Arts and Culture

Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey Season II

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 9:00pm

Prepare for the January Season 3 premiere by tuning in for Season 2 thoughout December.

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What would Santa play?

One of these pictures shows the REAL Santa getting ready for the big season.  The rest show his talented helpers.  Which one is REALLY him?

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Mornings on Classical 91.5, December 19 - 23

This week, test your knowledge of Christmas carols and Chanukah songs in the Mystery Piece at 6:40. The Composer’s Datebook airs at 7:20, the Writer’s Almanac at 8:20.

Monday, December 19

Pieces by F.J. Haydn, Grieg, Grainger

A joyful Latvian Christmas cantata, lovingly performed by the New York Latvian Choir

 

Tuesday, December 20

Works by Arvo Part, Peter Warlock, Johannes Brahms

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Rochester's Own Broadway Star, Joe Aaron Reid

Sat, 12/31/2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Stage Notes welcomes Rochester native and Broadway star, Joe Aaron Reid, to its New Year’s Eve program.

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Healthy Cooking MARATHON

Sat, 01/07/2012 - 6:00am

Just in time to reinforce that New Year's resolution, we bring you 12 hours of healthy recipes the whole family will love!

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A Stage Notes Christmas Eve with Amy Grant at 9:00 a.m. and Noon

Sat, 12/24/2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Last year Amy Grant delighted Stage Notes listeners on Christmas Day. Host Robert Hammond is thrilled to welcome back this six-time Grammy Award winner to a special Christmas Eve edition of Stage Notes at 9 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

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News and views

Let’s talk image.  This week, two leading critics offered harsh assessments of the deadly blandness of classical musicians’ wardrobes.

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December 12 - 16

Find daily inspiration in the Composer’s Datebook (7:20) and the Writer’s Almanac (8:20). This week, test your knowledge of Christmas and TV movie themes in the Mystery Piece at 6:40.

Monday, December 12

The First Nowell wrapped in brilliant variations

A Grammy-nominated Rochester native throws herself into a passionate Baroque aria

Music by Haydn, Dvorak, and Max Bruch

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INDEPENDENT LENS: The Woodmans on WXXI-TV

Sun, 01/29/2012 - 11:00pm

The haunting story of late photographer Francesca Woodman and her family.

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BHUTAN - Taking the Middle Path to Happiness

Fri, 12/30/2011 - 9:00pm

Imagine a country committed to the people's happiness. This documentary visits the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan and its development policy of "Gross National Happiness".

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