Morning Brief: December 27

by Jeff Coltin
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Kwanzaa Drums

Robert Couse-Baker, flickr

The holidays aren't over yet

Don’t forget Kwanzaa! The Apollo Theater is Harlem hosts its annual Kwanzaa celebration tonight featuring song, dance, and celebration of African American culture.

WEATHER
Nice and clear today. Sunny skies, high of 40. Low of 33 tonight [Full forecast].

NEED TO KNOW

Incoming NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer’s firing about 50 employees working under the outgoing Comptroller John Liu [Capital].

African leaders meet in South Sudan to discourage a civil war [USA Today].

Florida’s bound to pass New York in population this year or next—signalling worries for the future, especially in post-industrial Western New York [NY Times].

SPORTS

Rangers hit the ice in Washington at 7

Devils host Columbus, also at 7

ON STAGE TONIGHT

Patti Smith and Her Band @ The Space at Westbury

WFUV Presents: Valerie June @ Highline Ballroom

Prince @ Mohegan Sun Arena

TODAY'S HISTORY
On this day in 1927, the first truly American musical, Show Boat, opens at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Broadway.

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