Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Solo show, new book from keyboardist Martin Gerschwitz recalls classic-rock days
April 8 gig in The Dalles features touring musician who played with Iron Butterfly, Meat Loaf and Eric Burdon
If there’s one dream for musicians who enjoy the classic rock genre, actually playing in your favorite all-time band and contributing the quintessential sounds to their most popular songs probably ranks as number one.
Local choice; Vote yes 14-55; ‘Great things’; more
Don’t call it remote control: these kids are in command.
Civil dialogue; Goes too far; more
The election season has begun.
On March 21, the Hood River Planning Commission came out in overwhelming support of regulations on short term vacation rentals (STRs). After carefully studying housing data and hearing substantial public testimony, six out of seven commissioners heartily endorsed “The Portland Plan,” designed to preserve the livability of Hood River and help retain our limited housing for residents.
Sometimes bad things happen, and rather than pull you into despair, they lift you up. That is how we feel about getting called by Full Sail’s lawyer and told to change our name. The situation could have broken us were it not for you, the Gorge community — our family.
CL needs jobs; ‘Rich’ response; ‘Remain calm’; more
Lyrics to songs usually tell stories, and music certainly can create feeling for those stories — but the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble is taking a new step in their repertoire by presenting original music integrated with pre-recorded narration during their live show.
Gov. Kate Brown ordered on Tuesday that all flags at Oregon public institutions be flown at half-mast until sunset on Saturday, March 26 as a mark of respect for the victims of the terrorist attacks in Brussels.
Disrespectful; See Stuart art; Short term rental issue; more
Slow, but specific, progress was made in Monday’s Planning Commission continued hearing on short term rental (STR) regulations. The commission meets again April 4 to continue deliberations on what is a laborious, minutiae-filled process.
Bracket-heads used four-letter words over the weekend.
I’m reading a terrific book right now. It’s terrific because, well, when you get to read translations of very old manuscripts about super-important stuff — and even find analogies to music that can tie into the current Instrumental art show — I’d call that terrific.
Short term rentals; Caution needed; more
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