John Michael Montgomery headlines HR County Fair; more
‘MGM’ at Raven’s Nest July 26‘MGM’ at Raven’s Nest July 26; Food bank benefit Aug. 2; more
Tim Snyder has been hitting the streets and handing out business cards to let people know about his dream project of establishing the Underground Music Station — a music lesson, rehearsal and recording space conveniently located in downtown Hood River.
Lavender DAZE returns; ‘Power Trio’ at River City July 26; more
Too Slim and the Taildraggers are playing a free show downtown Hood River on Wednesday, July 16!
Best bets in live music!
‘Dreams’ at Mt Hood Winery; ‘3 Speed’ at The Pines; more
Do you have some days when you feel that you’re just not in the loop?
The Rugs at Trillium July 11; Ruins open at Springhouse; more
Zimbabwe choral master teaches workshop June 29; ‘God Loves Uganda’ at CAG; ‘Harmony Roadshow’ featured at Sandbar Café; Paper Bird at CEBU June 21
‘In the Next Room’ June 20-21; ‘Cooking with Fire’ author visits; more
Kit Garoutte at The Pines; ‘Groove Project’ June 14; more
Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Former BR549 leader Chuck Mead lends experience to Grassy Knoll Boys
“You know, I think I’ve got the one with the old rotary phone on the cover,” I said — trying to remember exactly which CD from Chuck Mead’s old country band, BR549, I had in my music collection.
Thanks to everyone who sent in Rick Hulett memories.
Brothers Gow at River City; Patchy Sanders at CEBU; more
An opportunity to support the Columbia Center for the Arts is coming up on May 31 with a fundraising gala “C’est Si Bon,” (Google says the translation is ‘it’s so good’) — starring Portland actor and singer Susannah Mars. The festivities start at 6 p.m.
Radio show tribute May 18; ‘Good Body’ continues; Dikki Du at Double Mountain; more
It’s difficult to single out a favorite memory I have of Rick Hulett. Memories spring up unexpectedly. Sometimes it is a song I hear on the radio, or I drive by a spot we played music together
Miss Shevaughn returns May 23; Paul Basile at River City; more
Free admission Mother’s Day at Discovery Center; ¡Viva Los Artistas! May show highlights Latino community; more
You may have noticed in the last few issues of the news I’ve been asking folks to send in Rick Hulett memories.
Best of student films April 23; ‘Art of Movement’ April 26; more
Benefit for United for Marriage at 10 Speed Coffee April 26; ‘Gentlemen’ at CEBU Lounge; more
Portland Building - Stay or Go?; Connell, Dwyer play April 12; more
Music Mondays at Solstice; ‘Noble Spirit’ screens April 9; ‘DamNation’ screening April 18; more
World’s Finest at CEBU Lounge; ‘Poem in Your Pocket,’ April 17 at Maryhill Museum of Art; more
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.
Night Club Salsa with Ari Levitt; ‘Parkdale’ at Solera March 29; Western-swing dance April 3; more
Ryan Kolberg at The Pines; Kids free at Discovery Center; more
Ceramic button and charm class; ‘Science!’ plays March 22; Toney Smiley at Pheasant Valley; more
Dancing at Elks March 20; ‘Good Men' opens March 28; more
Trail Running Film Fest, music, March 20; Gorge Grown open house features ‘Food, Inc.’ film; more
G.D.M. at River City March 15;Jaybirds in Bingen March 16; Art in Kuwait lecture March 19; more
Stargazing session March 29; Fire Weeds at CEBU Lounge; Hood River County is reading William Stafford; Second Saturday Dance March 8
Mandolin player John Reischman has umpteen years of experience playing, recording and teaching bluegrass on the West Coast —and he never plays one note out of place.
Red & Ruby play March 7; Dancing at Elks March 6; Second Saturday Dance March 8; more
Marilyn Thompson has been singing since she was a little girl — and now, with help from her husband and family — she has a professional Nashville-recorded CD to show for it.
Body Vox returns March 1; Trail Lovers movies March 12; ‘Congratulations’ screens Feb. 26; more
Cripple Hop at Double Mountain; Body Vox returns March 1; Trail Lovers movies March 12; more
Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Fairy tales, Star Wars influence latest book in ‘Lunar Chronicles’ series
The other night I read a ten page science fiction story from 1957. The piece was called “The War is Over,” and it was written by a guy named Algis Budrys.
Before diving into introducing you to folk musician Avery Hill I thought you should know that my last blog post caught the attention of a think-tank based in Washington, D.C., called the Tax Foundation — someone from that organization thought I might enjoy a blog post on “the historical realities of estate taxes on Downton Abbey and a discussion on how the real Downton Abbey (Highclere Castle) has dealt with these same issues.”
Junebug Boys do their ‘hokum’ at Everybody’s; more
‘Finding the North American Bigfoot’ lecture Jan. 25; more
Catch ‘Amber & Ales’ this week; more
(If you didn’t see episode 1 of the new Downton Abbey series, don’t read this yet.)
New Year’s Eve planner; more
‘Murder in the Key of D’ promises
Garbanzo Bros. at Trillium Cafe; more
Ron Rogers plays Dec. 14; more
Stage and studio musician, filmmaker, inventor, windsurfer Thomas Dolby has Hood River memories
When I mentioned that I spoke to Thomas Dolby the other week, friends have asked me if he is the guy who invented the Dolby™ noise reduction system found on a lot of stereo equipment. I laughed to myself, partly because it didn't occur to me, of all people, to ask him.