School Names Theater After Folksinger Pete Seeger

BEACON, N.Y. (February 13, 2013)--The high school in Pete Seeger's upstate New York hometown has named its theater in honor of the 93-year-old folksinger and his wife.

During a ceremony Tuesday night, a bronze plaque was unveiled outside the theater at Beacon High School in Dutchess County that identifies the venue as "The Seeger Theatre."

It’s adorned with an engraving of a banjo, Seeger's signature instrument.

The Poughkeepsie Journal reported that the school board voted in October to name the theater after Seeger and his wife of nearly 70 years, Toshi.

The couple has lived in Beacon for decades and the folk singer helps out local students.

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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