For those who live in Napa Valley – or wish they did.
Jan. 1, 2016
For Paul Franson's writing about food, wine and travel outside Napa Valley, see TravelTastes.com.
|The inside guide to Napa Valley||Published each Monday in Napa Valley|
|Music and Drama in Napa Valley
See NapaValleyNow.com for details on future events.
Feb 19 - Charlie Musselwhite & North Mississippi Allstars
Feb 20 – Indigo Girls
Feb 26 - The Charlie Daniels Band
March 4 - Dana Carvey
March 11 - Keb' Mo'
March 12 – John Hiatt
March 19 – David Crosby
March 20 – Peter Frampton
March 26 – Jackie Greene
March 31 - Patty Griffin with Sara Watkins and Anais Mitchell
April 29 – Crystal Bowersox
May 5 - Author David Sedaris
May 20 – Los Lonely Boys
July 14 – Comedian Brian Regan
Most shows are at 8 p.m. The Uptown Theatre is at 1350 Third St. in Napa. The box office phone is 259-0123 x 6 and website is www.uptowntheatrenapa.com.
Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater
Feb. 5 Free community concert: For the Love of Music
Feb. 6 Napa Valley Youth Symphony and Sinfonia
Feb. 19-27 Justin Siena Theatre presents: Once On This Island
March 4-6 CabFest Napa Valley
April 3 Symphony Napa Valley presents: Genesis - As It Was
May 6 California Symphony presents: A Grand Finale
June 5 Symphony Napa Valley presents: East Meets West
Get information and tickets at www.lincolntheater.org or 944-9900.
Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center
Feb. 21 Joe Galambos, Guitar Masters Series
March 4-20 Guys & Dolls
April 3 Ellington, Strayhorn & The Cotton Club Dr. Roberto-Juan Gonzàlez And The Keith Saunders Trio
April 8-17 Pericles by William Shakespeare
April 17 Lord Nelson Mass Napa Valley College Chorale
April 24 Timbres & Textures North Bay Wind Ensemble Concert
May 13 Cool Jazz Napa Valley College Jazz Ensemble "Stormwatch"
May 15 Symphonic Evolution Napa Valley College Orchestra Concert
Visit www.musicnapavalley.org, www.napavalleytheater.org or call 256-7500.
Lucky Penny Community Arts Center
Lucky Penny productions also appear at other venues its ongoing Sunday series at the Napa Valley Opera House once a month.
Jan. 29 - Feb. 14 In Love With the 8 X 10: Ten Minute Play Festival
April 15 - May 1 Andrews Brothers By Roger Bean
May 13 - 29 I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
Revenge Of The Space Pandas (or Binky Rudich and the Two Speed Clock ) Youth Academy Summer 2016 Production
Books by Paul Franson
The NapaLife Insider's Guide to Napa Valley
By Paul Franson
The NapaLife Insider's Guide to Napa Valley tells the stories behind the valley and its people, and learn everything from the best views in Napa Valley to why Napa Valley is the unique place it is.
Buy printed copy from Bookmine, me or www.createspace.com/3987074 for $19.99
Buy Kindle version at Amazon.com for $9.99
Spinning the Bottle Again
By Paul Franson and Harvey Posert
Spinning the Bottle Again contains strategies, tactics and case studies of wine public relations. It’s a heavily updated and revised version of the seminal book on wine public relations, Spinning the Bottle.
Spinning the Bottle Again is a collection of theory, practical information and case studies about promoting wine, wineries and wine-related issues.
Print version is $19.95 from Createspace, part of Amazon, at www.createspace.com/3794516.
Kindle version from Amazon.com $9.99.
Escapes to Paradise: Adventures and Misadventures in the Romantic Caribbean Sea
by Paul Franson
You may dream of buying a boat in the tropics, but you’d do well to read this book before you do.
Author and sailor Paul Franson has had some of the best times in his life on the varied islands of the West Indies, but he’s also had some experiences that he can be philosophical about only decades later.
The book also includes tales of other sailing adventures, a guide to sailing some popular islands, and a cookbook of Caribbean recipes.
Print version www.createspace.com/4938856 $9.99
Kindle version $4.99 from Amazon.com.
You can also contact Paul Franson to find out how to buy copies locally or pdf versions for use on computers and tablets. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.