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Amarillo Hosting World Premiere of Hill's New Ballet

King Hill is known all over the Amarillo community as a great steward of the arts. As a true pioneer for all forms of art in Amarillo, Hill has a busy February planned as he continues to share his love and passion for the arts with Amarillo.

Next week, King Hill's brand new ballet "Lone Star Legends and Love Stories" will see its world premiere at the Globe News Center for the Performing Arts. The brand new show will feature the stories of the women who built Texas and the men who loved them.

Hill says that the show is especially important for him as he has wanted to tell this story for many years.

"I had a friend who called and said 'King, I'm there,'" Hill said. "This is the kind of show that groups all over the country should be doing."

The ballet will tell the story of some of the bravest and strongest pioneering women of Texas and the Texas Panhandle. The show will tell the story of Cynthia Ann Parker, Frenchy McCormick and her "gambling Irish husband, Mickey," Mollie and Charles Goodnight, Susana Dickinson and Emily West Morgan. Hill said that the story of Morgan is especially interesting as rumor has it that she distracted General Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto, allowing the Texans to win the Texas Revolution.

While the ballet will tell these important stories, the importance of the entire production has another meaning for Hill. Hill says that the show is especially important as his former dance partner, Vicki McLean is serving as artistic director for the show. 

"It's kind of like coming full circle," Hill said.

"Lone Star Legends and Love Stories" will be performed at the Globe News Center for the Performing Arts on February 9th and 10th. Tickets are available through panhandletickets.com or any Panhandle Tickets outlet. Prices start at $10.

For more information, please visit https://www.lonestarballet.org/.

King Hill  (Provided Photo)

King Hill

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