Morning Brief: October 22

by Jeff Coltin
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Stage Lights

Ruthanne Reid, flickr

Candidates to debate under the TV lights.

134 years ago today, famous New Jerseyan Thomas Edison tested the first practical light bulb. Tonight, New York City’s two mayoral candidates will be duking it out under the bright lights in their second debate.

Latest polls show Bill de Blasio maintaining a huge lead over Joe Lhota. With the election two weeks away, this debate may be one of the last chances Lhota gets to convince voters to come to his side.

WEATHER
Mostly sunny skies, high of 64.  Clouds coming in late could bring showers. [Full forecast]

NEED TO KNOW
Governor Christie dropped his appeal of the State Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling, meaning same-sex marriages will go on in New Jersey [NY Times].

A Nevada school shooting left one teacher dead, as well as the student gunman [CNN].

President Obama admitted to the failings of the new online health insurance marketplace [NY Times].

Apple’s expected to reveal some new gadgets at an event.  Just what is a secret [IGN].

SPORTS

The Giants earned their first win of the season last night, beating the Vikings 23-7.

Tonight, Islanders host the Canucks at 7

Devils play in Columbus at 7

ON STAGE TONIGHT

Franz Ferdinand @ Hammerstein Ballroom

Fiona Apple & Blake Mills: Anything We Want @ Beacon Theatre

B.B. King @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

The Black Crowes (Acoustic) @ The Capitol Theater

Noah and the Whale @ Irving Plaza

Cold War Kids @ Terminal 5

Chris Thile @ Carnegie Hall

Diego Garcia @ Highline Ballroom

Foxygen @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

TODAY'S HISTORY
On this day in 1883, the Metropolitan Opera House opened on 39th St. and Broadway in New York City with a performance of Gounod's Faust.  The Metropolitan Opera moved to its home at Lincoln Center in 1966 and the old Opera House was demolished.

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