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THE MORNING LINE Heartening news on the Landmarks Preservation issue we wrote about last week. The LPC has agreed to pause and reflect on the criticism they received. Here's the statement (PDF).

music Detroit's Jeecy and the Jungle, Gerald Collins (GC…) and his band, will remind you of James Brown, for about a second, before you realize you're in the presence of a turbo-charged soul/punk/rock uniquity. Experience the band for yourself when they raise the Rockwood roof at midnight on December 18. Watch them perform Jerk Me Around here.

yMusic is a group of NYC instrumentalists who perform enthralling, expansive, genre-straddling chamber music. Their new album, Balance Problems, includes new works by Nico Muhly and Sufjan Stevens. They have upcoming shows on December 14 and 15. yMusic answers its own question neatly. So much talent, put to such good use! [Photo: Bob Rosenbaum]

movie Kathryn Bigelow's Last Days of Ivory is a three-minute animated film—utterly devastating—about the ivory trade, how it is funding terrorism and destroying the elephant population that remains in the wild.

book Charles Phan, of San Fran's beloved restaurant The Slanted Door, has a new cookbook out called The Slanted Door: Modern Vietnamese Food—it's beautifully done and the recipes are accessible.

shopping Artist Glenn Ligon allowed accessories brand MZ Wallace to use part of his work Untitled (I Am Somebody) for a limited-run tote that sells for $225. All proceeds go to educational programs at The Studio Museum in Harlem.

The ARChive of Contemporary Music is having their record and CD sale (over 30,000 items) at 54 White [Church/Bway] from December 13-21, 11-6 daily.

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