Morning Brief: October 20
The controversial opera “The Death of Klinghoffer” will open tonight at the Metropolitan Opera after months of protests and threats. The opera is about the 1985 hijacking of a passenger liner and some, including the daughters of deceased real-life subject Leon Klinghoffer—claim it’s anti-semitic. The Post reports that the NYPD—both in uniform and plainclothes—will have a heavy presence at Lincoln Center to keep things running smoothly.
NEED TO KNOW
Joko Widodo Sworn in as President of Indonesia [WSJ].
New Ebola Guidelines for Hospitals to Require Full-Body Cover [WSJ].
New Yorkers Delight in Claiming Long-Forgotten Cast [NYTimes].
Meters may Soon be Upgraded to Allow Payment an Hour before Parking Rules Take Effect [NY Daily News].
Man Arrested for Vandalizing Wall of Whitney Museum [NY Post].
Big Blue fell to red-hot Dallas 31-21
Rangers topped San Jose 4-0
Red Bulls lost to Columbus 3-1
Nets fell to Boston 95-90 in an experimental 44-minute preseason game
Tonight: Knicks vs. Milwaukee (Pre-season) - 7:30 @ MSG
The chill has returned! Mostly sunny today, 59/54 with a small chance of showers in the evening [full forecast].
ON STAGE TONIGHT
· Marcia Ball and her band @ the Turning Point
· Sophie B. Hawkins @ Iridium
· Wavy Gravy @ City Winery
TODAY IN HISTORY
On this day in 177, 1977 – Lynyrd Skynyrd's plane crashes in Mississippi, killing three band members, a manager, and both pilots.
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