Arts and Culture

Broadway Goes Hollywood

Sat, 01/07/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

From Over the Rainbow to Under the Sea, the musical Hollywood Sings explores the history of motion pictures through popular songs that have come to define every generation.

Mornings, January 2-6 . . .

Happy New Year! Wake to classical music and a little news. The Mystery Piece airs at 6:40. The Composer’s Datebook airs at 7:20, the Writer’s Almanac at 8:20.

Monday, January 2

Datebook:  Rouse's "Concert de Gaudi"

Brahms’ smashing kaleidoscope of student drinking songs


Tuesday, January 3

Datebook:  Rachmaninoff dances

Performances from Tafelmusik and the Boston Pops

The poetry of a 10th-century Armenian monk beautifully set by 20th century artist Alfred Schnittke


Independent Lens: Have you Heard from Johnannesburg?

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 7:00pm

Witness the movement of citizen activists who fought to bring down the brutal system of apartheid in South Africa.

OnStage "Makepeace Brothers & Mikaela Davis" on WXXI-TV

Sun, 01/15/2012 - 7:00pm

The Makepeace Brothers and Mikaela Davis take the stage for an incredible musical event.


Sun, 01/15/2012 - 2:00pm

Great Performances presents Anna Deavere Smith’s acclaimed Let Me Down Easy, examining the body and the body politic with insight, humor and compassion.

Egypt's Golden Empire

Sat, 01/12/2013 - 3:00pm

Watch dramatic re-creations that bring to life the story of the Egyptian empire.

Original Minds on WXXI-TV

Mon, 01/09/2012 - 9:00pm

Five teenagers stigmatized by being in Special Ed. struggle to articulate how their brains work, and discover that they are smarter than they thought.

OnStage: The Lou Gramm Band on WXXI-TV

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 7:00pm

The new season of OnStage is here! Tune in for the premiere with Lou Gramm and The Lou Gramm Band.

America Test Kitchen Radio

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 2:00pm

Host Chris Kimball introduces listeners to an eclectic collection of test cooks and food experts from the Test Kitchen, and people who come at food and cooking from unique and useful perspectives, with rich stories to tell.