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Morning Brief: November 1st

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If you’re a fan of country music, you soon won’t have to travel all the way to Nashville to get your fix.  The Grand Ole Opry has announced it’s opening a new entertainment complex in Times Square, complete with a restaurant and performance space.  [DNA info]

 

NEED TO KNOW

 

Michel Aoun Rises to Lebanese Presidency, Ending Power Vacuum [NY Times]

Why your Facebook friends are checking in at Standing Rock [CNN]

The Ramones honored with renamed street outside their old Queens high school [Daily News]

Locals Petition Against Housing Homeless In Hotel Near Madison Square Park [Gothamist]

Stringer Faults Mayor de Blasio Again as 2017 Race Nears [NY Times]

 

SPORTS

 

Yesterday: The Bears beat the Vikings 20 to 10

Today: The Islanders face off on the ice against the Tampa Bay Lightning at 7:30pm

 

WEATHER: Partly cloudy today, with highs reaching 59 degrees.

 

ON STAGE TONIGHT:

·      Bad Suns @ Le Poisson Rouge  ??

·       Stand Up for Heroes ft. Artists Jerry Seinfeld & Jon Stewart and Comedians @ Theater at MSG ??

·       Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers w/ The National Reserve @ City Winery

·       Daughter @ Terminal 5

·       Primal Scream @ Irving Plaza

·       Ann Hampton Callaway @ Birdland

·       Pavo Pavo @ Rough Trade (Brooklyn)

·       Ted Leo @ Union Hall (Brooklyn)

Nona Hendryx & Mamafunk @ Joe’s Pub

 

TODAY IN HISTORY: 1982- Honda becomes the first Asian automobile company to produce cars in the United States with the opening of its factory in Marysville, Ohio.

 

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