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'Bang!' goes summer

Fresh fruit, big art, hot rods and ‘Dino Train’ — what’s happening in the Gorge’s splendid season

What are the sounds of summer?

Entertainment Update for June 25

Williams at The Pines June 27; 48 Hour Film awards June 28; more

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Five essential things about July 4 celebrations you need to know

There are plenty of things to know about Independence Day celebration, but here are five main things to get you going; see future editions of Hood River News for more details.

Entertainment Update for June 21

Zimbabwe choral master teaches workshop June 29; ‘God Loves Uganda’ at CAG; ‘Harmony Roadshow’ featured at Sandbar Café; Paper Bird at CEBU June 21

Entertainment Update for June 18

‘In the Next Room’ June 20-21; ‘Cooking with Fire’ author visits; more

‘Folk Art in the Parks’ continues Sunday at Vista House-Crown Point

Series brings folk artists and performers to Oregon state parks

Six Oregon artists will deliver special presentations about the history and cultural significance of their crafts and traditions at state parks across Oregon during the month of June.

Hop union: Full Sail joins ‘Ales for ALS’ campaign

Full Sail Brewing is one of the 69 craft brewers across the country that has joined the Ales for ALS™ campaign in support of the ALS Therapy Development Institute’s (ALS TDI) mission to discover and develop effective treatments for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Entertainment Update for June 11

Kit Garoutte at The Pines; ‘Groove Project’ June 14; more

‘Wax Bullet War’ author Sean Davis reads in HR June 18

Ooligan Press announces the publication of its newest title, “The Wax Bullet War: Chronicles of a Soldier & Artist.” This new memoir by Iraq War veteran Sean Davis cuts through politics and party lines to explore the ugliness of war and the restorative beauty of art.

Mosier School benefit features folk duo June 18

California-based folk duo Four Shillings Short will play a benefit concert for the Mosier Middle School on Wednesday, June 18, from 6-8 p.m. at Springhouse Cellars in Hood River. Suggested donation is $5/$15-family. Food and refreshments will be available.

Entertainment Update for June 7

Show ‘n’ Shine, concert June 14; Free concert at Skamania Lodge; Bird walks scheduled June 8, 22; Barlow Road plays June 12

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Former BR549 leader Chuck Mead lends experience to Grassy Knoll Boys

“You know, I think I’ve got the one with the old rotary phone on the cover,” I said — trying to remember exactly which CD from Chuck Mead’s old country band, BR549, I had in my music collection.

Entertainment Update for June 4

‘Massive Snowflake’ at Trillium; Moe Dixon at The Pines; more

‘Community Pride’ folk named parade grand marshals

The 2014 White Salmon Spring Festival Parade Grand Marshals are Brad Roberts, Marsha Holliston, Char Oldfield and Teunis Wyers.

Entertainment Update for May 31

Junebug Boys play June 7; ‘Landslide’ plays Maupin; ‘Water’ is the theme for ‘Gorge Artists Create’ show; more