Arts and Culture

GREAT PERFORMANCES: Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 10:00pm

Savor a selection of songs from the collaborative classic jazz recording Cheek to Cheek.

Sharp Ears with Eric Townell

In WXXI’s Sharp Ears series, musicians are bringing you their favorite recordings.  The Artistic Director of the Rochester Oratorio Society, conductor Eric Townell, talks with Sharp Ears producer Brenda Tremblay about one of his musical idols, Jose Van Dam.  Eric had grown up listening to broadcasts of the famous Belgian singer.  Years later,

NOVA: Ben Franklin's Balloons

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:00pm

Watch the re-creation of an 18th-century hot air balloon, using period tools and materials.

Twin Sisters, an Independent Lens film

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:00pm

Twin Sisters tells the amazing true story of Mia and Alexandra

Pasta Paradise Marathon

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 6:00am

This National Pasta Day, tune in to Create and celebrate with a marathon of pasta-centric dishes!

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess from San Francisco Opera

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 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

Sharp Ears podcast with Carol Rodland

Carol Rodland is a professor of viola at the Eastman School of Music.  She’s also the founder and artistic director of "If Music Be the Food...", a benefit concert series to increase awareness and support for the hungry through classical music performances. Her next benefit concert is a Strauss Birthday Celebration on October 19, 2014 at 7:30 p.m at St.

Stritching it Out on Stage Notes and Song Travels

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Broadway star who turned Stephen Sondheim’s song of survival

Met Opera in HD: Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 12:55pm

Met Opera in HD presents Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro at Tinseltown, Henrietta Staduim 18, Eastview Mall 13 and Webster 12.

How We Got to Now with Steven Johnson

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 9:00pm

Looks at the little-known stories of revolutionary innovations that play a role in just about every aspect of our daily lives.