Morning Brief: April 13
New Yorkers will now be able to read more of African American artist James Baldwin's writing. The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture has aquired some of Baldwin's manuscripts, drafts, and notes- most of which have never been seen by the general public. Some of the letters in the collection are from such famous figures as Nina Simone and Jaqueline Kennedy. Baldwin was recently the subject of the Academy Award nominated documentary "I Am Not Your Negro." [NY Times]
NEED TO KNOW
President Trump Changes Tone On NATO [NPR]
City Councilman Planning To Ask For President Trump's Tax Returns With New Bill [NY Daily News]
New York High Court Judge Found Dead In Hudson River [NY Times]
NY Lawmakers Want To Make It A Crime To Force Tenants Out Of Rent Regulated Apartments [WCBS 880]
"Charging Bull" Sculptor Demands "Fearless Girl" Statue Be Removed From Wall Street [NBC4]
Mostly sunny today, but temperatures will be a little milder than they were earlier this week. High of 61. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a low of 45.
Yesterday: The Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens, 2 to nothing. The Knicks beat the Philadelphia 76ers, 114 to 113. The Chicago Bulls beat the Nets, 112 to 73. The Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 8 to 4. And the Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 5 to 4.
Today: No local sports tonight.
ON STAGE TONIGHT
Aztec Two Step @ Fairfield Theatre Company
Dear America w/ Regina Spektor @ Webster Hall
New Order @ Radio City Music Hall
Kate Tempest @ Le Poisson Rouge
Biffy Clyro @ Irving Plaza
Floating Points @ Brooklyn Steel
The Motet @ Highline Ballroom
Jacques Greene @ Good Room
Xenia Rubinos @ The Bowery Ballroom
Little Hurricane @ Mercury Lounge
WFUV Presents: Benjamin Clementine @ Carnegie Hall
TODAY IN HISTORY
On this day in 1997, Tiger Woods won his first Masters Tournament. Woods won by a record breaking 12 strokes at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. It was the first time a person of African or Asian heritage won a major. Tiger Woods went on to win four more Masters at Augusta National, though injuries and scandals in his personal life have negatively impacted his reputation and performance in recent years.