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Morning Brief: October 25

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The creator of a Golden Girls-themed puppet show is being sued. Court documents alledge "That Golden Girls Show! A Puppet Parody" is nearly identical to another Golden Girls themed puppet show, called "Thank You For Being A Friend." That show enjoyed successful runs in both Australia and Toronto, and was written by Jonathan Rockafeller and Thomas Duncan-Watt. Rockafeller says he's the writer and creator of the new "That Golden Girls Show," but Duncan-Watt says the new show is amost exactly the same as the show he helped create. Rockafeller is calling the suit "an unfortunate attempt to smear the show." "That Golden Girls Show! A Puppet Parody" is currently being shown in Union Square's DR2 Theatre. [Gothamist]

NEED TO KNOW

1,600 Migrants Have Been Bused Out of Major Refugee Camp in Northern France [The Washington Post]

Obamacare Premiums to Increase Next Year [NY Times]

Republican Nominee Donald Trump Launches Nightly Facebook Live Broadcast [NY Daily News]

The Justice Department Has Replaced The Team of Lawyers on the Eric Garner Case [NY Times]

The MTA Is Preparing For The Return of the W Train [NY Daily News

SPORTS

Today: The New York Knicks take on the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight at 7:30pm. And the New Jersey Devils play the Arizona Coyotes at 7:00pm.

Yesterday: No local sports yesterday.

WEATHER

Mostly sunny today, but still chilly. The high should get up to 54. Tonight, a couple of clouds with a low of 38.

ON STAGE TONIGHT

  • Local Natives & Charlotte Day Wilson @ Terminal 5
  • Sia @ Barclay’s Center
  • A Conversation w/ Zola Jesus, Neko Case, & Miho Hatori @ National Sawdust
  • Jackie Greene Band @ Brooklyn Bowl
  • Nicole Atkins w/ Wolf! @ Le Poisson Rouge
  • Steely Dan @ Beacon Theatre
  • Eli Paperboy Reed & Friends Residency @ Threes Brewing
  • Henry Rollins @ Grammercy Theatre

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

On this day in 1881, artist Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga, Spain. Picasso held his first art exhibit when he was only 13 years old, and his total body of work contains over 50,000 paintings, drawings, engravings, sculptures, and ceramics. One of his most notable works is Guernica, which depicted the aftermath of a devastating attack by German warplanes on a town during the Spanish Civil War. Picasso died in 1973 at the age of 91. 

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