Arts and Culture

Bach's coffee house delights

If you love coffee as much as I do, you'd have been unspeakably happy to hear the premieres of Johann Sebastian Bach's secular concertos.  Scholars think they were first heard in a coffee shop in Leipzig, performed by the composer with a student musical society.  Today on Classical 91.5, the mystery piece was

The sounds and fragrances swirl through the evening air

Tuesday's mystery piece was Debussy's fourth prelude from Book I, "Les sons et les parfums tournet dans l'air du soir" (The sounds and fragrances swirl through the evening air), played by Etha Wheeler.

Mercury Opera and Monday's mystery piece

Mercury Opera Rochester has announced its 2010-2011 season.  In the fall, the company will offer its first Gilbert & Sullivan production, The Pirates of Penzance, at the new auditorium at Penfield High School.

Breakfast Special on WXXI-TV

Wed, 07/14/2010 - 8:00pm

A celebration of going out for a morning meal in America.

POV "Good Fortune" on WXXI-TV

Tue, 07/13/2010 - 10:00pm

A provocative exploration of how massive international efforts to alleviate poverty in Africa may be undermining the very communities they aim to benefit.

History Detectives: Andrew Jacksons' Mouth, Barton Letter, Spybook on WXXI-TV

Mon, 07/12/2010 - 9:00pm

The reunification of two halves of a vandalized sculpture of President Andrew Jackson? The History Detectives find out.

Masterpiece Mystery! "Hercule Poirot: Series X" on WXXI-TV

Sun, 07/11/2010 - 9:00pm

New episodes of murder and mystery with Agatha Christie's infamous detective, Hercule Poirot.

Friday's Mystery piece was a song to the moon

Local Event to Remember Michael Jackson

Local radio station WDKX is organizing a Michael Jackson remembrance event on the one year anniversary of his death.

Garth Fagan on 1370 Connection

Garth Fagan is launching his 40th anniversary season with a celebration this week.  On Thursday, the internationally renown choreographer appeared on 1370 Connection with host Bob Smith.