Morning Brief: May 20
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Bob Dylan, President Obama, and a bunch of stupid pets—David Letterman’s done it all, and all of it is coming to an end tonight. The Late Show host is ending his 33 year-run to make way for Stephen Colbert, with his last show airing on CBS tonight at 11:35 New York time. The guests haven’t been announced for tonight’s show yet, but a whole red carpet full of stars are expected to pay homage to the late night legend.
NEED TO KNOW
U.N. Chief: North Korea Cancels Visit [CNN].
Takata Admits Airbag Defects; Recall Widens [NY Times].
Los Angeles Lifts its Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour [NY Times].
Activist Emma Sulkowicz Carries Mattress Across Stage At Columbia Graduation [HuffPost].
$50M Worth of Heroin Seized in NYC [Associated Press].
Mets lost to St. Louis, 10-2
Yankees fell to Washington 8-6
Rangers @ Tampa, Eastern Conference Finals Game 3 - 8:00
Yankees finish up a 2-game series in Washington, 7:05
Mets host St. Louis, 7:10
Goodbye haze, hello sun. A few clouds at night 67/51 [full forecast].
ON STAGE TONIGHT
• David Lindley @ Fairfield Theatre Company’s Stage One
• Buffy Sainte-Marie (with Samantha Crain) @ the Highline Ballroom
• Jason Isbell with Craig Finn featuring Joe Russo, Josh Kaufman and Jonathan Shaw @ the Capitol Theatre
• Primal Scream @ Irving Plaza
• Mariachi El Bronx @ Baby’s All Right
• WFUV PRESENTS: TV On The Radio (with Bo Ningen) @ the Kings Theatre
• WFUV PRESENTS: Courtney Barnett (with Chastity Belt and Darren Hanlon) @ the Bowery Ballroom
TODAY IN HISTORY
On this day in 1873, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis received a U.S. patent for blue jeans with copper rivets.
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