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Hill Family Tragedy Inspires Pro Love Tour

By Joyce Kryszak

Buffalo, NY – Two and a half months ago a fiery six-car crash on the Niagara Thruway brought tragedy to one of Buffalo's most beloved theatre families. Despite heroic efforts, seven year-old Asa Hill, the grandson of Ujima Theatre co-founder Lorna Hill, died from injuries he sustained in the accident. But the tragic loss inspired his family and the community to come together.

On Friday, dozens of musicians, artists and poets will come together again for the first Pro Love Tour. It will be held at 8:00 PM at Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda. The event hopes to promote love and community action. WBFO's Joyce Kryszak talked with Asa's father, Amilcar Hill, about the community gathering.

Click the audio player above to hear Joyce Kryszak's extended interview with Amilcar Hill now or use your podcasting software to download it to your computer or iPod.

More information is available at Ujima Theatre.