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Morning Brief: August 8

Morning Brief: August 8
Cowabunga, dude!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the movie comes out today.  It’s the latest iteration of a thirty year-old franchise, but it’s also just the latest superhero movie filmed in New York City

The recent popularity of superhero movies has been good for the city’s film industry.  Tons of movies like The Amazing Spiderman 2 and The Avengers have been shot in the city.  Because what looks better on film than Gotham?


Another beautiful day to lead into the weekend, sunny, high of 82 [full forecast].


President Obama’s authorizing limited airstrikes on Iraq amidst a “humanitarian crisis” [NY Times].

New York’s covering thousands in legal fees defending the Moreland anti-corruption commission [WSJ].

The De Blasio children are working the rest of summer interning at City Hall [NY Times].


The Yankees blank Detroit 1-0 on strong pitching from Shane Greene yesterday afternoon.

The Mets fell to Washington 5-3 on a 13th inning Bryce Harper walk-off.


-Cleveland @ Yankees, 7:05

-Mets @ Phillies, 7:05

ON STAGE TONIGHT (and this weekend)

-TONIGHT (Friday the 8th):

-The Zombies featuring Colin Blunstone And Rod Argent (with Springtime Carnivore) @ the B.B. King Blues Club and Grill

-“Rock ‘N’ Blues Fest  A Tribute To Johnny Winter” featuring The Edgar Winter Band, Vanilla Fudge, Peter Rivera of Rare Earth and Savoy Brown’s Kim Simmons @ the Bergen Performing Arts Center

-Jackshit with Jackson Browne @ City Winery

-WFUV PRESENTS: Lincoln Center Out of Doors’ “Americanafest NYC” featuring Cassandra Wilson and The Campbell Brothers “A Sacred Steel Love Supreme” featuring visuals by Brock Monroe @ the Damrosch Park Bandshell

-WFUV PRESENTS: The Pat Metheny Unity Group and Bruce Hornsby @ the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s Prudential Hall

-TOMORROW (Saturday the 9th):

-“Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration featuring Warren Haynes” @ the PNC Bank Arts Center

-Modest Mouse and Brand New @ Forest Hills Stadium

-Three Dog Night (with The Way-Back Machine) @ the Ridgefield Playhouse

-WFUV PRESENTS: St. Vincent and San Fermin @ “Celebrate Brooklyn!” at the Prospect Park Bandshell

-WFUV PRESENTS: Lincoln Center Out of Doors’ “Americanafest NYC” featuring The Devil Makes Three, Old 97s and John Fullbright @ Hearst Plaza AND Rosanne Cash, The Lone Bellow and Buddy Miller And Jim Lauderdale @ the Damrosch Park Bandshell

-SUNDAY (the 10th):

-Allen Toussaint @ Joe’s Pub

-Kenny Loggins @ the NYCB Theatre at Westbury

-Three Dog Night @ City Winery

-WFUV PRESENTS: Lincoln Center Out of Doors’ “Americanafest NYC” featuring Charles Bradley And His Extraordinaires, St. Paul And The Broken Bones, Bobby Patterson and Music Maker Blues Revue featuring Dom Flemons, Beverly “Guitar” Watkins and Ironing Board Sam @ the Damrosch Park Bandshell


On this day in 1969, at a crosswalk, photographer Iain Macmillan takes the photo that becomes the cover of the Beatles album Abbey Road.


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