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Paul Simon talks, performs at daughter’s college alma mater

October 27, 2017

In this Oct. 26, 2017 photo provided by Skidmore College, Grammy winning recording artist Paul Simon performs a song at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The singer-songwriter visited the college to participate in a master class about songwriting, followed by an event titled "Paul Simon: A Conversation about a Musical Life." At left is Skidmore President Philip A. Glotzbach. (Christopher Massa/Skidmore College via AP)

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Paul Simon has given students at his daughter’s college alma mater a few tips on songwriting.

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter was at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs on Thursday to participate in a master class about songwriting, followed by an event titled “Paul Simon: A Conversation about a Musical Life.”

During the event at the liberal art school’s music venue, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member performed two of his songs on acoustic guitar: “Questions for the Angels” from 2011 and “American Tune” from 1973.

Simon also spoke about his music career and charitable work during an onstage conversation with Skidmore’s president.

Simon and his wife, singer Edie Brickell, befriended the president when the couple’s daughter, a 2017 graduate, attended the school, located 165 miles (265 kilometers) north of New York City.

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