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Morning Brief: October 31

Morning Brief: October 31
Trick-or-Treat! It's Halloween!

Halloween gives everyone an excuse to enjoy some delicious candy and dress up in fun costumes. While New York City may not offer some of the traditional trick-or-treating that suburbs do, there are still great places to go to take the kids for candy. [AM NY]


Today, partly cloudy with a high of 58, and tonight, cloudy with a chance of rain late, low of 49. [Full Forecast]

Need to Know

Burkina Faso may announce emergency measures after violent protests. [BBC News]

Maine is in a standoff with nurse over Ebola safeguards. [Yahoo!]

New York offers protections for medical workers joining Ebola fight. [New York Times]

The race is on as runners compete in the New York City Marathon this Sunday. [NY Daily News]

The Obamas head to Connecticut as tight governor's race nears close. [NPR]

Music Minute

TONIGHT (Friday the 31st):

  • Todd Rundgren @ the NYCB Theatre at Westbury
  • Primus And The Chocolate Factory @ the Beacon Theatre
  • The Tubes @ the Bergen Performing Arts Center
  • Los Straitjackets featuring Deke Dickerson and The Fleshtones (with DJ Toddophonic Todd) @ the Bell House
  • Lettuce and Soulive (with Branx) @ Terminal 5
  • The Battlefield Band @ the Towne Crier Cafe
  • The Infamous Stringdusters @ the Highline Ballroom
  • The Damned (with Tsol and The Briefs) @ Irving Plaza
  • Phil Lesh And Friends @ the Capitol Theatre (Tonight and tomorrow)
  • Meat Puppets and Cass McCombs @ Rough Trade NYC (Tonight and tomorrow)
  • WFUV PRESENTS: The Mavericks (with Maricahi Oro De Mexico) @ the Tarrytown Music Hall (Tonight and tomorrow)

TOMORROW (Saturday the 1st):

  • Primus And The Chocolate Factory @ State Theatre
  • The Steve Forbert Band with Kami Lyle @ the Towne Crier Café
  • The Kennedys @ the Folk Music Society of Huntington
  • The Fab Faux @ the Klein Memorial Auditorium
  • The Dean Ween Group (with The Jack Grace Band) @ Brooklyn Bowl
  • Duke Robillard (Band) @ the Turning Point
  • Creedence Clearwater Revisited (with The Doug Wahlberg Band) @ the Ridgefield Playhouse
  • Johnny A @ SubCulture
  • Jay Black “Jay Black’s 76th Birthday Party” (with Jeff Norris) @ the Bergen Performing Arts Center
  • David Bazan And Passenger String Quartet (with David Dondero) @ the Bowery Ballroom
  • WFUV PRESENTS: Bobby McFerrin @ the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (Walt Whitman Theatre)
  • WFUV PRESENTS: “Rock ‘N’ Roll Never Forgets” with Dennis Elsas @ the Montclair Art Museum

SUNDAY (the 2nd):

  • Justin Hayward The Voice of the Moody Blues with Mike Dawes @ the Tarrytown Music Hall
  • Todd Rundgren @ the B.B. King Blues Club and Grill
  • Bruce Hornsby @ the Ridgefield Playhouse
  • Steve Forbert with Kami Lyle @ City Winery
  • Jay Black “Jay Black’s 76th Birthday Celebration Concert” @ the NYCB Theatre at Westbury
  • Tommy Castro And The Painkillers @ the Towne Crier Cafe

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