Morning Brief: December 27
Don’t forget Kwanzaa! The Apollo Theater is Harlem hosts its annual Kwanzaa celebration tonight featuring song, dance, and celebration of African American culture.
Nice and clear today. Sunny skies, high of 40. Low of 33 tonight [Full forecast].
NEED TO KNOW
Incoming NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer’s firing about 50 employees working under the outgoing Comptroller John Liu [Capital].
African leaders meet in South Sudan to discourage a civil war [USA Today].
Florida’s bound to pass New York in population this year or next—signalling worries for the future, especially in post-industrial Western New York [NY Times].
Rangers hit the ice in Washington at 7
Devils host Columbus, also at 7
ON STAGE TONIGHT
Patti Smith and Her Band @ The Space at Westbury
WFUV Presents: Valerie June @ Highline Ballroom
Prince @ Mohegan Sun Arena
On this day in 1927, the first truly American musical, Show Boat, opens at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Broadway.
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