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Morning Brief: August 1

Morning Brief: August 1
What you need to know for August 1!


Today, scattered thunderstorms are expected to roll in during the afternoon, high of 81, and tonight, more showers with a low of 71. [Full Forecast]

Need to Know

A 72-hour cease fire was announced in Gaza. [New York Times]

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio participated in a round table discussion with Reverend Al Sharpton and Police Commissioner William Bratton. [WFUV News]

Governor Chris Christie called on lawmakers to change New Jersey's bail system. [CBS News]


The New York Mets host the San Francisco Giants at 7:05.

The New York Yankees square off against the Red Sox in Boston at 7:10.

On Stage Tonight

Friday, August 1

“A Tribute To Johnny Winter” featuring The Edgar Winter Band, Vanilla Fudge, Peter Rivera of Rare Earth and Savoy Brown’s Kim Simmonds @ the NYCB Theatre at Westbury
Leon Russell (with Chris Raabe) @ the Towne Crier Café
Dickey Betts And Great Southern with Pat Travers @ the State Theatre
Aaron Neville Duo @ City Winery
Marc Cohn @ the YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
Big Head Todd And The Monsters with Ryan Montbleau @ the Space at Westbury
Ziggy Marley @ Irving Plaza
Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden @ Jones Beach Theater
Micky Dolenz (with The Characters) @ the Ridgefield Playhouse
Sonny Landreth @ Iridium (Tonight and tomorrow)
“Gathering Of The Vibes” @ Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Connecticut Continues all weekend!
WFUV PRESENTS: “Falcon Ridge Folk Festival” Taking place all weekend!
Saturday, August 2
Dr. John And The Night Trippers and Hurray For The Riff Raff @ SummerStage in Central Park
Dick Dale (with Screamin’ Rebel Angels) @ Brooklyn Bowl
Buckwheat Zydeco @ the YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
Robert Hunter @ City Winery
The Baseball Project with The Minus 5 @ Rough Trade NYC
The Debbie Davies Band and The Chris Cain Band @ the Towne Crier Café
Ed Kowalczyk @ the Paramount
Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden (with The Dillinger Escape Plan) @ the PNC Bank Arts Center
Sunday, August 3
Boz Scaggs @ the NYCB Theatre at Westbury
Richard Shindell @ the Towne Crier Café
James Maddock @ Rockwood Music Hall
Jefferson Starship featuring Paul Kantner, David Freiberg, Jude Gold, Donny Baldwin, Chris Smith, Cathy Richardson, Darby Gould and 
Slick Aguilar @ the B.B. King Blues Club and Grill
Today in History
In 1981, MTV begins broadcasting in the United States, and airs its first music video - "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles.