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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The series of free noon concerts conclude for 2019 on Dec. 20 at Riverside Community Church, whose music director, Diana Beterbide, and friends, will perform a variety of Christmas musical offerings. Beterbide is shown at left with violinist Chari Huntington and cellist Michelle Edwards at B…
School is out for Hood River County School District and Horizon Christian School students beginning Monday, Dec. 23 and running through Friday, Jan. 3. For students at Mid-Columbia Adventist Christian School, vacation begins Dec. 19 and runs through Jan. 2.
Diana Beterbide and friends put on an annual concert to raise money for local animal welfare organizations.
It’s a rockin’ blues party for the Hood River Education Foundation on Friday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m., featuring Rick Estrin and the Nightcats.
‘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.
“Murder Ballad” is one of those rare productions whose title is the same as its genre: Murder ballads a la “Frankie and Johnny,” “Mack the Knife” and “Long Black Veil” are a long tradition in music and theater.
Four local productions arrive in October and early November: “Newsies,” at Hood River Valley High School; “Our Town,” at Adult Center Theater; “An Evening of Poe” at Columbia Center for the Arts, and “Turn of the Screw,” from Ambiguous Theater, at rotating venues.
Petty Fever fans rock out at Families in the Park at Jackson Park last Thursday. The summer concert series wraps up Aug. 29 with “Hit Machine” on stage starting at 7 p.m. The event starts at 6 p.m., with Hood River Valley High School drama department students taking the stage to perform song…
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…
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…
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…
Tim Mayer and Kim Garoutte at VolcanicTim Mayer and Kit Garoutte will be teaming up to play at the Volcanic Bottle Shoppe on Friday, July 19 from 6-8 p.m. Mayer said, “We’ll be playing our usual mix of jazz, funk, blues, rock, and we hope to be outside in back, weather permitting.”
The 234th Army Band, nicknamed “Oregon’s Own,” is the Oregon National Guard’s ambassadors to the State of Oregon. Organized in 1919, the band has seen duty in the Pacific during World War II and was awarded several citations including the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation for service fro…
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.
On May 17 and 19, the Gorge Sinfonietta will play its season finale concert, including a world premier piece by Mark Steighner, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor.
Guest composer and performer Amy Gordon will highlight Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association’s upcoming concert of choral music by women composers in a program called “Vox Femina.”
Mid Valley and Parkdale elementary school students got a taste of both traditional acoustic and modern electric violin at all-school assemblies at both sites on April 2.
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:…
The Dordt College Concert Band and Chamber Orchestra from Sioux Center, Iowa, invite all to a concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 14 at Faith Bible Church, 1889 Belmont Drive, Hood River.
The musical “Mamma Mia!”; Josiah Johnson, formerly with The Head and the Heart; Rattlesnake Organ Trio, with Oregon Music Hall of Fame inductee Carlton Jackson; and the Jeff Austin Band, formerly with Yonder Mountain String Band: These are four out of the dozens of live music events happenin…
“Sisters” Emily Vawter, Jennifer Harty, and Rebecca Stryker of the musical comedy “Nunsense” struggle to contain Reverend Mother (Kathleen Morrow) in the song “Tackle That Temptation."
Since this column will run on Halloween, I thought it might be interesting to see how this celebration has evolved and how we might add to our current traditions. There is a common thread among the many articles written about the origin of Halloween. The celebration is truly an amalgamation of multiple cultural and religious celebrations that have evolved over centuries and continents.
August brings a longstanding tradition to Jackson Park: The annual Families in the Park music events that happen each Thursday from 6-9 p.m.
Pianist and native Oregonian Hunter Noack is performing on a nine-foot Steinway grand piano at 22 landscapes across Oregon and Southern Washington as part of the outdoor concert series “In A Landscape: Classical Music in the Wild.” Noack transports the piano on a trailer that acts as a stage.
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- TOUGH ‘D’ AGAINST ‘C’: Volleyball player and Hood River native Rebecca Johnston, now at Whitman, conquers cancer with determination to study medicine
- Cancellations and Closures for Jan. 14
- SHERIFF LOG, Dec. 19 to 30
- An interview with Superintendent Sara Hahn-Huston: ‘It’s been really exciting to see the culture of collectivity and community’: Part 2 of 2
- Winter Weather Advisory in effect starting at 2 p.m.
- Death Notices, Jan. 15 edition: Richard Hamilton, Dennis Carter, Larry Smith and Donna Okimoto
- Ferment Brewing Company taps into running community
- Letters to the editor, Jan. 11 edition
- Searcy’s 15 leads HRV boys to win over St. Helens
- Cancellations, Jan. 16
- Racial bridges and the commitment to ‘allyship’
- Winter Weather Advisory in effect starting at 2 p.m.
- Pick of the Week: Shakespeare Showcase Fundraiser Jan. 18 at CCA
- Yesteryears: Record snowfall hits county in 1980
- Kid Scoop enterprise expands
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