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Morning Brief: January 17th

Morning Brief: January 17th
Bill de Blasio could learn a few things from past mayors.

Here's a list of some of the worst gaffes and blunders ever made by New York City mayors. [Timeout NY]


Today, partly cloudy with a high of 47, and tonight, cloudy with a low of 33. [Full Forecast]

Need to Know

Governor Chris Christie has hired an outside firm in bridge probe. [Reuters]

New York City traffic cameras will start issuing tickets to speeders. [CBS NY

Connecticut Democrats vow to grow more jobs in 2014. [West Hartford News]


The New York Knicks host the Los Angeles Clippers at 7.

On Stage This Weekend

TONIGHT (Friday the 17th):

·         Alejandro Escovedo @ City Winery

·         Roy Hargrove RH Factor @ Highline Ballroom

·         Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires (with the Jay Vons) @ Bowery Ballroom

·         Jen Chapin @ the Cutting Room

·         Popa Chubby (with the Mimi Nowak Project) @ Mexicali Live

·         .38 Special (with the Bourbon Stills Band) @ the Paramount

·         Umphrey’s McGee @ the Beacon Theatre (tonight and tomorrow)

·         Bill Frisell (with Buddy Miller and Carrie Rodriguez) @ the Allen Room at Lincoln Center (tonight and tomorrow)

·         WFUV PRESENTS: Greg Brown and Steve Forbert @ Tarrytown Music Hall

·         WFUV PRESENTS: Robert Earl Keen (with Andrea Davidson) @ Irving Plaza

TOMORROW (Saturday the 18th):

·         The Smithereens @ B.B. King Blues Club and Grill

·         Alejandro Escovedo and the Sensitive Boys @ City Winery

·         Martin Sexton (with Brothers McCann) @ Ridgefield Playhouse

·         The Four Tops and the Temptations @ NYCB Theatre at Westbury

·         Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires (with the Jay Vons) @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

·         Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams (with Frank Lombardi) @ Outpost in the Burbs

·         Joe Louis Walker Band @ Towne Crier Cafe

·         The Kennedys @ the Coffee with Conscience concert series

·         Big Bad Voodoo Daddy @ the Paramount

·         WFUV PRESENTS: Greg Brown and Steve Forbert @ South Orange Performing Arts Center

·         WFUV PRESENTS: Red Baraat @ Landmark on Main Street

·         WFUV PRESENTS: The Persuasions @ the Emelin Theatre

SUNDAY (the 19th):

·         Pixies @ the Capitol Theatre

·         Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven @ Highline Ballroom

·         Joe Ely @ the Turning Point

·         WFUV PRESENTS: Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt @ Tarrytown Music Hall

·         WFUV PRESENTS: Gipsy Kings @ the State Theatre

Today in History

In 1996, the Czech Republican applies for membership to the European Union. 

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