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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 [...]

27 04, 2020

As You Like It: Shakespeare Turns 456

By |2020-04-28T14:16:00-04:00April 27th, 2020|GREAT STORIES|

This month marks the 456th April since the birth of William Shakespeare – one of the world’s best known poets and playwrights. While his name, likeness, and words have been chiseled throughout the annals of literary history, the truth is that many of the details surrounding his actual life are shrouded in mystery.  So, [...]

16 04, 2020

Anticipation

By |2020-04-17T13:50:35-04:00April 16th, 2020|GREAT STORIES|

Who remembers the 1970’s Heinz Ketchup commercial using Carly Simon’s classic song, “Anticipation?”  It’s all about waiting for, or anticipating, the goodness of a slow-pouring, rich and thick burger condiment.  The commercial ends with Casey Kasem stating, “the taste that’s worth the wait.”  Well, amidst shelter-at-home and social distancing, it is safe to assume [...]

13 04, 2020

Poetry is Life Distilled

By |2020-04-14T11:02:09-04:00April 13th, 2020|GREAT STORIES|

Every April, educational groups across the country herald the start of another National Poetry Month (NPM). Since its inception in 1996, NPM has been an occasion to acknowledge the invaluable ways the world’s poets have contributed to our global culture. It’s also a time when poetic creation is inspired and supported through a variety [...]