Thursday morning briefing: Brunch, classical stuff and emancipation

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing.

Sunday music

There’s a Rick Hughes and Friends concert from noon-2 p.m. for Sunday brunch at Mark’s Restaurant in Portales.

It’s free and open to the public.

Information: 359-0857.

Classical stuff

Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is hosting a solo performance by guest pianist William Westney at 7 p.m. on Sept. 30 in Buchanan Hall.

The event is free and open to the public.

A major section of the program is devoted to the fiery and mystical Russian composer Alexander Scriabin, including several preludes and his “Sonata No. 5.”

Quirky quote of the day

“ I never said most of the things I said.” — Yogi Berra

Kitchen tip

To restore color and shine to an aluminum pan, boil some apple peels in it for a few minutes, then rinse and dry.

Today in history

On this day in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issues a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which sets a date for the freedom of more than 3 million black slaves in the U.S. and recasts the Civil War as a fight against slavery.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lincoln-issues-emancipation-proclamation

Weather

Today — Isolated showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 71. East wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Tonight — Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west.