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Morning Brief: January 30

Morning Brief: January 30
Super Bowl weekend is upon us

It's probably the most widely celebrated non-holiday in America--the Super Bowl. You can watch the Seahawks and Patriots square off in all sorts of places. Good thing the game was here last year rather than this year--imagine what a nightmare it would have been digging the stadium out from the snow we've gotten.


China Angry Over Latest Internet Crackdown  [New York Times

Measles Outbreak Growing  [Washington Post

NYC Affordable Housing Lottery Overcrowded  [New York Times

Marijuana Arrests & Citations Down in NYC  [NY Daily News

Long Island School Districts Struggling Financially  [Newsday



The Knicks lost to Indiana, 103-82

The Rangers lost to Montreal 1-0

The Islanders lost to Boston, 5-2


The Nets Play Toronto at 7:30

The Devils play Pittsburgh at 7:00


Some light snow, with highs around 37 degrees  [Full Report



Jack White (with Run The Jewels) @ Madison Square Garden
Judy Collins with Kenny White @ the Towne Crier Café
The Robert Cray Band @ the B.B. King Blues Club and Grill
The B-52s (with Strange But Surf) @ the Space at Westbury
Ben Howard with Hiss Golden Messenger @ the Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom
James Maddock (with Pete Molinari) @ the Cutting Room
Hamilton Leithauser with Elle King @ the Bowery Ballroom
Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals (with The Way-Back Machine) @ the Ridgefield Playhouse
Gene Cornish And Friends @ the YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish (with Authority Zero) @ the Starland Ballroom
The Thompson Family featuring Richard Thompson, Teddy Thompson, Kami Thompson, Jack 
Thompson, Zak Hobbs, James Walbourne and Rob Walbourne @ City Winery (Tonight and 
Tim Reynolds @ Iridium (Tonight and tomorrow)
Bettye LaVette @ Café Carlyle (Tonight and tomorrow)
Judy Collins @ the Bergen Performing Arts Center
Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam @ the Norwalk Concert Hall
The Smithereens @ the B.B. King Blues Club and Grill
The B-52s (with Strange But Surf) @ the Capitol Theatre
WFUV PRESENTS: Willie Nile @ the Emelin Theatre
WFUV PRESENTS: Ladysmith Black Mambazo @ the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at 
Brooklyn College Walt Whitman Theatre
Today in 1835, a man attempts to assassinate President Andrew Jackson, in the first ever assassination attempt on a president. He fails, and is subdued by a crowd that includes several congressmen.