Have you heard this 11-year-old violinist who’s been serenading downtown Raleigh?

The sounds of the violin waft through the air on Davie Street in downtown Raleigh.

Songs drift from classical to pop to country and even some hip-hop as violinist Tyler Butler-Figueroa entertains the lunch crowd. The 11-year-old musician is tracked out of his year-round school, Walnut Creek Elementary in Raleigh, and taking advantage of the fall weather to raise money for a chance to audition on “America’s Got Talent” in Charlotte in December.

Tyler is a cancer survivor after being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia when he was 4. After three years of chemotherapy, he is in remission.

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