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Jefferson Airplane (music group)

Capturing the wildlife of Howard County

Capturing the wildlife of Howard County

Taking photographs of birds wasn't always on Michael Oberman's list of things to accomplish in life. Yet nowadays, the Columbia resident says he "would rather be around a great blue heron than James Brown," one of the 300 music greats he interviewed early on in his first career. The former music columnist and artists' manager met and wrote about the biggest acts of the late 1960s and early '70s, including David Bowie, Janis Joplin, the Doors and Jefferson Airplane, starting out when he was a 20-year-old journalism student at the University of Maryland, College Park. Though he maintains strong ties to the music industry and is compiling his interviews into a...