Arts and Culture

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 1:00pm

The Lyric Opera of Chicago's season continues with their performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Jackie Evancho: Dream with Me on WXXI-TV

Thu, 11/24/2011 - 8:00pm

Tune in for Jackie Evancho – the 11-year-old girl with the extraordinarily big voice.

Great Performances: Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival 3

Sat, 06/08/2013 - 9:30pm

Eric Clapton has re-teamed with fellow "guitar gods" for a third Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago, America’s Blues Capital.

NOVA: Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives

Thu, 06/09/2011 - 8:00pm

Haunted by his genius father, rock star Mark Oliver Everett makes emotional journey to understand the physics of parallel universes.

OPRY MEMORIES on WXXI-TV

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 8:00pm

Go back to the golden era of country music with host John Schneider and music from Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, George Jones, Loretta Lynn and others.

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.