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Award-winning musician to perform in ABQ

Emmy Award-winning musician, composer, author and philanthropist Peter Buffett will be in Albuquerque for a “Concert & Conversation” Sept. 26 at UNM’s Keller Hall. The event is by invitation only. (Courtesy of The United Way of Central New Mexico)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque has been selected to be part of the “United for the Future” national tour by Peter Buffett, Emmy Award-winning musician, composer, author and youngest son of investor Warren Buffett.

He will perform in Albuquerque on Sept. 26 as part of the tour of United Ways and their communities.

Hosted by United Way of Central New Mexico, the event will provide an opportunity for business, community and young leaders in attendance to discuss how to best build communities that come together around their most challenging issues.

Buffett will offer his perspective in a live musical setting while using his own life story and experiences as illustration.

The “Concert & Conversation,” held at the University of New Mexico’s Keller Hall, is by invitation only.

Sponsorships with tickets attached are also being sold as a fundraiser for the United Way of Central New Mexico. Supporting sponsorships cost $2,500 and include two tickets; contributing sponsorships are $5,000 and include four tickets; and presenting sponsorships cost $10,000 and include 6 tickets. All sponsors get their name published in the program. To purchase sponsorships, call United Way of Central New Mexico at 505-247-3671.

As part of his visit, Buffett will learn about the local United Way’s Mission: Graduate and Mission: Families initiatives.

“We are honored that Peter will lead a discussion in our community about what it means to Live United,” said Rodney Prunty, president and CEO of United Way of Central New Mexico. “This will inspire us to consider how our commitment to inclusion and equity informs the many paths that will move our communities forward.”

Buffett, who like his father is a philanthropist, runs the NoVo Foundation in partnership with his wife, Jennifer Buffett. The mission statement of NoVo is “to foster a transformation from a world of domination and exploitation to one of collaboration and partnership.”

According to Buffett, “it is one’s values – and what we are able to give back to society – that shape and define us as individuals.”

Among NoVo’s initiatives are advancing adolescent girls’ rights; ending violence against girls and women; advancing social and emotional learning; supporting thriving local communities; and supporting indigenous communities in North America.

Buffett is the author of “Life is What You Make It,” originally published in 2010 and debuted on the New York Times Best Seller Hardcover Advice list. The book is a companion to his live “Concert & Conversations” performances.

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