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Smokey Robinson inspires students at Stockton elementary school

Gershwin Prize recipient Smokey Robinson is reflected in the favorite piano of George Gershwin while visiting the Library of Congress in Washington in November 2016. He visited a Stockton elementary school Monday.
Gershwin Prize recipient Smokey Robinson is reflected in the favorite piano of George Gershwin while visiting the Library of Congress in Washington in November 2016. He visited a Stockton elementary school Monday. AP

Smokey Robinson left Fremont/Lopez Elementary School students inspired and starstruck Monday during a Stockton visit to promote arts and music education.

The music legend’s visit was part of Turnaround Arts: California, a nonprofit that administers a President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities program to bring “arts-based educational strategies to struggling elementary and middle schools,” according to the organization’s website. Robinson and hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons are the Turnaround mentors for the school.

Here are some Twitter highlights from the day:

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