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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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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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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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Big deal: Vienna Phil and Dudamel in Danville

Norton Center for the Arts director George Foreman and director of programs and public relations Debra Hoskins were in the office of a powerful New York classical music manager with a big idea: They wanted to bring one of the … Continue reading

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The Norton Center’s really big shows

After nearly 12 years covering the Norton Center for the Arts at Centre College, I thought I knew the Danville theater’s history pretty well. Then, to accompany our story about director George Foreman’s departure after 26 years, I started compiling … Continue reading

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@WEKU: Building Arts Communities, Part 3 – Venues

The third part of “Building Arts Communities,” the series the Herald-Leader has partnered with WEKU-FM 88.9 to present, aired this morning with me looking at Lexington and Central Kentucky’s arts venues. I visited Danville, Richmond and talked to several officials … Continue reading

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Norton Center for the Arts director leaving

George Foreman, the impresario who made the Norton Center for the Arts an unlikely cultural hotspot, will leave at the end of this year to become the new director of the University of Georgia Performing Arts Center. “I’m really excited, … Continue reading

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Pictures: The Norton Center for the Arts renovation

Since we ran a story yesterday citing the current renovation project at Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts, which will be unveiled early this fall, it seemed like a good time to show a few other pictures we caught … Continue reading

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New York Philharmonic’s virtual tour comes to Danville

As the New York Philharmonic has made its way through the Eastern United States, fans have been kept up to date with a photo and video tour diary on the orchestra’s website. The Danville edition posted late Monday with some … Continue reading

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New York Philharmonic Danville performance part of a secret ambition

It didn’t start as a grand plan, although it is an ambitious idea. Early in his career as director of the ­Norton Center for the Arts at Centre ­College in Danville, George Foreman brought in the Cleveland Orchestra for a … Continue reading

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