Arts and Culture

Celebrating National Record Store Day Locally

Several Rochester record stores are celebrating National Record Store Day with special events Saturday.

The Dhamma Brothers

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 9:00pm

A retreat of meditation and enlightenment within a maximum security prison in Alabama.

Making Rossini EVEN BETTER.

I think this video speaks for itself.  No need for me to infringe on it's amazingness.

Global Voices "The Dictator Hunter" on PBS World

Wed, 07/21/2010 - 9:00pm

A revealing look at the determination of one American lawyer to bring a Chadian dictator to international justice.

Great Performances “Hamlet” on WXXI-TV

Wed, 04/28/2010 - 8:00pm

Sir Patrick Stewart and David Tennant reprise their roles in this television adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2008 stage production of Hamlet.

Morning Mailbag

One of our chief joys is hearing from WXXI's classical music listeners.  Enjoy a sample of a few e-mails from recent weeks.

Brenda:

I've been listening to your show on the way in to work lately and really enjoying the selection. Michael Pratorius was new to me, and a direct hit.

A question: you played a chaconne by Marin Marais last week (I believe by the Concert of Nations). I'd like to track the recording down, but he wrote a number of chaconnes. Can you shed any light?

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 T------------

Hi, T---------,

In the Life "Dismantling Hate" on WXXI-TV

Sun, 04/25/2010 - 11:30pm

IN THE LIFE talks to hate crime victims and perpetrators about the nature of hate.

Independent Lens: Dirt! The Movie on WXXI-TV

Tue, 04/20/2010 - 10:00pm

Independent Lens delves into the fascinating history of this lowly substance and shows how its mistreatment can result in natural disasters.

Great Performance at the Met "Der Rosenkavalier" on WXXI-TV

Sun, 04/25/2010 - 12:00pm

Starring Renée Fleming as the aristocratic Marschallin and Susan Graham in the trouser role of her young lover.

Restoring a Masterpiece: Screening Event at Eastman Theatre

Tue, 04/13/2010 - 7:00pm

Restoring a Masterpiece: The Renovation of the Eastman Theatre premieres this June.