Arts and Culture

The more things change . . .

Next month, the longest-serving music director in the RPO’s history retires.  Christopher Seaman will become the orchestra’s first conductor for life, and his departure sets the stage for the next artistic leader, Norwegian conductor Arild Remmereit. 

Video Game Pioneer Donates to The Strong

Ralph Baer helped launch the multi-billion dollar home video game industry and he has donated some of his early materials to the Strong Museum of Play in Rochester.

Live from Hochstein presents Merit Scholarship Winners

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 12:10pm

WXXI is proud to present selected works performed by outstanding Hochstein students.

Freedom Riders: Behind the Scenes on WXXI-TV/HD

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 9:00pm

The much-anticipated Freedom Riders premieres May 16. This special takes a look at the making of the film.

The Lords of the Gourd meet the Kings of Pastry

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 7:30pm

Tune in for two documentaries featuring the hidden world competitive pumpkin growing and the Olympics of pastry making.


Wed, 06/11/2014 - 7:00pm

Two Spirits explores the life and death of a boy who was also a girl, and the essentially spiritual nature of gender.

Swimming with Lesbians on WXXI-TV

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 10:30pm

It has been said, “Gays have a past but no history.” Gays and Lesbians don’t grow up immersed in gay history, it is something they must search for.

Death of a Peep

Last week, Mike Carnahan put a leftover Easter peep in the microwave after hearing the suggestion on Classical 91.5 that a nuked peep might squeal before imploding...

An Evening of Extreme Cave Exploration

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 7:00pm

WXXI World presents an intriguing evening of cave diving, cave people and cave temples.