Morning Brief: February 7th

by Kris Venezia
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Olympic flag.

Flickr, SouthEastern Star

The 2014 Winter Olympics has kicked off in Russia.

The opening ceremonies are today, and Russia has spent billions of dollars preparing for the event. [ABC News]

Weather

Today, partly cloudy with a high of 30, and tomorrow, clear skies with a low of 14. [Full Forecast]

Need to Know

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has laid out plans to improve the state's education system. [NBC Connecticut]

The Cooper-Hewitt museum gets a $10 million upgrade. [Wall Street Journal]

Former Mets broadcaster Ralph Kiner has passed away. [NY Daily News]

Sports

The Brooklyn Nets are in Detroit at 7:30.

The New York Knicks host Denver at 7:30

The New Jersey Devils host Edminton at 7.

The New York Rangers skate in Pittsburgh at 7.

On Stage Tonight

• David Johansen @ the Turning Point

• Steve Earle with Greg Trooper @ the Norwalk Concert Hall
 
• Moe. with the Ringers (featuring Jimmy Herring, Wayne Krantz, Michael Landau, Gary Novak and Etienne Mbappe) and more (Scott Murawski and Reid Genauer) @ the Capitol Theatre
 
• Rachael Yamagata with Zach Djanikian @ City Winery
 
• Lord Huron (with Night Moves) @ Terminal Five
 
• San Fermin (with Son Lux) @ Bowery Ballroom
 
• Mission of Burma with Speed the Plough @ the Bell House
 
• Donna the Buffalo @ the Towne Crier Café
 
• Al Jardine and Friends (including Dusty Wright and Professor Louie) @ the Rubin Museum of Art
 
• The Losers Lounge tribute to Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground (tonight and tomorrow)
 
• Danny Seraphine’s CTA featuring Bill Champlin and Larry Braggs @ Iridium (tonight, tomorrow and Sunday)
 
• WFUV PRESENTS: Lake Street Dive @ Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall
 

Today in History

In 1962, the United States bans all Cuban imports and exports. 

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