1 09, 2016

Norton Center Salutes: DecoArt

By | 2017-06-02T16:52:34+00:00 September 1st, 2016|Norton Center Salutes|

From the 115,000 square foot facility located in the rolling hills of Kentucky, DecoArt manufactures one of the broadest lines of acrylic paints and finishes in the world – paints and finishes that are widely known throughout the Craft, Fine Art and Do-It-Yourself markets. The journey began in 1985 as a division of Ceramichrome,  a manufacturer [...]

26 06, 2016

2016-2017 Season Announcement!

By | 2017-06-02T16:53:18+00:00 June 26th, 2016|A Closer Look, From the Director's Desk|

The Norton Center for the Arts is proud to welcome audiences to a new season of incredible performing arts at Centre College. With the belief that the arts have a powerful ability to galvanize and transform a community, the Norton Center is committed to serving as a catalyst that energizes the city and the region, [...]

1 04, 2016

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Legacy

By | 2017-06-02T17:24:04+00:00 April 1st, 2016|Notes from the Faculty|

Mister Rogers was a revolutionary. Yes... that Mister Rogers -- the kindly gentleman, with the red cardigan sweater, tennis shoes, and puppet friends who welcomed generations of children to his neighborhood every weekday morning from 1968 to 2001. The same Fred Rogers who sang “…won’t you be my neighbor” and introduced us to the Neighborhood [...]

15 03, 2016

Norton Center Salutes: Community Trust Bank

By | 2017-06-02T17:25:17+00:00 March 15th, 2016|Norton Center Salutes|

Community Trust Bank provides competitive products and services with a “community banking” level of service.  Community Trust 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 [...]

22 02, 2016

Important Information about Ticket Purchases

By | 2017-06-01T18:15:47+00:00 February 22nd, 2016|General|

Dear Friends,  There are a number of websites on the internet selling tickets to Norton Center events.  Many of these sites claim to have the cheapest seats, best deals, access to sold out events, VIP experiences, and seats in sections of the theatre that are actually not available.  They also charge astronomical processing fees and [...]

13 02, 2016

The Many Rebirths of a Man Who Never Lived

By | 2017-06-01T14:43:47+00:00 February 13th, 2016|Notes from the Faculty|

Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, famously tried to kill his detective off when he got tired of writing the stories. But the public demanded Sherlock back, and Conan Doyle needed the money so that he could write the historical fiction he found more important. So it turns out Sherlock didn’t die in [...]

22 01, 2016

The Gendered Choir

By | 2017-06-01T14:43:53+00:00 January 22nd, 2016|Notes from the Faculty|

It’s a mystery – even a frustration  – that I see and hear every time an all-men’s vocal or choral group performs, especially in a setting or performance when an all-women’s group has also sung.   The female group gets applause, from polite to enthusiastic, often but not always related to the excellence of the [...]

28 12, 2015

And the Road Goes on Forever

By | 2017-06-02T17:28:56+00:00 December 28th, 2015|Notes from the Faculty|

On June 27, 1971, when the legendary Bill Graham introduced The Allman Brothers Band at the very last show at the Fillmore East, he said, “...for my amateur ears, in all my life, I’ve never heard the kind of music that this band plays: the finest contemporary music.  We’re going to round it off with [...]

7 12, 2015

Norton Center Salutes: McClure, McClure, & Bailey, PLLC

By | 2017-06-02T17:29:37+00:00 December 7th, 2015|Norton Center Salutes|

McClure, McClure, & Bailey is full-service law practice with deep roots in Danville going back for over a century. We possess an unparalleled dedication to serving the citizens of Central Kentucky including those individuals in Boyle, Mercer, Lincoln, Garrard, Casey, Marion, Rockcastle, Washington, Anderson and Jessamine Counties. George McClure III, a renowned and respected lawyer [...]

19 11, 2015

Norton Center Salutes: Ephraim McDowell Health – Innovative Medicine

By | 2017-06-02T17:30:16+00:00 November 19th, 2015|Norton Center Salutes|

On Christmas Day, more than two-hundred years ago, Dr. Ephraim McDowell performed a surgery that would change the delivery of health care. This groundbreaking procedure, which was the world’s first successful abdominal surgery, didn’t happen in one of the world’s great metropolises, such as New York, London, or Paris, where one might think the most [...]