Arts and Culture

Chicago Tonight: Remembering Roger Ebert

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 8:00pm

This special tribute to Roger Ebert revisits some of Ebert's appearances over the years from WTTW's archives.

The Bletchley Circle

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 4:00pm

Watch as four women cleverly deduce how a serial killer is finding his victims.

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: La Clemenza de Tito

Sun, 04/21/2013 - 2:00pm

Enjoy this acclaimed production of Mozart’s opera. 

Celebration: Stephanie Blythe Meets Kate Smith

Fri, 04/19/2013 - 9:00pm

Live From Lincoln Center presents famed mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe’s personal tribute to the late Kate Smith, an iconic American singer during the mid-20th century who was a symbol of national optimism.

Clara Rockmore and the Theremin

A couple of weeks ago, I put a recording on the radio of Dvorak's Humoresque – as played on the theremin by the great Clara Rockmore

A few WXXI listeners wrote in to comment about the recording, including Dave, who wrote: “I'd like to see it in action to better appreciate the technique & coordination - all the details.” I'm posting my response here too for anyone else who might be interested.

IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE: Memphis Soul

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 4:00pm

President and Mrs. Obama host a celebration of the timeless classics of “Memphis Soul” in this PBS music special taped in the East Room of the White House.

Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 7:00pm

Trace the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman

AMERICAN MASTERS: Carol Burnett: A Woman of Character

Sat, 05/11/2013 - 5:00pm

Salute the entertainer who was a one-woman army of comedic characters: Carol Burnett. 

JAKE SHIMABUKURO: LIFE ON FOUR STRINGS

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 10:30pm

Enjoy dynamic performances by ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, a native of Hawai’i. 

The Lost Bird Project

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 9:00pm

This documentary charts sculptor and Irondequoit native, Todd McGrain's efforts to memorialize five birds — the Great Auk, Carolina Parakeet, Labrador Duck, Passenger Pigeon and Heath Hen

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