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Morning Brief: February 7th

by Kris Venezia
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]


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]


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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