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New art tribute to Bob Dylan on display outside Hibbing High School

The 80-year-old musician and winner of the Nobel Prize was a 1959 graduate of the Iron Range school.
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2012, file photo, Bob Dylan performs in Los Angeles. The music legend has quietly put concert tickets on sale for a tour in support of last year's album, “Rough and Rowdy Ways.” His website bills it as a “World Wide Tour 2021-2024.” (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

HIBBING, Minn. — A public art tribute to Bob Dylan has been unveiled in Hibbing with the hopes of inspiring a new generation of young artists.

The display of the Iron Range town’s most famous resident is located outside Hibbing High School, where the 80-year-old Dylan was a 1959 graduate. On one side of the display, a brick wall features the announcement of the Nobel Prize in Literature that Dylan was awarded in 2016. The opposite side of the wall features a series of stainless steel panels that contain lyrics from more than 50 of his songs. 

The volunteer group Hibbing Dylan Project spent five years and raised about $100,000 to design and build the tribute.

Earlier this month, the music legend quietly put tickets on sale for a concert tour supporting last year's album, ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’ and he bills it on his website as a “World Wide Tour 2021-2024.” 

Starting Nov. 2 in Milwaukee, Dylan has scheduled 21 concert dates in a month, hitting New York, Chicago, Washington, Boston and Philadelphia.