11 10, 2018

Norton Center Salutes: Farmers National Bank

By | 2018-10-04T15:31:12+00:00 October 11th, 2018|Norton Center Salutes|

Norton Center Salutes: Farmers National Bank Farmers National Bank has been in the same place with the same name since 1879 and has been investing in its customers and communities ever since. As the 10th oldest financial institution in Kentucky, the bank considers itself the “tip of the spear” when it comes to supporting [...]

8 10, 2018

There’s no place like home(coming) this year at Centre College!

By | 2018-10-04T15:29:14+00:00 October 8th, 2018|Centre News, Press|

The Broadway National Tour of “The Wizard of Oz,” along with Centre College’s Homecoming prove there truly is “no place like home” this October at the Norton Center Danville, Kentucky — The greatest family musical of all time, the wonderful Wizard of Oz, twists its way into Danville on October 26 in time for [...]

4 10, 2018

The Westerlies ‘blow’ into Danville!

By | 2018-10-04T15:27:30+00:00 October 4th, 2018|Centre News, Press|

The Westerlies, blow into Danville with Norton Center performance Danville, Kentucky — The Westerlies, a New York-based brass quartet comprised of four childhood friends from Seattle, Washington, will be blowing into town on October 5th to perform at the Norton Center’s Weisiger Theatre. Named after the prevailing winds from the West to the East, [...]

1 10, 2018

A sweet collision of cultures with the Martha Redbone Roots Project

By | 2018-10-04T15:30:12+00:00 October 1st, 2018|Centre News, Press|

Martha Redbone returns to Kentucky for a sweet collision of cultures at the Norton Center for the Arts Danville, Kentucky — Martha Redbone will be rolling her Roots Project into the Norton Center on September 28th, bringing her “tasty gumbo” of sound to Weisiger Theater. Redbone is a multi-award winning musician and one of [...]

4 06, 2018

Pardon Our Dust

By | 2018-06-12T09:49:01+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Backstage at the Norton Center, Centre News|

Pardon our dust! The Norton Center is receiving some scheduled TLC. Please note that College Drive is closed for parking, but we are open. The entrance behind the Ex Astris statue (facing the corner of College St and W. Walnut) is available for patron use. If you have any issues or concerns, please call [...]

3 05, 2018

The Dark Knight and the Robber Barons

By | 2018-10-08T13:53:22+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Centre News, Notes from the Faculty|

In the most recent Batman film, Justice League, he is teamed up with demigods, cyborgs, and mutants to save the world.  When asked what his super-power is, what entitles him to be special enough to play in this league, he responds simply “I’m rich.”  It is played as a laugh line, but is the [...]

23 03, 2018

Acclaimed String Quartet Workshops Student Piece

By | 2018-03-23T13:07:35+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|A Closer Look, Centre News, General, Norton Center Past and Present|

Originally Published Spring, 2018 | CENTERPIECE, The Alumni Magazine of Centre College | Reprinted with Permission When the American String Quartet came to Centre in February, the internationally acclaimed group knew they would be participating in a number of campus events in addition to their main-stage performance. They did not realize that sight-reading an eight-minute [...]

6 03, 2018

Norton Center Salutes: Ephraim McDowell Health

By | 2018-03-06T14:54:29+00:00 March 6th, 2018|Norton Center Salutes|

Danville has a reputation for being known as “The City of Firsts”. Perhaps one of the more widely known “firsts” is that the community was home to Dr. Ephraim McDowell, a pioneering surgeon who performed the world’s first successful abdominal surgery. Jane Todd Crawford, of Greensburg, rode 60 miles by horseback to have a large [...]

19 02, 2018

Happily Ever After, Right?

By | 2018-10-08T13:54:16+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Centre News, Notes from the Faculty|

For centuries, Cinderella has offered audiences a dream-like escape from reality. Perhaps you enjoyed Walt Disney’s animated classic from 1950. I certainly did. With its catchy bibbity-bobbity-boo and adorable mice, Disney’s version draws heavily from French writer Charles Perrault’s story of Cendrillon in his collection, Tales of Mother Goose or Contes de ma mère [...]

15 02, 2018

Music that Transcends Borders

By | 2018-10-08T13:55:32+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Centre News, Notes from the Faculty|

Music, the universal language, is indeed a platform that allows for the transcendence of language via movement and sound. Places where multiple languages and cultures find contact with one another often become hotbeds for musical creation. Chicano artists (like Santana, Los Lobos and Lila Downs to name just a few), who have their origins [...]