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‘Wax Bullet War’ author Sean Davis reads in HR June 18

Ooligan Press announces the publication of its newest title, “The Wax Bullet War: Chronicles of a Soldier & Artist.” This new memoir by Iraq War veteran Sean Davis cuts through politics and party lines to explore the ugliness of war and the restorative beauty of art.

Mosier School benefit features folk duo June 18

California-based folk duo Four Shillings Short will play a benefit concert for the Mosier Middle School on Wednesday, June 18, from 6-8 p.m. at Springhouse Cellars in Hood River. Suggested donation is $5/$15-family. Food and refreshments will be available.

Entertainment Update for June 7

Show ‘n’ Shine, concert June 14; Free concert at Skamania Lodge; Bird walks scheduled June 8, 22; Barlow Road plays June 12

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Former BR549 leader Chuck Mead lends experience to Grassy Knoll Boys

“You know, I think I’ve got the one with the old rotary phone on the cover,” I said — trying to remember exactly which CD from Chuck Mead’s old country band, BR549, I had in my music collection.

Entertainment Update for June 4

‘Massive Snowflake’ at Trillium; Moe Dixon at The Pines; more

‘Community Pride’ folk named parade grand marshals

The 2014 White Salmon Spring Festival Parade Grand Marshals are Brad Roberts, Marsha Holliston, Char Oldfield and Teunis Wyers.

Entertainment Update for May 31

Junebug Boys play June 7; ‘Landslide’ plays Maupin; ‘Water’ is the theme for ‘Gorge Artists Create’ show; more

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: What will they say when I’m gone?

Thanks to everyone who sent in Rick Hulett memories.

Entertainment Update for May 28

Brothers Gow at River City; Patchy Sanders at CEBU; more

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Riders spur funds for Lila May, Donovan

“I got it, Dad!” Lila May Schow, 3, called out when her stepfather, Blake, urged her to hold on tight during a Saturday horse ride.

Entertainment Update for May 24

Cascade Singers ‘Broadway and Beyond’ May 30-31; Chervona, Last Local Sunday at Everybody’s Brewing; more

Entertainment Update for May 21

Matt Brown at The Pines; Tim Mayer at Double Mountain; ‘Pale Ales’ at Volcanic May 24; more

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Susannah Mars promises a fun evening of song for gala fundraiser

An opportunity to support the Columbia Center for the Arts is coming up on May 31 with a fundraising gala “C’est Si Bon,” (Google says the translation is ‘it’s so good’) — starring Portland actor and singer Susannah Mars. The festivities start at 6 p.m.

Entertainment Update for May 17

Radio show tribute May 18; ‘Good Body’ continues; Dikki Du at Double Mountain; more

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: The best definition of normal you’ll ever need

Social media sites indicate that today’s Baby Gramps house concert at White Salmon Guitar is sold out, but that’s shouldn’t stop you from reading this short interview I gleaned from him, via his media correspondent — whom I’ve been in contact with.