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Ben Ballinger brings ‘State I’m In’ to Gorge Jan. 2

Austin resident and Gorge native signs to Good Horse Records

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog

Going to see a band that really gives

The Brothers Gow are in Hood River on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at River City Saloon. The band talks about giving back to the community via a foundation that provides instruments to school kids.

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog

A comic’s taste of opera brews Sept. 19-20

Too Much Coffee Man makes leap from page to stage

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog

Remembering grandma’s 8-track still a key note for Mare Wakefield

House concert in Hood River Sept. 9 features music by Berklee music graduate.

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog

Orchestra benefit features Sam Baker Aug. 24

The healing power of music helps Texas songwriter through life-changing trauma.

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog

Solo mandolin show Aug. 22 features Brian Oberlin

Oberlin's style ranges from Italian classical, western swing and bluegrass.

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog

Perfectly good Broken Down Guitars

Up and coming rockers from Bend debut in Hood River Aug. 16.

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog

Sallie Ford stops by with new band Aug. 15

All-girl band is a new, progressive rock sound for Sallie Ford.

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog

Interesting influences for Great Elk

Great Elk will be at River City Saloon in Hood River on Saturday, Aug. 2. Portland’s Peter Rodocker opens the show. Showtime is 9 p.m.

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog

Curtis Salgado makes Hood River stop July 19

Blues icon talks about his Gorge roots, recording a new record with the Phantom Band and why he likes the new healthcare system

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog

Double music bill may add to upcoming heat wave

Jamie Wyatt, Turkuaz at Springhouse July 15 promises hot tunes for an even hotter day

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog

Getting back in the Loop with Arthur Lee Land

Arthur Lee Land will be at the CEBU Lounge on Saturday, July 12. His solo live-looping show incorporates folk-rock, Afro-grass and electronic wizardry into a one-of-a-kind experience.

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog

Soldier turned writer, artist still haunted by Iraq war experience

Sean Davis memoir “Wax Bullet War” helped with writer’s healing process

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Brand New Day

Up and coming singer-songwriter Ray Tarantino plays Hood River June 1

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The best definition of normal you’ll ever need

An interview with folk-blues icon Baby Gramps

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Living the vagabond lifestyle: Taarka visits Hood River May 2

Taarka plays CEBU Lounge on Friday, May 2, at 9:30 p.m. Audio interview with David Pelta-Tiller

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Saying goodbye to Rick Hulett (1952-2014)

Longtime Gorge musician performed extensively throughout the years, even during cancer treatments.

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Mapping your baseball fandom

Facebook user data shows Mariners dominate Northwest baseball fandom (except for those pesky pockets of Red Sox fans)

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