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(Photos provided by Motown Records) BJ The Chicago Kid is better known as Bryan James Sledge, he’s the new artist to look out for this year. With the success of the hit song, “Studio” featuring Schoolboy Q, there seems to be no stopping BJ’s thriving career. Many people don’t know that the talented singer-songwriter received…

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Stephen Flemister, mixed media artist Krista Franklin, poet and visual artist Recent work: “& the invisible, & the unbelievers” Where: The South Side Community Arts Center Do you most often actively seek inspiration or does it find you? Or is there a combination of the two? Krista Franklin: Inspiration is a myth created to feed…

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Music critics have compared Glawdys N’Dee’s voice to Nina Simone and Billie Holiday. Known as “The New Voice of the Caribbean,” N’Dee combines sacred and secular with total ease. This writer had an opportunity to talk with the Chicago-based Afro-Caribbean artist about her highly acclaimed debut album, LYANNAJ and her musical journey. –tony binns Tell…

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