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It still felt like summer on Friday, September 13, but just barely, as I drove toward Mt. View Orchards. The sky was blue and the breeze was warm but promised to turn chilly before the evening was over. I parked at the Mt. View Orchards venue in front of trees heavy with near-ripe pears. Mt.…

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“Our Town” concludes its redux run this weekend and “Turn of the Screw” continues  its road show, this weekend in The Dalles and at Hood River Elks next weekend.Ambiguous Theater presents “Turn of the Screw” at The Mint in The Dalles Friday and Saturday, and “Our Town” is at the Hood River V…

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A select list of plays have been performed more than once on Hood River stages over the years. They include the upcoming “The Vagina Monologues,” the next Judie Hanel Presents production, scheduled for this spring (Hanel’s third time with the Eve Ensler show since 2005) “Oklahoma,” “Les Mise…

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Students at The Dalles High School, Wahtonka Community School and Hood River Valley High School are eligible to compete for $6,000 in scholarship dollars.

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Ed Edmo, a tribal member and storyteller, and Lani Roberts, a retired ethics professor, will speak at The Dalles High School Auditorium, Sunday, Nov. 10 in an event sponsored by Confluences. Doors open at 3 p.m. and the event starts at 3:30 p.m.Roberts grew up six miles away just outside The…

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‘Hot July’ at RivertapLive music coming up at Rivertap:Friday, Oct. 25: Jeff Carrell and Kenny Olsen, 6-9 p.m. (Duo, Covers, Rock and Roll)Saturday, Oct. 26: Hot July, 6-9 p.m. (Rock, Covers)Rivertap, 703 E. Second St., The Dalles, 541-296-7870.

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Columbia Center for the Arts is offering a series of events and performances featuring a blend of Spanish and English language and cultural traditions. The program is made possible by a grant from the Kinsman Foundation. All events are free and open to the public (see sidebar).The program’s …

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The Columbia Gorge Community College received a National Endowment for the Arts Big Read grant to distribute free copies of Luis Urrea’s “Into the Beautiful North,” and to provide related programming throughout the month of October.

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ArtAge Publications, the largest distributor of plays, books, and materials for older actors, will soon release its 2020 catalog. The catalog, will include “Love in 4/4 Time,” written by Hood River playwright Gary Young.“Love in 4/4 Time” received a development grant from the Salvador Fund o…

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On stage this weekend: ‘Cell’ cast members Leti Valle, left, as Jenny; Viviana Rafakowski as Rosa; and Sonja Marquez as Marti; not pictured, Angel Reyes as Leo. Gary Young directs Cassandra Medley’s play. The limited-run production is Oct. 4-6 at the Hood River Valley Adult Center.

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Playwright Cassandra Medley is in town and will be present at performances of her drama “Cell,” at Adult Center Theater.The limited-run production is Oct. 4-6 at the Hood River Valley Adult Center, on Sterling Place next to Gorge Athletic Club.The story looks at the experience of people whos…

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The Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) will host an art show celebrating the best artwork produced by Mid-Columbia River Gorge area artists. The Best of the Gorge exhibition runs Oct. 1-26 at CCA, located at 215 Cascade Ave.“We are continuing the Best of the Gorge to showcase the quality and…

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Kerry & Chic at the White BuffaloOn Thursday, Sept. 5, at 6 p.m., Kerry Williams and Chic Preston blend guitar and mandolin artistry with spirited vocal harmonies at the White Buffalo. White Buffalo Wines, 4040 Westcliff Dr., Hood River; 541-386-5534.

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Anniversary Party at Rivertap Aug. 23Live music coming up at Rivertap:Friday, Aug. 23: Rivertap’s 10 Year Anniversary Party with Al & Nolan, Tyson Huckins, Megan Alder and Britnee Kellogg. Music starts at 3 p.m. The $5 cover includes commemorative mug.Saturday, Aug. 24: Uncle Doug Cooper…

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Summer Music Series at Dwinell AlesJoin Dwinell Ales for live music on the patio throughout the summer, Fridays at 6:30 p.m. Outside food, minors and leashed dogs welcome. Friday, Aug. 16: McDougall plays the Two-Year Anniversary Party; Friday, Aug. 30: P. Barton; Friday, Sept. 20: Mark Male…

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Columbia Center for the Art’s August show is the annual Art-A-Day, highlighting the work of artists who have created 30 pieces of art in sequence. Each artist’s work will be shown in groupings that follow the progress of committing to making new art and keeping a journal of the process, said…

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Never Come Down, and more, at the RuinsThursday, Aug. 1: Never Come Down (bluegrass), 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6: Tango Alpha Tango (indie rock) with Cedar Teeth, 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8: Vitamin D (hip hop) with DJ Zinker, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13: Quick & Easy Boys (rock) with The Hazelnuts…

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Maryhill has announced in a press release that the Exquisite Gorge Project is underway, with 11 artists slated to work in communities along a 220-mile stretch of the  the Columbia River from the Willamette to the Snake River this summer to create a 66-foot woodblock print.

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Over 20 singers and instrumentalists are coming together to perform an evening of familiar pop songs “remixed and re-imagined in new and exciting ways” as the Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association (CGOA) presents CGOA Jukebox Vol. 1 on June 14-15 at the Hood River Elks Lodge.

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We lost an extraordinary man Easter weekend, who some described as saint-like and others described as one of the kindest human beings they had ever encountered. 

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Former Henkle Middle School Principal Rick George will hold an author reading and signing for his debut novel, “Vengeance Burns Hot,” on Thursday, May 23 at 6 p.m. at the Hood River Library. The event is co-sponsored by Waucoma Bookstore, and copies of the novel will be available for purchase.

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‘He don’t speak no English!’ Betty Meeks (Kathleen Morrow) assures a mortified Catherine Simms (Emily Fitzgerald, left) who fears that Charlie (David Dye, seated) has just learned a terrible secret Catherine shares with Rev. David Lee (Bob Fox, right). It’s just one early plot development in…

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