Entertainment Update for April 5

CGOA’s Jazz Collective April 7

Returning to the Gorge for a concert with Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association Jazz Collective Big Band, singer Bre Gregg and her band will be special guests at a concert on Friday, April 7 at the Wy’east Performing Arts Center. Gregg is a “powerhouse singer who has performed around the world and has quite the eclectic musical stage education, from classical music all the way to swampy soul and blues. If you close your eyes and change your expectations, you will hear strong influences from Bonnie Raitt, Nina Simone, and maybe even a dash of Patsy Cline.” The concert begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 adults (18 and older) and $10 students and children (10-17). Tickets are available at the door and online through gorgeorchestra.org.

Dixon, Garoutte at The Pines

Coming up at The Pines:

Moe Dixon with Kit Garoutte, Friday, April 7, 6-9 p.m.

Dixon is best known for his ability to create an energy that brings people together through song. His magical performances are highlighted by masterful guitar playing and powerful vocals. Guitar and vocals by Garoutte — jazz, pop, classical, blues — a mix you won’t want to miss.

Kay Floria, Friday, April 14, 6-9 p.m.

Floria plays keyboard and sings blues, ballads and jazzy tunes. Her style is reminiscent of the women blues artists from the ‘40s and ‘50s.

The Pines Tasting Room, 202 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-993-8301.

Country Dance April 8

The Mid Columbia Folklore Society hosts the Second Saturday Country Dance on April 8, from 7-9 p.m.

Dance lessons will begin at 7 p.m. All ages welcome. No partner required. Family friendly. All dances walked through first time. Enjoy an evening of country squares, contras, circle dances and a few waltzes.

The dance will be at the Rockford Grange, on Barrett Road, Hood River. $6 for members, $7 for non-members, $1 for youth 16 and under. Please bring treats for break time.

Death of a Salesman opens at Bingen Theater on April 13

Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association (CGOA) Stages presents Arthur Miller’s Tony Award winning play, “Death of a Salesman,” a tragedy of an American family, at the Bingen Theater on April 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, and 22 at 7:30 p.m., and on April 23 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 adults and $10 students, and are available at the door or at gorgeorchestra.org.

Entertainment listings can be e-mailed to jdrake@hoodrivernews.com.

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