It’s difficult to single out a favorite memory I have of Rick Hulett. Memories spring up unexpectedly. Sometimes it is a song I hear on the radio, or I drive by a spot we played music together
Miss Shevaughn returns May 23; Paul Basile at River City; more
Free admission Mother’s Day at Discovery Center; ¡Viva Los Artistas! May show highlights Latino community; more
You may have noticed in the last few issues of the news I’ve been asking folks to send in Rick Hulett memories.
Best of student films April 23; ‘Art of Movement’ April 26; more
Benefit for United for Marriage at 10 Speed Coffee April 26; ‘Gentlemen’ at CEBU Lounge; more
Portland Building - Stay or Go?; Connell, Dwyer play April 12; more
Music Mondays at Solstice; ‘Noble Spirit’ screens April 9; ‘DamNation’ screening April 18; more
World’s Finest at CEBU Lounge; ‘Poem in Your Pocket,’ April 17 at Maryhill Museum of Art; more
On Monday, March 31, The Hapa Hillbillies will be swinging it up in decidedly vintage Hawaiian fashion from 6-8 p.m. at the Hood River Hotel.
Night Club Salsa with Ari Levitt; ‘Parkdale’ at Solera March 29; Western-swing dance April 3; more
Ryan Kolberg at The Pines; Kids free at Discovery Center; more
Ceramic button and charm class; ‘Science!’ plays March 22; Toney Smiley at Pheasant Valley; more
Dancing at Elks March 20; ‘Good Men' opens March 28; more
Trail Running Film Fest, music, March 20; Gorge Grown open house features ‘Food, Inc.’ film; more
G.D.M. at River City March 15;Jaybirds in Bingen March 16; Art in Kuwait lecture March 19; more
Stargazing session March 29; Fire Weeds at CEBU Lounge; Hood River County is reading William Stafford; Second Saturday Dance March 8
Mandolin player John Reischman has umpteen years of experience playing, recording and teaching bluegrass on the West Coast —and he never plays one note out of place.
Red & Ruby play March 7; Dancing at Elks March 6; Second Saturday Dance March 8; more
Marilyn Thompson has been singing since she was a little girl — and now, with help from her husband and family — she has a professional Nashville-recorded CD to show for it.
Body Vox returns March 1; Trail Lovers movies March 12; ‘Congratulations’ screens Feb. 26; more
Cripple Hop at Double Mountain; Body Vox returns March 1; Trail Lovers movies March 12; more
Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Fairy tales, Star Wars influence latest book in ‘Lunar Chronicles’ series
The other night I read a ten page science fiction story from 1957. The piece was called “The War is Over,” and it was written by a guy named Algis Budrys.
Before diving into introducing you to folk musician Avery Hill I thought you should know that my last blog post caught the attention of a think-tank based in Washington, D.C., called the Tax Foundation — someone from that organization thought I might enjoy a blog post on “the historical realities of estate taxes on Downton Abbey and a discussion on how the real Downton Abbey (Highclere Castle) has dealt with these same issues.”
Junebug Boys do their ‘hokum’ at Everybody’s; more
‘Finding the North American Bigfoot’ lecture Jan. 25; more
(If you didn’t see episode 1 of the new Downton Abbey series, don’t read this yet.)
Catch ‘Amber & Ales’ this week; more
New Year’s Eve planner; more
Garbanzo Bros. at Trillium Cafe; more
‘Murder in the Key of D’ promises
Ron Rogers plays Dec. 14; more
Stage and studio musician, filmmaker, inventor, windsurfer Thomas Dolby has Hood River memories
When I mentioned that I spoke to Thomas Dolby the other week, friends have asked me if he is the guy who invented the Dolby™ noise reduction system found on a lot of stereo equipment. I laughed to myself, partly because it didn't occur to me, of all people, to ask him.
Two distinct character personalities were evident in my phone call to a couple of fools the other week.
Groove Project Christmas Dec. 8; more
It’s been a while since I’ve interviewed someone for the house concert series that happens at Paul Blackburn’s house, so please consider this my wakeup call on that. I know that over the years these shows have been a really nice way to hear music in an intimate setting.
Groove Project Christmas Dec. 8; more
Last minute technical difficulties did not seem to put a damper on the start of the second annual Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival at the Columbia Center for the Arts.
Resolectrics at The Pint Shack; more
Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Show me the way? Director talks about movie stars and the inspiration of ‘Walking the Camino’
I suppose it shouldn’t surprise me that the topic of a major spiritual pilgrimage has made an appearance in my blog for the second time in as many weeks. Last week, classical guitarist Peter Fletcher played a piece called “Diario dun Camino,” based on composer Jeremy Gill’s personal journey along the 500-mile trail, and this week, filmmaker Lydia Smith will be at the Mt. Hood Film Festival with her award-winning documentary “Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago.”
United Way benefit Dec. 8; more
Kerry Williams at The Pines; more
Whenever I listen to classical guitar music, I always think about the time I saw Andre Segovia’s guitar. It’s in New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, in a glass case, in the musical instrument room.
Folks enjoy pumpkins, choose fruit from overflowing bins, and munch on pies throughout a sun-drenched Hood River valley autumn weekend
Large crowds of people having fun.
A Conversation: Wines of the Columbia River Gorge Oct. 25; more
Rick Hulett at The Pines; more
Country Dance returns Oct. 12; more
Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Dar Williams is concerned with bees, sings about myth and power and likes towns with ‘positive proximity’
As time moves on, 20 years doesn’t seem that long ago. When people say to me “I did this and that 20 years ago,” I’m fazed less and less in terms of mental trauma. Instead of thinking: “Oh my god, if you did that 20 years ago ... how old does that make me?” I’ve learned to just accept it and move on.
Cripple Hop plays Sept. 27; more
Rio Grands at CEBU Sept. 21; more