Tony Stallworth, Ronnie Shepherd, Robert Verdine

In this Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 photo, Pastor Tony Stallworth, left, and Ronnie “Sidewalk Slim” Shepherd sing along with Robert Verdine, foreground, during karaoke night the Central City Community Church of the Nazarene on Skid Row in Los Angeles. As people harmonize on Beatles songs, they begin to lock out the ugliness outside, where a misdirected look can launch a knife fight in a second. Where across 50 square blocks on the edge of City Hall and other landmarks that represent the rich and powerful the streets reek with the smell of urine. Where some 1,700 people bed down on filthy sidewalks every night. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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