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was obviously charmed and moved by his visit. "I didn't realize all these things were going on here," Browne says. "As always, those with the least are doing the most. Why is that?" Following his classroom experiences, Browne took par t in a school-wide assembly where he was serenaded by students (a Palenke Ar ts chorus sang "Walls and Doors," a song from his 2014 album "Standing in the Breech," written in Spanish by Cuban singer songwriter Carlos Verela and translated by Browne) before taking the stage for a solo per- formance of "Take it Easy," the Eagles' mega-hit cowritten with Glen Frey. Even school children know that song. "When you look at kids listen to music you see that every one of them understands it with- out having to be taught," he says. "Music is alive in them." Between writing, touring and recording, Jackson Browne is a very busy man. But he is also deeply committed to making the world a better place through music and the arts. "I know what's needed is a lot more than one visit," he says. "I really respect Turnaround: Arts for the outreach they're making into the com- munities by bringing artists and school leaders together. They're advocated for better funding and awareness of the ar ts." And that's a very good thing. To learn more about the Turnaround Arts pro- gram, visit; and Browne at 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 7 233 (clockwise from top left) Browne joins students in a bonding exercise; with King principal Bob Greenlee; Juan Sanchez of Palenke Arts leads students in a rendition of "Walls and Doors," a song recorded by Browne.

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