Willie Nelson Honored at Nobelity Project Gala


On a beautiful April Sunday evening in Austin, Texas, Lyle Lovett, Bill Paxton, Kyle Chandler, Ricardo Chavira and 40 more great Texas artists gathered at the Four Seasons Austin to honor Willie Nelson, one of the stars of the new film, One Peace at a Time, now known as “The movie that built a high school!”

Annie & Willie Nelson with Chrisy and Turk Pipkin, producer and director of One Peace at a Time. photo by Gary Miller

“Willie’s magic – in the film and in the room – enables us to build a great school in Kenya.”  — Turk Pipkin, the Nobelity Project

Money raised at this “incredible evening” complete funding for Mahiga Hope High School, which The Nobelity Project is building in rural Kenya.

“Party of the year!” “Best Austin charity event ever!” Austin American Statesman.

About One Peace at a Time

Filmed in 20 countries on 5 continents, One Peace at a Time looks at the possibility of providing basic rights – water, food, healthcare, education and more – to every child. The film features Willie Nelson, Secretary of Energy Steve Chu, Muhammad Yunus and more. Following its sold out World Premiere at Austin’s Paramount Theatre, One Peace played before an audience of 3,000 at the Maui Film Fest where it received the Audience Award, and has screened at additional film fests and at the World Economic Forum in Geneva.

More info on the high school & the trailer to the film is at: http://www.nobelity.org

One Peace at a Time is now available on DVD at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, independent video, book and music retailers, and at the iTunes Store.

The Nobelity Project’s Artists and Filmmakers Dinner

The forty Texas celebs hosting tables at the dinner included Bill Paxton, Lyle Lovett, Kyle Chandler, honorary Texan Peter Fonda, Ricardo Chavira, Robert Earl Keen, Dana Wheeler Nicholson, Shawn Colvin, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Hannibal Lokumbe, Charlie Sexton, Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis, and many more.

The culmination of the night included Willie, Lyle, Robert Keen, Joe Ely, Ray Benson and Texas jazz legend Hannibal Lokumbe on an inspiring rendition of Willie’s On the Road Again and an uplifting 500-person sing-a-long with Willie on Amazing Grace!

The Nobelity Project is a 501c3 nonprofit that collaborates with Nobel laureates and other inspiring leaders to provide reliable information and innovative thinking on pressing global problems and solutions that work

One Peace at a Time – Distributed by: Monterey Media

For more information, contact The Nobelity Project christy@nobelity.org
Karen Frost kfrost@frostmedia.com

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