina Turner, David Bowie, Luther Vandross, Roy ayers, Nancy Wilson, Natalie Cole, and Jennifer Rush. Necie was a featured singer on the popular television show"Top of the Pops" in London from 1988-1993 with Jennifer Rush.
While touring in South Africa, Necie was commissioned to sing at a command performance for the then President Nelson Mandela in 1996, with an estimate crowd of 100,000 in attendance. Necie has toured such places such as Germany, Italy, France, Spain, the Middle East, South Africa, Morocco and England. While growing up in Texas Necie was voted Miss Black Texas.
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Nice to hear from you. I'll be happy to talk when you are ready. I'm
interested in getting my band working again. Probably it's the bad economy and I know other musicians who are complaining.
Just had a very nice concert for Tony Williams Quartet. In East Oak Lane, Philadelphia, PA. Sept 26, 2010. We might do it again next year. He appears on Monday night at La Rose, 5531 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia. I hold fund raising concerts for the Friends of the Oak Lane Library. Try as I can, the crowds are small, though intimate and with a mix and mingle reception we turn a profit. The most I can pay artists is $100
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Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."