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Boston Today: A weekend ahead of good weather, sports, and local entertainment

Posted by Ronald J Agrella, Boston.com Editor  September 6, 2013 04:54 AM

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Good morning, Boston.

It'll be cooler and dry. The Red Sox play the Yankees all weekend long. There are also several great happenings around the city today and through the weekend. Check out our list below.

Here's what we have for you today:

Sports:

Red Sox:
The Sox play Game 2 of their four-game set against the Yankees in New York, and it's a battle of lefthanders as Felix Doubront opposes Andy Pettitte. Game starts at 7:05 p.m. and you can watch it on NESN.
- More coverage here

High school football: Week 1 of the new season kicks off, and we'll have live coverage featuring scoring updates, photos, and fan comments from across Eastern Mass in our special live blog, which will be available on our mobile site and smartphone app in addition to BDC's homepage. Check it out tonight in our High School Sports section.

Weather:
Things stay cooler during the day in the mid to upper '60s. It should be mostly sunny.

Tonight... Not as cold as last night. Lows will be in the '50s and the skies will be clear.

Weekend outlook: Temperatures should stay in the '70s all weekend. Saturday promises to be sunny with temperatures dropping into the '60s at night. Sunday will be similar, though there is a 30 percent chance of afternoon showers.

Get the latest forecast here



Traffic:

It's Friday. What do you expect? Check out our current traffic report.

What’s in the news?

- Aaron Hernandez is slated to be arraigned this afternoon in the murder of friend Odin Lloyd. Hernandez was indicted last month. Prosecutors say Hernandez had Lloyd killed because Lloyd had talked with some people the former Patriot player had issues with.

- State health officials say five Massachusetts patients may have been exposed to a deadly brain-wasting disease from surgical instruments used on a New Hampshire patient who died. The five had procedures at Cape Cod Hospital but officials say the risk is low. The disease can potentially survive standard sterilization procedures.

- A New York man has been ordered to stay away from Boston's Logan Airport after allegedly remarking he had a pressure cooker in his backpack. State police say Jeremy Sawyer, who is enlisted in the Air Force, made the comment Tuesday while asking about a USO lounge.

- Early indications from growers suggest this year's apple crop in Massachusetts will be strong, with above-average sized fruit. Last year, the region had a tough apple season thanks to alternating wet and dry conditions, along with minimal late frosts.

Events for today:

- North and south converge when seminal Southern rockers The Allman Brothers Band meet Vermont rockers Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. We agree with Gregg Allman that it should be a blast. On the band website, he says of the pairing "...I imagine we're going to have a bunch of fun together." The 6:30 p.m. concert is at the Comcast Center in Mansfield.

Feeling blue? Listening to Jacky Terrasson tickle the ivories might cheer you up. French magazine Telerama dubbed the Franco-American jazz artist "the piano player of happiness." In his long and distinguished career, he's won the Thelonious Monk Piano Competition and performed with jazz heavies including Betty Carter, Cassandra Wilson, and Ry Cooder. He plays two shows at Scullers, at 8 and 10 p.m.


It's time for Boston theater companies to unveil the first offerings of their new seasons. For the Lyric Stage Company, it's the comedy "One Man, Two Guvnors." Richard Bean's play based on the 18th-century Italian comedy "The Servant of Two Masters" is filled with satire, slapstick, and song. Today's performance is at 8 p.m. The show runs through Oct. 12.

Plan ahead. We have our picks of weekend event highlights here.

Staying in? Check out these live events on Boston.com today.

- Noon: 'New Girl' star Lamorne Morris
- 2:30 p.m.: Chad Finn sports chat
- 3-11 p.m.: High School Sports live blog and updates

Some AP reports contributed to this piece

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