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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

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 9:00pm
Beyond La Bamba tells the story of two young direct inheritors of son jarocho, Mexico’s oldest musical tradition, who are separated from their families to chase their dreams.
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 7:00pm
Learn about the African Kushites who overthrew the ancient Egyptians and ruled for nearly 100 years.
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 8:30pm
This week on Arts InFocus, go behind the scenes as the Rochester Museum and Science Center restores a historic diorama.
Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 12:00pm
Vietnam was the first war fought to a soundtrack, with over 4000 war-related songs written and recorded between 1965-73.
Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 1:00pm
The collected stories of Sholem Aleichem (1859-1916) became the basis for Fiddler on the Roof, but there is much more to the author’s life than a Broadway melody.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 7:30pm
See how a routine of tea and pastries has sustained five Chilean women through 60 years of change.
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 9:00pm
Does George Warleggan finally have the upper hand against his archenemy, Ross Poldark? Can George's growing power in Cornwall cement his control over the fate of his populist foe? Dream on!
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 4:00pm
Now en Español offers an inside look at the challenges faced by many Latino actors while offering a warm and engaging portrait of five gutsy women as they follow their dreams against all odds.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 6:00pm
Meet renowned Mexican poet Javier Sicilia, who ignited an international movement for peace after the brutal murder of his 24-year old son
Friday, October 6, 2017 - 10:00pm
Established by the White House in 1988 to commemorate the creation of Hispanic Heritage Month in America, the 30th annual Hispanic Heritage Awards are among the highest honors by Latinos for Latinos, and are supported by 40 national Hispanic-serving institutions.
Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 10:00pm
World War II is over and stylish clothes are back as Paris recovers from the horrors of the Nazi occupation. 
Sunday, March 18, 2018 (All day)
Join WXXI and Evan Dawson as we set out for Spain’s “jewels” – the three fascinating cities of Madrid, San Sebastian and Barcelona. 

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.
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)

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 8:00pm
Playing like a street mural come to life, My Neighborhood: Pilsen is a look at the cumulative power of decades of work by the predominantly Mexican-American working class Chicago community of Pilsen.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 6:00pm
Time to Lay It Down: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War explores the music created during the Vietnam War, which expressed the deep divisions in the U.S., and provided a life line for GIs in Vietnam, as well as a source of healing when they came home.
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 10:30pm
Get ready to SOAR Friday, September 15, 2017 at 10:30 p.m. with  WXXI-TV and its Move to Include initiative.
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 9:00pm
Enjoy two iconic works from the country's premier Latino dance company
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 9:00pm
A glimpse into the life of the most successful landscape architect to have ever lived.


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