R. Kelly is playing a Christmas concert in Minneapolis

You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I’m telling you why: R. Kelly is coming to town. That’s right, the “Ignition” starter himself will perform songs from his recently released “The 12 Nights of Christmas” on Dec. 10 at the Orpheum Theater. According to the write-up on Minneapolis Theater, “R. Kelly … [ Read more]

How to celebrate Christmas like they did in the 1800s: Get drunk

Some 200 years ago, people celebrated Christmas not with family meals and cutely wrapped gifts, rather by getting “stinking drunk in public,” reports NPR. “I guess [the way] Christmas used to be celebrated, you’d just get drunk,” says University of California, Santa Barbara historian Erika Rappaport. Christmas was one of the few times that working-class men had … [ Read more]

Anonymous couple thanks Salvation Army with $500,000 check

A check made out for $500,000 was dropped in a Salvation Army kettle over the weekend at a Cub Foods in Rosemount, reports Star Tribune. The quiet act of generosity was made by a couple who said it was their way of saying thank you. Salvation Army spokeswoman Julie Borgen said they’ve been in touch with … [ Read more]