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Associated Press, Published February 09 2013

Okee Dokee Bros., Minn. Orchestra up for Grammys

MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota duo is up for a Grammy Award Sunday for best children's album.

Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing are childhood friends who make up the Okee Dokee Brothers, a Minneapolis-based bluegrass band. The friends grew up in Colorado and have been making kid-oriented music since 2005. Their album, "Can You Canoe?" , features acoustic songs inspired by a month-long canoe trip the pair took down the Mississippi River.

The Minnesota Orchestra also is nominated for a Grammy, for Best Orchestral Performance, for Jean Sibelius' (zhahn sih-BAY'-lee-oos-is) Symphonies Nos. 2 and 5.

Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra have been locked out since Oct. 1 in a labor dispute.

The 55th annual Grammy Awards will be held Sunday at 7 p.m. CST at Los Angles' Staples Center.

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