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Mpls. to celebrate Minn. Orchestra Grammy nod

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra may be locked out, but that's not stopping them from celebrating the orchestra's Grammy nomination.

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Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and Minnesota Orchestra benefactor Judy Dayton will host a community celebration of the orchestra's Grammy nomination Friday night at the Minneapolis Convention Center Auditorium.

Music director Osmo Vanska (VAN'-skah) will conduct musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra in a performance of Jean Sibelius' (zhahn sih-BAY'-lee-oos-is) Symphonies Nos. 2 and 5. The orchestra's performance of those symphonies is nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance.

Management locked out the musicians on Oct. 1 after the two sides failed to reach agreement on a new contract. The Minnesota Orchestra has canceled concerts through mid-February.

The Grammys will be presented Feb. 10 in Los Angeles.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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