Tag Archives: Centre College

Live blog: Danville on TV for the Centre vice-presidential debate

Today is the day for Danville’s major media closeup as all the networks and many other media outlets present live coverage from Centre College, site of the 2012 vice-presidential debate between incumbent Joe Biden and challenger U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan … Continue reading

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Trumpet master Vince DiMartino has a full retirement schedule

At the end of this post, see video of Vince DiMartino demonstrating historic horns that will be played at this year’s Great American Brass Band Festival. DANVILLE — It was trumpet virtuoso Vince ­DiMartino’s first official day of retirement. “The … Continue reading

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Nice price for Powell piece

Stephen Rolfe Powell’s Sassy Sarcastic Swooper, is valued at $22,000, but if you’re lucky, you might be able to get it for $100. Louisville’s 21c Museum Hotel and Preservation Kentucky are raffling the Centre College artists’ piece off to benefit … Continue reading

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Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass is on

The Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass, which has become an annual Memorial Day weekend event at the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, is back on for 2011. In previous seasons, the festival had been announced as part of the … Continue reading

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An EKU-Centre arts rivalry?

I am not aware of any historic rivalry between Centre College and Eastern Kentucky University. But it seems like one fired up on Monday morning, when EKU announced Debra Hoskins, the former assistant director at Centre’s Norton Center for the … Continue reading

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Concert day: Vienna Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel at the Norton Center

Reminder: The Vienna Philharmonic concert at Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts will be broadcast live, starting at 8:15 p.m., on WEKU-FM 88.9 and WUOL-FM 90.5. DANVILLE – It was only a rehearsal, but Nick Niehaus was breaking out … Continue reading

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Live blog: Gustavo Dudamel and the Vienna Philharmonic come to Kentucky

We are in a caravan of vans heading from Danville to Bluegrass Airport. The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is on a plane heading from JFK Airport in New York to Bluegrass Airport. Around 2 p.m. we are supposed to meet. It … Continue reading

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Steven A. Hoffman: New Norton Center director likes being back at school

DANVILLE — Steven A. Hoffman navigates the dining hall at Centre College like a returning student, heaping some salad fixings on the plate, hitting the sandwich counter for a generous serving of sliced turkey on top, and noting to his … Continue reading

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Rent notebook: Music director Mark Calkins

At a Wednesday evening rehearsal of Rent, Johnny Dawson has just finished singing Your Eyes and wails “Mimi!” and Musetta’s Waltz, a classic tune from from La Boheme plays. “I get chills when I hear that La Boheme music,” says … Continue reading

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Norton Center names a new director

Steven A. Hoffman, former director of the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, Calif., has been named the new executive director of the Norton Center for the Arts at Centre College in Danville. Hoffman succeeds George Foreman, who made the small-town, small-college … Continue reading

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