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Norton Center Salutes: Stuart Powell Ford Lincoln Mazda

In October of 1949, Stuart Powell opened a used car lot and service garage in his hometown of Perryville, Kentucky, and began selling and servicing automobiles.  In 1952, he began working at the Mattingly and Rapier Chevrolet dealership in Danville.  That pair also owned a Chevy dealership in Lancaster at this time, and in 1953 they [...]

By |2019-09-16T16:02:31-04:00September 17th, 2019|Norton Center Salutes|

Pardon Our Dust

Pardon our dust! The Norton Center is receiving some scheduled TLC. Please note that College Drive is closed for parking, but we are open. The entrance behind the Ex Astris statue (facing the corner of College St and W. Walnut) is available for patron use. If you have any issues or concerns, please call [...]

By |2018-06-12T09:49:01-04:00June 4th, 2018|Backstage at the Norton Center, Centre News|

The Dark Knight and the Robber Barons

In the most recent Batman film, Justice League, he is teamed up with demigods, cyborgs, and mutants to save the world.  When asked what his super-power is, what entitles him to be special enough to play in this league, he responds simply “I’m rich.”  It is played as a laugh line, but is the [...]

By |2018-10-08T13:53:22-04:00May 3rd, 2018|Centre News, Notes from the Faculty|

Acclaimed String Quartet Workshops Student Piece

Originally Published Spring, 2018 | CENTERPIECE, The Alumni Magazine of Centre College | Reprinted with Permission When the American String Quartet came to Centre in February, the internationally acclaimed group knew they would be participating in a number of campus events in addition to their main-stage performance. They did not realize that sight-reading an eight-minute [...]

Norton Center Salutes: Ephraim McDowell Health

Danville has a reputation for being known as “The City of Firsts”. Perhaps one of the more widely known “firsts” is that the community was home to Dr. Ephraim McDowell, a pioneering surgeon who performed the world’s first successful abdominal surgery. Jane Todd Crawford, of Greensburg, rode 60 miles by horseback to have a large [...]

By |2018-03-06T14:54:29-04:00March 6th, 2018|Norton Center Salutes|

Happily Ever After, Right?

For centuries, Cinderella has offered audiences a dream-like escape from reality. Perhaps you enjoyed Walt Disney’s animated classic from 1950. I certainly did. With its catchy bibbity-bobbity-boo and adorable mice, Disney’s version draws heavily from French writer Charles Perrault’s story of Cendrillon in his collection, Tales of Mother Goose or Contes de ma mère [...]

By |2018-10-08T13:54:16-04:00February 19th, 2018|Centre News, Notes from the Faculty|

Music that Transcends Borders

Music, the universal language, is indeed a platform that allows for the transcendence of language via movement and sound. Places where multiple languages and cultures find contact with one another often become hotbeds for musical creation. Chicano artists (like Santana, Los Lobos and Lila Downs to name just a few), who have their origins [...]

By |2018-10-08T13:55:32-04:00February 15th, 2018|Centre News, Notes from the Faculty|

Torn Apart: A History of RENT

By the time it had closed its run on Broadway in 2008, Rent had received a host of accolades. It had played for just over a dozen years—since April 1996. It had helped to rejuvenate the Broadway musical, with its piercing lyrics and beautifully arranged rock scores. It was one of the first musicals [...]

By |2018-10-08T13:56:11-04:00February 5th, 2018|Centre News, Notes from the Faculty|

Norton Center Artists Receive Grammy Honors

Have you ever had that feeling when you are sitting in the audience and you just know you have experienced something unforgettably amazing?  Something so great you can’t help but realize it will have an impact on the discipline?  While all of the performances at the Norton Center are memorable, it is exciting when some [...]

Norton Center Salutes: Applied Behavioral Advancements

Applied Behavioral Advancments, LLC provides behavior analytic and therapy services to individuals of all ages who have been diagnosed with developmental or intellectual disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, or psychiatric disorders. Established in 2007, ABA, LLC currently serves over 1200 clients throughout Kentucky. The ABA motto “Innovative Strategies for Unique Individuals” captures their mission of providing [...]

By |2018-01-31T22:40:57-04:00January 31st, 2018|Norton Center Salutes|