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

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Going to see a band that really gives

It’s serendipitous that I get to write about a band, during the Thanksgiving holiday no less, which actually thinks about others and makes a special point to give back to their community.

Entertainment Update for Nov. 26

Willie & Nelson at The Pines; more

Entertainment Update for Nov. 22

Cowboy Gathering returns Nov. 29; more

Entertainment Update for Nov. 19

‘Easy Boys’ at River City Nov. 26; Tess Barr at Double Mt.; more

Entertainment Update for Nov. 12

‘Old Soul’ at CEBU Nov. 15; more

Entertainment Update for Nov. 8

‘Easy Boys,’ more at River City; ‘Pale Ales’ at Naked Winery; more

Entertainment Update for Nov. 5

Second Saturday dance Nov. 8l ‘Bend in the River’ screens as benefit for history museum; more

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Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Cider Camp scrapbook

With an abundance of apples and pears in the Hood River Valley, it’s easy to understand why the emerging business of craft hard cider is such a natural fit for the Gorge.

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

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