Guitarmy" (a subset of the OWS Music Working group) marched over the Brooklyn Bridge about 5:30 p.m. Thursday en route to Barclays Center, where they and other groups planned a candlelight vigil and overnighter leading to a Jay-Z teach-in tonight.
Millionaire rapper Jay-Z -- part-owner of the Nets -- will be putting on a show at the arena tonight, the first official performance at Barclays. (Expect massive traffic jams, warns "Gridlock Sam.")
Brownstoner has the schedule; Atlantic Yards Report has links to more schedule.)
NY Times that OWS’s actions are “un-American.”
"Jay-Z 'supported' Occupy earlier in its first, highly media-friendly moments through his entrepreneurial selling of 'Occupy All Streets' t-shirts, although he refused to donate any of the profits of his sales to support the activists and received wide-spread negative publicity for his crass appropriation of the movement’s language.
"Now Jay is rolling with even more powerful and popular friends, namely the LIBOR-scandal leading bankers at Barclays, who put their name on the controversial Brooklyn arena where Jay’s basketball team will play and where he will play eight nights to inaugurate the venue."
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