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Morning Brief: February 20

Morning Brief: February 20
New York City braces for the cold.


Today has the potential to be the coldest day of the year for New York City. The morning will be chilly, with temperatures in the early hours in the single digits. Then, it should warm up with sunny skies and a high of 22. Tonight, mostly clear with a low of 11. [Full Forecast]

Need to Know

The United Kingdom intercepted a Russian aircraft near British airspace. [CNN]

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he is focused on the state. [ABC News]

New York City suing UPS over untaxed cigarettes. [NY Post]

Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr. delivers state of the borough address. [WFUV News]

Plainclothes officers are targeting shoplifters in southern Manhattan. [DNA Info]


The New York Knicks host the Miami Heat at 7:30.

The Brooklyn Nets are on the road to face the Los Angeles Lakers at 10:30.

The New Jersey Devils host the Vancouver Canucks at 7.

The New York Rangers travel to Buffalo and face the Sabres at 7.

On Stage Tonight

TONIGHT (Friday the 20th):

 Leo Kottke @ the Towne Crier Café
 The Mavericks @ Town Hall
 Big Head Todd And The Monsters with Reid Genauer @ the Capitol Theatre
 Ms. Lauryn Hill @ Highline Ballroom
 Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlasela @ the South Orange Performing Arts Center
 Popa Chubby (with Balkun Brothers) @ Fairfield Theatre Company’s StageOne
 Leon Russell (with Riley Etheridge Jr.) @ City Winery (Tonight and tomorrow)
 Buster Poindexter @ Café Carlyle (Tonight and tomorrow)
 The Chris Robinson Brotherhood @ the Gramercy Theatre (Tonight and tomorrow)
 Railroad Earth @ Brooklyn Bowl (Tonight and tomorrow)
 Kermit Ruffins And The BBQ Swingers @ the Blue Note (Tonight, tomorrow and Sunday)
TOMORROW (Saturday the 21st):
 Leo Kottke @ the YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
 Willie Nile And His Band (with Jefferson Grizzard) @ Mexicali Live
 Elle King @ Rough Trade NYC
 JJ Grey And Mofro with Marc Broussard and The London Souls @ Terminal 5
 The James Maddock Trio featuring Oli Rockberger and Aaron Comess of Spin Doctors (with Michaela McClain) @ the Acoustic Café at Our Lady of Mercy Academy
 Chris Barron of Spin Doctors @ Rockwood Music Hall
 Glen Burtnik And Friends with The Weeklings @ the State Theatre
 Tab Benoit with Slam Allen @ Le Poisson Rouge
 Martha Reeves And The Vandellas @ the B.B. King Blues Club and Grill
SUNDAY (the 22nd):
 Leo Kottke @ the South Orange Performing Arts Center
 They Might Be Giants (with Jonathan Coulton) @ the Music Hall of Williamsburg
 Jason Mraz And Raining Jane @ Prudential Hall at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center
 Harry Connick Jr. @ the State Theatre
 Catherine Russell @ Nico Kitchen and Bar at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center
 Jeffrey Foucault @ SubCulture
Today in History
In 1872, the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens in New York City.