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James Biko

Business Hours, a semi-annual networking event. Clockwise from top left: Louis Quatorze, Ymani Wince, Blvck Spvde and James Biko. March 4, 2020
Jessica Page

A new networking event aims to help St. Louis musicians, visual artists and writers strengthen the local arts scene.

The first semi-annual Business Hours event will be held Thursday at TechArtista in the Central West End. It will feature a panel of three artists who will share advice on how to create a career in the arts.

James Biko is a St. Louis-based artist and CAM's new DJ-in-residence.
Contemporary Art Museum

Last week, the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis announced the latest multidisciplinary artist patrons can expect to see at the space during its First Fridays and other CAM events. James Biko is an East St. Louis-born and St. Louis-based artist prominent in the local hip-hop and soul scene. 

He’s been on the radar of music aficionados in the city and is a 10-time Riverfront Times Music Award winner. He also co-hosts the Rawthentic radio program, with Cleo Jones on KDHX, which plays hip-hop, R&B and soul on Thursday evenings.