Arts and Culture

For great arts and culture content and discussion

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

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 7:00pm
VOCES showcases Latino artists, athletes and performers who reflect their culture while defying all expectations. 
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 9:00pm
Iconic songs will be heard like never before – with inventive, energetic and distinctively Latin twists
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 10:00pm
Celebrate the 2015 recipients of the 28th annual Hispanic Heritage Awards.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 6:00pm
Examine the life and mysterious death of pioneering Mexican-American journalist Ruben Salazar. 
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 7:00pm
VOCES showcases Latino artists, athletes and performers who reflect their culture while defying all expectations. 
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 8:00pm
View dozens of classic TV and movie clips and hear comments from Moore’s co-stars and Moore herself.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 9:00pm
Uncover archaeological evidence that could explain how ancient Greeks got inside the walls of Troy.
Friday, October 16, 2015 - 1:00pm
Christopher O’Riley joins Julia Figueras for Backstage Pass!
Friday, October 16, 2015 - 9:00pm
The groundbreak musical Show Boat redefined entertainment and changed the face of American theater.
Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 4:30pm
Make your next getaway a destination on the fringe!
Monday, October 19, 2015 - 7:00pm
Witness the creation of the proud “Chicano” identity, growing Latino activism and influence on American culture, and the debate over undocumented immigrants. 
Friday, October 23, 2015 - 9:00pm
Enjoy Elton John’s award-winning musical about an English boy and his journey from boxing to ballet.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 8:00pm
Relive Orson Welles’ infamous radio dramatization 75 years after the mass hysteria event it spawned. 

Recently Aired

Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 6:00am
Create fan favorite Bob Ross’ luscious paintings help you to appreciate the beauty of October.
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 10:30pm
Artist Ai Weiwei has a serious problem with authority. See his story.
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 9:00pm
Learn about the life and work of celebrated Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei. 
Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 8:30pm
This new half-hour documentary captures a visceral portrait of the creative process that gave rise to the Thodos Dance Chicago story ballet A Light in the Dark: The Story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan.
Monday, September 28, 2015 - 10:00pm
Journey with Phil Rosenthal, creator of the TV hit “Everybody Loves Raymond,” as he learns from the chefs, vendors, culinary leaders and style-setters who keep their communities’ traditions alive and create new ones.


Arts and Culture