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Sunday Q&A: Leah & Darius Prather

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The Chill Power Couple Columbus Needs Right Now Who — or what — is an Afro Hippy?    “The term is more so to represent the alternative Black culture and the subcultures within that.  Things I’m into: nerd culture, photography, things of that nature. On her side, it’s holistic care and the wide variety of things that play into that.We did the Afro-Hippy event [June 26 at the...

Sunday Q&A: Frank Schley IV Luthier / Owner, Silvan Guitars

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What led you to the life of a luthier?“A desire to not go to more school. I went to the University of Georgia. It was May and I was about to graduate with a psychology degree but I in no way wanted to go to graduate shool, which is your option with a psychology degree.So I was trying to think of something to do. I had been playing guitar for a couple of years and I wanted some work done on one of...

Sunday Q&A: Taylor Blackwell Community Relations and Game-Day Operations Manager, Columbus Chatt-A-Hoots

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Columbus native, and professional baseball fan Taylor Blackwell 6.4.2021 Even before the baseball season has begun, the Chatt-A-Hoots have already secured a long list of sponsorships from among the most well-known and respected businesses in town. What does that mean for the franchise to have that level of support in place as it swings into action? “It’s just organic marketing. It’s a real...

Sunday Q&A: Abeika Alexander, Community Garden Advocate

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Why have you taken on growing fresh produce and eating well as a personal cause?“Because food sovereignty is a community effort. If I am affected, indirectly or directly, then the whole community is affected by the lack of food.Being a food/agriculture activist, I can’t sit by in a food desert — having the skills that I have to grow food and to teach people to grow food — and do nothing. My...

Get on the Bus

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“There’s something about driving a bus that’s very empowering, very freeing,” says Candice Crooke, owner of mobile boutique Fountain City Mystic. “It’s really cool to be able to incorporate that feeling , that vine, into your business.”Watch and learn how Candice parlayed her family tradition of vintage-clothing retail, frustration with working in corporate fashion, a quarter-life crisis, and a...

Sunday Q&A: Ed Wolverton, CEO of Uptown, Inc.

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What are the odds that a part of Uptown will be designated by the city as an ‘entertainment’ zone and allows open-containers of alcoholic beverages?“That was something that was being actively investigated prior to COVID.Obviously, discussion got derailed. Once restrictions are lifted, we’ll examine the opportunity to carry beverages from one place to the next. There are communities that have done...

Sunday Q&A: Paul Pierce

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Part 2 with the Producing Artistic Director of the Springer Opera House Read Part 1 here. How would you describe your response, and the response of your staff, to COVID? “It has not been easy.  Fortunately, I have a staff of very smart, very innovative people.Just like everyone at the beginning, we didn’t know how long this was going to last. The idea was: Everybody was going to go home for...

Sunday Q&A: Paul Pierce

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Part 1 of 2 with the Producing Artistic Director of the Springer Opera House What qualities make for a great theater?“Of course, there is the excellence of the work itself.But one of the things I’ve learned over my career is authenticity in terms of leadership and direction of the organization, but also of service. It’s relatively easy, once you know how to do it, to do great plays and put great...

Sunday Q&A: Donald L. Jordan

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Real Estate Developer, Writer, Literary Philanthropist You have stated that, with the endowment that you established at Columbus State, your wish is to do for the literary arts what the university has done for visual arts and performing arts in recent years. How do you see that vision taking shape?“Actually, I was planning  to do something like this half my life, once I could afford to do it...