Arts and Culture

For great arts and culture content and discussion

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.

Featured Programming

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 9:00pm
Savor a selection of songs from the collaborative classic jazz recording Cheek to Cheek.
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 10:00pm
View the works of artists who use their practices as tools for personal and intellectual discovery.
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 1:00pm
Backstage Pass host Julia Figueras welcomes Sound ExChange Project
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 9:00pm
In Michael Feinstein at the Rainbow Room, the two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy-nominated entertainer headlines an all-star evening
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 7:00pm
See why the consequences of the Navajos’ relocation by the U.S. military in 1864 continue to this day. 

Recently Aired

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 12:00pm
Brasso Profundo, part of New Horizons, and the Mambo Kings perform a free concert in celebration of PBS Arts Fall Festival.
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 7:00pm
James Brown was universally hailed as the "Godfather of Soul" from the start of his career in the 1950s until his death in 2006.
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 9:00pm
This production of Porgy and Bess from San Francisco Opera stars bass-baritone Eric Owens as Porgy and soprano Laquita Mitchell as Bess
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 7:00pm
Examine the dramatic life of writer/activist Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 7:00pm
Her passport said she was Cha Jung Hee. She knew she was not.
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