Arts and Culture

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both on-air and online, start here. Arts and cultural programming on WXXI TV and Radio as well as online discussion and special events hosted by WXXI are featured below. Read more

Featured Programming

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 7:00pm
It’s a great literary mystery: who wrote the works of William Shakespeare?
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 8:00pm
The National Mall, placed in very center of our nation’s capitol, is a landscape unlike any other.
Friday, April 24, 2015 - 9:00pm
Ballroom is back!
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 10:00pm
Meet renowned Mexican poet Javier Sicilia, who ignited an international movement for peace after the brutal murder of his 24-year old son
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 10:00pm
Over the course of a momentous year, Kumu Hina, a native Hawaiian mahu (transgender) teacher, inspires a tomboyish young girl to claim her place as leader of an all-male hula troupe
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 7:00pm
A filmmaker's journey to discover the mystery behind the meaning of her extremely long Hawaiian middle name, Hepuakoamanaʻ ekapunokamalei-o-naliʻ iamekahanohanoʻ ia.
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 7:00pm
The story of 130 young men from Hawai'i who, from the late 1930s through the early years of World War II, were part of a clandestine mission by the U.S. federal government to occupy desert islands in the middle of the Pacific.
Friday, May 29, 2015 - 9:00pm
 The moving and haunting story of four former internees of the Poston Relocation Center. 
Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 5:45pm
WXXI is pleased to bring public radio’s beloved variety show with Garrison Keillor to CMAC.

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Friday, September 26, 2014 - 12:00pm
Brasso Profundo, part of New Horizons, and the Mambo Kings perform a free concert in celebration of PBS Arts Fall Festival.
Friday, April 17, 2015 - 8:30pm
For the best art stories in Rochester and beyond watch Arts InFocus Friday nights at 8:30 and Saturday afternoons at 6:30, only on WXXI-TV.
Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 11:00am
Hear an international cast in Wagner’s magisterial celebration of the power of music and art.
Friday, April 10, 2015 - 9:00pm
Hear the stage and screen star in a show that crosses stylistic boundaries.
Monday, April 6, 2015 - 1:00pm
This inspiring musical program explores the great variety of music that emerged from the Passover traditions
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