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NYC allocates $1.9 million to Louis Armstrong museum

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will allocate $1.9 million to a Queens museum dedicated to jazz legend Louis Armstrong in order to renovate the neighboring property.

Selma Heraldo was a neighbor of Louis and Lucille Armstrong. She regularly attended events at the Louis Armstrong House Museum which opened in 2003.

The New York Times reports Heraldo left her own home to the museum after her death in 2011.

The museum says it hopes to improve the condition of the property, known as “Selma’s House,” while maintaining its historic character.

In addition to adding office and storage space in “Selma’s House,” the museum plans to renovate the kitchen to use for catering at concerts and museum events.

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Information from: The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com

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