Damn if R. Kelly doesn’t love the drama. The Chicago R&B artist’s autobiography Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me comes out this weekend (although Kelly won't be making promotional appearances, citing a recurrence of the throat problems he had last year).
Fourth of July often conjours up thoughts of freedom, flags and fireworks. But at a special Paper Machete performance, writer Kim Bellware spoke on a slightly less optimistic topic: the importance and meaning of an independent press
The "nearly five-hour, 18-character epic broke box office records and played to 100% of capacity at the Goodman—officially concluding its 50-performance extended run as the most successful show in the Goodman’s 87-year history," the theater said in a statement.