EVENTS

 

October 7, 2017

Date/Time Event
10/07/2017
8:00 pm

Edgar Winter
Edgar Winter
Norton Center for the Arts – Newlin Hall, Danville KY

 
Edgar Winter has been celebrated across the world since his 1970 solo debut, Entrance. His early recording of “Tobacco Road” is a powerful, emotionally devastating masterpiece that propelled him into the national spotlight. In 1972, Edgar brought together Dan Hartman, Ronnie Montrose, and Chuck Ruff to form The Edgar Winter Group, the legendary band that created such mega hits as “Frankenstein” and “Free Ride.” With over 20 albums and numerous collaborative efforts to his credit, not to mention his introduction of playing the keyboard around his neck, Edgar Winter has not been satisfied to ride the wave of popular music stardom. His music is always evolving, and he is a master at stretching his skill and imagination to produce amazing results. He continues to thrill audiences with his live performances, always remaining on the cutting edge of music and style.
 
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October 14, 2017

Date/Time Event
10/14/2017
8:00 pm

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with André Watts
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with André Watts
Norton Center for the Arts – Newlin Hall, Danville KY

 
A standard-bearer of innovation and artistic excellence, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra is one of the world’s foremost chamber orchestras. Founded in 1972, Orpheus has recorded 71 albums, including the Grammy® Award-winning Shadow Dances: Stravinsky Miniatures, and premiered over 40 commissioned works.
 
Orpheus is joined by superstar pianist André Watts, who burst upon the music world at 16, when Leonard Bernstein chose him to make his debut with the New York Philharmonic in their Young People’s Concerts, broadcast nationwide on CBS-TV. Much-honored, Watts has played before royalty in Europe and heads of government all over the world; was awarded the Avery Fisher Prize in 1988; and at age 26, was the youngest person ever to receive an Honorary Doctorate from Yale University. Watts brings his elegant luster to Mozart’s first great Piano Concerto No. 9, the “Jeunehomme.”
 
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October 15, 2017

Date/Time Event
10/15/2017
7:00 pm

LIV ON: Olivia Newton-John, Beth Nielsen Chapman, & Amy Sky
LIV ON: Olivia Newton-John, Beth Nielsen Chapman, & Amy Sky
Norton Center for the Arts – Newlin Hall, Danville KY

 
International superstar and multiple Grammy® Award winner Olivia Newton-John, Grammy®-nominee Beth Nielsen Chapman, and SOCAN Award winner Amy Sky have a gift for storytelling. Together, they share their individual and collaborative journey in a magical event where they perform 11 newly recorded songs from their new album, LIV ON. In this one of a kind performance, the audience will walk the path of joy, laughter, and inspiration, finding amazement at the kinship generated by the experience. In addition to performing songs from this new album, the trio will perform together on some of each other’s best-known songs. This inspiring new project grew out of the three artists’ personal experiences with loss and illness, which they all survived, to “LIV ON” and celebrate each day with a depth of gratitude.
 
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October 16, 2017

Date/Time Event
10/16/2017
7:30 pm

CONVO: Interfaith Dialogue Panel
CONVO: Interfaith Dialogue Panel
Norton Center for the Arts – Weisiger Theatre, Danville KY

 
Interfaith Dialogue Panel
Four speakers, each representing a different faith (Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam), will talk about the nuances and links between their religions. In conjunction with the Religious Life Office, Muslim Student Association, Centre Faith, and Jewish Student Organization, students have invited panelists to speak about their faith in a contemporary context and discuss their faith with the other faith leaders as well as the student body.
 
FREE — OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
 

October 20, 2017

Date/Time Event
10/20/2017
8:30 pm

Kool & The Gang
Kool & The Gang
Norton Center for the Arts – Newlin Hall, Danville KY

 
There’s a party goin’ on right here! Join Kool & the Gang for a night of song, celebration, and good times. With over 70 million albums sold worldwide thanks to songs like “Celebration,” “Cherish,” “Jungle Boogie,” “Summer Madness,” and “Open Sesame,” they’ve earned two Grammy® Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top-10 R&B hits, nine Top-10 pop hits, and 31 gold and platinum albums. So, come on, let’s all celebrate and have a good time!
 
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October 21, 2017

Date/Time Event
10/21/2017
2:30 pm

Football vs. Rhodes College
Football vs. Rhodes College
Joe McDaniel Field at Farris Stadium, Danville KY

 
HOMECOMING — CONFERENCE GAME
Come out and cheer on our Colonels!
 

October 26, 2017

Date/Time Event
10/26/2017
7:30 pm

Flip FabriQue - Catch Me!
Flip FabriQue - Catch Me!
Norton Center for the Arts – Newlin Hall, Danville KY

 
Flip FabriQue, a Quebec-based circus troupe of seven acrobats committed to joy, playfulness, and friendship, makes their Norton Center debut with a high-spirited production called Attrape-moi (Catch Me!). Catch Me! is a gravity defying spectacle featuring acrobatics, a trampo-wall, hula hoops, juggling, and aerialist techniques in a crowd-pleasing cirque sensation for adults and children alike. This troupe of incredible artists performs amazing feats of agility and skill in a fastpaced, innovative show that has been lauded for its technical ability and panache. Veterans of esteemed companies such as Cirque du Soleil and Cirque Éloize, the Flip FabriQue troupe, says the New York Times, “projects an irrepressible spirit of fun and, yes, it’s catching.”
 
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November 7, 2017

Date/Time Event
11/07/2017
7:30 pm

CONVO: Healing the Planet One Plate at a Time
CONVO: Healing the Planet One Plate at a Time
Norton Center for the Arts – Newlin Hall, Danville KY

 
Healing the Planet One Plate at a Time
Though it seems simplistic to think that a bite of food can have such a big effect on the future, the fact is that we are where we are because of the kinds of food bites people have been taking for a long time. We can change our trajectory only when we appreciate the launch pad — our plates. This convocation will focus on the importance of what we eat. In seven broad points, Joel Salatin will address the link between what we eat and the landscape legacy we bequeath to our unborn children. Soil, people, energy, economics, plants and animals, soul, and scalability are the seven discussion topics. Rather than a paranoid discussion of scarcity and universal deprivation, this talk will leave you grateful, hopeful, and feeling abundant.
 
FREE — OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
 

November 8, 2017

Date/Time Event
11/08/2017
7:30 pm

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
Norton Center for the Arts – Newlin Hall, Danville KY

 
Getting away with murder can be so much fun…and there’s no better proof than the knock-em-dead hit show that’s earned unanimous raves and won the 2014 Tony Award® for Best Musical — A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder! Direct from New York, where a most gentlemanly NPR critic said he’d “never laughed so hard at a Broadway Musical,” Gentleman’s Guide tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by – you guessed it – eliminating the eight pesky relatives (all played by one fearless man) who stand in his way. All the while, Monty must juggle his mistress (she’s after more than just love), his fiancée (she’s his cousin but who’s keeping track?), and the constant threat of landing behind bars! Of course, it will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance…and be done in time for tea.
 
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November 9, 2017

Date/Time Event
11/09/2017 - 11/12/2017
8:00 pm

Cloud 9
Cloud 9
Norton Center for the Arts – Weisiger Theatre, Danville KY

 
DramaCentre presents Cloud 9
Directed by Patrick Kagan-Moore
 
This time-shifting comedy is both parody and spoof of the Victorian Empire and its rigid attitudes, especially toward sex. A marvelous send-up and a non-stop round-robin of sexual liaisons.
 
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
 

November 11, 2017

Date/Time Event
11/11/2017
1:30 pm

Football vs. Birmingham-Southern College
Football vs. Birmingham-Southern College
Joe McDaniel Field at Farris Stadium, Danville KY

 
CONFERENCE GAME
Come out and cheer on our Colonels!
 

November 14, 2017

Date/Time Event
11/14/2017
7:00 pm

CONVO: Reckoning with Anti-Semitism Today
CONVO: Reckoning with Anti-Semitism Today
Norton Center for the Arts – Weisiger Theatre, Danville KY

 
Reckoning with Anti-Semitism Today
Opening with the paradoxical situation of Jews in the age of Trump, and putting this into a larger historical context, Professor Jonathan Judaken, Spence L. Wilson Chair in Humanities, Professor of History at Rhodes College, will consider the forces that have spurred a significant increase in violence against Jews and Jewish institutions in Europe and globally since 2000, most notoriously in the coordinated spectacle of terror that linked Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher in January 2015 in France. Dr. Judaken will assess the post-Holocaust threats from the Left and the Right and from militant Islamists and anti-Zionists. He will also reflect on the ways in which the new Judeophobia is framed by the punditocracy and how they often distort our understanding of the reality on the ground.
 
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November 18, 2017

Date/Time Event
11/18/2017
8:00 pm

Henry Butler
Henry Butler
Norton Center for the Arts – Weisiger Theatre, Danville KY

 
When it comes to jazz and blues, New Orleans is the city that gave and then kept on giving. The musical breeding ground for such giants of traditional jazz as Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, and Jelly Roll Morton, The Big Easy also gave rise to a present-day giant, pianist and singer Henry Butler – a super virtuoso and ebullient performer who embodies the buoyant spirit of his birthplace. Butler can play it all, from early to modern jazz, with plenty of New Orleans R&B peeking through.
 
Blinded by glaucoma as an infant, Butler began his musical studies early in life. After the release of “Fivin’ Around” in 1986, he quickly built an international reputation as an astonishing keyboard artist and a stylistically inclusive performer. Butler’s solo performance will be an amalgam of boogie-woogie, jazz, and blues.
 
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