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

The Dalles Art auction Nov. 14

The Dalles Art Association and Gallery is gearing up for its 58th Annual Art Auction Saturday at 6 p.m. at The Dalles Civic Auditorium.

Entertainment Update for Oct. 31

Veterans Day celebrated at Maryhill Museum Nov. 11; ‘Behind the Emerald Curtain’ screens Nov. 5 at Full Sail

Entertainment Update for Oct. 28

Rob Guidera at White Buffalo; Show Boat Night helps History Museum Nov. 6; more

Entertainment update for Oct. 24

Classical guitarist Peter Fletcher returns Nov. 3; Free screening of ‘Calling Home the Dead’ for Day of the Dead; Halloween party at Elks

Entertainment Update for Oct. 21

Ryan Kolberg at The Pines; more