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Morning Brief: May 13

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Happy Friday the 13th! It's the only one we're getting this year. It's hard to pinpoint exactly where the superstition begin. One theory about why 13 is unlucky is because their were 13 people at Jesus' table for the last supper. Another has to do with Norse mythology, when 12 gods were meant to have dinner in Valhalla, but then a 13th member, Loki, crashed the party and killed another god. Combine that bad luck with other myths surrounding Friday being unlucky and we get the least lucky day of the year. So for the superstitious out there, be sure to try and keep that bad luck at bay when you're out and about.

NEED TO KNOW

Michael Temer, Brazil's Interim President, May Herald Shift to the Right [New York Times]

Obama Administration to Instruct Schools to Accommodate Transgender Students [Washington Post]

Dean Skelos Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Corruption [NY Daily News]

Widow of Man Killed in Tribeca Crane Collapse Suing the City for $600 Million [CBS New York]

20 More Gang Take Downs Planned for May and June NYPD Says [DNAinfo]

SPORTS

YESTERDAY

The Mets fell to the Dodges 5-0.

The Yankees beat the Royals 7-3.

WEEKEND

The Mets play the Rockies all weekend at 8:40, 8, and 4 today, Saturday and Sunday.

The Yankees take on the White Sox at 7 today and 1 Saturday and Sunday.

WEATHER

Steady rain this afternoon then letting up later tonight, 65/57 [Full Forecast]

ON STAGE TONIGHT

Friday 5/13

  •  WFUV Presents: The Tedeschi Trucks Band @ NJPAC
  •  Jon Brion @ City Winery
  •  Loudon Wainwright III & Iris DeMent @ Tarrytown Music Hall
  •  New Madrid @ Webster Hall
  •  Art Garfunkel @ Shubert Theater
  •  Rogue Wave @ The Bowery Ballroom
  •  Plants and Animals @ Rough Trade NYC
  •  The Echo Friendly @ Mercury Lounge
  •  Alejandro Escovedo @ The Warehouse at Fairfield Theatre
  •  Ryley Walker @ Market Hotel
  •  Rusted Root @ Bethel Woods
  •  Jose James @ Blue Note Jazz Club
  •  Kathy Mattea @ Towne Crier Cafe
  •  Orleans @ Daryl’s House

Saturday 5/14

  •  WFUV Presents: Iris DeMent @ Outpost In The Burbs, Montclair NJ
  •  Justin Hayward @ Sugar Loaf PAC
  •  Keb’ Mo’ @ The Capitol Theatre
  •  Dark Star Orchestra @ The Space at Westbury
  •  Yeasayer & Young Magic @ Irving Plaza
  •  Rogue Wave @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
  •  Horse Feathers @ Knitting Factory- Brooklyn
  •  Land of Talk @ Baby’s Alright
  •  Jackie Greene @ Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
  •  Erin McKeown @ Common Ground Coffeehouse
  •  Delbert McClinton @ B.B. King Blues and Grill
  •  Graham Nash @ The Town Hall
  •  Jose James @ Blue Note Jazz Club

Sunday 5/15

  •  Mac DeMarco & Elliott Vincent Jones @ Webster Hall
  •  Jose James @ Blue Note Jazz Club
  •  Billy Vera @ Iridium
  •  Paul Anka @ Count Basie Theatre –NJ
  •  Corners @ Berlin

TODAY IN HISTORY

On this day in 1846, President Polk declared war on Mexico.

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