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Morning Brief: December 9th

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President Elect Donald Trump will be credited as an Executive Producer on the new upcoming season of the Celebrity Apprentice, which will be hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Critics are worried that this could be another business venture for the President Elect that could potentially be a conflict of interest.   [NY Times]



Iran Races to Clinch Oil Deals Before Donald Trump Takes Office [NY Times]

Defense Secretary Carter makes surprise visit to Afghanistan [Fox News]

City lawmaker claims increased traffic, Trump Tower security hurting local businesses [Daily News]

City Designates Citicorp Center, Saint Peter's Church as Landmarks [DNA Info]

BlackRock Reaches a Deal for a Move to Hudson Yards [NY Times]


WEATHER: Sunny today, with a high of 40 degrees



  • Parquet Courts @ The Wonder Bar

  • Steve Gunn @ The Bell House

  • Nellie McKay @ Towne Crier Café

  • Twin Peaks w/ together PANGEA & Golden Daze @ Webster Hall

  • Anders Osborne w/ Cris Jacobs @ Brooklyn Bowl

  • Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams @ The Saint ??

  • Blood, Sweat, & Tears @ State Theatre New Jersey ??

  • Tom Rush @ Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts ??

  • The Weepies @ HighLine Ballroom ??

  • Thievery Corporation @ Terminal 5 ??

  • Chick Corea @ Blue Note New York ??

  • WFUV Presents: Christmas with the Celts @ Ridgefield Playhouse

  • WFUV Presents: The Mavericks @ Tilles Center for the Performing Arts

  • WFUV Presents: Bon Iver @ The Capitol Theater


TODAY IN HISTORY: On this day in 1992, 1,800 United States Marines arrive in Mogadishu, Somalia, to spearhead a multinational force aimed at restoring order in the conflict-ridden country.


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