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(Updated) Colbert Wins GRAMMY Over 'The Storm King' – Pete Seeger

Avon Old Farms School alumnus Pete Seeger '36 was nominated for Best Spoken Word Album in the same category as Stephen Colbert.

(Updated) Colbert Wins GRAMMY Over 'The Storm King' – Pete Seeger

Update, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 9:12 a.m.

Sadly, the  New York Times is reporting that Pete Seeger has died at age 94.

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An Avon Old Farms School alumnus was nominated for a GRAMMY Award in the same category as many comedy greats, including The Colbert Report's Stephen Colbert, who took home the award Sunday.

Musician Pete Seeger, a member of AOF's Class of 1936, was listed as a candidate for Best Spoken song for his album, " The Storm King," an audio book of stories, narratives and poems put to music. 

Others in the running included Colbert for "America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren't," Carol Burnett for "Carrie And Me," David Sedaris for "Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls" and Billy Crystal for "Still Foolin' 'Em."

Colbert won the category at the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards. To see the full list of winners, please click on the link provided.   

You can hear excerpts from "The Storm King" on Seeger's website for the album.

Seeger is also slated to receive the Woody Guthrie Prize in February, honoring him for 70 years of making folk music that also records history and makes social commentary, according to a press release from Avon Old Farms School. 

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