Smokey Robinson visits Duke Ellington students

Singer Smokey Robinson, left, is greeted by students from Duke Ellington School of the Arts, including Niya Norwood, right, uponhis arrival at the school in Washington, Friday, March 2, 2012, where he spoke to students. Robinson will perform at a benefit concert for the school on Saturday at the Kennedy Center. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

March 2, 2012 7:04:55 PM PST
Music legend Smokey Robinson reached out to a new generation of performing artists Friday, telling them they were starting out as he did: "with a love for doing something creative."