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.

Featured Programming

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 1:00pm
Backstage Pass host Julia Figueras welcomes Sound ExChange Project
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 9:00pm
In Michael Feinstein at the Rainbow Room, the two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy-nominated entertainer headlines an all-star evening
Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 5:30pm
Albert Paley, one of the world’s best-known metal sculptors, joins WXXI President Norm Silverstein for an episode of Norm & Company
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 6:00pm
Urban Rez explores the controversial legacy and modern-day repercussions of the Urban Relocation Program
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 7:00pm
See why the consequences of the Navajos’ relocation by the U.S. military in 1864 continue to this day. 
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 6:00am
Make your canvas come alive using the beautiful colors of autumn with the help of Bob Ross.  
Monday, November 24, 2014 - 7:00pm
For Navajo and Hopi Tribes, running is more than a sport. 
Monday, November 24, 2014 - 8:00pm
Take a moving look at a new generation of Americans struggling to be both Native and modern.

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.
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 10:00pm
View the works of artists who use their practices as tools for personal and intellectual discovery.
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 9:00pm
Savor a selection of songs from the collaborative classic jazz recording Cheek to Cheek.
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 7:00pm
James Brown was universally hailed as the "Godfather of Soul" from the start of his career in the 1950s until his death in 2006.
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 9:00pm
This production of Porgy and Bess from San Francisco Opera stars bass-baritone Eric Owens as Porgy and soprano Laquita Mitchell as Bess
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