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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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Red letter dates on the 2010-11 arts calendar

The 2010-11Central Kentucky arts calendar is bolstered by an unprecedented slew of performances during the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. But outside of that, it is a really strong and interesting year with marquee touring artists coming into town and … 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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Dudamel-Vienna Philharmonic ticket prices

The announcement of the Vienna Philharmonic-Gustavo Dudamel concert at the Norton Center for the Arts generated a lot of excitement and questions about the ticket pricing, namely how much do you pay to sit where. Here’s the breakdown: $375 – … Continue reading

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Centre bringing Vienna Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel for WEG

UPDATED, BELOW. DANVILLE – The hottest star in classical music, 29-year-old Venezuelan Gustavo Dudamel, will conduct the venerable Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra at Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts on Sept. 27, during the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. “This is … Continue reading

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Podcast: Wu Han and David Finkel on the Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass

Click play to hear a podcast of our conversation with Wu Han and David Finkel. [podcast]http://copiousnotes.bloginky.com/files/2010/05/100520cmfobg-hanfinkel.mp3[/podcast] Copious Notes podcasts are available on iTunes. The unplayed tune that has colored the Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass is a Rodgers and … Continue reading

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Another concerto coincidence

Earlier this year, we wrote about the unusual situation of violinists Arnaud Sussmann and Sarah Chang both playing Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto at the Singletary Center for the Arts within eight days of each other, with the Lexington Philharmonic and … 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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2009: The year in Central Kentucky arts

New Year’s Day 2009, I assumed by New Year’s Eve I would have written about at least one Lexington arts group closing its doors. The economy was buried nose-first in the ground and theaters and other arts organizations were closing … Continue reading

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