Double feature: Kool Stuff and Stubborn Son share bill April 15

The other day I popped a cassette of John Williams playing some Spanish classical guitar songs into the old Kenwood stereo tape deck at home.

Entertainment update for April 13

John Bunzow at White Buffalo; Hop Trip at Lyle Hotel; HR Mountain Film Festival

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Entertainment Update for April 9

T-Sisters in town Monday; Blossom Time Jam April 9; more

Entertainment Update for April 6

Rob Guidera at White Buffalo; Stubborn Son at River City; more

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Solo show, new book from keyboardist Martin Gerschwitz recalls classic-rock days

April 8 gig in The Dalles features touring musician who played with Iron Butterfly, Meat Loaf and Eric Burdon

If there’s one dream for musicians who enjoy the classic rock genre, actually playing in your favorite all-time band and contributing the quintessential sounds to their most popular songs probably ranks as number one.

Entertainment Update for April 2

Kathryn Claire at Stave & Stone; Ben Bonham at Lyle Hotel; more

Entertainment Update for March 30

Kit Garoutte at White Buffalo, Gorge Dance meets April 8, more

Così fan Tutte comes to HR April 15, 17

Ping and Woof Opera is proud to bring to Hood River their first fully staged production, Mozart’s Così fan Tutte. This charming and funny tale of a bet that goes in unexpected directions is sure to enchant!

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