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For 50 years, the Norton Center has shared diverse stories that entertain, encourage and connect communities. It’s what we do. We foster inclusivity and access to the arts by bringing you acclaimed performers with dynamic stories to tell.

Follow along as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary by taking a look back — and a look forward — with stories that build bridges and cultivate creative ideas!

Six actors perform This Girl Laughs on the Weisiger Theatre stage. Two sit in the foreground, one stands in the middle of the stage with their arms out, and two sit in the background.

From Script to Spotlight

A Theatre at Centre Retrospective

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black and white photo of Wynton Marsalis playing the trumpet

“Express That” – Wynton Marsalis at the Norton Center

He’s Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award-winning, he’s released over 100 albums and sold over seven million copies, he’s…

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Students move a spectrometer closer to a painting

Unveiling an Artist’s Hidden Palette

Gallery walls became a scientific laboratory for students in Jeff Fieberg’s CentreTerm course as they uncovered secrets hidden…

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Steve Hoffman poses with his Art Citizen of the Year award with the Norton Center team and the Danville City Commission

Steve Hoffman honored as Arts Citizen of the Year

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the arts, Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts Executive Director…

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Devine Carama on stage performing

Beats and Building Bridges

“Your legacy is not what you collect while you’re here, but what you leave behind when you’re gone.”

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Students with hard hats move props on stage

Shaping the Stage

You sit in a dimly lit Newlin Hall, listening to the rustling of programs and excited chatter all…

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