Arts and Culture

American Masters: Carole King & James Taylor on WXXI-TV

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 8:00pm

In the wake of the turbulent 1960s, a new style of song and songwriter came to the fore – a style marked by vulnerable introspection and raw, naked emotion.

All that wrath and a bunch of chips

Superbowl advertisers turned to classical composers to help them sell carbonated beverages (with Rossini's William Tell Overture), a new TV series (cue Carl Orff's Carmina Burana), cars (via John Williams' The Empire Strikes Back) and bright orange chips which may not be the healthiest thing for you or your dog.  In my opinion, the juxtaposition of Verdi's Requiem with a slow-motion, runni

This American Life: Original Recipe

Thu, 02/17/2011 - 9:00pm

Could this be the original recipe for Coca-Cola? Tune in and find out.

Renee Fleming Talks to WXXI

World renowned soprano Renee Fleming spoke with WXXI's Brenda Tremblay about returning to her hometown on February 20th to perform a benefit concert for the Eastman School of Music.

Arts Extra: Robert Freeman

Robert Freeman is among the artists featured in The Freedom Place Collection in celebration of Black History Month at The Mercer Gallery at Monroe Community College.

Arts Friday: Mentors & Makers Exhibition

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

We talk with Rochester Contemporary Art Center director Bleu Cease and artists of the Mentors & Makers exhibition which begins this weekend

Arts Friday: Jane Austen Scholar David Shapard

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Jane Austen scholar and expert David Shapard joins us on the line in advance of this Sunday's Austen marathon to discuss the novelist's work and recent film and television adaptations.

Met Opera presents Simon Boccanegra

Sat, 02/05/2011 - 1:00pm

Plácido Domingo returns to Verdi’s masterpiece, taking on the baritone title role.

Between the Lines

"What are men compared to rocks and mountains?"

Jane Austen wasn't talking about the Super Bowl when she wrote that, but I imagine she might enjoy the prospect of her characters doing battle with the Packers and the Steelers this Sunday.