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ENTERTAINMENT
Disney released a first look at the main characters in the film production of the Halloween movie "Hocus Pocus 2." The original cast of "Hocus Pocus," which was filmed in 1992, partly in Salem, Mass., is returning for the second installment. The movie is filming at historic sites around Rhode Island.

🧙🏻‍♀️The latest on ‘Hocus Pocus 2’ in Rhode Island

The Sanderson sisters are running “Amok! Amok! Amok!” filming all around the Ocean State. Here’s what we know about the production so far.

ENTERTAINMENT
Luna Moon, of Salem, Massachusetts, recently visited the sets of Hocus Pocus 2 in Newport, R.I. This is building will be used as "the Old Salem Magick Shoppe" for the film. It is not a real business in Salem.

Why is ‘Hocus Pocus 2’ being filmed in Rhode Island instead of Salem, Massachusetts?

A Halloween and horror fan explains why the sequel to the blockbuster Halloween classic seems to be set in Salem but filmed in the Ocean State.

ENTERTAINMENT
Kailey Paiva, 24, of Framinghamn, Massachusetts, visited the Newport, Rhode Island set of the film Hocus Pocus 2. The movie, which is set in 17th Century Salem, Massachusetts, is being filmed throughout Rhode Island.

A Pre-K teacher used her half-day off to visit two ‘Hocus Pocus 2′ sets

She watched the first movie for the first time just two years ago, but now she’s ready to run “Amok! Amok! Amok!”

SNL took aim at a Rhode Island news program and weather forecast with Kieran Culkin as the television forecaster.

‘SNL’ puts Rhode Island in its crosshairs, complete with an absurd turkey costume

A local Rhode Island newscast becomes a farce thanks to a weather forecaster dressed as a turkey and an approaching surprise nor'easter.

Bette Midler in the original "Hocus Pocus."

Disney reveals expanded cast list for ‘Hocus Pocus 2,’ including Whitney Peak, Hannah Waddingham, and Tony Hale

Unlike the original 1993 film, which was shot in Salem and Hollywood, "Hocus Pocus 2" is being filmed in locations across Rhode Island. An array of actors will join returning stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy, according to Disney.

THINGS TO DO
Judith Lynn Stillman's “Women Trailblazers in Music” features tunes and tales by — and about — pioneering women composers who were all but expunged from history. Commissioned by FirstWorks and Artists & Activists Productions, the movie features stories rarely heard, and music not often played.

Things to do in Rhode Island: November 2021

WWE, Comic Con, and plenty of music, comedy, and theater performances are taking place this month.

RI BUSINESS
Subham Sett (left) and Yuping Wang (right), founders of Ohanga, an artisanal market, inside their store in Garden City in Cranston, Rhode Island.

A new Cranston marketplace celebrates Rhode Island artists

“It’s like an incubator for artists,” the co-founder said. “Not only are we looking to give them exposure, but we are also helping them work through each of their business challenges.”

RI ARTS
Nick Mason was a drummer and founding member for Pink Floyd. His new band, Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets, will make stops in Providence and Boston on their latest tour.

Pink Floyd’s founding drummer is making stops in Providence, Boston with his new band

Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, an English rock band that formed in 2018 to play early music by Pink Floyd, will kick off their tour Jan. 18, 2022 in Toronto.