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 | 2017-10-30T19:47:35+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 Hearts [...]

22 10, 2017

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

By | 2017-10-23T15:21:43+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.  The [...]

18 10, 2017

Norton Center Salutes: Farmers National Bank

By | 2017-10-18T21:14:07+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Norton Center Salutes|

Whether you are opening your first checking account, buying a home, running a business, or planning for retirement, Farmers National Bank has served the financial needs of Central Kentuckians for 138 years. When Farmers National Bank says they want to be “Your Lifetime Bank”, they have the track record to prove it. With their long [...]

8 10, 2017

Finding Meaning in Life-Altering Events

By | 2017-09-29T15:24:33+00:00 October 8th, 2017|Norton Center Salutes, Notes from the Faculty|

Mary Anne Evans, more well known by her pen name of George Eliot, once wrote, “There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow, when we have not yet known what it is to have suffered and healed, to have despaired and recovered hope.”  Finding [...]

30 09, 2017

Norton Center Salutes: The Ephraim McDowell Women’s Breast & Health Center

By | 2017-09-29T14:11:40+00:00 September 30th, 2017|Norton Center Salutes|

When Danville resident Betty McGuire went for her annual mammogram in April, she felt like she was walking into The Greenbrier, a luxurious resort in West Virginia, for a spa treatment or massage. “I was very impressed,” McGuire said of her experience at The Ephraim McDowell Women’s Breast & Health Center, located on the second [...]

17 09, 2017

Norton Center Salutes: G&J Pepsi

By | 2017-09-14T15:59:40+00:00 September 17th, 2017|Norton Center Salutes|

The name “Pepsi” first originated in 1898 when Caleb Bradham, a North  Carolina pharmacist, renamed “Brad’sDrink”, a carbonated soft-drink he created to serve his drugstore’s fountain customers. From these humble beginnings, the Pepsi name survived bankruptcy, the Great Depression, two World Wars, and several ownership changes to become the multi-billion dollar corporation that exists today. [...]

1 09, 2017

An Interview with Martina McBride

By | 2017-09-01T12:56:47+00:00 September 1st, 2017|A Closer Look|

Martina McBride has been named Country Music Association’s Female Vocalist of the Year four times and Academy of County Music’s Top Female Vocalist three times. She’s also a 14-time Grammy Award nominee. Yet coming to perform at Centre College’s Norton Center Friday is still as much fun for her as when her career started about [...]