5 02, 2018

Torn Apart: A History of RENT

By | 2018-10-08T13:56:11+00:00 February 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+00:00 January 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+00:00 January 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+00:00 January 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+00:00 January 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+00:00 January 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 [...]

9 01, 2018

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

By | 2018-01-22T18:40:29+00:00 January 9th, 2018|A Closer Look, Centre News, General, Norton Center Past and Present|

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 [...]

15 11, 2017

Norton Center Salutes: Stuart Powell Ford Lincoln Mazda

By | 2017-11-15T15:52:03+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Norton Center Salutes|

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 [...]

30 10, 2017

Collaborate and adapt: bringing centuries old motives to the stage today.

By | 2018-10-08T14:03:51+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Notes from the Faculty|

Most musicals – some would say all musicals – are adaptations. All, certainly, are highly collaborative, with directors, choreographers, and producers leading creative teams that might include separate book writers, lyricists, and composers. Certainly, tonight’s musical has plenty of parents. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (2014) is pretty tightly based on Kind [...]

22 10, 2017

Some things can’t be taught, they must be learned.

By | 2018-10-08T14:03:20+00:00 October 22nd, 2017|Notes from the Faculty|

It would be a stretch to think that juggling can be taught.  The instructions would be to throw up the ball and catch the falling ball.  Repeat forever.  The juggler must learn for themselves how to perform that task.  Mistakes will happen, balls will drop but with each mistake the juggler learns something new.  [...]