I had two stories published today: one for my beat, and one delayed one for breaking news.
Jazz pianist absorbs aural tradition, then passes it along — Jazz is a way of life for Zane Omohundro, whether he is composing pieces on a 1922 Steinway grand piano, teaching jazz improvisation or jamming with other musicians in Columbia. Omohundro works with advanced students to help them compose their own music through improvisation. When he’s not teaching, he participates in Jazz Jams, a community get-together where musicians from all over Columbia play improvisation jazz at Broadway Brewery.
Get Lost Bookshop owner returns to painting — Amy Stephenson has been painting for 21 years, but between her bookshop and her family, she didn’t have time to focus on her love of art. Now, Stephenson paints behind the counter in her bookshop and sells her portraits of families and pets online at Etsy.com.