17 07, 2020

The Company We Keep | Artist Perspective

By |2020-07-17T14:38:32-04:00July 17th, 2020|GREAT STORIES|

Often, the artists performing at the Norton Center have an amazing Norton Center experience and are excited to come back. That is not always the case for these artists in other venues.  It takes a lot for a touring artist to remember a performance as a stand out.  They travel around the world and [...]

2 07, 2020

Reintroduction to routine

By |2020-07-02T14:54:04-04:00July 2nd, 2020|GREAT STORIES|

Slowly but surely, public spaces across the nation are starting to open their doors. While these efforts look different from one place to the next, most state governments have adopted carefully structured strategies that, collectively, aim to safely reintroduce us all to our normal routines.  On the one hand, these phased re-openings give us [...]

19 06, 2020

Juneteenth, 2020

By |2020-06-19T17:12:15-04:00June 19th, 2020|GREAT STORIES|

On June 18, 2020, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear publicly signed a proclamation calling for Juneteenth (June 19) to be declared an official state holiday. In fact, Beshear is just one of many public figures who have taken steps to foreground the observance of Juneteenth across the country, as proposals for the holiday’s official recognition [...]

12 06, 2020

Norton Center – Statement of Solidarity

By |2020-06-12T15:33:54-04:00June 12th, 2020|Press|

At Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts, we mourn the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Philando Castile,Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Aiyana Stanley-Jones, Alberta Spruill, and every other person  who has suffered at the hands of systemic racism and police brutality. To those across the country who [...]

8 06, 2020

Alison Krauss performance canceled

By |2020-06-09T10:39:57-04:00June 8th, 2020|Press|

Due to the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, the Alison Krauss performance originally scheduled for May 6 at the Norton Center has been canceled. According to tour management, "Out of the abundance of caution for fans, crew and local staff, we have decided to cancel all current 2020 tour dates. All ticket purchases can be refunded [...]

1 06, 2020

The Company We Keep | Rising Stars

By |2020-06-01T15:37:16-04:00June 1st, 2020|GREAT STORIES|

In PART I of The Company We Keep, I shared stories from those unforgettable, bucket-list performances we've experienced at the Norton Center over the years. From Yo-Yo Ma, to Dolly Parton, Tony Bennett, and the countless other living legends who left us in awe.   Today I'm excited to feature rising stars and artists not [...]

12 05, 2020

The Company We Keep | Blockbusters

By |2020-05-12T16:09:13-04:00May 12th, 2020|GREAT STORIES|

Each and every year, our staff is dedicated to bringing the community unique programming tailored just for you. Whether to excite, entertain, educate, surprise, or provoke thought – or a combination of these feelings – we are all inspired by Norton Center programs. Sometimes profoundly. In the context of important cultural centers like the [...]

9 05, 2020

Music speaks where words cannot

By |2020-05-10T12:38:47-04:00May 9th, 2020|GREAT STORIES|

“Where words fail, music speaks.” Hans Christian Andersen (1805 - 1875) It’s curious that a figure so beloved for his writing is credited with the above quote, “when words fail, music speaks.” And yet, for anyone who has found themselves enveloped by a profoundly moving concerto or an energetic overture, Hans Christian Andersen’s sentiment [...]