Morning Brief: August 28
President Obama wore a tan suit at yesterday’s White House press conference. Seeing Obama in anything other than a dark suit really threw off a lot of political wonks. Luckily, website Fusion posted a history of presidential tan suits. Maybe Obama was just trying to get in his light colors before Labor Day?
Sunny and clear once again, but a bit cooler than yesterday, high of 79, low of 61 [full forecast].
NEED TO KNOW
President Obama plays down conflicts in Ukraine, Syria [NY Times].
Mayor De Blasio promises New York City will reach its Pre-K goals [WFUV].
New York’s waterfront is still unmapped, years after an EDC plan [Crain’s].
The Yankees lost to Detroit 3-2. They’re in Toronto to play the Blue Jays at 7.
Mets fell to Atlanta 6-1. They start a home series against the Phillies tonight at 7
ON STAGE THIS WEEKEND
Friday, August 29
-Toad The Wet Sprocket with Steve Poltz @ the Norwalk Concert Hall
-Jeff Bridges And The Abiders (with Jessie Bridges) @ the Paramount
-Larry Graham And Graham Central Station @ the B.B. King Blues Club and Grill
-Christine Ohlman And Rebel Montez (with P.J. Tautkus) @ the Fairfield Theatre Company’s StageOne
-The Handsome Family with Richard Buckner (and Cereus Bright) @ Rough Trade NYC
-Motley Crue with Alice Cooper @ the Jones Beach Theater
Saturday, August 30
-Chris Hillman And Herb Pedersen with Carlene Carter @ the Towne Crier Café
-Jeff Bridges And The Abiders @ the Wellmont Theater
-Pat Benatar And Neil Giraldo @ the Paramount
-Motley Crue with Alice Cooper @ the PNC Bank Arts Center
-The Handsome Family with Richard Buckner @ Mercury Lounge
Sunday, August 31
-Counting Crows @ Irving Plaza
-“Nuggets And Beyond: Part 3” featuring Tony Shanahan and Lenny Kaye with Patti Smith, Joan As Police Woman, Jesse Malin, John Ford, Ed Rogers and Steve Addabo @ City Winery
-David Buskin, Hayley Reardon and Rob Daniels @ the Towne Crier Cafe
TODAY IN HISTORY
On this day in 1758, the first American Indian reservation is established, at Indian Mills, New Jersey.
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