Centre News

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 [...]

Soldier’s Heart

With PERSONAL REFLECTIONS OF WAR: IN WORDS AND MUSIC, The American String Quartet, war journalist and poet Tom Sleigh, and National Book Award winner and Marine Veteran Phil Klay offer Norton Center audiences a unique  experience that is at once challenging, provocative, and deeply personal. These remarkable musicians and writers create an intense meditation [...]

By |2018-10-08T13:57:37-04:00January 29th, 2018|Centre News, Notes from the Faculty|

Photography and Collective Memory

In the central square of a seaside village south of Rome, a stone slab stands as a monument to i cadutti, that is, to the citizens of the town who were killed in WWII. The town is Terracina, my father’s hometown. Dozens of names are etched into the monument, including those of my widowed [...]

By |2018-10-08T13:59:28-04:00January 22nd, 2018|Centre News, Notes from the Faculty|

Norton Center to receive 2017 Governor’s Award in the Arts for community outreach

by Bobbie Curd Originally Published January 9, 2018 | The Advocate-Messenger | Reprinted with Permission Norton Center for the Arts recently made the cut for a governor’s award, and its executive director couldn’t be more pleased. Gov. Matt Bevin’s office recently revealed the Norton Center will be receiving the Community Arts Award as part of [...]