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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

Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 10:00pm
Tune in to hear the hottest Latin-American music from the 16th to the 21st centuries.
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 10:00pm
Grammy-nominated musician Joey DeFrancesco will get you groovin’ as he gives an energizing performance on his organ.
Friday, January 30, 2015 - 8:30pm
This week, John Gurche a professional artist based in Trumansbug.
Friday, January 30, 2015 - 9:00pm
Join Bonneville as talks with actor Ralph Fiennes about A Midsummer Night’s Dream’s enduring appeal.
Monday, February 2, 2015 - 7:00pm
Follow Whitney Young’s journey from segregated Kentucky to head of the National Urban League. 
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 8:00pm
According to the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University, the desegregation of U.S. public schools peaked in the ’80s, but since then, schools have become even more segregated.
Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 2:00pm
The Mozart Festival is one of the world’s most spectacular music events, where artists and thousands of visitors come to Salzburg, city of Mozart’s birth, to celebrate Mozart.
Monday, February 9, 2015 - 1:00pm
Julia Figueras welcomes harpists Kathleen Bride and Caroline Leonardelli to the Henry Epstein studio for a heavenly Backstage Pass
Friday, February 13, 2015 - 12:00pm
Love is in the air for El Día de los Enamorados, otherwise known as Valentine's Day. 
Monday, February 16, 2015 - 10:00pm
Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People probes the recesses of American history through images that have been suppressed, forgotten and lost.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 9:00pm
Reveals the unique and distinctive qualities of one immigrant group’s experience, and how these qualities, over time, have shaped and challenged America.
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 9:00pm
Explore the life and legacy of playwright August Wilson — the man some call America’s Shakespeare — from his roots as an activist and poet to his indelible mark on Broadway.
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 10:30pm
Benedict Cumberbatch portrays Vincent Van Gogh to perfection in this powerful and critically acclaimed docudrama.
Friday, February 27, 2015 - 9:00pm
Dawning in the dark aftermath of World War II, the fertile mid-century decades of Italian cinema delighted international movie audiences with an eclectic mix of movie classics from groundbreaking directors
Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 5:45pm
WXXI is pleased to bring public radio’s beloved variety show with Garrison Keillor to CMAC.

Recently Aired

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.
Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 1:00pm
Explore creativity, healing and our nation’s soldiers and veterans.
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 9:00pm
For the first time, American Masters series profiles a magician: the inimitable Ricky Jay
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 8:30pm
This week, a young dance troupe makes a big impact – fiber arts are taking center stage – take a journey through the joy of music – and take in a number from jazz legend, Joey DeFrancesco.
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 10:00pm
Musician, composer, and producer Vijay Iyer returns home to Rochester, New York during this episode of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival
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