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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

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 9:00pm
Hailed as “miraculous” by The New York Times, Falsettos, the seminal 1992 Broadway musical about a gay man striving to create a modern family, will be featured on Live from Lincoln Center.
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 9:00pm
This program draws on the rich palette of Poe’s evocative imagery and sharply drawn plots to tell the real story of the notorious author.
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 9:00pm
Enjoy legendary Tony Award winner Kevin Kline in Noel Coward's backstage comedy about a self-obsessed actor in a midlife crisis
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 6:00am
Join Mickela Mallozzi in NYC as she kicks up her heels on a cultural journey to her favorite neighborhoods.
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 5:00pm
Hosted by British actress Patricia Routledge, the charming documentary Beatrix Potter with Patricia Routledge recounts the life story of internationally beloved children’s author Beatrix Potter.
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 10:00pm
Set against the social, political and cultural landscape of the times, Chasing Trane brings saxophone great John Coltrane to life, as a man and an artist.
Friday, November 10, 2017 - 10:00pm
Follow a group of talented young creators led by composer-lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda as they produce an original musical
Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 6:00am
Crafters rejoice! This weekend, Create explores America’s creative spirit through the language and traditions of the handmade.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 6:00pm
As the doctor reverses roles and becomes the patient, this poignant story of vulnerability and personal revelation will inspire and educate.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 7:00pm
Urban Rez explores the controversial legacy and modern-day repercussions of the Urban Relocation Program
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 9:00pm
See Paula Vogel's Tony Award winner that looks at an explosive moment in theatrical history.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 9:00pm
This compelling documentary invites viewers into the lives of contemporary Native American role models living in the midwest.
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 8:00pm
In Cortez, Colorado, the Team explores the Dillard site, a village that some 1500 years ago was home to people of the Basketmaker III era, a culture that advanced itself with technologies like farming, pottery, and the bow and arrow.
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:00pm
Medicine Woman, interweaves the lives of Native American women healers of today with the story of America’s first Native doctor, Susan La Flesche Picotte (1865-1915).
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
For Navajo and Hopi Tribes, running is more than a sport. 
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 7:00pm
Injunuity is a collage of reflections on the Native American world, our shared past, our turbulent present, and our undiscovered future.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 7:30pm
When you hear the phrase "Native American music" you may not think of tubas, trumpets and Sousa marches. Yet, this rich musical tradition has been a part of Native American culture for over one hundred years.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 8:00pm
Join a young Arapaho journalist and a teenage powwow princess as they travel with a Shoshone elder to reclaim their tribe’s lost artifacts.
Sunday, March 18, 2018 (All day)
Join WXXI and Evan Dawson as we set out for Spain’s “jewels” – the three fascinating cities of Madrid, San Sebastian and Barcelona. 

Arts and Culture

Listen now on the Classical 91.5 website
In recognition of LGBT pride month, host Robert Hammond is pleased to welcome Ari Shapiro to Stage Notes on Saturday, June 10 at noon on Classical 91.5.
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:
World War II is a watershed event for Latino Americans with hundreds of thousands of men and women serving in the armed forces — but still face discrimination and a fight for civil rights back in the United States. Watch On-Demand (In English & Spanish)

Recently Aired

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 9:00pm
Enjoy Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's classic 1963 musical of two feuding clerks in a Budapest parfumerie who don't realize they're romantic pen pals.
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 8:00pm
It was a dark and stormy night—in Corfu, of all places!
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 9:00pm
Salute Shirley Caesar, Ahmad Jamal, Charley Pride, Jimmie Rodgers, Nina Simone, Sly Stone, Velvet Underground and more
Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 11:30pm
My Music brings back the disco years with live performances from the legends of the lighted dance floor.
Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 10:00pm
World War II is over and stylish clothes are back as Paris recovers from the horrors of the Nazi occupation. 
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