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Napa/St. Helena -- Despite the lack of a true nightlife scene (though the bar at Napa's Morimoto can seriously jump), Napa has two venues that regularly feature surprisingly big acts. The first is the stunning, renovated Art Deco Uptown Theatre, 350 Third St., Napa (tel. 707/259-0123; www.uptowntheatrenapa.com), which recently hosted comedienne Lisa Lampanelli, Lily Tomlin, Boz Scaggs, Kenny G, and the Psychedelic Furs. The other is the Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St., Napa (tel. 707/226-7372; www.nvoh.org), which features dance and comedy performances as well as concerts by talents such as Arlo Guthrie and singer/songwriter Randy Newman.

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