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Louis Armstrong Museum Opens in Queens

Saturday, October 18, 2003

In 1943, Louis Armstrong and his wife Lucille moved to Corona, Queens. Lucille found their house, bought it and decorated it before her husband had ever even seent it. Though he was world famous, Armstrong loved the working class neighborhood where they lived, in what he called "a whole lot of comfort". This week, that home opened to the public as a museum. NPR's Allison Keyes attended the ribbon cutting ceremony.

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