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Morning Brief: March 2

Morning Brief: March 2
Sounding Like a Broken Record

On March 2, 1962, a young Wilt Chamberlain set one of the most famous records in sports, scoring 100 points in one basketball game for the Philadelphia Warriors in their win over the New York Knicks. It got us thinking about some great records in music: Elton John’s 64 (or even more?) concerts at MSG? Bruce’s 4 hour, 6 minute show in Helsinki? (Which pales in comparison to Canadian musican’s Gonzales’ world record 27-hour concert in 2009). Know any other good records? Comment on the page.


Islamic State releases 19 Christians, more than 200 Still Captive [Reuters].

Congress No Closer to Funding Homeland Security Department as Another Shutdown Deadline Looms [Fox News].

Justice Department to Fund Ferguson Police, Seeing Racial Bias in Traffic Stops [NY Times].

NYCHA Admits to Years of Unnecessary Spending on Supplies Never Used [NY Daily News].

Marching in One St. Patrick’s Day Parade, De Blasio Spurns Another [NY Times].



Rangers host Nashville, 7:00

Nets host Golden State, 7:30


Clouds in the morning, but it’ll clear up. Slight winds, 39/17 [full forecast].


• Amy Helm And The Handsome Strangers featuring Donald Fagen of Steely Dan and Tash Neal of London Souls (with Matt Andersen) @ City Winery

• Royal Southern Brotherhood featuring Cyril Neville, Devon Allman and Yonrico Scott (with Slam Allen) @ Le Poisson Rouge

• Altan (with Ciaran O Maonaigh And Caitlin Nic Gabhann) @ the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts


On this day in 1933, the film King Kong opens at New York's Radio City Music Hall.

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