For those who live in Napa Valley – or wish they did.
Sept 19, 2016
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|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.
Sept 23 – Iris DeMent and Loudon Wainwright III
Sept 24 – Big Head Todd and the Monsters Present: Songs of Willie Dixon
Sept 24 – The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band
Oct 4 – The Gregg Allman Band
Oct 5 – Ani DiFranco
Oct 10 – Colbie Caillat
Oct 14 – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Oct 15 - Alto Reed
Oct 29 – Richard Thompson and The Blind Boys of Alabama
Nov. 18 and 19 – Boz Scaggs
Dec 1 – An Irish Christmas
Dec. 2 – Chris Isaak
Dec. 8 - Lewis Black
Dec 16 – Jonny Lang
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
Sept. 24 NapaShakes presents Derek Jacobi and Folger Consort in Measure + Dido
Sept. 25 Beethoven's Fifth(s) with Symphony Napa Valley
Oct. 1 Rock Stars & Stripes
Oct. 2 Drums of India
Oct. 8 Tony Desare Trio
Oct. 27-30 Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka
Nov. 4 Francis Ford Coppola and Ralph Macchio - The Making of The Outsiders
Nov. 5 Howell Mountain Harvest Celebration!
Nov. 9-13 Napa Valley Film Festival
Nov. 16 Orquesta Victoria tango orchestra
Nov. 19 Pablo Sainz Villegas
Dec. 3 Mariachi Los Camperos
Dec. 5 7 USAF Band of the Golden West Holiday Concert
Dec. 10 Voices of The Season on Broadway
Dec. 11 Holidays in Vienna with Symphony Napa Valley
Dec. 17-18 The Nutcracker
April 8 Symphony Gala and ConcertJune 25 Mostly Mozart
Get information and tickets at www.lincolntheater.org or 944-9900.
Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center
Napa Valley College 2016-2017 Music Season
Sept. 25 Master Series: Osten & Morgenstern 3 p.m.
Oct. 9 Master Series: Mazdak Khamda 3 p.m.
Nov. 6 Master Series: Dr. Roberto Gonzalez 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 20 Chorale Americana with Napa Valley College Chorale directed by Dr. Eve-Anne Wilkes 3 p.m.
Dec. 4 Strings Ring Napa Valley College Orchestra directed by Harry Cadelago 3 p.m.
Dec. 9 Cool Jazz with NVC Jazz Ensemble directed by Brian Simpson 8 p.m.
Dec. 11 Windfall with North Bay Wind Ensemble directed by Harry Cadelago 3 p.m.
Feb. 12 Master Series: King, Wilkes, Silva & Osten 3 p.m.
April 23 Master Series: Dr. Roberto Gonzalez 7:30 p.m.
April 30 Bach to the Future with Napa Valley College Chorale directed by Dr. Eve-Anne Wilkes 3 p.m.
May 5 Hot Jazz with NVC Jazz Ensemble directed by Brian Simpson 8 p.m.
May 7 Strings Sing Napa Valley College Orchestra directed by Harry Cadelago 3 p.m.
May 21 Windspring North Bay Wind Ensemble directed by Harry Cadelago 3 p.m.
Visit www.musicnapavalley.org or call 256-7500.
Napa Valley Theater 2016-2017 season
Oct. 15-30 Disney's The Little Mermaid directed by Jennifer King
2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Oct. 29, second showing at 7 p.m.
March 3-12 To Kill a Mockingbird based on the novel by Harper Lee directed by Jennifer King 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
April 21-23 Emergence Theater Festival 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Visit www.napavalleytheater.org or call 256-7500.
Lucky Penny Community Arts Center 2016-17 Season
Sept. 9-25 Big River based on Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn with music and lyrics by Roger Miller, book by William Haupton
Oct. 14-23 I Wanna Be Bad: An Original Speakeasy Musical created by Shannon Rider, written by Shannon Rider and Barry Martin
Nov. 4-20 The Miracle Worker by William Gibson
Dec 2-17 The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical with music and lyrics by David Nehls, book by Betsy Kelso
In repertory with
Dec 3-18 ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas by Ken Ludwig
Jan. 27-Feb. 12 A Little Night Music with music and lyrics by Steven Sondheim, book by Hugh Wheeler based on Ingmar Bergman's comedy of manners, Smiles of a Summer Night
Feb, 24-March 12 Kids Rule the 8 X 10 Festival of 10 Minute Plays
April 21-May 7 Maple and Vine by Jordan Harrison
June 2-18 Clue: The Musical with book by Peter DiPietro, music by Galen Blum, Wayne Barker and Vinnie Martucci, lyrics by Tom Chiodo
Youth Summer Academy Show
Long Meadow Ranch
Sunday, Oct. 2 LMR All-Star Big Band benefit concert for the Timothy W. Hall Foundation
Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch, 738 Main St., St. Helena
Compadres’ Music on the River
Compadres’ annual Music on the River is from 4 to 7 p.m. every Sunday:
9/25 - Davies-Dukes - local favorite!
Compadres Rio Grille is at 505 Lincoln Ave. in Napa.
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.