The Los Angeles homeless woman with a phenomenal voice is turning her life around. Emily Zamourka's life was derailed two years ago after a thief snatched her precious violin, and although a good Samaritan chased the robber and got it back, it was damaged beyond repair. “They snatched the violin from me. After that my income went boom! Down,” she told Inside Edition. Before that day, Zamourka was a familiar figure in downtown L.A., where she was often seen playing her violin on the street.