Help floods in for homeless LA subway singer

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A homeless woman whose angelic singing in a Los Angeles subway was captured on video is being offered praise and help.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A homeless woman whose angelic singing in a Los Angeles subway was captured on video is being offered praise and help.

About $70,000 has been raised on GoFundMe accounts for Emily Zamourka since a Los Angeles police officer recorded her singing Puccini in a Metro station in Koreatown last week.

The 52-year-old Zamourka says she is from Russia and used to make ends meet by teaching music and playing her beloved violin on the streets until it was stolen and smashed several years ago.

She later got behind in the rent and was evicted. She took to singing despite her lack of formal training.

Her video has sparked a groundswell of well-wishers who want to help Zamourka find a new home — and a violin.

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