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.
Thrift stores are great, you never know what you’re gonna find. It’s like you’re shopping in multiple basements and attics at once, with no shipping and handling charges.June 27, 2018 midnight read more..
Local singers Linda Beiter, Jason Smith (of JD Smith Jewelers) and Mary Lewis will be joining forces with pianist Garry Estep for an evening of songs from the celebrated songbook of Cole Porter on April 21.April 18, 2018 midnight read more..
I have a theory that Antiques Roadshow has crept into the fabric of society.April 4, 2018 midnight read more..
An extremely famous equation that describes electrical properties is called Ohm’s Law.January 17, 2018 midnight read more..
Roy Talley, of Wasco, Ore., says he is approaching a milestone age of 70, but he still remembers all those years ago when he started playing music on the trombone, guitar and violin in early high school. “My mom was a well-known portrait artist, and I know she painted one of me playing the guitar,” Talley said recently. “A lot of her pieces went to my brother, and that one may still be around,” Talley said.January 10, 2018 midnight read more..
The Gorge is getting ready for an arts-fusion event to celebrate America’s resilience and “our sacred right to have fun,” on Sunday Aug. 13 with a program billed as “America the Beautiful — the Remix,” a music-poetry-dance extravaganza based on the theme of making America fun and beautiful again.August 9, 2017 midnight read more..
A true traveling musician, old-time fiddler Bruce Molsky had to call me back right after I contacted him last week — he was driving down a Virginia Highway, keeping both hands on the wheel as he safely pulled into a rest stop.October 5, 2016 midnight read more..
I’m pretty sure the stage outside at Springhouse Cellar is an assemblage of pallets and possibly some old wine-barrel parts.September 3, 2016 midnight read more..
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