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. 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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Hops Fest bands list favorite Hood River brews

Hops Fest Entertainment Preview, funk rock band Manimalhouse headlines

Entertainment Update for Sept 24

Cripple Hop plans pre-Hops Fest show Sept. 26

Entertainment Update for Sept. 20

‘Urban Tellers’ Sept. 27; Midnight Honey at CEBU Lounge; more

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: A comic’s taste of opera brews Sept. 19-20

Shannon Wheeler never thought one of his comic strips could transform into an opera. But after performances in San Diego, Portland and Albuquerque, it’s probably sinking in that Too Much Coffee Man will stick around in this seemingly far-removed artistic format.

Entertainment Update for Sept. 17

Film ‘GMO OMG’ screens at Skylight Sept. 17; ‘Sisters in Song’ Sept. 19; Dusu Mali at Everybody’s

Entertainment Update for Sept. 13

Barlow Road plays Sept. 14; Catch Willie & Nelson Sept. 13-14; more

Entertainment Update for Sept. 10

‘Throwback’ film series Sept. 18; ‘Jive’ at Marley’s Sept. 13; more

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