Central Kentucky is losing a great asset in George Foreman, director of the Norton Center for the Arts for 26 years and founder of Danville's Brass Band Festival.
With support from a loyal subscriber base and generous funding from Centre College, Foreman put Danville on the map for the world's greatest performing artists — and greatly enriched Bluegrass cultural life in the process.
So it's hardly surprising that Centre's former president, Michael Adams, courted Foreman for a similar job at the University of Georgia, where Adams is now president.
Foreman launched a chamber music festival that draws some of New York's finest virtuosos to a converted tobacco barn at Shakertown each Memorial Day weekend.
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His success proves that big dreams come true even in small towns.