Aug. 17 Entertainment Update

Aug. 17, 2011

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Sallie Ford is at CEBU Lounge Aug. 19

Henry Turner at Waucoma Club

On Saturday, Aug. 20, Louisiana-based Henry Turner and Flavor bring their ultimate Louisiana Party Tour to the Waucoma Club in Hood River. Exciting stage performances will be headlined by Henry Turner Jr. and Flavor featuring Henry Turner Jr., guitar and lead vocalist; Ronnie Houston, drums; Kenneth Campbell, keyboards; and Nick Hass, bass guitar. Always playing in a festival-like atmosphere, the Flavor’s signature Louisiana reggae/soul has captivated national and international audiences for more than a decade.

Sallie Ford at CEBU Lounge

CEBU Lounge presents Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside on Friday, Aug. 19, at 9:30 p.m. Touring behind their new album, “Dirty Radio,” the band delivers vintage, soulful indie pop with a modern edge. Sallie Ford grew up playing the guitar and the violin. Inspired by the vocal stylings of old jazz, blues and soul singers, Sallie and her three-piece band, “The Sound Outside,” seek a contemporary sound to throw into the mix. On Saturday, Aug. 20, the Hapa Hillbillies play at 9:30 p.m. — jazz and Americana, with a Hawaiian twist. The band features Ben Bonham, Dennis Williams, Rick Hulett, Ronnie Ontiveros and Larry Wyatt and if it looks like they are having fun, that's because they are. Their new CD “I've Never Been to Hawaii” is now available.

Gordie Withrow benefit Aug. 28

The Knuckleheads — the best of the best PDX blues players are coming to The Pines Tasting Room on Sunday, Aug. 28, from 4-7 p.m. to play a benefit concert for Mosier resident Gordie Withrow, who lost everything in a house fire earlier this year. Suggested donation is $20 or more.

Groove in the Gorge is back

Groove in the Gorge Dance Party is back on Friday, Aug. 26, with DJ Mojo starting at 8 p.m. at the Paris Fair event space, 315 Oak St., third floor, in Hood River. Admission is $8. The event features open dancing to familiar ‘80s, funk, blues and swing, along with world groove to expand your musical horizons. All tickets enter into a raffle for free acupuncture treatments. Bring canned food donations for the food bank and receive an extra raffle ticket for every two cans of food donated. This alcohol-free event is sponsored by Cascade Acupuncture Center. .

‘Twelfth Night’ auditions

“Twelfth Night” is set to open in December at the Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave. in Hood River. Auditions are being held in the CAST theater on Sunday, Aug. 21, from 2-4 p.m.; Monday, Aug. 22, from 7-8:30 p.m.; and Tuesday, Aug. 23, from 7-8:30 p.m. Actors should be prepared to recite a sonnet or monologue from one of Shakespeare’s plays. The play is set in Illyria, a land where mistaken identities, disguises and secret messages make it a confusing place indeed. Three roles for women: Viola, young aristocratic woman who shipwrecks in Illyria (age 20-30); Olivia, a wealthy lady of Illyria (20-30); Maria, Olivia’s clever gentlewoman (20-30) Seven roles for men: Orsino, powerful nobleman of Ilyria (25-35); Sebastian, Viola’s twin brother (20-30); Malvolio, straight-laced head servant (30-40); Feste, the fool/clown (30-50); Sir Toby Belch, Olivia’s rowdy uncle (30-50); Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Sir Toby’s idiotic friend (age 30- 50); Antonio, Sebastian’s loyal friend (20-30).

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Parkdale third graders sing "12 Disaster Days of Christmas"

Welcome to your sing-able Christmas gift list. What follows is an emergency rendition of “12 Days of Christmas” – for outfitting your home or car in case of snow storm, earthquake, flood or other emergency. Read it as a simple list, or sing it to the tune of “12 Days” – you know, as in “ … and a partridge in a pear tree…” Not to make light of it, but the song is a familiar framework for a set of gift ideas that you could consider gathering together, even if the recipient already owns items such as a bunch of coats, tire chains and flashlights. Stores throughout the Gorge are stocked up on all these items. Buying all 12 days might be prohibitive, but here are three ideas for checking any of the dozen off your list (notations follow, 1-12.) The gift items needed to stay warm, dry and safe are also coded to suggest items in your abode (A) in your car (C) or both (B). 12 Gallons of Water (A) 11 Family meals (B) 10 Cans of propane (A) 9 Hygiene bags (B) 8 Packs of batteries (A) 7 Spare coats (B) 6 Bright red flares (C) 5 Cozy blankets (B) 4 Tire chains (C) 3 Flashlights (B) 2 cell phone chargers (B) 1 And a crush-proof first aid kit (B) Price ranges? Here’s a few quotes for days Three, Two, Four and Nine: n A family gift of flashlights (three will run $15-30, Hood River Supply, Tum-A-Lum) n Cell phone chargers (two will run $30-60) n Tire chains (basic set, $30, Les Schwab, returnable if unused for the winter) n Family meals ($100 or so should cover the basics for three or four reasonably well-fed days) n The home kit should be kept in a handy place near an exit, and remember that water needs to be replenished every few months. If you have a solid first aid kit already, switch out the gift idea with “and-a-sto-o-u-t- tub-for it-all …” Otherwise, it’s a case of assembling your home or car kits and making sure all members of the family know what the resources are and how to use them (ie flares and propane). Emergency situations are at worst life-threatening, at best deeply uncomfortable if you and your family are left without power for an extended period, or traveling and find yourself in a situation where you need to wait out a storm, lengthy traffic delay, or other crisis. Notes on the 12 gift ideas: 12 – Gallons of water: that’s one per person in a four-member family to last for three days, the recommended minimum to be prepared for utility outages. 11 – Easy-open packaged goods, energy bars, dried food and nuts are good things to include for nutrition. Think of what your family of four needs for three days to stay fortified and hydrated (see number 12). Can-opener also recommended 10 – If you have a propane camping stove, keep extra fuel handy. 9 – Hygiene bags: put packaged moistened towelettes, toilet paper, and plastic ties in large garbage bags (for personal sanitation) Resource list courtesy of Hood River County Emergency Management, Barbara Ayers, manager/ 541-386-1213. The county also reminds residents to Get a Kit, Make A Plan to connect your family if separated, and Stay Informed. See www.co.hood-river.or.us to opt-in for citizen alerts. Enlarge



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