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Police investigating hate crime after man attacks Muslim store owner

AMuslim store owner in Queens, New York is still in shock over an attack that police are treating as a hate crime, NBC4 New York reports. The incident happened Saturday, when Piro Kolvani entered Fatima Food Mart, owned by Sarker Haque. Kolvani walked into the store and acted erratically before screaming “I’m gonna kill Muslims,” and began punching Haque in the […]

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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.