Arts and Culture

This American Life: Doppelgangers

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 9:00pm

Doppelgangers, doubles, evil twins and not-so-evil twins, this week.

Backstage Pass with The Ying Quartet

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Host Julia Figueras welcomes The Ying Quartet to the WXXI Studios.

Stage Notes Gets "Next to Normal"

Sat, 01/12/2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join host Robert Hammond for an in-depth look at the groundbreaking musical Next to Normal,

Pioneers of Television "Funny Ladies"

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 8:00pm

See the first standup comediennes to appear on television and the sitcom stars who followed.

Black History Month programming on City 12

Throughout February, 2014

City 12 celebrates Black History Month with special programming and documentaries throughout February.

Rochester Classical Radar 2013 (Part 1?)

Cinema Paradiso was the last movie screened at the George Eastman House’s Dryden  Theater for two long months while they upgrade the theater (what do you think of that director’s cut?)

What to do now to avoid the dishes? The opportunity to see rare and classic films in a theater has been a real treat since I moved here, and some nights I was even lured me away from a few classical concerts.

Now, I’ll just have more time for music. If I get to even half of what I’ve written in to my calendar for the next few months, it will be pretty good.  Here are some of the things that I’m looking forward to the first two months of 2013:

Rochester's Top Classical Music Stories

Farewell 2012!  From my vantage point as morning host and arts journalist at WXXI, it’s been a dramatic year for classical musicians in Rochester, New York.  First of all,

Going Blind

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 3:00pm

A filmmaker who has glaucoma investigates how people all over the country respond to vision-loss.

NOVA: Decoding Neanderthals

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 9:00pm

What happened when the first modern humans encountered Neanderthals 60,000 years ago?

A Conversation with Barbara Arrowsmith Young

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 9:00pm

Barbara Arrowsmith Young shares how she managed to completely overcome her severe learning disabilities by changing her own brain