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Bob Dylan accepts the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year award at the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year show in Los Angeles.

Bob Dylan is performing at Providence Performing Arts Center and Boston’s Wang Theatre this November

All attendees at the PPAC will have to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative PCR test in order to enter.

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Co-founders of The Nest, in Providence, Charlotte von Meister and Danielle Sturm.

Second-hand showroom The Nest features sustainable fashion, community, and friendship

Danielle Sturm and Charlotte von Meister created The Nest to “incubate” sustainable, local style. Since its opening, they’ve held several sold-out events including workshops, stand-up comedy shows, and clothing swaps.

Downtown Providence, Rhode Island.

Rhode Island cultural, arts organizations share $1 million in funding

More than 100 cultural, humanities, and arts nonprofits in Rhode Island are sharing nearly $1 million in federal funds to help them survive and recover from the coronavirus pandemic, officials announced Monday.

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Late night show host Stephen Colbert during a monologue.

Stephen Colbert is coming to Rhode Island in October

The host of “The Late Show” is appearing as part of the alumni and family weekend at the University of Rhode Island.

THINGS TO DO
Carlos de Leon performs on Sept. 12 as part of FirstWorks Live in Providence.

Things to do in Rhode Island: September 2021

There are plenty of things to do in Rhode Island in September: free concerts, local festivals, and, of course, Waterfire. Be sure to confirm dates and times with event organizers before you go.

Bette Midler stars as one of three 17th-century witches who accidentally find themselves in modern-day Salem in Disney's 1993 film, "Hocus Pocus."

‘Hocus Pocus 2’ will be filmed in Rhode Island next month, and there’s a casting call for New Englanders

The sequel to Disney’s classic Halloween film “Hocus Pocus” will be shot at a park in Rhode Island starting next month. And the best part? They’re looking to cast locals.

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"Garden of Journey" a nationally-renowned muralist based in North Carolina. Her new mural in Providence, "Salt Water," fits into her style of Afrofuturism, a cultural aesthetic and philosophy that explores the African American experience and African diaspora through a science-fiction and fantasy lens.

‘When you uplift Black women... you uplift most of society:’ New large-scale mural in Providence celebrates Afrofuturism

Georgie Nakima, who also goes by “Garden of Journey,” was commissioned by The Avenue Concept to replace the city’s iconic “Adventure Time” mural.

Mr. Wein, in 2009, playing with a jazz band in New Orleans.

George Wein, legendary music producer and founder of Newport festivals, dies at 95

In addition to being a festival promoter, he at various times ran two Boston nightclubs, owned a record label, managed acts, promoted tours, lectured at Boston University, wrote a music column, and recorded and performed as a pianist.