The Napa Valley Opera House hosts talents from many disciplines. American composer Marvin Hamlisch is quoted as saying: "Everyone talks about Napa and wine, but as far as I'm concerned, this is where it's at." Past notable performers include George Winston, Susanne Vega, Philip Glass, Arlo Guthrie and the Paul Taylor Company. Programs also feature comedians such as Dana Carvey and bands like the Cowboy Junkies. Talk Cinema Napa Valley is a film series of eight independent films screened prior to theatrical release with a panel Q & A afterwards. A membership program is available, and members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts to local attractions, as well as alerts and invitations to exclusive events.