Arts and Culture

Mystery piece, Glimmerglass

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A Dance Pioneer & Going Green at Home

Fri, 07/16/2010 - 8:30pm - 9:00pm

Tonight on Need to Know Rochester, meet the Rochester native once called the "Evil Knievel of Dance" and the green home consultant whose biggest project is his own home.

Catching up

  My thanks to every listener who's e-mailed about the morning mystery pieces on Classical 91.5.  It's a delight to explore old and new repertoire, and I'm excited that so many music lovers are getting up a little early to guess the name of the mystery work at 6:40 a.m.  (One man told me he

History Detectives: Cromwell Dixon, Bartlett Sketchbook, Duke Ellington Plates on WXXI-TV

Mon, 07/19/2010 - 9:00pm

History Detectives takes a visit to the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport, NY.

Skin Stories

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 8:00pm

The history of tattoos throughout Polynesia, past and present.

Afropop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange "Desert Bayou" on PBS World

Fri, 07/23/2010 - 7:00pm

Alex LeMay puts the spotlight on victims of Hurricane Katrina, airlifted to Utah for humanitarian assistance only to find themselves refugees in their own country.

Glasses, perceptions

Perceptions change.   You wouldn't have heard much Philip Glass on WXXI-FM a few decades ago. Now his minimalist, relentless, mathmematical works spin out on a regular basis. Several listeners correctly identified the mystery piece on Classical 91.5 Thursday as Glass' "Company."  Writer Alex Ross argues that his style is the first original Ameri

Tavis Smiley Reports “Been in the Storm Too Long” on WXXI-TV

Wed, 07/21/2010 - 8:00pm

Five years after Hurricane Katrina, Tavis Smiley travels to New Orleans.

Conquistadors "Search for El Dorado" and "All the World is Human"

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 7:00pm

Tune in for parts 3 and 4 of this 4 part series as Orellana finds the Amazon and Cabeza de Vaca teaches respect for the natives.

Story Corps Rochester on AM 1370

Sun, 07/18/2010 - 10:00pm

Stories from Rochester residents about local life, past and present.