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 April 16

Benefit for United for Marriage at 10 Speed Coffee April 26; ‘Gentlemen’ at CEBU Lounge; more

Entertainment Update for April 12

Portland Building - Stay or Go?; Connell, Dwyer play April 12; more

Entertainment Update for April 5

Music Mondays at Solstice; ‘Noble Spirit’ screens April 9; ‘DamNation’ screening April 18; more

Entertainment Update for April 2

World’s Finest at CEBU Lounge; ‘Poem in Your Pocket,’ April 17 at Maryhill Museum of Art; more

Entertainment Update for March 29

Night Club Salsa with Ari Levitt; ‘Parkdale’ at Solera March 29; Western-swing dance April 3; more

Need more music on your plate? There’s plenty more happening ...

On Monday, March 31, The Hapa Hillbillies will be swinging it up in decidedly vintage Hawaiian fashion from 6-8 p.m. at the Hood River Hotel.

Entertainment Update for March 26

Ryan Kolberg at The Pines; Kids free at Discovery Center; more

Entertainment Update for March 22

Ceramic button and charm class; ‘Science!’ plays March 22; Toney Smiley at Pheasant Valley; more

Entertainment Update for March 19

Dancing at Elks March 20; ‘Good Men' opens March 28; more

Entertainment Update for March 15

Trail Running Film Fest, music, March 20; Gorge Grown open house features ‘Food, Inc.’ film; more

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