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School Names Theater for Seeger

Beacon, n.y. — The high school in Pete Seeger’s upstate New York hometown has named its theater after the 93-year-old folk singer and his wife Toshi.

A ceremony held Tuesday night unveiled a bronze plaque outside the theater at Beacon High School in Dutchess County. The plaque identifies the venue as “The Seeger Theatre” and is adorned with an engraving of a banjo, Seeger’s signature instrument.

After the dedication ceremony, students performed a musical tribute to the couple, including such Seeger classics as Where Have All the Flowers Gone and If I Had a Hammer.

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Information from: Poughkeepsie Journal, http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com