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.
Chicagoans have heard a lot about the storied amateur shutterbug Vivian Maier. But how well did we really know her? A new exhibit at Corbett vs. Dempsey offers up Maier's own prints – as the gallerists try to answer that question for themselves.