Arts and Culture

The Forgotten Word - Jazz Fest 2011

Mark Murphy kicks of the 10th anniversary of the Rochester Jazz Fest

Mark Murphy took the stage at the Harro East Ballroom in a broad shouldered black suit, blazing red shirt and tie, and the 2011 Rochester International Jazz Fest officially began. It encapsulated the festival experience. Little voyages into cultures and musical neighborhoods as the unfamiliar becomes revealed. Scatting the forgotten word.

Guitar heroes

Hooray for Google!  By placing a virtual guitar at the fingertips of computer users, the powerful search engine inspired millions (billions?) of people to make music. Look below for three creative uploads from the two-day global music fest.  If you miss it, the Google Guitar has a permanent home here.  What can you play?

Jazz Festival Focus on WXXI-TV's Need to Know Rochester

It's a Jazz Festival preview on Need to Know Rochester with rock & blues trio Girls With Guitars, one of the acts at the 2011 festival.

SECRETS OF THE DEAD: Blackbeard’s Lost Ship on WXXI-TV

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 8:00pm

The truth about the sinking of the Queen Anne’s Revenge, flagship of the infamous pirate Blackbeard.

Craft in America "Messages" on WXXI-TV

Sun, 08/28/2011 - 2:30pm

The greater good is difficult to achieve, but the artists who dedicate themselves to a cause can often make a difference.

MASTERPIECE: MYSTERY! "Poirot XI: Three Act Tragedy" on WXXI-TV

Sun, 06/19/2011 - 9:00pm

David Suchet returns as suave Belgian super sleuth Hercule Poirot in three brand-new mysteries based on the novels by Agatha Christie.

Jazz Festival Scholarship Recipients Announced

Three local musicians are winners of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival/Eastman School of Music Scholarships.

Jazz Fest Preview: The Natalie Cole Interview

Natalie Cole is the Opening Night headliner for this year's Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival and she spoke with WXXI's Bob Smith in advance of her visit to Rochester.

Luna moth

There’s a fine line between passion and compulsion. German composer Robert Schumann walked it.  

Backstage Pass with Irina Lupines and Lyudmila Lakisova

Thu, 06/30/2011 - 1:00pm

Backstage Pass proudly presents Irina Lupines and Lyudmila Lakisova.