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Morning Brief: October 3

Morning Brief: October 3
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The weekend is here!

There's a lot of fun events going on in New York City to kick-off the weekend. From a Weezer cover band to to a dinosaur safari, there's a whole mix of things going on in the Big Apple. [Timeout NY]

Need to Know

Hong Kong's protesters and leader agree to hold talks. [USA Today]

The Ebola patient in Dallas lied on screening form, according to Liberian Airport officials. [New York Times]

NYPD commissioner William Bratton said he will not tolerate corruption. [NY Post]

New Jersey lawmakers advance sports betting bill. [Washington Times]

Charter school supporters held a large rally in Manhattan's Foley Square. [CBS News]

Weather

Today, partly cloudy with a high of 70, and tonight, a chance for showers around midnight, low of 62. [Full Forecast]

On Stage Tonight

TONIGHT

 

  • Asgeir (with Low Roar) @ the Bowery Ballroom

  • Steve Nieve “Plays Elvis Costello” With Special Guest Tall Ulysse @ City Winery

  • Jill Sobule @ the Turning Point

  • Roomful Of Blues @ the Fairfield Theatre Company’s StageOne

  • Augustines (with The Bots) @ Rough Trade NYC

  • The Figgs (with Boy Morgan) @ Mercury Lounge

  • The Bangles @ the YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts

  • The Outlaws (with Southern Steel Band) @ B.B. King Blues Club and Grill

  • Eliza Gilkyson (with Paul Stafford) @ the Towne Crier Cafe

  • Victor Wooten And Steve Bailey Bass Extremes With Derico Watson @ Iridium (Tonight and tomorrow)

  • Chick Corea And The Vigil @ the Blue Note (Tonight, tomorrow and Sunday)

  • The Terence Blanchard Quintet @ the Jazz Standard (Tonight, tomorrow and Sunday)

  • WFUV PRESENTS: Ellis Paul (with Chris Trapper) @ Outpost in the Burbs

 

TOMORROW (Saturday the 4th):

 

  • The Afghan Whigs with Charles Bradley And His Extraordinaires @ the Beacon Theatre

  • Lykke Li (with Mapei) @ Radio City Music Hall

  • Macy Gray (with Cary NoKey) @ the Ridgefield Playhouse

  • Langhorne Slim (with Osei Essed) @ City Winery

  • Freeman (with Arc Iris) @ the Bowery Ballroom

  • “Modern Sky Festival 2014” day one featuring Atomic Bomb! The Music Of William Onyeabor (featuring Jamie Lidell, Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip, Dead Prez, Peaking Lights, Sinkane, Money Mark, Mahotella Queens and more), Liars, Rebuilding The Rights Of Statues (Re-Tros), The Blood Brothers and Deserts Zhang Xuan @ Rumsey Playfield in Central Park

  • WFUV PRESENTS: Dom Flemons and The Brain Cloud @ Madison Square Park

SUNDAY (the 5th):

  • “Modern Sky Festival 2014” day two, featuring Cat Power, Stars, The Both (Aimee Mann And Ted Leo), Second Hand Rose, Shuh Tou, Queen Sea Big Shark, Lenka and Omnipotent Youth Society @ Rumsey Playfield in Central Park

  • The Afghan Whigs with Joseph Arthur @ the Music Hall of Williamsburg

  • America with Marshall Crenshaw @ the Ridgefield Playhouse

  • Macy Gray (with Cary NoKey) @ the Bergen Performing Arts Center

  • Jenifer Jackson @ Rockwood Music Hall

  • The Tannahill Weavers from Scotland @ the Towne Crier Cafe

Today in History

In 1932, Iraq gains independence from England. 

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