In case you were wondering about the identity of that stunning woman on the cover of our Fall Arts issue, look no further. Lila Downs
is the flamboyant Oaxaca native that sang her way into our corazons
with her ancient and earthy melodies in the film Frida
. She’s recently released her album Pecados y Milagros
(“Sins and Miracles”), which embraces indigenous influences from her homeland to address the human condition in every culture. She’s currently working on a musical theater presentation of award-winning novel Like Water for Chocolate
, so catch a glimpse of her on Friday, Sept. 14, at Uptown Theatre. 1350 Third St., Napa. 8pm. $35. 707.259.0123.