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Okee Dokee Brothers, Stephen Paulus nominated for Grammys

The nearly-complete list of nominations for the 57th annual Grammy Awards has been revealed, and Minnesota artists are among the honorees.

Local children’s group the Okee Dokee Brothers, who won a Grammy two years ago for Can You Canoe?, are again nominated for Best Children’s Album with their new release Through the Woods. Stephen Paulus, a Minnesota composer who died this year at the age of 65, is nominated for Best Contemporary Classical Composition for his Concerto for Two Trumpets and Band.

Also in the mix is St. Paul label Red House Records, with Eliza Gilkyson’s The Nocturne Diaries nominated for Best Folk Album. The Numero Group compilation Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound is nominated for Best Liner Notes.

Notably absent from the nominations was Prince, who released two new albums in September just before the cutoff for eligibility. The only remaining nominees to be revealed are those for Album of the Year; those nominees will be revealed tonight on CBS as part of the Very Grammy Christmas special. The 57th Grammys will be presented at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 8.