For those who live in Napa Valley – or wish they did.
May 2, 2016
For Paul Franson's writing about food, wine and travel outside Napa Valley, see TravelTastes.com.
|The Insider's guide to Napa Valley||Published each Monday in Napa Valley|
|Music and Drama in Napa Valley
See NapaValleyNow.com for details on future events.
May 5 - Author David Sedaris
May 6 - The Marshall Tucker Band
May 12 - Jewel
May 15 - Comedian Jo Koy
May 20 – Los Lonely Boys
May 22 – Kris Allen
June 16 - Al Di Meola
June 17 - Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues
June 26 – Al Di Meola
July 1 – Judy Collins
July 6 – Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
July 14 – Comedian Brian Regan
July 16 – Hotel California – A Salute to The Eagles
Sept 16 – Art Garfunkel
Sept 17 – Get the Led Out – The American Led Zeppelin
Sept 23 – Iris DeMent and Loudon Wainwright III
Dec. 8 - Lewis Black
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
May 6 California Symphony presents: A Grand Finale
May 14 LolliPOPS! free concert series
May 19 Napa Regional Dance Foundation: Dance Inspires Messages
May 21 VOENA: Voices of Broadway
May 22 Napa Regional Dance Company presents Unseen
June 9 Brian Culbertson's Jazz Getaway Jazz Legend Night
June 10 Brian Culbertson's Jazz Getaway Funk night
June 12 Little Feet - 2016 Recital
June 26 Symphony Napa Valley presents Double Double
July 9 The Fab Four
July 30 La Santa Cecilia
Aug. 14 Dan Goodman Nonsense and Verse
Get information and tickets at www.lincolntheater.org or 944-9900.
Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center
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.
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 $4.99
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.