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(clockwise from top left) An enthusiastic welcome party; Browne answers students' questions about his life and career; Browne is joined by representatives of Sunset Center and Tranformative Arts at a school assembly in his honor. that gives young minds a sense of place, a sense of their role in life and in their community." The 2016/2017 school year marks the first that the Turnaround Arts program is a part of the curriculum at King Elementary. "This is giving us an oppor tunity to create a new identity for the school," says Principal Rober t Greenlee. "That's one of the powerful things that Turnaround will bring to King. It's going to be known as the ar ts magnet school. We want people to want to transfer here because of our ar ts programs." Inducted into both the Rock and Roll and Songwriter's Hall of Fame, Browne has been a steady presence on the musical landscape since his breakthrough hit "Doctor My Eyes," was released in 1972. He has written many hits, per- formed by himself ("Running on Empty," "The Pretender") and other ar tists, including the Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, The Byrds, Nico and the Nitty Gritty Dir t Band. He is also well known as an activist and advocate for environmental and human rights causes and has devoted time and talent to many causes. Turnaround: Ar ts is just the latest example of his drive to give back to the greater community. It's probable that even the parents of the children Browne visited weren't born when "Doctor My Eyes" was dominating the air- waves, but that didn't dampen the kids' enthusi- asm. The songwriter visited three classrooms, taking par t in an ar t class, a language-ar ts class and a music program called Palenke Ar ts. He 232 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • S U M M E R / F A L L 2 0 1 7

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