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Morning Brief: January 16

Morning Brief: January 16
Hudson Valley Celebrates Oscar Noms

This year’s Oscar nominations are out, which means a lot of complaints from fans of the Lego Movie, which got snubbed for Best Animated Feature, Interstellar, which garnered no big nominations, and diversity in Hollywood, as not a single actor of color got an acting nomination. The Lower Hudson Valley had something to celebrate though, as proudly shares area residents getting Oscar noms including Bill Murray and Foxcatcher director Bennett Miller


Kerry in Paris to Give “Big Hug” to France [Voice of America].

Oklahoma Executes First Inmate Since Slipshod Injection in April [NY Times]

Coming to the Met’s Rooftop: a Pierre Huyghe Installation [NY Times]

NYC Adds Thousands of Hotel Rooms for Gotham-wide Guest Surge [NY Post]

NYC On Track to Reach Affordable Housing Goal, Says Mayor [WFUV News]


Knicks lost to Milwaukee 95-79 in London

Rangers got blanked by Boston, 3-0


Nets @ Washington, 7PM

Rangers @ Columbus, 7PM

Islanders v. Pittsburgh, 7PM

Devils @ Anaheim, 10PM


Warmer! Bit windy 39/16, with wind chills as low as 15 during the day and 5 at night [full forecast].


• TONIGHT (Friday the 16th):

·      Marshall Crenshaw @ the YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts

·      Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam @ the Tarrytown Music Hall

·      The Psychedelic Furs (with Marc VonEm) @ the South Orange Performing Arts Center

·      Joan Osborne @ the Landmark on Main Street

·      Jackie Greene @ City Winery

·      Keller Williams And More Than A Little (with That 1 Guy) @ Irving Plaza

·      Howie Day (with Shane Piasecki) @ Outpost in the Burbs

·      Jon Pousette-Dart (with Muddy Roues) @ the Turning Point

·      Joe Crookston And The BlueBird Jubilee with The Kennedys @ the Towne Crier Cafe

·      Umphrey’s McGee with Joshua Redman @ the Beacon Theatre (tonight and tomorrow)

·      Bill Frisell “When You Wish Upon A Star” @ Jazz at Lincoln Center (tonight and tomorrow)

·      Ramsey Lewis “In Crowd 50th Anniversary” @ the Blue Note (tonight, tomorrow and Sunday)

·      WFUV PRESENTS: Dr. Dog @ the Bowery Ballroom

Saturday the 17th:

·      The Psychedelic Furs (with Royston Langdon) @ the Tarrytown Music Hall

·      WFUV PRESENTS: Josh Ritter @ Landmark on Main Street

·      WFUV PRESENTS: Dr. Dog the Bowery Ballroom

Sunday the 18th:

·      Umphrey’s McGee with Joshua Redman @ the Paramount

·      Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven @ the B.B. King Blues Club and Grill

·      The Psychedelic Furs (with Royston Langdon) @ the Music Hall of Williamsburg


On this day in 1964, Hello, Dolly! starring Carol Channing opened on Broadway, beginning a run of 2,844 performances.

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