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 [...]

30 08, 2017

Norton Center Salutes: Community Trust Bank

By | 2017-09-14T15:47:23+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Norton Center Salutes|

Community Trust Bank provides competitive products and services with a “community banking” level of service.Community Trust Bank currently has 70 banking locations across eastern, northeastern, central and south central Kentucky, six banking locations in southern West Virginia, and four banking locations in Tennessee. Community Trust Bank has one branch office in Harrodsburg, Kentucky and two branch [...]

19 06, 2017

Create your own series with the 2017-18 season!

By | 2017-06-20T14:50:34+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Friends, Welcome to another spectacular season of programs at the Norton Center for the Arts.We are proud to continue to offer our community a full spectrum of performing arts. We hand-pick from the world’s finest artists to create a vibrant and well-rounded season, and then invite you to become the curator and create your own [...]