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both on-air and online, start here. Arts and cultural programming on WXXI TV and Radio as well as online discussion and special events hosted by WXXI are featured below. Read more

Featured Programming

Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 2:00pm
Join Michael Lasser, host of Fascinatin' Rhythm, Cindy Miller and Alan Jones for an afternoon of live musical performance as they present a special concert entitled “Playing Around with Words and One Another”.
Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 12:00pm
Join Lidia Bastianich to celebrate our homegrown heroes–veterans who now cultivate the land they fought to defend.
Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 1:00pm
Join host Tom Hanks for a celebration of filmmaker Ken Burns, whose nearly four-decade career has resulted in some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made.

Arts and Culture

Listen now on the Classical 91.5 website
In recognition of LGBT pride month, host Robert Hammond is pleased to welcome Ari Shapiro to Stage Notes on Saturday, June 10 at noon on Classical 91.5.
On-Demand
Craft in America: SERVICE episode Documenting craft and the military and the power of the handmade to inspire and heal. Featuring papermaker Pam DeLuco, saddler Eugene Burks Jr., and ceramic artists Ehren Tool, Judas Recendez and Peter Voulkos. (Aired Nov. 2014) Watch On-Demand:
World War II is a watershed event for Latino Americans with hundreds of thousands of men and women serving in the armed forces — but still face discrimination and a fight for civil rights back in the United States. Watch On-Demand (In English & Spanish)

Recently Aired

Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 1:00am
Discover why Antonio Sanchez is one of the most sought after drummers of his generation.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 9:00pm
In Black America Since MLK, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. looks at the last 50 years of African-American history
Sunday, April 1, 2018 - 1:00am
Enjoy the mellow tones and big sounds of trombonist Clifton Anderson and his quintet.
Friday, March 30, 2018 - 8:30pm
This week on Arts InFocus introduces you to an adventurous artist who dabbles in every form of art she meets.  
Friday, March 30, 2018 - 1:00pm
From plagues and pyramids to the crossing of the Red Sea, the gripping story of the Israelites’ escape from Egypt comes to life with reverence and triumph through Handel’s sumptuous music
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