At a time when alternative music fans did not have many options, Steve Gibson opened Columbia’s first big alternative rock club, Rockafellas, in 1984. Gibson helped kick-start the St. Pats festival in 5 Points and is still heavily involved with Columbia’s alternative music scene through the Jam Room Music Festival. Gibson discusses where Columbia’s alternative music scene was, where it’s headed and the struggles of owning a club solely for the love of the music.
The biggest challenge in getting married isn’t the proposal, the wedding planning or picking the right ring. According to future groom Daniel Conner, the biggest challenge is internal. The way to overcome that challenge: Communication.
Callison Rawl Richardson recalls events in her life that prompted her to question the status quo and led her to her position as director of education partnerships and policy at United Way of the Midlands in Columbia.