Arts and Culture

For great arts and culture content and discussion

both on-air and online, start here. Arts and cultural programming on WXXI-TV and Radio, as well as online discussions and special events hosted by WXXI are featured below. Read more


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Don't miss out on all the amazing virtual performances.  Our extensive Arts and Culture Calendar at CITY will help you find all the best events!  Click here to go to the calendar.

Featured Programming

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 2:00pm
Native America illuminates the splendor of a past whose story has for too long remained untold.
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 2:00pm
Learn about the untold story of African American entrepreneurship, where skill, industriousness, ingenuity and sheer courage in the face of overwhelming odds provide the backbone of this nation’s economic and social growth.

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In Black America Since MLK, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. looks at the last 50 years of African-American history. Watch On-Demand through 9/7/2020
Observe several real-life individuals — portrayed by Anna Deavere Smith — involved in the Rodney King affair. 
Remember when folks used to talk about being "post-racial"? Well, we're definitely not that. The Code Switch Podcast Team are a multi-racial, multi-generational team of NPR journalists fascinated by the overlapping themes of race, ethnicity and culture, how they play out in our lives and communities, and how all of this is shifting. Listen to Episodes On-Demand and Subscribe to the podcast.
Watch Part 1 and Part 2 On-Demand: This film, tells the dramatic story of the epic — and surprisingly unfamiliar — crusade waged by American women for the right to vote.

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Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 1:00pm
Thrill to Anna Netrebko’s dazzling portrayal of Massenet’s tragic heroine Manon.
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 9:00pm
Enjoy the musical about feuding clerks who are romantic pen pals; with Laura Benanti & Zachary Levi.
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 1:00pm
In Black America Since MLK, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. looks at the last 50 years of African-American history
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 9:00pm
Don't miss Part Two of this two-part docu-series that examines the mounting dispute over strategies and reveals the pervasive racism.
Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 10:00pm
Celebrate the groundbreaking band’s musical milestones and hits along with special guests.
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