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6 02, 2020

The Chieftains bringing local groups to the fore in February

By |2020-02-06T13:41:22-05:00February 6th, 2020|Press|

February has three world-class performances coming to the Norton Center. Local performers will shine as they have an opportunity to perform with a world-renowned band on the Newlin Hall stage this month at Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts. The Chieftains, known for transcending musical boundaries and blending tradition with modern music, will [...]

10 01, 2020

The Art of Sheldon Tapley Celebrated at the Norton Center

By |2020-01-17T15:28:58-05:00January 10th, 2020|Press|

Floodplain, Pastel on paper, 29 x 61 inches, 1992 Jan. 10, 2020 – Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts is proud to present the stellar works of renowned artist and Centre College’s Stodghill Professor of Art, Sheldon Tapley. “Sheldon Tapley: Painter and Draftsman” will be on display through May 31 [...]

8 01, 2020

Blues, Ballet and Tap: Coming soon to the Norton Center

By |2020-01-08T11:34:20-05:00January 8th, 2020|Press, Uncategorized|

Norton Center for the Arts Press Release Jan. 9, 2020 – The first month of a new decade is sure to excite at Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts. Blues, ballet and tap are on deck for central Kentucky’s premier performing arts venue, as well as an art exhibition by one of central [...]

9 12, 2019

Alison Krauss returns to Norton Center for the Arts

By |2019-12-10T09:00:32-05:00December 9th, 2019|Press|

Norton Center for the Arts Press Release DANVILLE, Ky. -- The most-decorated singer and female artist in Grammy history is returning to Central Kentucky. Alison Krauss will perform at Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts on May 6, 2020 as an addition to the Norton Center’s 2019-2020 Season. The event is sponsored by [...]

18 11, 2019

Wright Angle exhibit Gallery Talk set for Dec. 5

By |2019-11-20T13:12:44-05:00November 18th, 2019|Press|

November 18, 2019 -- A public reception and Gallery Talk for the Norton Center for the Arts’s The Wright Angle exhibit is set for Dec. 5 at 5 p.m. This monumental exhibition about the building and its history is on display at Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts. The exhibition, which closes on December 13, [...]

13 11, 2019

Americana supergroup Hawktail next up at Norton Center

By |2019-11-20T13:06:33-05:00November 13th, 2019|Press|

DANVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 13, 2019) — Another opportunity to engage with world-class performing artists is right around the corner at Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts. On Saturday, Nov. 23, the Norton Center will be humming throughout the day with exciting events, capped by a 7:30 p.m. performance by rising instrumentalist quartet Hawktail. Hawktail, [...]

11 10, 2019

Norton Center to host Architecture Festival on Oct. 26

By |2019-10-16T09:08:27-04:00October 11th, 2019|Press|

DANVILLE, Ky. (October 11, 2019) – A unique architecture learning experience is coming to Danville, Kentucky. As part of Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts, THE WRIGHT ANGLE exhibition,  a Bluegrass Architecture Festival will be held on Saturday, October 26, providing a glimpse into the building’s storied past and other Frank Lloyd Wright-related architecture in [...]

25 09, 2019

Norton Center Salutes: G&J Pepsi

By |2019-09-25T12:01:34-04:00September 25th, 2019|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 [...]

25 09, 2019

Norton Center Salutes: Farmers National Bank

By |2019-09-25T11:51:14-04:00September 25th, 2019|Norton Center Salutes|

Norton Center Salutes: Farmers National Bank Farmers National Bank has been in a celebratory mood recently as 2019 marks its 140th year of service to Central Kentucky. As the 9th oldest bank in Kentucky, and the oldest operating business on Main Street in Danville, the history of Farmers National Bank runs deep.  Started by [...]

17 09, 2019

Norton Center Salutes: Stuart Powell Ford Lincoln Mazda

By |2019-09-16T16:02:31-04:00September 17th, 2019|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 they [...]