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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

Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 6:00am
Creatives, pre-heat your ovens for the Great Create Bake-Off featuring Julia Child and Martha Stewart.
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 8:00pm
My Music brings back the disco years with live performances from the legends of the lighted dance floor.
Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 9:00pm
England is in crisis. War rages and divisions within the English court threaten the crown.
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 12:00pm
In celebration of the holiday season, A Baroque Christmas in the New World, airing December 12, 2016 at 12 p.m. on Classical 91.5, brings you music from 17th and 18th-century Mexico, Peru, and Bolivia
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 8:00pm
The hotly anticipated rock event of the year returns, as Brit Floyd brings the music of Pink Floyd to life once again with its lavish new stage show
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 10:00pm
Trace Jesus’ life, focusing on the events that occurred after his death as his early followers created a major movement that would transform the Roman Empire in just 300 years.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 8:00pm
The striking white Lipizzaner stallions of the famed Spanish Riding School in Vienna have been thrilling audiences for centuries.
Friday, December 16, 2016 - 10:00pm
In the uplifting special, Lidia Celebrates America: Holiday for Heroes, Lidia meets with veterans who reflect on their service.
Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 6:00am
This weekend, Create’s cooking pros share one-pot recipes that are heavy on flavor but light on clean-up.
Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 12:00pm
Get ready for the holidays with Mary and Paul as they prepare their seasonal favorites!
Monday, December 19, 2016 - 10:00pm
Mouthwatering moments with a diverse range of Jewish families celebrate the importance of food as a cultural connection to the past, and a hope to maintain tradition in the future.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 12:00pm
Artistic director Cary Ratcliff leads Madrigalia in a concert that celebrates the joy of the season.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 12:00pm
The Christmas Revels: In Celebration of the Winter Solstice is an all-new, two-hour compilation of musical excerpts
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 10:00pm
Concierto host Frank Dominguez presents a special holiday edition of the national bi-lingual program that features music by Spanish and Latin American composers and performers presented in English and in Spanish.
Friday, December 23, 2016 - 9:00pm
On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Great Performances presents the RSC’s star-studded gala.
Monday, December 26, 2016 - 10:30pm
As audiences will discover in Hava Nagila, the song is much more than a tale of Jewish kitsch and bad bar mitzvah fashions. It carries with it an entire constellation of history, values and hopes for the future.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 8:00pm
American Masters explores the life and visionary work of Finnish-American modernist architectural giant Eero Saarinen

Arts and Culture

At 14 Andre was invited into a world of privilege and knowledge - but what was left behind?
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

Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 6:00am
Creatives, pre-heat your ovens for the Great Create Bake-Off featuring Julia Child and Martha Stewart.
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 8:30pm
This week on Arts InFocus, a local dayhab program is tearing down walls.
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 8:00pm
Various performances around the country showcase one of the world's best acoustic guitarists.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 8:00pm
WXXI presents two back-to-back performances celebrating the legendary Carpenters.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 8:00pm
WXXI presents two back-to-back performances in honor of Willie Nelson.


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