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Morning Brief: November 7

Morning Brief: November 7
It's a good weekend for high culture

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has an exhibit on Cubism, one of the most important and influential modern art movements. And, more importantly, the exhibit's pretty good. So head down to New York City's treasure trove of art on 5th Avenue and see some Picassos. 


Pentagon Admits More Chemical Weapon Exposure in Iraq War  [New York Times]

Portions of Obamacare Might Be Thrown Out by New Republican Senate  [USA Today]

City Investigation Finds Flaws in Rikers Security  [NY Daily News]

Cuomo Says Obama's Unpopularity Hurt Democrats  [New York Times]

Iconic NYC Cafe Closing  [Gothamist]


The Devils beat the Blues 4-3


The Nets and the Knicks play each other tonight in a cross-borough matchup. They tip off at 7:30

The Devils take on the Red Wings at 7:30


Partly cloudy, with highs around 53 degrees. Tonight, it's clear and 36 degrees.  [Full Forecast]


• Delbert McClinton @ the B.B. King Blues Club and Grill
• Jefferson Starship With Paul Kantner @ the Paramount
• Peter Hook And The Light @ Irving Plaza
• James McMurtry (with Jonny Burke) @ Mercury Lounge
• Benjamin Booker (with Blank Range) @ Baby’s All Right
• Cold Specks (with Eddi Front and Sun Nectar) @ Rough Trade NYC
• J Roddy Walston And The Business with Fly Golden Eagle @ Stage 48
• Charlie Mars @ SubCulture
• Dry The River and Nathaniel Rateliff (with Jessica Hernandez And The Deltas) @ the Bowery Ballroom
• Steep Canyon Rangers with Hoots And Hellmouth @ Brooklyn Bowl
• Lou Gramm @ the Space at Westbury
• Chris Barron of Spin Doctors @ Rockwood Music Hall
• Peppino D’Agostino @ Rockwood Music Hall
• Phil Lesh And Friends featuring The Chris Robinson Brotherhood (featuring Chris Robinson, Neal Casal, Adam MacDougall,
Eric Krasno and Joe Russo) @ the Capitol Theatre (Tonight and tomorrow)
• Ottmar Liebert @ Iridium (Tonight and tomorrow)
• The Manhattan Transfer @ the Blue Note (Tonight, tomorrow and Sunday)
• WFUV PRESENTS: The David Bromberg Big Band (with Honey Child) @ the Tarrytown Music Hall
• WFUV PRESENTS: The Kennedys “Tribute To Nanci Griffith” @ Outpost In The Burbs
• The David Bromberg Big Band @ the South Orange Performing Arts Center
• Suzanne Vega (with Joe Crookston) @ the Towne Crier Café
• Ian Anderson @ the Paramount
• Roger Hodgson @ the Ridgefield Playhouse
• Shemekia Copeland Band @ the Turning Point
• Mark Lanegan (with Cobra Verde and Lyenn) @ Webster Hall (Marlin Room)
• FKA Twigs (with Boots) @ Terminal 5
• The String Cheese Incident @ Starland Ballroom
• Darden Smith with Marci Geller @ the Loft at the Union County Performing Arts Center at Rahway
• Dan Navarro @ Rockwood Music Hall
• Arlo Guthrie @ the Sanctuary Concerts
• The Smithereens @ the Fairfield Theatre Company’s StageOne
• “Eclectic Guitar” featuring Eric Johnson And Mike Stern @ Webster Hall
• Cliff Eberhardt @ River Spirit Music’s House Concert Series
• Tame Impala (with Delicate Steve) @ the Beacon Theatre
• Winterpills and The Grownup Noise with Benjamin Cartel of Kaiser Cartel @ Mercury Lounge
• Jamestown Revival with Nikki Lane and Pete Molinari @ Mexicali Live
• Melissa Ferrick (with Linda Draper) @ The Towne Crier Café
Today in 1874, famous cartoonist Thomas Nast uses an elephant to represent the Republican Party in a cartoon for Harper's Weekly. It's believed to be the first time the animal was associated with Republicans.