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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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“The Foreigner,” Larry Shue’s laugh-out-loud tale of mistaken identity, overheard secrets, and sneaky ideas, is opening soon at The Bingen Theater. Presented by Big Britches Productions, the 10-performance run begins May 10.

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Okay, here’s the usual jazz, blues, rock, classical, folk, country, literature and short video format update happenings going on in our neck of the woods.

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Jess Clemons at Rivertap April 13Live music coming up at Rivertap:Friday, April 12: Kit Garoutte, 7-10 p.m. (one man band, soothing low key sounds)Saturday, April 13: Jess Clemons, 7-10 p.m. (solo artist, singer/songwriter)Sunday, April 14: Sunday Night Jam featuring The Reddy Black Trio, 6:…

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The staged reading of “Pygmailion,” presented by Plays For Non-Profits, closes this weekend. The benefit for the History Museum of Hood River County and the Library Foundation was underwritten by Hood River resident Elaine Johnson, a patron of local non-profits. She helped fund the show in m…

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Stephen Datnoff’s image of a storm front and wind turbines in Wasco County is winner of the Hood River News’ first “Interpret the Wind” photo contest. (Photo, top of page.)

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Hood River Shelter Services volunteer Susan Bellinson gives this update on the mural project involving ceramic tiles decorated by community members on the theme of “home.”

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Our granddaughter Aunika’s softball season ended with a “bang” after a memorable week at the National Softball Championship in the Seattle suburbs. More about this towards the end of the column as you learn what led up to the climax of this adventure into a parallel universe.

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