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JIM DRAKE’S ENTERTAINMENT BLOG: Local stories; jazz music combine for pod-cast format inspired show

Lyrics to songs usually tell stories, and music certainly can create feeling for those stories — but the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble is taking a new step in their repertoire by presenting original music integrated with pre-recorded narration during their live show.

Entertainment Update for March 26

Longmire at Springhouse Cellar; BPT at Moth March 26; more

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Thinking outside of the box on music theory

I’m reading a terrific book right now. It’s terrific because, well, when you get to read translations of very old manuscripts about super-important stuff — and even find analogies to music that can tie into the current Instrumental art show — I’d call that terrific.

Entertainment Update for March 23

Tillinghast at White Buffalo; Kay Floria plays Lyle Hotel; more

Entertainment Update for March 19

Free Spring Break admission for kids at Discovery Center; KG Trio at Stave and Stone; more

Entertainment Update for March 16

Tony Furtado at CEBU; ‘Spelling Bee’ at TWDHS; more

Entertainment Update for March 12: St. Patrick's Day Music Schedule

Kinvara at Big Horse March 12; Celtic Crimes play March 17; more

JIM DRAKE’S ENTERTAINMENT BLOG: Terry Robb’s blues still sound good after 29 years

Seeing Hood River “trending” nationally on Facebook the other day, and what it was trending for, made me so disheartened and mad, I actually used the word “jerk-wad” in a post.

Entertainment Update for March 9

‘Shrew’ wraps up this weekend; ‘Lighters’ at Moth March 12; more

Entertainment Update for March 5

‘Lighters’ at Clock Tower, more

Entertainment Update for March 2

Saunders plays White Buffalo; ‘Lighters’ at Clock Tower; more

Entertainment Update for Feb. 27

Sidestreet Reny at CEBU; Oregon Mandolin Orchestra plays Hood River Feb. 26; more

Entertainment Update for Feb. 24

Oregon Mandolin Orchestra plays Hood River Feb. 26; Dulcimer workshop Feb. 24; more

Students, elders compete in annual Tongue Twister Tournament Feb. 26

Literacy program fundraiser has fun with words

Local celebrities and five students aged 11 to 25 will compete in the sixth annual Tongue Twister Tournament on Feb. 26, a benefit for Hood River County Start Making A Reader Today (SMART).

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'Taming of the Shrew' at HRVHS

Petruchio (Jasper Kreihbal) takes no argument from angry Kate (Olivia Newcomb).