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Morning Brief: July 18

by Jeff Coltin
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Presidential Ballot

Tal Atlas, flickr

So many parties, and not a single invitation

Governor Cuomo and Lt. Gov candidate Kathy Hochul have helped create a new ballot line: the Women's Equality Party.  They hope to run on that line and three others come November.  Just why does New York allow such things?  Our friends at WNYC looked into it last year.

WEATHER

Mostly sunny skies tomorrow and all weekend, with highs in the mid 80’s [full forecast].

NEED TO KNOW

A Malaysian Airlines plane was shot down over Ukraine, killing 295 on board [Reuters].

Israel has begun a ground offense into Gaza [NY Times].

The feared LIRR strike won’t be happening [NY Post].

SPORTS

Day 2 of the British Open is today.  Rory McIlroy leads after the first day with a 6-under 66.

Yankees host Cincinnati at 7:05

Mets play San Diego at 10:10

ON STAGE TONIGHT

-Procol Harum (with Nick Depuy) @ the Ridgefield Playhouse

-Gordon Lightfoot @ the Norwalk Concert Hall

-Matthew Sweet with Tommy Keene @ City Winery

-Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven @ the B.B. King Blues Club and Grill

-Gogol Bordello with Man Man @ the Space at Westbury

-The Marshall Tucker Band (with CB Radio) @ the Mayo Performing Arts Center

-Bebel Gilberto, Vinicius Cantuaria and Netsayi @ “Celebrate Brooklyn!” at the Prospect Park Bandshell

-Jimmy Thackery And The Drivers @ the Turning Point

-John McCutcheon @ Saint John’s Lutheran Church (in Manhattan)

-Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons @ the Capitol Theatre

-“Great South Bay Music Festival” @ Shorefront Park (in Patchogue) featuring B.B. King, Moe., The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Anders Osborne, Commander Cody, James Maddock and many more  (all weekend)

-WFUV PRESENTS: “Seeger Fest” which continues all weekend. For info go to www.seegerfest.org

TODAY IN HISTORY

On this day in 1994, the Rwandan Patriotic Front takes control of Gisenyi and north western Rwanda, forcing the interim government into Zaire and ending the Rwandan genocide.

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