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Justin-Siena presents 'Dance Art' at the Lincoln Theater

Justin-Siena presents 'Dance Art' at the Lincoln Theater

The Justin-Siena Dance Department will once again bring the unexpected to the stage with its production of “Dance Art,” on May 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. and May 3 at 2 p.m. at the Lincoln Theater on the grounds of the Veterans Home of California in Yountville.

April 29, 2015 3:00 pm Photos

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Napa High dancers take to the stage this weekend

Napa High dancers take to the stage this weekend

The Napa High School Dance Department is getting ready to present its annual spring dance production, this year titled “Artists and Songs From Around the World!”

April 29, 2015 2:00 pm Photos

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'8 x 10' festival of new short works continues at Lucky Penny

'8 x 10' festival of new short works continues at Lucky Penny

Inspired by festivals that have flourished in theaters across the country, Lucky Penny Productions brought the “10-minute play” format to Napa for the first time in 2012.

April 29, 2015 2:00 pm(0)

Napa Valley College musicians take a tour of 'The Planets'

Napa Valley College musicians take a tour of 'The Planets'

The Napa Valley College Orchestra, under the direction of Harry Cadelago, is preparing to take its audience on a far-reaching journey on Friday, May 8, at 8 p.m.; stops include Saturn, Venus and Mars — and all the other “The Planets” in Gustav Holst’s sweeping and enduringly popular orchestral suite.

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Vibes virtuoso Warren Wolf set for NVJS debut May 10

Every now and then, a musician comes along who impresses all with major talent. Vibes virtuoso Warren Wolf is that bright young newcomer to the world of jazz.

April 29, 2015 1:45 pm(0)

Eldar excites City Winery crowd with world-class artistry

A millennial on a mission, Eldar Djangirov lit up City Winery Napa at the start of the week with a performance fans will be raving about for quite some time.

April 29, 2015 1:45 pm(0)

Napa poet nominated for a Pushcart Prize

Tom Riley of Napa has been nominated again for a Pushcart Prize for a poem titled “Helios! Helios!” in Issue No. 11 (Spring 2014) of Trinacria, a journal featuring poems, translations, essays and reviews. He was last nominated in 2013.

April 29, 2015 1:24 pm(0)

A night for singing

Another evening of wonderful singing awaits at the Jarvis Conservatory in downtown Napa on May 2 at 7 p.m., as part of the "It's a Grand Night for Singers" series.

April 29, 2015 1:19 pm(0)

Art at Mondavi

Returning to Northern California, after a decade of living in the Northwest, Sue Cretarolo saw the place where she was born and raised in an entirely new way. It was as if she saw it for the first time.

April 29, 2015 1:10 pm(0)

Truck stop

Truck stop

Their engines and exhausts emit sounds yet vintage trucks have never been able to tell us about their past. Until now.

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NapaShakes: A playwright’s playground

Why are we so fascinated by all things British, especially royalty, and their captivating history?

April 29, 2015 12:31 pm(0)

8 x 10

8 x 10

Charles Jaeger and Patte Quinn star  in "The Blind Date," one of the short works being performed in the "8 x 10" festival of short works at the Lucky Penny Community Arts Center in Napa. 

April 28, 2015 1:13 pm(0)

'Head of Passes': A great new production from Berkeley Rep

'Head of Passes': A great new production from Berkeley Rep

I love Berkeley. Just before opening night for its new production “Head of Passes,” the Berkeley Repertory Theatre sent out this announcement:

April 22, 2015 4:40 pm(0)

Rodney Carrington to appear at Uptown

Comedian, actor, singer and writer Rodney Carrington will appear onstage at the Uptown Theatre in Napa for the first time on Aug. 29 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $55, $70 and $85 for age 16 and older. Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

April 22, 2015 4:32 pm(0)

Tuesday Night Flicks presents 'The Band Wagon'

Tuesday Night Flicks presents 'The Band Wagon'

The Tuesday Night Flick at the Napa Valley Opera House, scheduled for April 28, is the 1953 musical “The Band Wagon,” starring Fred Astaire.

April 22, 2015 3:41 pm(0)

Kalos Kai Agathos: A new take on Greek classics from Jon Tracy at NVC

Kalos Kai Agathos: A new take on Greek classics from Jon Tracy at NVC

Director Jennifer King and the actors of Napa Valley Conservatory Theater have something very old — Greek classics — and very new — audience managing the lighting — for “Kalos Kai Agathos,” which opens on Friday, May 1, and runs through May 10.

April 22, 2015 2:54 pm(0)

A Carnevale Fantastico

Carnevale Fantastico, an Italian Renaissance and Cultural Festival will take place at Blue Rock Springs Park in Vallejo on May 2 and 3, from 10 a.m.  to 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the gate, $11.50 online at Brown Paper Tickets. General admission for age 13 and over, and children 12 and under are admitted free with adult. Purchase tickets at brownpapertickets.com/event/1375509.

April 22, 2015 2:00 pm(0)

Vintage High drama presents 'The Dining Room'

The Vintage High School Drama Club gives some perspective on upper-middle-class Americans coming to terms with a changing world and accepting progress in A.R. Gurney’s "The Dining Room." Set across several decades, it highlights the disparity of Old World traditions and New World values, while remaining wholesome and family-centered.

April 22, 2015 2:00 pm(0)

Young jazz 'genius' Eldar makes Napa Valley debut at City Winery

Young jazz 'genius' Eldar makes Napa Valley debut at City Winery

Watching his nimble fingers race up and down the keyboard gives rise to comparisons of other pianists, earlier times.

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A debut novel from a Napa author

Little Feather Books has published "The Stove-Junker," a debut novel from Napa author S.K. Kalsi.

April 20, 2015 2:00 pm(0)

Enthusiastic cast stages 'Once on this Island' at NVC

“Once on this Island,” is an ambitious play that mixes a variety of themes — fairy tale love and island myths; social inequality and the interference of the gods — and yet somehow comes up short of making a powerful mark. Nonetheless, an enthusiastic cast at Napa Valley College, along with a splendid set, and singing and dancing and instrumental accompaniment, manages to overcome the drawbacks of the work itself to create a colorful show.

April 15, 2015 4:58 pm(1)

8 x 10: Lucky Penny presents third festival of short plays

8 x 10: Lucky Penny presents third festival of short plays

What started out as a little idea has grown into a big success.

April 15, 2015 4:47 pm(0)

Thespians Aimee Guillot and Olivia Cowell Team up for Cafeteria Kids Theater

Thespians Aimee Guillot and Olivia Cowell Team up for Cafeteria Kids Theater

“Kismet” happened when actor/teacher Aimee Guillot met actor/director Olivia Cowell at the Napa Valley Opera House in 2008.

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Anniversaries: Alice’s Restaurant and City Winery

Arlo Guthrie celebrates 50 years of ‘Alice’s Restaurant’

April 15, 2015 3:58 pm(0)

Napan to perform in Edinburgh

Napa resident Katie Morrill will be staring in two shows, including one that she has written, in this summer's Edinburgh Fringe festival.

April 15, 2015 12:20 pm(0)

Trivia at City Winery gaining popularity

Trivia at City Winery gaining popularity

I am sitting alone at the bar, the room is filled with excited chatter before the evening has officially begun. Quizmaster Ted Davidson takes the stage and begins to work the room. He greets the crowd and they answer back enthusiastically. It seems obvious that many of them have been here before. It is Super Sized Trivia Night at City Winery.

April 15, 2015 12:12 pm(0)

The Art of Collecting at Napa Valley Museum

The Art of Collecting at Napa Valley Museum

The Art of Collecting, the third installment of the Napa Valley Museum’s ongoing series, Napa Valley Collects, curated by Doreen Schmid, is now on view through May 31.

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy returns to Uptown

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy returns to Uptown

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy returns to Uptown Theatre Napa on Sunday, May 24, almost four years to the day after being the first artists to perform at the newly renovated entertainment venue’s official Grand Opening on May 14, 2010.

April 15, 2015 11:31 am(0)

NapaShakes celebrates Mother's Day

NapaShakes continues its popular Shakespeare's Globe on Screen 'Season of Plenty' series with "The Taming of The Shrew," captured live on stage at London’s Globe Theatre and screening on Mother’s Day, May 10 at 2:30 p.m. at the Cameo Cinema in St. Helena.

April 15, 2015 11:03 am(0)

Travel to Ashland Shakespeare Festival

The popular Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) Tour from Napa June 16-19 has a few openings for those who act fast.

April 15, 2015 10:59 am(0)

BottleRock announces artistic partners for upcoming festival

In partnership with Zener Schon Contemporary Art (ZSCA), the 2015 BottleRock Napa Valley music, food, wine and brew festival will showcase a curated group of muralists and sculpture artists who will bring to life a variety of one-of-a-kind installations.

April 08, 2015 5:18 pm(0)

Kevin Spacey to perform at Festival del Sole

Kevin Spacey to perform at Festival del Sole

Napa Valley Festival del Sole has announced that award-winning actor Kevin Spacey will be the headline entertainer for its annual Festival Gala at Meadowood Napa Valley on July 19.

April 08, 2015 5:11 pm(0)

Sedentary delights

The word “veg” is defined by The Oxford English Dictionary as: “Relax to the point of complete inertia.”

April 08, 2015 2:55 pm(0)

Mike Greensill and his divas to perform at the White Barn

Jazz pianist Mike Greensill and cabaret singer Wesla Whitfield, along with guest vocalists Suzi Gilbert and Kellie Fuller, will perform at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 12, at the White Barn in St. Helena.

April 08, 2015 2:43 pm(0)

Art, Sip & Stroll in Yountville

Art, Sip & Stroll in Yountville

Visitors are invited to stroll down Washington Street in Yountville, view the variety of outdoor sculpture along its Public Art Walk and meet the artists who created them at the Yountville Art, Sip & Stroll on April 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

April 08, 2015 2:26 pm(0)

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