Scrollworks offers music lessons and instruments for children, free of charge. Patrick Barry /State of the Re:Union hide caption

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Smokey Robinson addresses the crowd at Thursday's White House musical event, flanked by singer John Legend (left) and Motown founder Berry Gordy. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Ensemble ACJW, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle (center), features musicians from the Academy, sponsored by Carnegie Hall and the Juilliard School. The violist to the right of Rattle is Nathan Schram. Jennifer Taylor/Getty Images hide caption

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