Arts and Culture

Renewed Focus on August Wilson

The African American playwright's work is getting attention on Broadway featuring Denzel Washington. Rochester's Geva Theatre Center is also producing Wilson material on stage.

Raising 100,000 Voices Free Public Screening at the Dryden Theatre

Sun, 05/02/2010 - 2:30pm

Please join us for a special screening more than 30 mini-documentaries produced by local teens who share, through film, the issues they face as emerging adults.

WXXI Auction 2010 Kick-Off Show

Sat, 04/24/2010 - 8:00pm

5,000 items up for bid -- tune in and see just a sampling of what the 2010 WXXI Online Auction has to offer.

This American Life: Babysitting

Thu, 08/29/2013 - 9:00pm

Stories of babysitters, and what goes on while mom and dad are away that mom and dad never find out about.

Celebrating National Record Store Day Locally

Several Rochester record stores are celebrating National Record Store Day with special events Saturday.

The Dhamma Brothers

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 9:00pm

A retreat of meditation and enlightenment within a maximum security prison in Alabama.

Making Rossini EVEN BETTER.

I think this video speaks for itself.  No need for me to infringe on it's amazingness.

Global Voices "The Dictator Hunter" on PBS World

Wed, 07/21/2010 - 9:00pm

A revealing look at the determination of one American lawyer to bring a Chadian dictator to international justice.

Great Performances “Hamlet” on WXXI-TV

Wed, 04/28/2010 - 8:00pm

Sir Patrick Stewart and David Tennant reprise their roles in this television adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2008 stage production of Hamlet.

Morning Mailbag

One of our chief joys is hearing from WXXI's classical music listeners.  Enjoy a sample of a few e-mails from recent weeks.

Brenda:

I've been listening to your show on the way in to work lately and really enjoying the selection. Michael Pratorius was new to me, and a direct hit.

A question: you played a chaconne by Marin Marais last week (I believe by the Concert of Nations). I'd like to track the recording down, but he wrote a number of chaconnes. Can you shed any light?

 best-

 T------------

Hi, T---------,