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That's Entertainment

Roundup of music in the area

Gorge Games headquarters in downtown Hood River will host two hours of live music this Thursday and Friday, July 15-16, from 5-7 p.m. each day.

Gorge-based

All Night Station

performs its bluegrass-influenced brand of alt-country music on Thursday.

The band--Jim Drake, Matt Swihart, Dave Swann and Matt Mesa--features mandolin, banjo, stand-up bass, guitar and dobro; occassionally, members bring out a fiddle or an electric guitar.

Friday,

Larry and Jason Russ

will wind things down on the GGHQ stage with a final acoustic-rich performance.

It'll be a Gorge Games bar party this Thursday, July 15, starting at 7 p.m. at the Northshore Bar and Grill in downtown Bingen. Special musical guest will be

Diggabone

.

A classic act,

Phoenix

, will perform rock n' roll classics Friday and Saturday, July 16-17, at the Elkhorn Bar and Grill in downtown White Salmon.

The house starts to rock at 9 p.m. both nights.

The first Kayakers Ball, featuring food, spirits and live music, comes to Wind River Cellars this Friday, July 16, from 5-10 p.m.

Cost is $10 for Gorge Games kayak event competitors and $15 for everybody else. The price includes a barbecue dinner and entertainment in WRC's amphitheater. A no-host bar also will be available for those 21 and older.

Wind River Cellars is located at 196 Spring Creek Rd., two miles from Husum. Tickets are available online at www.gorgegames.com or at Gorge Games Headquarters, 1st and Oak, in downtown Hood River.

Hood River hosts the 2004 Gorge Games' Final Concert and Street Dance this Saturday, July 17, from 6:30-11 p.m., at 4th and Cascade.

White Salmon band

Cerulean Blue

kicks things off with an hourlong set of indie rock from 6:30-7:30.

An awards ceremony from 7:30-7:45, and a Bikini and Boardshort Fashion Show from 7:45-8:30 fill a break in the music.

Afterward, local acoustic icon

Moe Dixon

takes the stage from 8:45-9:30.

Blue Trick

closes out the concert from 9:45-11 with songs from its a repertoire of bluesy, rootsy rock.

The Kate Meloy Trio

visits Hood River's 6th Street Bistro on Saturday, July 17, for a 7-9 p.m. show.

The trio--Jim Drake on Mandolin, Glen Holmberg on guitar and Kate Meloy Sneider on bass--is an acoustic band that plays a great variety of music to satisfy a wide range of listeners' interests.

On Friday, July 23, the River City Saloon presents

Brothers of the Baladi

and

Sisters of the Dance

. The show starts at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 at the door.

The Brothers are five Americans who have become musically immersed in the Middle East. They fuse that region's musical influence with the music of their own homeland: rock n' roll.

The Sisters, Ianthe and her troupe of Desert Harem Dancers, and Ellen, will perform cabaret "Danse Orientale" with the band.

Tickets are still available online at www.ticketmaster.com for

The Temptations

' 7 p.m. concert at the Maryhill Winery Amphitheater on Saturday, July 24.

Coming up on Saturday, July 31, is a free, family friendly concert at The Dalles City Park, featuring Portland bluegrass band

Northwest Passage

.

The 6-8 p.m. show--the second in a summer concert series--kicks off with an opening set by local Gorge band

The Kate Meloy Trio

.

City Park is located at 4th and Union in The Dalles.

(Send entertainment briefs on upcoming shows to sbakke@eaglenewspapers.com)

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