Jim Drake

Entertainment and features reporter/Composition and design

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Jim has worked for the Hood River News since 1996. In addition to working in the Composition Dept, which handles computerized page layout and ad production, Jim compiles the weekly Entertainment Update column and highlights the Gorge music scene with his popular Entertainment Blog.

Jim is a fan of bluegrass music, a dark beer lover, and an avid reader of science-fiction. He lives in Mosier.

Recent Stories

Entertainment Update for Oct. 25

Onehum at Everybody’s Oct. 26; Cuban Salsa dance Oct. 29; more

Entertainment Update for Oct. 22

Mozart Requiem Oct. 24, 26; Kerry Williams at The Pines; Planet Booty in HR Oct. 24; more

Entertainment Update for Oct. 18

Cripple Hop at Springhouse; Bluesman Doug MacLeod in Hood River Oct. 17; more

Entertainment Update for Oct. 8

This week at CEBU Lounge;Moe Dixon Friday at The Pines; more

‘Mountains are a part of my soul’

‘Starry Night’ author brings inspirational survival tale to HR

Life changed in July of 2010 for mountain climber Isabel Suppé. While climbing a wall of ice high in the Bolivian Andes, her climbing partner slipped and fell, causing both of them to fall 1,100 feet.

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Entertainment Update for Oct. 4

‘Virginia Woolf?’ opens Oct. 9; Quiz Night returns to Marley’s; more

David Vest at The Civic Oct. 9

‘Piano Night’ features Terry Robb, Jeff Minnick

How often do you have a chance to thank your piano teacher for all those lessons your parents paid for so many years ago?

Entertainment Update for Oct. 1

Voci sings ‘Requiem’ Oct. 26; Magical History Tour Oct. 24 benefits Cascade Locks museum; more

Sense of Place examines mushrooms Oct. 1

Langdon Cook is the author of the award-winning book, The Mushroom Hunters, a book that reveals the hidden economy surrounding wild mushroom harvesters in the Pacific Northwest. At this lecture and slideshow, follow itinerant pickers and field buyers as they hunt for mushroom in an effort to supply restaurants from coast to coast with one of nature’s best ingredients.

Entertainment Update for Sept. 27

Danny Barnes returns to Double Mountain Oct 1 “Danny Barnes, oft-cited as a visionary in American music, has led an illustrious solo career following decades of work with the Austin-based Bad Livers.

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