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Morning Brief: October 2

by Jeff Coltin
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Phoenix playing live

AnotherChrisSullivan, flickr

Phoenix in Brooklyn

Did you know Brooklyn alone has more than 1 million more residents than Phoenix, Arizona?  French dance rock foursome Phoenix (the band) will defend the right of Phoenixes everywhere tonight at the Barclays Center. They visited WFUV in spring and talked words and music with Rita Houston.

WEATHER
Warm trend continues. It’ll be sunny all day with a high of 84. [Full forecast]

NEED TO KNOW
City Councilwoman Letitia James won NYC’s Democratic runoff election for Public Advocate.  Since there’s no Republican running in November, James has all but secured the number 2 spot in City government and will be the first Black woman to hold a citywide office [NY Times].

The federal government went into partial shutdown yesterday, closing the Statue of Liberty and forcing tourists to find somewhere else to go [Daily Beast].

The Empire State Building goes public, raising nearly $1 billion in its IPO [NY Times].

ON STAGE TONIGHT
Phoenix with the Vaccines @ Barclays Center

WFUV PRESENTS: Buddy Guy @ Tarrytown Music Hall

WFUV PRESENTS: Richard Thompson with Teddy Thompson @ the Ridgefield Playhouse

Fountains of Wayne and Soul Asylum with Evan Dando @ the Capitol Theatre

The Flaming Lips and Tame Impala with the Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger @ Terminal Five

Mary Gauthier @ Hill Country

Ben Sollee (with River Whyless) @ City Winery

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (with Arc Iris) @ the Bowery Ballroom

SPORTS
No local action tonight.  But the Rangers, Islanders, and Devils all start the season this week!

TODAY'S HISTORY
1950: The comic Peanuts by Charles Schulz is first published.

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