Jim Drake

Entertainment and features reporter/Composition and design

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Jim has worked for the Hood River News since 1996. In addition to working in the Composition Dept, which handles computerized page layout and ad production, Jim compiles the weekly Entertainment Update column and highlights the Gorge music scene with his popular Entertainment Blog.

Jim is a fan of bluegrass music, a dark beer lover, and an avid reader of science-fiction. He lives in Mosier.

Recent Stories

Entertainment update for July 30

Folksinger, storyteller Adam Miller plays Hood River Library Aug. 12; Sallie Ford at Ruins Aug. 15; more

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Interesting influences for Great Elk

When I spoke to Paul Basile the other day, a band leader and songwriter for the indie-folk band Great Elk, I wasn’t expecting him to mention Billy Joel as an influential artist. But when he did, the insight brought a smile to my face and revived memories of seeing a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden.

Entertainment update for July 26

John Michael Montgomery headlines HR County Fair; more

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Tim Snyder wants to take his passion for music Underground

Tim Snyder has been hitting the streets and handing out business cards to let people know about his dream project of establishing the Underground Music Station — a music lesson, rehearsal and recording space conveniently located in downtown Hood River.

Entertainment Update for July 23

‘MGM’ at Raven’s Nest July 26‘MGM’ at Raven’s Nest July 26; Food bank benefit Aug. 2; more

Entertainment Update for July 19

Lavender DAZE returns; ‘Power Trio’ at River City July 26; more

Entertainment Update for July 16

Too Slim and the Taildraggers are playing a free show downtown Hood River on Wednesday, July 16!

Entertainment Update for July 12

Best bets in live music!

Entertainment Update for July 9

‘Dreams’ at Mt Hood Winery; ‘3 Speed’ at The Pines; more

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Getting back in the Loop with Arthur Lee Land

Do you have some days when you feel that you’re just not in the loop?

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