23 03, 2018

Acclaimed String Quartet Workshops Student Piece

By |2018-03-23T13:07:35-04:00March 23rd, 2018|A Closer Look, Centre News, General, Norton Center Past and Present|

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 [...]

6 03, 2018

Norton Center Salutes: Ephraim McDowell Health

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

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 [...]

19 02, 2018

Happily Ever After, Right?

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

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 [...]

15 02, 2018

Music that Transcends Borders

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

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 [...]

5 02, 2018

Torn Apart: A History of RENT

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

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 [...]

31 01, 2018

Norton Center Artists Receive Grammy Honors

By |2018-02-12T14:35:03-04:00January 31st, 2018|A Closer Look, Centre News, General, Norton Center Past and Present|

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 [...]

31 01, 2018

Norton Center Salutes: Applied Behavioral Advancements

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

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 [...]

29 01, 2018

Soldier’s Heart

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

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 [...]

22 01, 2018

Photography and Collective Memory

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

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 [...]

15 01, 2018


By |2018-01-22T20:04:44-04:00January 15th, 2018|A Closer Look, Education and Engagement, Program Notes|

Steven A. Hoffman Executive Director From January thru May, 2018, the Norton Center, along with other Centre College and community partners will present a series of programs that address difficult humanitarian issues that are at the forefront of most, if not all, of our daily conversations and lives. Within the series, EXPLORING CONFLICT: AN ARTISTIC [...]