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Morning Brief: October 23

Morning Brief: October 23
Lighten up, it's Diwali!

Light a candle tonight for Diwali—it’s day 3 of the Hindu festival of light, the most important day. Want to know more? The Wall Street Journal put together a nice starter page. And in the Times’ “Motherlode” blog, an Indian-American shares a heartfelt essay on the growth of Diwali in the city.


After Shooting, Fear and Anxiety Take over Ottawa [NY Times].

New White House Fence Jumper; Apprehended Before Reaching Residence [Washington Post].

GOP Candidate Astorino Hits Andrew Cuomo Hard on State Economy, Handling of Moreland Commission at Debate [NY Daily News].

NYPD Beefing Up Security at Canadian, British Consulates as Precaution After Shootings [NBC New York].

NYC Calls on Albany for Expand Access to Special Schools [WFUV News].


Knicks top Washington 103-100(preseason)

Nets fall to Boston 100-86 in the (preseason)

Kansas City hit well, beating San Francisco 7-2 and tying the World Series at 1 game a piece.


Islanders play in Boston, 7


Chilly, and the rain will continue through tonight, 56/52 [full forecast].


- WFUV PRESENTS: Mary Chapin Carpenter with Tift Merritt @ the Tarrytown Music Hall

-Robert Randolph And The Family Band (with Guthrie Brown) @ the Fairfield Theatre Company’s StageOne

-Lloyd Cole @ City Winery

-Buster Poindexter @ Café Carlyle

-The Beach Boys @ the Mayo Performing Arts Center

-Renaissance @ the Ridgefield Playhouse

-George Benson @ the B.B. King Blues Club and Grill

-The Stanley Clarke Band @ Iridium

-Chip Taylor @ the Cutting Room

-The Kills (with Moon Duo, Nuns and Slothrust) @ the Bowery Ballroom

-Elle King @ Rockwood Music Hall

-Son Little @ Rockwood Music Hall

-Ryan Shaw @ Rockwood Music Hall

-Performing as part of various CMJ Music Marathon shows: Bear’s Den @ Glasslands, Wild Cub @ Warsaw, French Style Furs featuring members of Cold War Kids @ Fontana’s Bar, Ages And Ages @ Pianos, Happyness @ Rough Trade NYC, Kindness @ the Fader Fort at Converse Rubber Tracks and Trixie Whitley @ Mercury Lounge


On this day in 1915, Some 25,000-33,000 women march on Fifth Avenue in New York City to advocate their right to vote.

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