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    QC celebrates 90th birthday of jazz legend, Jimmy Heath

    LeFrak Concert Hall hosted a concert in recognition of saxophonist Jimmy Heath’s 90th birthday celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Individuals of all ages were able to enjoy the works of Heath as well as other guests from the world of smooth jazz. Heath has just about played with everyone in the jazz industry. After being rejected for the World War II draft, Heath formed a band with John Coltrane and played gigs with Charlie Parker in Harlem. He started teaching at Queens College in the 1980’s and created the jazz program here. Once Heath walked out onto stage, he instantly got a standing ovation from the crowd. Professor Edward Smaldone…

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    Louis Armstrong’s wonderful world in Queens

    The Louis Armstrong House Museum welcomes everyone in for a personal tour of his life and accomplishments at the house he shared with his wife, Lucille, in Corona. Personal written letters, videos and other trinkets are found throughout the museum. The main entrance consists of souvenirs of mugs, postcards, T-shirts and albums. The jazz icon made a tremendous impact on the world, especially in Queens. Armstrong took care of local residences’ mortgages, the neighborhood’s college and gave money to those who needed it most. In Lucille Armstrong’s will, she requested that their home would turn into a museum so everyone could gain access and intimacy to how they lived. She…