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Morning Brief: May 9th

Morning Brief: May 9th
What you need to know for May 9th!


Today, scattered showers throughout the day, high of 59, and tonight, more rain with a low of 57. [Full Forecast]

Need to Know

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveils a new $79.3 billion budget. [NY Times]

A woman is fatally struck by a school bus on the Upper East Side in Manhattan. [NY1]

Connecticut students lead the way in reading assessments. [CBS News]

On Stage This Weekend

TONIGHT (Friday the 9th)

• The Moody Blues @ the NYCB Theatre at Westbury
• Billy Joel @ Madison Square Garden
• Richard Barone featuring Milton, Jeffrey Gaines and Deni Bonet @ Outpost in the Burbs
• Dan Bern @ the Rubin Museum of Art
• Dickey Betts and Great Southern, The Outlaws @ the Bergen Performing Arts Center
• Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes (with Rebecca Haviland) @ the Tarrytown Music Hall
• Duke Robillard @ Iridium
• Ozomatli @ B.B. King Blues Club and Grill
• Drivin’ N Cryin’ with Alberta Cross (, Invisible Man) @ Mercury Lounge
• Dwight Twilley Pezband with 1-800-BAND) @ the Bell House
• Charles Neville (with Gent Treadly) @ the Fairfield Theatre Company’s StageOne
• John Pizzarelli (featuring Martin Pizzarelli, with Daria Grace and the Pre-War Ponies) @ the Towne Crier Café
• The Brad Mehldau Trio (featuring Brad Mehldau, Larry Grenadier and Jeff Ballard) @ the Village 
Vanguard (tonight, tomorrow and Sunday)
• WFUV PRESENTS: Steve Forbert @ the YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
• WFUV PRESENTS: Mavis Staples with Amy Helm @ the Music Hall of Williamsburg
• WFUV PRESENTS: Tom Paxton, Holly Near (with Emma’s Revolution) @ the South Orange Performing Arts Center
TOMORROW (Saturday the 10th)
• Joan Osborne with Rosanne Cash @ City Winery
• Marshall Crenshaw with Jim Boggia @ the Sanctuary Concerts
• Robben Ford (with Scott Beall with James Cammack) @ the Towne Crier Café
• Haerts (with Scavenger Hunt) @ Brooklyn Bowl
• The Shoes (The Paul Collins Beat, Barreracudas with Games) @ the Bell House
• Holly Near (with Emma’s Revolution, Adrienne Torf and Jan Martinelli) @ Joe’s Pub
• Haim (SAT. with Shy Girls, SUN. with Tennis) @ Terminal 5 (Saturday and Sunday)
• WFUV PRESENTS: Judy Collins, Don McLean @ the Tarrytown Music Hall
• WFUV PRESENTS: David Bromberg @ the YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
SUNDAY (the 11th)
• Joan Osborne with Allison Moorer @ City Winery
• Of Montreal (with Dream Tiger) @ Le Poisson Rouge
• Holly Near (with Emma’s Revolution) @ the Towne Crier Café
• Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog (with Chris Cochrane’s Collapsible Shoulder) @ Rough Trade NYC
The New York Rangers travel to Pittsburgh for game 5 of the 2nd Round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs. The Penguins lead the series 3-1. Puck-drops at 7.
The New York Mets host the Philadelphia Phillies at 7:10.
The New York Yankees are in Milwaukee to face the Brewers at 8:10.
Today in History
In 1955, during the Cold War, West Germany joins NATO.