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Morning Brief: August 22

by Kris Venezia

Andrew Mace, Flickr

What you need to know for August 22!


Today, scattered thunderstorms continuing until the evening, high of 74, and tonight, cloudy with a low of 66. [Full Forecast]

Need to Know

US Ebola patients have been released, pose no public risk. [USA Today]

New York City bill requires reports on solitary confinement. [Reuters]

New York City gun offenders could face "public shaming." [WFUV News]

Computer glitch voids 17,000 red light tickets in New Jersey. [ABC News]


The New York Yankees host the Chicago White Sox at 7:05.

The New York Mets are in Los Angeles to face the Dodgers at 10:10.

On Stage This Weekend

TONIGHT (Friday the 22nd):
• Garland Jeffreys @ the Rubin Museum of Art
• Clairy Browne And The Bangin’ Rackettes (with SugarBad (formerly JuiceBox)) @ Le Poisson Rouge
• Guided By Voices (with Boogarins) @ the Paramount
• Selwyn Birchwood Band @ the Turning Point
• X @ City Winery (Tonight, tomorrow and Sunday.)
• Arcade Fire (with The Unicorns and Dan Deacon on all three shows AND Television on Sunday, too) @ Barclays Center (Tonight, tomorrow and Sunday. Sunday with Television on the bill as well!)
TOMORROW (Saturday the 23rd):
• Lyle Lovett And His Large Band @ the Beacon Theatre
• Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes (with Hollis Brown and Prophet Omega) @ Fairfield Theatre Company’s StageOne
• Danny Kalb of The Blues Project (with Piedmont Bluz Acoustic Duo) @ the Towne Crier Cafe
• The Strypes (with The Skins) @ the Music Hall of Williamsburg
• Blotto @ the Cutting Room
• Air Supply @ the B.B. King Blues Club and Grill
• “Afro Punk Fest” featuring Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings, Lianne LaHavas, Meshell Ndegeocello, Valerie June, Alice Smith, Cold Specks, Bad Brains featuring Dr. Know, Darryl Jenifer, Earl Hudson and guests, Fishbone and many more @ Commodore Barry Park (Saturday and Sunday.)
SUNDAY (the 24th):
• Deep Purple @ the Mayo Performing Arts Center

Today in History

In 1851, the first America's Cup is won by the yacht America



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