Arts and Culture

Local Event to Remember Michael Jackson

Local radio station WDKX is organizing a Michael Jackson remembrance event on the one year anniversary of his death.

Garth Fagan on 1370 Connection

Garth Fagan is launching his 40th anniversary season with a celebration this week.  On Thursday, the internationally renown choreographer appeared on 1370 Connection with host Bob Smith. 

Fresh Air with Terry Gross on AM 1370

Weeknights at 7pm

Fresh Air opens the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics.

BackStory - Independence Daze: A History of July 4th

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 12:00pm

A look at the evolution of the 4th of July from obscure beginnings to an explosion of fireworks.

Vuvuzela Concerto in Bb

Waiting

In the sci-fi novel The Sparrow, Mary Doria Russell sets off a fascinating chain of events that begins with a song.  A song from outer space. 

 

Taking requests for Monday, June 21, the first day of summer

It makes me happy to play what you want to hear.  Please leave your request (here or by calling (585)258-0370) and tune in Monday morning from 6-10 a.m. for an all-request show.

I had a farm in Africa

John BarryJohn BarryThursday’s mystery piece, “I had a farm in Africa,” comes from Out of Africa, a film set in colonial Kenya.  Meryl Streep plays a Danish baroness who falls into a doomed love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter.  The composer, John Barry, born in England in 1933, is

Jazz Break - Thursday Night at the Festival

WXXI's Alex Crichton and WRUR's Scott Regan preview tonight's lineup at Rochester's premier music festival.

Eric Whitacre's virtual choir

The American composer of Wednesday's mystery piece, Eric Whitacre, recently spent a few days working with students at Canandaguia Academy.  A few weeks ago, he landed a recording contract and will start making a new CD in August.  The title of the piece