Daily Archive: October 20, 2013

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Entertainment

Louis Armstrong house marks 10 years as NYC museum

Patrons view items on display at the Louis Armstrong House Museum Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in the Queens borough of New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) by Ula IlnytzkyAssociated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) — To mark the 10th anniversary of the Louis Armstrong museum in the modest brick house where he lived for 28 years, curators are unveiling one of the jazz trumpeter’s most unusual artifacts — a plaster mask that had been stored in a cupboard for decades. Armstrong, who documented his career in unusual ways, had the life mask with a painted bronze-patina finish made in the 1950s. David Reese, curator of the Louis Armstrong House Museum, said it reveals creases on his forehead, bags under his eyes and scars on his lips from a lifetime of horn-playing.

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National

Unusual ‘b’ leads to arrest in NH racist graffiti case

This booking photo released by the Concord Police Department shows Raymond Stevens, of Pembroke, N.H., arrested Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, on charges of criminal mischief after a two-year investigation into racist graffiti scrawled on the homes of several Concord, N.H., families originally from Africa. (AP Photo/Concord Police Department) by Lynne TouhyAssociated Press Writer CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire detective combed through hundreds of gun permit applications to find one with a distinctive lowercase “b” that led to an arrest in a 2-year-old racist graffiti case, police said Tuesday. Concord police said Raymond Stevens, 42, used a permanent black marker to deface the homes of three African refugee families in September 2011. On one home was scrawled, “The subhumans in this house are enjoying a free ride.” On another, “Go back to your hell and leave us alone.”

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People

Arsenio Hall’s warm welcome back

by Steve HolseyFor New Pittsburgh Courier Apparently it is true that absence makes the heart grow fonder, at least in some cases. Just ask Arsenio Hall who, according to ratings organizations, has been warmly welcomed back to television with “The Arsenio Hall Show.”

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National

Fed-up voters meet the enemy and it is … them?

In this Nov. 6, 2012, photo voters leave a polling place on election day in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File) by Nancy BenacAssociated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Hey, fed-up Americans, here’s a scary thought after the dispiriting spectacle of the government shutdown: You’re the ones who sent these members of Congress to Washington, and they really are a reflection of you.

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People

Vanity Fair to unleash what Gwyneth Paltrow doesn’t want you to see

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow poses on the red carpet before attending the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California on September 18, 2011. by Breeanna Hare (CNN)–We’re used to celebrity feuds, but this standoff Gwyneth Paltrow’s reportedly in is a little different. The 41-year-old actress is rumored to be in a tiff with Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter for some weeks now, after reports said the actress wasn’t pleased with a story the magazine was working on.

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Sports

Malkin scores in SO, Pens beat Canucks 4-3

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Evgeni Malkin (71) gets the game-winning goal past Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo (1) in an overtime shootout during an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) by Dan ScifoAssociated Press Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins and Vancouver Canucks had gone two years and 157 games since they last faced each other. They picked up right where they left off.

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Lifestyle

Restaurant Review: Café Notte a family affair!

Owners of Cafe Notte (L) Debbie Santucci, David Mielnicki, Jerry Santucci Café Notte is an eclectic, European-style restaurant and bar that feature a unique selection of tapas, appetizers and entrees as well as an incredible selection of specialty drinks, and an extensive wine list. A family owned and operated business, Owners Debbie and Jerry Santucci, along with their son and General Manager David Mielnicki are the heart and soul of Café Notte.