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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing You a Thankful and Happy Holiday
with Family, Friends and the Best Company in Town

You!

Stop, Pause and Take a moment to be Grateful for who you are.

I mean it!

I hear that we are all fearfully and wonderfully made and that includes you.
Imagine that!

I am especially thankful this season for the following organizations who have made my heart so happy in how they serve the local and global communities.

One World Children's Fund
www.oneworldchildrensfund.org

and

SAG Foundation Superstorm Sandy Emergency Fund
www.sagfoundation.org/content/superstorm-sandy-emergency-assistance-fund

Happy Thanksgiving!

Blessings,
Nkechi
www.nkechi.com
Twitter: @nkechi

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Nkechi Live! Band :: May 2nd :: One World Annual Spring Benefit

GREAT NEWS! SFJAZZ Partners with One World Children's Fund.



One World invites you to the annual Spring Benefit with special guests, guest speaker, Rucha Chitnis, and a live music performance by locally renowned acoustic soul folk rock music artist, Nkechi Live! Band.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Trader Vics, Palo Alto
5.30pm to 7.30pm

Wine, refreshments and hors de' oeuvres will be served.

Click HERE to buy your tickets at $30 Early Bird / $50 Door (Early Bird Ends May 1st)

Please join us to learn about the grassroots projects we support that are helping thousands of children with food, shelter, healthcare and education.

Be inspired and help us make a difference!  If you are interested in sponsoring this inspiring evening, please contact One World’s Executive Director, at steph.heckman@owcf.org to learn more about partnership opportunities.

Thank you to our sponsors and partners at:
Do your shopping on Amazon and benefit One World Children's Fund!



Buy ANYTHING on Amazon.com with their one or two day shipping option through this link here and the proceeds will go to One World Children's Fund!

Bookmark the link right away and use it for all your Amazon shopping. Spread the word and share it with all your friends and family. Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Heart 2 Heart : Art Show : Feb 19th : 12 - 3pm


You are cordially invited to join us

Sunday, February 19th, 12pm - 3pm

for Our Open House & Reception

Heart 2 Heart

Showcasing Artwork & Discussion
by Nkechi
Refreshments & Hors D'oeuvres
will be served

490 Post Street
Penthouse Suite 1701
San Francisco, CA 94102

Artwork Shown by Appointment
February 14-18th, 10am-4pm
415.956.0111

Friday, October 21, 2011

Music & Art :: Sat 10/22 11am-2pm :: Marin Country Mart Farmer's Market

Nkechi Live! Music + Art

11am - 2pm Saturday, October 22nd 2011 at
Marin Country Mart Farmer's Market

http://www.marincountrymart.com


Please join me this Saturday October 22nd at Marin Country Mart (MCM) Farmer's Market where I'll be playing a few sets of original live music from 11am to 2pm with a few good friends and displaying some inspirations in art. I'm not quite calling myself a painter yet, but I'm pretty excited about what happens upon putting paintbrush to paper.  For now my theme is hearts.

  Bring yourself and your family and tell your friends about it, too. The Marin Country Mart Farmer's Market happens every Saturday 9am-2pm rain or shine and it offers lots of activities for the whole family including story telling for kids at 10am.  Personally I'm looking forward to sampling the organic produce and allowing this open air experience to inspire new installations of music and art.

Be Blessed,
Nkechi
http://www.nkechi.com

Directions from San Francisco: Drive north on Highway 101. Take exit 450B toward Richmond Bridge. Merge onto E Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Turn Left at Larkspur Landing Circle. The MCM will be on your right. Directions from the East Bay: Take 580 west. Cross the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. Take exit 2A; onto Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Turn Right at Larkspur Landing Circle. The MCM will be on your left. Directions from the North: Drive south on Highway 101. Take exit 450B Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Turn left at Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Turn Left at Larkspur Landing Circle. The MCM will be on your right.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Opening Up 4 a Ballet 7pm Sat 10/15 :: Dancing for Uganda Event w Discount Code

Dancing for Uganda, A Short Program of Dance and Film, Reception to Follow


= A Butterfly Effect Like Soiree minus Fashion plus Dance plus Film

Join me this Saturday October 15th at 7pm to watch three specially choreographed dances by members of the SF Ballet in the intimate setting of the Cowell Theater at Fort Mason. This event is being hosted and sponsored by a few personal friends and I'm excited to rally in support of the work put in to make this a wonderful evening for a beautiful cause.

I'm grateful to be contributing a song at the opening of the night and look forward to sharing this experience with anyone who is able to attend.  Please use the discount code "Nkechi_friend" through 10/14 to get a $15 discount toward any ticket. With the discount, Silver Tickets are just $10 http://dancingforuganda.eventbrite.com


Dancing for Uganda will include three pas de deux by world class dancers, a newly created film, a silent auction, and a reception for all ticket holders.  This event is being produced to support Children of Uganda's upcoming 2012 U.S.Tour of Light. Children of Uganda is a non-profit founded in 1996 that runs orphanages in Uganda. http://www.childrenofuganda.org

Be Blessed,
Nkechi
http://www.nkechi.com
thebutterflyeffect [at] nkechi [dot] com

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Independence Day 2011 & Seussical, the Musical 7/9 - 8/14

Blessed

Friends & Family

Happy Independance Day!

It was around Father's Day almost a year ago when I sent my last blog/e-mail blast.  Yup, almost a year.

Since then by a combination of coincidences and grace I have slowed down considerably .. Yup, really.

I was thrust into opportunities to develop more intimacy with God, the source of my creativity, my Nigerian and American families and heritages, the inspiration of my creativity, and myself.

I discovered.

Making Music is My Ministry

It was surprising to come to the same conclusion that has spurred me on for the past few years, but I suppose I had to get out of the driver's seat to catch more of the view.

So what have I been up to?

Over the past year I have performed in a Rock Opera, started attending Bible College, completed a 9 month internship to become a certified interventionist, have performed music or acted in film and theater in a few great venues for a few great causes including Berkeley Playhouse's upcoming Seussical, the Musical and have travelled from Nicaragua to Toronto to Israel to Nigeria for a mixture of inspirations on which I will elaborate at a later time.

I re-discovered

I am proud to be an American Nigerian

After exercising my freedoms to take classes and travel.
I hope to never take my freedom in our country for granted

May you have a Blessed Time with Family and Friends this Independence Day.

I am next performing as a Bird Girl and Fish in Seussical the Musical with Berkeley Playhouse from July 9th to August 14th at Julia Morgan Center for the Arts, 2640 College Ave, Berkeley, CA.

  Last time, Seussical, the Musical with Berkeley Playhouse sold out quickly.

I loved peforming with them Berkeley Playhouse then and I am especially loving it now. I'll send more info on the show later, but for now if you'd like to get first dibs and a discount on tickets, follow this link http://www.berkeleyplayhouse.org and e-mail me through www.nkechi.com if you'd like a friends and family discount.
More Show details are available on my website http://www.nkechi.com and website calendar http://www.nkechi.com/calendar

Despite my resistance to dive fully into these social media forums fully, I actively twitter http://www.twitter.com/nkechi and do have the beginnings of an Nkechi Live Fan Page, so please feel free to "Like" me, write me and/or connect with me via social media. I look forward to updating you via e-mail as the timing becomes appropriate on my upcoming creative activities.

Be Blessed Today & Everyday


nkechi live!
Acoustic Soul Songstress
Singer / Songwriter / Actress
http://www.nkechi.com

P.S. Have a Wonderfully Blessed Day :-) N

Sunday, July 11, 2010

nkechi live! :: Have Guitar, Will Travel :: TODAY 7/11 & Other Experiences & Dates

Blessed Friends!

Have Guitar, Will Travel.  Below are some show dates for today 7/11 and then more dates in July, August, & September.  But first I'd like to share an experience.

A few days ago I experienced the most exquisite joy of placing a pair of shoes onto the feet of a homeless woman from the Tenderloin. She miraculously appeared as I was parking my car preparing to perform in Abigail, the Rock Opera.  She also needed food and I gave her what I had. Over the July 4th holiday I had the blessing of traveling and performing in a wonderful play with a few good actor's in San Antonio and then ended that week in visiting loved ones and family in LA.

As I write this e-mail, to this moment I still feel that the glow of this homeless woman's smile as I put one of the many shoes strewn about my car on her feet is the highlight of my year.   I pray for more opportunities to give away that which has been so graciously given to me.  The day to day business of my life sometimes does not make this easy, but living in San Francisco offers me so many opportunities. She like me lives in San Francisco. I am honored today to be able to support her community by playing music for an event in the Tenderloin.

For now the opportunities to give that come my way are to play music in support of a few good friends and their causes.  Here's a list of what I am up to today ( a lot) and over the next few months.  I appreciate all support, cheers, and blessings you muster my way. And most importantly I am so trememndously grateful for all opportunities to play music.  I am also so grateful to all of you who read and comment on these e-mails as it encourage me to continue to pursue my heights of my hearts love and delight in creativity.  Be Blessed in Your Day.

:: TODAY 7/11 :: Nkechi Live! @ 1 PM :: Event is 1 PM - 7 PM
Voter registration Party :: Tenderloin (District 6) Throwdown Party
Come meet the frontrunner for District 6, James Keys  http://www.jameskeysdistrict6.com
Amsterdam Cafe :: 937 Geary St @ Polk http://www.amsterdamcafesf.com/6373.html


:: TODAY 7/11 :: Nkechi Live! @ 3:30 PM
Peace Parade :: Fundraiser for my friend Alan Moore of Musicians for Peace
Beale Street Bar & Grill :: 133 Beale St, SF, CA

:: TODAY 7/11 :: 7:30 PM I'm supporting my friend Siobhan's by giving away some CDs
One Mama Fundraiser Party & Fashion Show http://www.onemama.org
111 Minna, 111 Minna, SF, CA http://www.111minnagallery.com

:: THURSDAYS 7/29, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26, 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23
Abigail, the Rock Opera - Great cast, great script, great music. A scary story about the salem witch trials told well. My participation in this project does not endorse any of the practices depicted in the telling of this historically tragic course of events.
Temple :: 540 Howard St @ 2nd, SF, CA http://www.templesf.com


:: 7/31 - 8/9
Traveling to Nicaragua for a Missions Trip

:: FRIDAY 8/13
Fundraiser for SF Women Against Rape http://www.sfwar.org
El Rio :: 3158 Mission St (@ Cesar Chavez), SF, CA 94110  http://www.elriosf.com


:: SUNDAY 9/26
Community Walk for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention http:://www.afsp.org
Lake Merced, Sf, CA

And More details on these are available on my website http://www.nkechi.com and website calendar http://www.nkechi.com/calendar

Please find me on facebook as Nkechi Live and twitter http://www.twitter.com/nkechi respectfully. I love twittering!

Blessings in Your Day :-)


NKECHI LIVE!
Acoustic Soul Songstress
Singer/Songwriter/Actress
http://www.nkechi.com
http://www.nkechi.com/bloggings