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FINE ARTS

Artcyclopedia
Focusing primarily on fine art painting and sculpture, this site endeavors to "compile[d] a comprehensive index of every artist represented at hundreds of museum sites, image archives, and other online resources." Only includes sites where actual images can be viewed online.

Dallas Museum of Art

Art History Resources
This is a great links site to history of art. Also includes links to museums around the world.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
Abilene museum which "celebrates the best original art published in children’s literature."

Web Museum
This site offers excellent articles on artistic movements, artists and more. Includes a large section on Japanese art and architecture.

World Wide Art Resources
Contemporary arts news, resources and links.

THEATRE & DANCE

Broadway.com

Commercial site with perhaps the most comprehensive information about Broadway theatre on the web . . . the shows, actors, directors, writers, lyricists, etc.

Cast Album Database
"This database provides information about cast albums of stage musicals and recordings of film and TV musicals which were released on long-playing records and compact discs."

DanceMagazine.com
Online version of Dance magazine, known for its Young Dancer section, reviews, dance news and features on dancers and choreographers.

Dramatists Play Services, Inc.
"Representing the American Theatre by publishing and licensing the work of new and established playwrights."

Internet Broadway Database
The official database for Broadway theatre information. IBDB provides records of productions from the beginnings of New York theatre until today, searchable by performers, characters, and more.

Samuel French, Inc.
Theatre materials; plays, monologues, audition pieces, etc.

MUSIC

All Music Guide

Self description: "the most comprehensive music reference source on the planet. All genres and styles of music are covered here, ranging from the most commercially popular to the most obscure." Good artist, song & album information.

ASCAP Index

Association of more than 300,000 U.S. composers, songwriters, lyricists, and music publishers of every kind of music.

Classical Music Index
Index to Patchogue-Medford Library's sheet music collection. Particular to PML's collection, but serves as a good finding device.

Historic American Sheet Music
The site "provides access to digital images of over 16,000 pages of sheet music from 3042 pieces published in the United States between 1850 and 1920."

Instrument Encyclopedia
Established by the University of Michigan's School of Information, this site proves good articles on many musical instruments. Also offers links to other Web sites. Includes a Resources for Educators section.

Misheard Music Guide

Exactly what it says . . . funny.

Mudcat Cafe Digital Folk Song Database

More than 9000 Blues & folk songs.  Includes the Mudcat Cafe for Kids.

NetHymnal

Over 6,600 Christian hymns & Gospel songs from many denominations. You’ll find lyrics, scores, MIDI files, pictures, history, & more.

Popular Song Index
Cites books in which sheet music can be found; specific to Patchogue-Medford Library's collection, but is a good index for songs.

Red Hot Jazz Archive

Excellent resource on this particularly American music form.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The ultimate place to learn about rock and roll and how it continues to shape our lives.

Kool Lyrics.com
Good place to find contemporary song lyrics

FILM & TELEVISION

The Greatest Films
Reviews, quotes, history, and comparative listings for great movies.

Internet Movie Database
Reviews, news, credit lists.

IPL Movie "Reference" Page

Texas Film Commission
"The Texas Film Commission has been assisting filmmakers since 1971 with a complete range of film-related services and facilities from pre- through post-production."

TV Land

Video clips, trivia, cast lists and descriptions of 'classic' TV programs.

ARTS & CRAFTS

Candle and Soap Making
A great resource for candle and soap making.

Learn To Tie These Knots
Courtesy of Boy Scout Troop 9 in Billings, Montana, this site features simple animations of the knot being tied -- animations you can play over and over again until you get it right. Plus, you find out what each knot is best used for.

Needlework-Wonderful Stitches

Links, along with patterns and designs for needlepoint, cross-stitch and other forms of decorative stitching.

Wool Works
Noncommercial, volunteer-run site full of great information for handknitters.

COLLECTIBLES

Alibris
Calling itself "the Ultimate Source for Out-of-Print and Rare Books," Alibris offers access to a network of rare, used and hard-to-find book dealers. It is a commercial site, but you're free to window shop.

Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA)
Provides a directory of rare book dealers all over US, searchable by geographic area.

Book Values
This site will give you answers that will help you determine if you have a valuable book.

OTHER

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
Teaching and learning resources from the Federal government in the Arts.

Symbols.com
A symbols dictionary of Western signs and ideograms.

 

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