Arts and Culture

Big Ears

What does "avant-guarde" mean in 2015?  Good question.  This piece on The Newshour caught my attention for a couple of reasons. First, it involves the Kronos Quartet still being amazing.  Second, Rochester is absolutely ready for a music festival like this.

America's Ballroom Challenge

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 9:00pm

Ballroom is back!

Stage Notes: Broadway Veteran Cass Morgan: "The Road to Where"

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join Host Robert Hammond and Broadway veteran Cass Morgan as they discuss The Road to Where,

WXXI Poetry Moments 2015

Airs 3:31 p.m. on AM 1370 and at 9:20 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Classical 91.5

A partnership with BOA Editions, celebrating more than 35 years of independent publishing

SPECIAL SCREENING: "Rethinking College" and "The Opportunity Project"

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 6:30pm

MOVE TO INCLUDE presents a screening and discussion to promote the inclusion of students with intellectual disabilities in higher education. 

National Mall: America's Front Yard

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 8:00pm

The National Mall, placed in very center of our nation’s capitol, is a landscape unlike any other.

Last Will. & Testament

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 7:00pm

It’s a great literary mystery: who wrote the works of William Shakespeare?

The many facets of David Diamond

This morning I sat down to talk with Peter Elliot, a friend and former neighbor of the late composer David Diamond.  At Jines on Park Avenue (with the fabulous mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe eating breakfast only a few tables away!) Peter pulled out a white plastic bag stuffed with treasures: a whimsical letter from David to his kid brother (see picture below), the first Diamond LP he owned, and a fistful of old photos of the composer spending time with the Elliot family on Edgerton Street.

Religious Musicals from Heretical to Holy

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join Host Robert Hammond as he examines how religion influences musical theatre.

WXXI Members-Only Event: Civil War Special at The Rockwell Museum

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 5:00pm

Join us for this special WXXI member-only event at The Rockwell Museum.

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