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Morning Brief: December 5

Morning Brief: December 5
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Subway Musicians: They're better than you think.

You might love them, or you might hate them. But there's no doubt that occasionally you'll come across a subway performer in the station or the train who's really quite talented. And tonight, you can get a chance to actually listen to them perform live. And since you won't be anxiously looking down the tracks for that train to finally get here, you might even get to relax and enjoy the music. 

NEED TO KNOW

Putin Blames Ukraine Troubles on US  [Wall Street Journal]

Justice Department Report Says Cleveland Police Use of Force Excessive  [USA Today]  

Mayor de Blasio Performing Balancing Act Between Protestors, Police  [New York Times]

Eric Garner Protests Continue for Second Night  [NY Daily News]

Kosciuszko Bridge Rebuild Set to Cause Traffic Jams  [NY Daily News

SPORTS

Yesterday

The Knicks lost to the Cavaliers, 90-87

The Islanders beat Ottawa, 2-1

The Devils beat Toronto, 5-3

Tonight

The Knicks play Charlotte at 7

The Nets play Atlanta at 7:30

WEATHER

Should be mostly cloudy, with highs around 45 degrees. And tonight, expect plenty of rain, and lows around 43. [Full Report

ON STAGE TONIGHT 

TONIGHT

James Taylor And His All-Star Band @ Madison Square Garden

The David Bromberg Quintet @ the Space at Westbury

Foo Fighters @ Irving Plaza

“The Daptone Super Soul Review” featuring Sharon Jones And The Dap Kings and Charles Bradley And His Extraordinaires plus Antibalas, The Menahan Street Band, The Como Mamas and Saun And Starr @ the Apollo Theater

From Good Homes @ the State Theatre

Jose Feliciano “Holiday Feliz Navidad Show” @ the B.B. King Blues Club and Grill

Peter Yarrow (with Honor Finnegan) @ Outpost in the Burbs

Tune-Yards with Cibo Matto (and Beep!) @ the Music Hall of Williamsburg (Tonight, tomorrow and Sunday)

The Pat Metheny Unity Group featuring Pat Metheny, Chris Potter, Ben Williams, Antonio Sanchez and Giulio Carmassi @ the Blue Note (Tonight, tomorrow and Sunday)

TOMORROW 

Lucius with Bahamas (and Elaphant) @ Terminal 5

Michael McDonald “This Christmas, An Evening Of Holiday And Hits” @ the Capitol Theatre

Marshall Crenshaw And His Band (with Chrissi Poland) @ Mexicali Live

Southside Johnny And The Asbury Jukes @ the Space at Westbury

Melanie @ the Fairfield Theatre Company’s StageOne

Cyndi Lauper And Friends including Patty Griffin, Natalie Maines, Rob Thomas, Sufjan Stevens and many more “Home For The Holidays” @ the Beacon Theatre

“The Daptone Super Soul Review” featuring Sharon Jones And The Dap Kings and Charles Bradley And His Extraordinaires plus The Budos Band, Naomi Shelton And The Gospel Queens, The Sugarman 3 and Saun And Starr @ the Apollo Theater

Bill Kirchen’s Honky Tonk Holiday Show @ Joe’s Pub

Peter Mulvey @ the Turning Point

The Jen Chapin Trio @ the Loft at the Union County Performing Arts Center at Rahway

The Popa Chubby Band @ the Towne Crier Café

The Andy Statman Trio featuring Jim Whitney And Larry Eagle (with David Goldman) @ the Irvington Town Hall Theater

SUNDAY

Dar Williams (with Mouths Of Babes) “The Honesty Room 20th Anniversary Tour” @ the Sanctuary Concerts

Ellis Paul (with Chris Trapper) @ the University Café at Stony Brook University

Over The Rhine with Dom Flemons @ the Highline Ballroom

Sloan Wainwright And Friends featuring The Sloan Wainwright Band with Cosy Sheridan, Peter Stampfel And The Ether Frolic Mob and more @ City Winery

The Chapin Sisters @ the Turning Point

Brother Sun (with The Cupcakes) @ the Towne Crier Café

TODAY IN HISTORY

Today in 1933, Prohibition officially ends in the United States.