Arts and Culture

In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues on WXXI-TV

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 9:00pm

A celebration of the musical form that sprang from the Mississippi Delta to the Westside of Chicago, with deep roots in Africa and slavery and influences on modern American music.

Runner's high

A friend from church gave me an old treadmill which she described apologetically as "state-of-the-art 1985."

“It’s as loud as a helicopter,” she warned, “but we just replaced the belt.”

Never mind that the belt is as narrow as a balance beam, get this -- the speed adjustment knob goes from turtle to rabbit.  I love that knob more than words can say.

Mornings on Classical 91.5, February 13 - 17

Weekdays from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Brenda Tremblay presents classical music, news, and a few surprises. Here are this week's highlights...

GREAT PERFORMANCES: “The Phantom of the Opera”

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 8:00pm

Take a front-row seat for the 25th anniversary performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera.

Rick Steves' Hidden Europe on WXXI-TV

Sat, 03/03/2012 - 5:00pm

In a thrilling two-hour special designed to stoke viewers' travel dreams, Rick Steves reveals a dozen of his favorite overlooked European destinations.

Big Band Vocalists on WXXI-TV

Sat, 03/03/2012 - 8:00pm

Relive the big-band era with the “crooners” and “canaries” of the 1940s.

Race and the Space Race

Sun, 02/26/2012 - 9:00pm

The Space Age began when America was going through a wrenching battle over Civil Rights. And because the heart of the old Confederacy was chosen as its base, NASA  played an unintended role in Civil Rights history.

Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Sun, 04/01/2012 - 8:00pm

Harry Connick, Jr., Robert Downey, Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, John Legend, Branford Marsalis, Condoleezza Rice, Barbara Walters, and many other well-known names learn long-lost secrets of the family histories. 

A Broadway Love Affair

Sat, 02/09/2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

What's Broadway without its never-ending parade of fabulous love songs?