Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Storm Large on wanting to be good, paying your dues, and the luxury of time
When can someone say that he, or she, has finally reached the top of their game? What events in your life have to occur to say that you have finally “made it?” It’s still an open-ended question for singer Storm Large, even after reflecting on 25 years of being on the music scene.
‘Knew Me’ at Everybody’s; Bonham at Stave and Stone; more
Youngsters have always been a big part of Lions Follies, and this year is no exception. Dozens of kids from 4-18 participate in the musical revue, which closes Friday and Saturday at Hood River Middle School auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Bev Bridgewater directs, and Mike Oates wrote the show, titled “40 Years of Magic,” a tribute to its 40 years. Former kid and Mike’s son, Jimmie Oates, is also in the show.
CCA founder and theater veteran Judie Hanel is first recipient of the award named for her
Judie Hanel took home a new award that is named for her, the Judie Hanel Service award, at the 10th anniversary awards night at Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) on April 2.
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center is welcoming Robbie Smith as the new director of education, following the retirement of Steve Thompson, who has held the position for the past 12 years. He began work at the museum on April 12.
Spring is a fascinating time; sometimes you can just taste it, with strange results.
‘Luke & Katie’ at the Lyle Hotel; David Barsamian lecture May 5; more
A new glacier, three-quarters of a mile long and more than a quarter of a mile wide, was discovered Sunday on the south slope of Mount Hood, says the Oregonian. Thus is not only another of the mysteries of Mount Hood revealed, but added evidence is afforded of the constant change of flux of the seemingly silent and immovable peaks of the Cascade Range, and proof that their alpine rivers of ice are receding.
HRVHS Spanish class part of historic ‘first wave’
A group of 26 unsettlingly sunburnt adults and teenagers from Oregon wandering through a Cuban city isn’t as inconspicuous as it sounds, especially if the entire assembly is constantly squinting at the sun as if confused by its presence.
‘Fuel the Future’ fair, Friday gathering join Saturday procession
Earth Week events expand this year, including Friday’s Earth Day evening program at Riverside Community Church.
Earthquake event Thursday brings experts, skill stations to Hood River.
‘Boys in the Boat’
Calling all artists — “KOOBDOOGA: Community Reads” is back for a second year. The Friends of the White Salmon Valley Community Library invite artists to take part in the October 2016 KOOBDOOGA Exhibit. This year’s featured book will be “The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics,” written by Washington author Daniel Brown.
The Gorge Literary Journal, a voice for writers in the Columbia Gorge, is accepting submissions for its third edition.
Ora Cantrell turned 93 on February 1, and she’s seen a lot of changes in Hood River during her time here — stories she figures it’s time to share.
Hood River Distillers, Inc. earned the top recommendation of “extraordinary” from the 2016 Ultimate Spirits Challenge for its Pendleton Midnight Whisky.
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