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Morning Brief: September 26

Morning Brief: September 26
Groundhog Slay

Word has just gotten out that the famed Staten Island Chuck has died. Or rather, ONE Staten Island Chuck. Apparently the groundhog whose job it is to predict how much longer winter will last every February 2nd is actually a collection of groundhogs.

Anyhow, news got out today that the groundhog died a week after last February’s ceremony. At that ceremony, Mayor De Blasio dropped the groundhog, an event which some people are blaming for the death. The SI Zoo denies a connection, but it smells like a cover up…


Militant in Beheading Videos has been Identified, F.B.I. Chief Says [NY Times].

U.S. Attorney General Holder to Step Down, Successor Faces Array of Challenges [Reuters].

Derek Jeter, in a Fitting Farewell, Drives In Winning Run Local [NY Times].

Officials Ride NYC Subway After Terror Report [Poughkeepsie Journal via AP].

9/11 Illness Kills 3 Retired Firefights in 1 Day [WFUVNews via AP].


The Yankees topped Baltimore 6-5 with a walk-off single by Derek Jeter in his last game ever at Yankee Stadium. They take on the Red Sox in Boston tonight at 7.

The Mets fell to Washington 3-0. They host the Astros tonight at 7.

Giants topped Washington 45-14.


Drying out after the rain, mostly sunny skies, high of 76, low of 61 [full forecast].


TONIGHT (Friday the 26th):

·       The Bruce Hornsby Duo @ Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center

·       Tedeschi Trucks Band with Shakey Graves @ the Beacon Theatre

·       Moe. @ the Space at Westbury

·       The Boomtown Rats (with The Stunning and Mundy) @ Terminal 5

·       Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze (with Jefferson Gizzard) @ City Winery

·       Tennis (with Pure Bathing Culture) @ Webster Hall in the Grand Ballroom

·       Charles Bradley (with Ratking) @ the Garage

·       Rusty Young of Poco with Craig Fuller of Pure Prairie League and Little Feat @ the YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts

·       The Remains @ Fairfield Theatre Company’s StageOne

·       Caetano Veloso @ the Brooklyn Academy of Music

·       WFUV PRESENTS: Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle @ the Capitol Theatre

·       WFUV PRESENTS: Broken Bells with Hamilton Leithauser @ Rumsey Playfield

·       WFUV PRESENTS: Sean Rowe (with Angel Snow) @ Rockwood Music Hall

TOMORROW (Saturday the 27th):

·       Tedeschi Trucks Band (with Pedrito Martinez Group) @ the Beacon Theatre

·       Jackie Greene (with Lauren Shera) @ City Winery

·       James Maddock @ the Cutting Room

·       Asia John Wetton, Carl Palmer, Geoff Downes and Sam Coulson @ the Bergen PAC

·       Moe. @ the Klein Memorial Auditorium

·       Trixie Whitley (with Steve Salett [The Poison Tree]) @ Rockwood Music Hall

·       Wishbone Ash @ the Towne Crier Cafe

·       Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters (with Olivia Chaney) @ Brooklyn Academy of Music

·       WFUV PRESENTS: Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle @ the Space at Westbury

·       WFUV PRESENTS: Willie Nile @ the YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts

·      WFUV PRESENTS: Julian Lage And Chris Eldridge and Front Country @ Madison Square Park

SUNDAY (the 28th):

·       BoDeans (with Honor By August) @ the B.B. King Blues Club and Grill

·       Imelda May (with The Bellfuries at the Paramount) @ Rough Trade NYC and the Paramount

·       Man Man with Saint Rich @ Le Poisson Rouge

·       Karan Casey with Garnet Rogers @ the Towne Crier Cafe

·       WFUV PRESENTS: Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle @ the State Theatre


On this day in 1969, the last recorded album by The Beatles, Abbey Road, is released.

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