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

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 9:30pm
Fifty years ago, in 1965, Arlo Guthrie took out the trash following a “Thanksgiving dinner that couldn’t be beat.” The hilarious account of actual events that precluded Arlo from military service in 1966 went on to become Alice’s Restaurant
Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 8:00pm
Richard Carpenter and his friends in the music industry, talk about the success of the Carpenters and their impact on music.
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 8:30pm
This week on Arts InFocus meet local artist Amy Grigg.
Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 1:00pm
Home of the San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Ballet, the War Memorial Opera House opened in 1932 with TIME magazine declaring it “…a house made possible by all the people of San Francisco.”
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 9:00pm
Join the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, who perform inspired American works in Kentucky.
Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 1:00pm
Join Marianne Carberry and Julia Figueras for the 60th annual celebration of music and the arts
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 6:00pm
TEACHERS highlights artists committed to sharing their skills and passion for craft with new generations.
Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 2:00pm
TEACHERS highlights artists committed to sharing their skills and passion for craft with new generations.

Arts and Culture

At 14 Andre was invited into a world of privilege and knowledge - but what was left behind?
On-Demand
Craft in America: SERVICE episode Documenting craft and the military and the power of the handmade to inspire and heal. Featuring papermaker Pam DeLuco, saddler Eugene Burks Jr., and ceramic artists Ehren Tool, Judas Recendez and Peter Voulkos. (Aired Nov. 2014) Watch On-Demand:

Recently Aired

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 8:00pm
This special captures the magnetism and maturity Bonamassa showcases as an artist.
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 8:30pm
This week on Arts InFocus meet local artist Brooke Millecchia.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 1:00am
Thrill to Anna Netrebko’s dazzling portrayal of Massenet’s tragic heroine Manon.
Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 8:00pm
Go inside the gothic walls and discover the hidden worlds of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, where back-stabbing, intrigue and traditions are the order of the day.
Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 2:00pm
Gain access to America’s most iconic residence—symbol of national history and icon of democracy.
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