Norton Center talks 50th anniversary and bringing top-name entertainers to Danville

Centre College’s Norton Center, home to a world-class performing arts series of professional touring artists, marks a milestone in 2023 and plans to celebrate turning 50 all season long. A special exhibition, “A Retro Perspective: Revisiting Prints from the Permanent Collection,” opens Monday, Aug. 14. A free community concert by the Louisville Orchestra as part…

See nine world-class productions now through May at Danville’s Norton Center

Fifty years ago in 1973, Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts opened its doors to bring world-class entertainment to Danville — everything from Dolly Parton to the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and lots of Broadway musicals in between. “The Norton Center has presented the most recognizable artists and shows from the United States and around…

Premiere scheduled for Danville/Boyle County’s feature in educational travel TV series

Boats, brass, and Brazilian rum. The Boyle County episode of Downstream will highlight some of central Kentucky’s little-known treasures including the historic town of Danville and the Dix River which forms Herrington Lake, home to Kentucky’s first reservoir that powers not only the surrounding areas through hydroelectricity, but ignites the hearts of boaters, kayakers, and…

Norton Center Debuts New “We Were Here” Exhibition

Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts announced the opening of its new exhibition, titled “We Were Here:” The African American Experience in Boyle County. The special exhibition is presented in partnership with the Danville Boyle County African American Historical Society (DBCAAHS) and Centre College’s Program in Anthropology and Sociology. “This exhibition tells the story…

Norton Center attracts world-class entertainment year after year

You might expect to go to a large venue in a big city to see musicians like The Guess Who, Kathy Mattea and Suzy Bogguss, or to see productions like The Pirates of Penzance, Hairspray and Cats. That isn’t the case if you’re talking about the Norton Center, located on the campus of Centre College…

Blockbuster entertainment featured in 2022-2023 Norton Center lineup

 Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Aug. 9 for the Norton Center for the Arts’ 49th Performing Arts Season. Continuing its trend of making arts accessible to everyone, the Norton Center will again be offering tickets starting at $19 to all performances. “World class performing arts experiences are available right here in Danville,” Norton Center Executive…