Arts and Culture

All you ever wanted

A study by the Internet-based market research firm Harris Interactive revealed that 57 percent of Americans ended 2011 with unused vacation time, working, on average, 11 of their allotted days off.  That’s 70 percent of their potential time to relax and spend time with family and friends!

Why do so many of us work rather than rest? 

We might take a cue from classical musicians who find creative ways to combine work and pleasure, especially in the summer months.

Oak Hill: A Great Walk Celebrated

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 8:00pm

Tune in and learn how you could win two week-long passes to the PGA Championship at Oak Hill!

Golf's Grand Design

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 8:00pm

Highlighting some of America’s best-known courses, Golf’s Grand Design explores the artistry and engineering behind a successful golf course. 

Tommy Emmanuel Center Stage

Mon, 08/13/2012 - 8:00pm

Tommy Emmanuel is arguably the greatest living acoustic guitar player and recognized as the elite of the elite.

Great Peformances: Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 9:00pm

A star-studded event featuring some of Tanglewood’s most distinguished and longtime guests.

Broadway Goes Vegas with "The Tribute to Sir Elton John and Billy Joel"

Sat, 08/04/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

A night of hit songs, energetic performances, outrageous costumes, and true Rock 'n Roll at its finest!

Not in Our Town: Light in the Darkness

Wed, 09/19/2012 - 8:00pm

Witness the efforts of villagers to confront anti-immigrant bias and repair the fabric of community life. 

Mornings, July 30 - August 3

WXXI-FM’s weekday morning show offers you everything you need to start the day: great music, NPR news, the Writer’s Almanac (8:20), Composers Datebook (7:20), and daily Mystery Piece (6:40). Early in the morning, (6:10) catch rare recordings of extinct birds. Brenda Tremblay hosts.

POV: Short Cuts

Sun, 08/12/2012 - 10:30pm

Savor brief documentaries, including an Oscar nominee, a Student Academy Award® winner, and “StoryCorps.” 

AMERICAN MASTERS: Marilyn Monroe: Still Life

Sun, 08/05/2012 - 8:00pm

Survey Marilyn Monroe’s life story through the many dazzling photographs of her.