November 2, 2018: 'Broad City' Star's Political Event Canceled After Anti-Semitic Graffiti Found in Venue, How Spotify Honored Deceased Mexican Musicians for Day of the Dead, Boston Red Sox Undecided on White House Visit

By Ian Zelaya November 2, 2018, 10:53 AM EDT

1. 'BROAD CITY' STAR'S POLITICAL EVENT CANCELED AFTER ANTI-SEMITIC GRAFFITI FOUND IN VENUE: A political event hosted by Broad City co-creator and star Ilana Glazer was canceled on Thursday, after a vandal wrote “Kill all Jews” inside the Brooklyn synagogue venue. New York Post: “The NYPD said 'anti-Semitic messages' were discovered on the stairwell of Union Temple in Brooklyn Heights around 8 p.m. Thursday. At about 8:30, Glazer came out of the venue to tell the crowds that the 8 p.m. event, in which she was scheduled to interview journalist Amy Goodman and New York state Senate candidates Andrew Gounardes and Jim Gaughran, was canceled because of the graffiti. 'She didn’t feel comfortable ushering 200 people into the enclosed space; potential sitting ducks,' an attendee named Kathryn Gonzalez posted on Facebook. A custodian told The Post that hateful slurs were found on the second and fifth floor and that the anti-Semitic vandal had scrawled 'Kill all Jews' on a door. ... The event was part of Glazer’s The Generator Series, in which she interviews activists and politicians 'to see how they serve us—the people,' according to the description. 'I hope it doesn’t have a chilling effect on people going to vote,' Gounardes told The Post. 'We can’t afford to stand in the silence or be scared or intimidated.'"

2. HOW SPOTIFY HONORED DECEASED MEXICAN MUSICIANS FOR DAY OF THE DEAD: Spotify recently celebrated Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), which ends tonight, by honoring deceased Mexican musicians with glow-in-the-dark billboards and a festival in Los Angeles’ Hollywood Cemetery. Adweek: “For the campaign, which was designed to celebrate iconic Mexican musicians who have passed, the brand created a Latin music hub on its platform and a Día de los Muertos playlist featuring Mexican and Mexican-American artists. It also held an activation at the 19th annual Día de los Muertos Festival for fans [who] could come celebrate and remember singer, songwriter, and actress Jenni Rivera. Spotify worked with Mexican artist Ricardo Soltero to create an ornate bridge, covered in 100,000 Aztec marigolds, that led to an altar (or ofrenda) decorated with sugar skulls, candles, butterflies, images of Rivera, and the names of some of her most-streamed tracks on Spotify. Outside of the colorful event, Spotify also created glow-in-the-dark billboards that are currently running in Los Angeles and Houston. During the day, the billboards are just your standard out of home ads that read, ‘Let the music play on.’ As the sun goes down and the darkness starts to set in, blacklight technology kicks in as the billboards become glow-in-the-dark and the copy changes to read, ‘Let the music play on forever.’”

3. BOSTON RED SOX UNDECIDED ON WHITE HOUSE VISIT: The Boston Red Sox still haven't made a decision on whether they'll visit President Trump at the White House after winning the World Series, according to the team's president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski and manager Alex Cora. “Dombrowski was asked Thursday if the team had been invited to the White House, and if a decision had been made whether to go. 'Not to my knowledge,' said Dombrowski. 'They would not call me directly on that one though. There’s people above me that would receive that phone call.’ Cora was later asked the same question. 'I’ve been using this platform the right way the whole time. We’ll talk about it as an organization, and whatever we decide is going to be respected,' said Cora, who is a native of Puerto Rico. 'If we decide to go, I will use my platform the right way. If you start looking at this team. we’ve got guys from the United States, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, so I’ll use the platform the right way. Like I said before, I know the headlines don’t show it, I’ve said I respect the president of the United States. I know he helped our country, so whenever we have to make the decision we’ll make it, and it’s going to be respected.'”


LOS ANGELES:  AutoMobility L.A. and the Los Angeles Auto Show will take place November 26-29 and November 30-December 9, respectively, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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MIAMI/SOUTH FLORIDA:  The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced that a record-breaking 16 million overnight visitors went to Miami from September 2017 to August 2018. 

NEW ORLEANS:  The eighth annual Boudin, Bourbon and Beer event, held by the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, will take place November 9 at Champions Square. 

NEW YORK:  The Moët Hennessy Holiday Personalization Studio launches today in Grand Central Terminal. The eight-week experience will invite consumers to customize products from the company’s brands, including Ardbeg, Glenmorangie, Veuve Clicquot, and Hennessy. 

Diana Ross, John Legend, Martina McBride, Pentatonix, Sugarland, Anika Noni Rose, and more will perform at the 92nd annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 22.

This year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will be headlined by Bebe Rexha, Halsey, the Chainsmokers, Rita Ora, Sean Mendes, and Kelsea Ballerini. The event will air December 2 on ABC. 

Lotte New York Palace has appointed Brent Howard director of the Towers. 

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SAN FRANCISCO:  The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco has debuted its “Fog Lifter” experience in its lobby. The Instagrammable installation features a replica of the Golden Gate Bridge that will be surrounded by manufactured fog. The bridge replica also doubles as a bar, serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks with dry ice. 

TORONTO:  The 10th annual Toronto Polish Film Festival will take place November 5-11 at multiple venues in Toronto and November 16-18 at Cine Starz Mississauga. 

St. Lawrence Market will host its annual Evening at the Market food and drink event on November 8. The event raises funds for Second Harvest Toronto.  

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With contributions from Claire Hoffman in Los Angeles and Beth Kormanik, Michele Laufik, and Ian Zelaya in New York.

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