Arts and Culture

Ed Sullivan’s Top Performers 1966-1969

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 8:00pm

From the U.S. television debut of the Beatles in 1964 to the Doors’ infamous one-time-only appearance, “The Ed Sullivan Show” brought the greatest musical acts in the world into America’s living rooms every Sunday night.

David Geffen: American Masters

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 9:00pm

Explore the highs and the lows of David Geffen’s career in the record industry with American Masters

The Dust Bowl

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 8:00pm

Survey the causes of the worst man-made ecological disaster in U.S. history: the catastrophic dust storms of the 1930s.

Angela Gheorghiu: 20 Legendary Years

Sat, 11/17/2012 - 3:00pm

This special celebrates the 20th anniversary of Angela Gheorghiu’s international career with intimate and candid conversations, looking back to her student days in Romania. 

AMERICAN MASTERS: Woody Guthrie: Ain’t Got No Home

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 8:00pm

Hear the story of Woodie Guthrie’s creative energy, personal imperfections and family tragedy. 


Mon, 11/12/2012 - 8:00pm

Take a look at appraisals featuring felines and canines — in sculpture, on canvas and in many other forms. 

Pittsford Musicals Take Center Stage

Sat, 11/03/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Pittsford Musicals proudly presents The Sound of Music November 10th through the 17th at Pittsford Mendon High School. 

Garth & Wynton: The Project

Mon, 11/26/2012 - 8:00pm

Tony award-winning choreographer Garth Fagan and Grammy Award-winning musician and composer Wynton Marsalis recently joined forces for their second collaboration – Lighthouse/Lightning Rod.

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness

It’s a daily joy to offer you the best recordings from the WXXI library from 6 to 10am, with arts news from Rochester’s rich cultural calendar, updates from NPR, the Mystery Piece at 6:40am, the Composers' Datebook at 7:20am, and the Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor at 8:20am. Here’s a look at what’s coming up in the next few weeks: