HRV senior organizes concert for Tanzania outreach

Olivia Newcomb raises funds to support her work for a school and orphanage

A senior at Hood River Valley High School, Olivia Newcomb is in the last stretch of a two-year effort to bring Full Circle Learning (FCL) to Your Sisters, an orphanage for girls and the Dinka School in Tanzania, Africa.

Entertainment Update for Nov. 28

Groove Project celebrates new Christmas CD, shows Dec. 6, 13; Holiday Open House at Discovery Center Dec. 5; more

Entertainment Update for Nov. 25

Kit Garoutte at The Pines; ‘World’s Finest’ at River City; more

The Ale List: Double Mountain’s IRA prevails in Oregonlive voting

The Oregonian newspaper’s online service, Oregonlive.com, gives kudos to local brews in its own recent ranking, and now, readers’ on-line voting:

Film festival features young farmers’ movement

Gorge Grown Food Network and the Rockford Grange present the Greenhorn’s Up Up! Film Festival, a series of independent films and shorts that explore the questions of farmland, access, rural livelihoods and sustainability of people and place, at the Rockford Grange Dec. 11.

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Doing what it takes to be the ‘Finest’

My theory that all bands, music and interviews in the world are somehow linked together was further confirmed when a press release from Portland jam-banders World’s Finest landed in my in-box earlier this month.

Overlapping ‘Pray for Snow’ parties happen Saturday

Three “Pray For Snow” parties happen Saturday in Hood River County: Mt. Hood Meadows, Oak Street Pub, and Springhouse

Entertainment Update for Nov. 21

Ural Thomas, more River City; Trio Subtonic at CEBU; more

Entertainment Update for Nov. 18

Chris Stewart at The Pines; Jazz at Butler Building Nov. 20; Acoustic Guitar Summit Nov. 20; more

Entertainment Update for Nov. 14

Memories through Music Alzheimer’s benefit Nov. 19; Jazz at Butler Building Nov. 13; more

Entertainment Update for Nov. 11

Jelly Bread, more River City; Jeff Carrell at The Pines; more

‘Something to Talk About’: Celebrate Bonnie Raitt, the queen of the bottleneck blues

All Bonnie Raitt songs, all night. “Something to Talk About” will feature star Portland performers Lisa Mann, Anne Weiss, Bre Gregg, Ara Lee, Shelly Rudolph, Mark Bowden, Rich Landar, and Dan Stueber in a show that will be a rocking romp down memory lane and an in-your-face authentic blues-soul-folk diva power performance on Saturday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Columbia Center for the Arts.

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Musical ‘Grease’ adds performance

Grease, HRVHS’ fall musical, wraps up this weekend.

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‘Grease’ continues run at HRVHS

The Pink Ladies (left to right, Atari Gauthier, Ann Marie Goodman, Ella Van Cott and Olivia Newcomb) pump Sandy (Lauren Church) for details about her summer love in this scene from Grease, now playing at Hood River Valley High’s Bowe Theater.

Entertainment Update for Nov. 4

Saunders at White Buffalo; Authors visit Fiber Fest Nov. 6; more