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Among the tacos and Mariachis, tiny youth orchestra blossoms in Boyle Heights

by Mary Plummer | Take Two

Atziri Rodriguez plays the piccolo in the Boyle Heights Community Youth Orchestra. Grant Slater/KPCC

Boyle Heights is home to historic Hollenbeck Park and LA's first tortilla factory, but it's probably best known for its famous Mariachi Plaza, where bands gather in elegant charro suits. Now, KPCC's Mary Plummer reports there's a new group of musicians in town.

 

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