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Morning Brief: October 21

Morning Brief: October 21
NYC and beyond mourns a star designer.

Famed fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has passed away at 82 after a long battle with cancer. Much can and would be said about where he went with fashion, but it should also be noted where he came from. De la Renta was from the Dominican Republic, and was probably the most prominent Dominican-American in this country for years—foreshadowing the growing influence of the islanders in NYC.


In War-Weary Donetsk, Ukraine, Lives are in Limbo [USA Today].

Oscar Pistorius to be Sentenced Tuesday for Killing his Girlfriend [CNN].

Protestors Decry Mets Opera’s “Death of Klinghoffer” as Anti-Semitic [Reuters].

New York State Set to Revamp Airports [WFUV News via AP].

City Debuts Subway Ads Encouraging New Yorkers to Do Volunteer Work [Daily News].


The Nets topped Philly 99-88 in a preseason matchup

Knicks fell to Milwaukee 120-107

Tonight: Game 1 of the World Series, San Francisco vs. Kansas City, 7:30

Devils host Rangers, 7

Islanders host Toronto, 7


Good chance of rain today, with wet conditions even more likely tonight. 69/53 [full forecast].


·       WFUV PRESENTS: FUV Live at CMJ 2014Happyness, Horse Thief, Elle King and Son Little @ Rockwood Music Hall & LIVE ON WFUV @ 5:00

·       The Allman Brothers Band @ the Beacon Theatre

·       Dan Bern (with John Isaac Watters) @ the Bell House

·       Buster Poindexter @ Café Carlyle

·       Marcia Ball and Matt Schofield @ the B.B. King Blues Club and Grill

·       James with Elle King @ Webster Hall

·        “Conflict Of Interest” featuring Cold War Kids and special guest (with Aurora, Chief Scout and a DJ set by The Big P.A.) @ Brooklyn Bowl

·       The Secret Sisters (with Jacob Tovar) @ City Winery

·       Alkaline Trio with Jenny Owen Youngs @ the Music Hall of Williamsburg

·       Oh Land (with Walking Shapes, Corbu, Sons Of An Illustrious Father) @ the Bowery Ballroom

·       Richard Marx @ Highline Ballroom


On this day in 1959, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opens to the public.

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