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L.A.'s Highland Park a hub of young artists, labels and vinyl stores

L.A.'s Highland Park a hub of young artists, labels and vinyl stores

When Alexis Rivera, a music manager who lives and works in the northeast Los Angeles enclave of Highland Park, exits his little storefront office, he has on occasion witnessed a culture collision between a famous comedian and a reclusive hip-hop producer that to him typifies the thriving state of the neighborhood.

"I will see Marc Maron and Madlib out in front of our office having coffee from next door, talking on their phones and waiting for people," said Rivera on a recent afternoon at his office near the corner of York Boulevard and Avenue 50. "They don't know each other. They probably haven't even heard of each other. But it's no greater symbol of the neighborhood...

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