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The impeachment trial for former President Donald Trump continues in the U.S. Senate.

Here is a rundown of coverage from WXXI News:

Sat. Feb. 13 - 10 a.m.

Radio: AM 1370/FM 107.5.

TV: WXXI-WORLD (cable 1275/OTA 21.2).

Digital: WXXINews.org, streaming audio on the WXXI app, streaming video on the WXXI News Facebook page.

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WXXI News will bring you coverage of Joe Biden's inauguration as the 46th President of the United States. Here is where you can find our coverage on Wednesday:

Television: WXXI (cable 11/OTA 21.1) coverage begins at 10:30 a.m.

Radio: WXXI AM 1370 & FM 107.5 coverage begins at 11 a.m.

The balance of power in the U.S. Senate is on the line on Tuesday, Jan. 5, as the state of Georgia casts ballots in a special runoff election. Republican incumbents David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler face tough challenges from Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock.

WXXI is bringing you two live hours of special runoff election coverage, courtesy of WABE in Atlanta, Tuesday night from 8 to 10 p.m. on AM 1370 & FM 107.5 with streaming audio WXXINews.org and the WXXI app.

In normal times, you may have heard Alyssa Rodriguez busking at the Rochester Public Market - where people would stop to ask, “what is that unusual instrument you are playing?”

She could also be found playing electric violin in the Irish rock band The Sisters of Murphy, playing old swing tunes with the Gregory Street Vagabonds, fiddling for English and Irish dances, and teaching lessons and classes at the Kanack School of Music.

More recently, she has stepped as a solo musician; she just released her first EP - called Chicory. But these days, we shouldn’t be seeing her around Rochester at all: she was supposed to travel to Sweden, and then on to Finland, with a Fulbright, to research and study Nordic Folk Music and String Pedagogy.

Everything is still up in the air - but she keeps making fascinating music - writing her own songs and dance tunes and continuing to explore the world of traditional Nordic and Scandanavian music.

Watch her performance in this week's episode of HomeStage!


WXXI hosts a live, televised forum addressing COVID-19 vaccines.

While 2020 has been a difficult for a lot of us, is there anything you learned this year?

What are you looking forward to in 2021? What lessons are you bringing with you to the new year? What are your resolutions?

Tell us! There are three ways to do so:

Dr. Heather Holmquest is a Lecturer in Music at Nazareth College. She is the soprano section leader at Third Presbyterian Church in Rochester, and she sings with Voices, a premier vocal ensemble under the baton of Dr. William Weinert. In addition to musical pursuits, Heather is an avid knitter, spinner, dyer, and all-around fiber artist.

A native of Great Britain, James Kealey came to the USA from Sheffield Cathedral to earn his Master of Music degree at the Eastman School of Music. He is Associate Director of Music/Organist at Third Presbyterian Church where he oversees and coordinates children’s music ministry, including several vocal and bell choirs, and is the primary accompanist for services and rehearsals.

In this episode of HomeStage, watch them perform music by French composer Louis Vierne.

In this edition of HomeStage, we'll visit a different kind of home.

Peter DuBois is the director of music and organist at Third Presbyterian Church in Rochester. They have been streaming their Sunday services online since March.

Benjamin Krug has been playing with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra for 13 seasons.

Watch them perform "A Song Without Words" by Craig Phillips, an alumnus of the Eastman School of Music.

HomeStage: Erin Hannigan

Nov 17, 2020

This HomeStage performance comes all the way from the Lone Star State.

Oboist Erin Hannigan is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and she played in the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Now she's the principal oboist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

Erin loves animals and has always had rescue dogs. But she wanted to do more. She and photographer Teresa Berg joined forces to create Artists for Animals. They have raised tens of thousands of dollars for animal shelters in northern Texas, with concerts, galas, community outreach, and even cute calendars.

One secret about Erin: Even though she's a dog lover, she also rescued a Siamese kitten named Gabby.

On this week’s HomeStage, she performs a piece called “Jimson Weed,” composed by Alyssa Morris.

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