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The Early Word: Seddio Selected to Lead Brooklyn Dems

Establishment candidate chosen to replace disgraced Assemblyman Vito Lopez.

1. Frank Seddio, a former Assemblyman from South Brooklyn, became chairman of the Brooklyn Democratic Party in a vote by appointed and elected district leaders this week. Seddio beat out several other candidates including Assemblyman Karim Camara and Jo Anne Simon for the top spot. In a statement Thursday, newly elected District Leader and Clinton Hill resident Renee Collymore said she was "comfortable" with Seddio's selection. "I am pleased to know that Frank is setting up changes that is very democratic within our Body and I believe that we are on the road to a fresh new start," Collymore wrote.

2. Join early childhood educator Aja-Nicole as she facilitates a fun and enriching playspace at one of the neighborhood's most dynamic cultural institutions. Cumbe, 558 Fulton St. 9:30 a.m. $10.

3. by Robert Wilson, Philip Glass and Lucinda Childs offers chillingly creative music that morphs time. Part of BAM's Next Wave Festival. Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Ave. 7 p.m. Single ticket price starts at $40.

4. Grammy-nominated artist Carla Cook headlines the latest installment of BrownstoneJAZZ. Sankofa Aban Bed and Breakfast, 107 Macon St. 9 p.m. $20.

5. Alternate side parking rules are in effect.

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