Author Pete Fromm at pFriem Oct. 12

At 20 years old, Pete Fromm heard of a job babysitting salmon eggs for seven winter months alone in a tent in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. He leapt at the chance to be a mountain man, even with no experience in the wilds. Thirteen years later, he published a memoir of that winter, “Indian Creek Chronicles.”

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‘30 Years of Television Animation’ Sept. 24

On Sept. 24, Columbia Center for the Arts will present “30 Years of TV Animation” with Paul Germain and Joe Ansolabehere. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the presentation starting at 7 p.m. The event is suitable for all ages. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students and seniors, and are available at the gallery or columbiaarts.org.

Entertainment Update for Sept. 17

Music Festival of the Gorge returns to HR Sept. 17; Hops Fest returns Sept. 24; more

CGOA Stages’ Salons to start at Stave and Stone

CGOA Stages’ Salons is a new series of monthly entertainments based on a very old idea: informal and intimate evenings of music, poetry, literature, and drama organized around a theme.

Entertainment Update for Sept. 14

Minstrels ‘St. Cinder’ at The Remains Gallery; Music Festival of the Gorge returns to HR Sept. 17; more

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HRVHS starts rehearsals for ‘Catch Me If You Can’

Hood River Valley High School students and teachers have started rehearsals for this fall’s musical, the Tony Award winning “Catch Me If You Can."

Entertainment Update for Sept.10

Music Festival of the Gorge returns to HR Sept. 17; Walking Man hosts 14th annual ‘Hoptoberfest’ Sept. 10; more

Writers in Residence program runs for second year at the Columbia Art Center

What happens when local writers meet visitors at the Columbia Art Center?

Tygh Valley Bluegrass Jamboree Sept. 23-25

The last full weekend in September of each year finds the Wasco County Fairgrounds filled to the brim with what turns out to be one event that is almost “two” – the annual Tygh Valley Bluegrass Jamboree.

Hawaiian Musician Walt Keale performs Sept. 14

Hawaiian Musician Walt Keale performs at Gorge Community Music Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. on the upstairs stage.

Entertainment Update for Sept. 7

‘Daredevils’ at Everybody’s; ‘Rocky Horror Show’ opens at Bingen Theater Sept. 15; more

‘Emerging Artists’ is Sept. show at CCA

Columbia Center for the Arts will showcase Emerging Artists in its upcoming show in the Columbia Arts Gallery from Aug. 31 through Oct. 2. An emerging artist is someone who’s in the early stage of their career, someone who hasn’t yet established a solid reputation as an artist among art critics, art buyers, and art galleries, who is new to the world of professional art exhibitions, recently out of school and embarking on an art career, or studio artists of any age new to the creative process. Work from emerging artists can be raw and rough or refined and sophisticated. It can follow well-traveled traditions or embark on new paths. Emerging artists are in the process of gaining momentum with the expression of their art, and may be at a critical juncture in their career where they are taking more risks and pushing their work in dynamic ways. This Emerging Artists exhibition is being juried by Laurie Balmuth, a Hood River painter and multimedia artist who has shown work nationally and internationally. In the lobby gallery, local artist Sue Krigsberg will be showing a retrospective of her creative work over the past few decades — highlighting the journey of an artist as their style continues to emerge. Participating Artists Mary Andrews, Casey Caruso, Carmen Chan, Nate Chavez, Steven Christian, Maya de Ceano-Vivas, Chris Fackler-Lowery, Thomas Gail, Jinx Griswold, Jolene Johnson, Jill Kelly, Nessryne Lamarti, Barrett Lamont, Judy Larsen, Moriah Lee, Tien-Chu Loh, Leslee Lukosh, Maggie MacLean, Krya Mairead-Gorski, Tim Moore, Janet Pahl, Huon Quach, Diana Rogero, Genevieve Scholl, J. Scott Stephenson, Ms Michael Stewart, Nic Vic, Yazmin Villegas, Seddon Wylde, Sue Krigsberg (lobby gallery), Rick Wheeler and Chas Martin (nook gallery).

Entertainment Update for Sept. 3

Music at Maryhill Sept 3-5; SRV tribute at Skamania Lodge; more

‘Rocky Horror Show’ opens in Bingen Sept. 15

Richard O’Brien’s infamous horror-sci fi musical “The Rocky Horror Show” is coming to the Gorge, and audiences are invited to come and “do the Time Warp” in style. The live, concert version of the musical (not the film), is the first production by CGOA Stages, the newest addition to the Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association’s roster of ensembles.

Jim Drake's Entertainment Blog: Nick Moss’ ‘Root to Fruit’ CD celebrates roots, future of blues

I’m pretty sure the stage outside at Springhouse Cellar is an assemblage of pallets and possibly some old wine-barrel parts.


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