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Museumspot.com

Search for museums to visit by country, state, city, museum name, or artist.  You can also search for specialty topics or browse the "offbeat" section for unique or unusual museums.


Movies

 

All Movie Guide

A comprehensive database of movie information, including plot synopses and actor bios.


AllWatchers

Search for movie reviews by title, plot, characters, setting, or style.


Documentary Heaven

Watch free documentaries online.


Documentary Tube

Documentary Tube videos come from places like Daily Motion, YouTube, and Google Video. The catalog is arranged thematically.


DocumentaryZ

Hundreds of documentaries organized into two dozen categories.


Explore.org

Explore.org produces and hosts high-quality documentary films and photographs. The films and images focus on exploring the world and the work of non-profit organizations around the world. The films and images are organized by destination. There are twelve destinations in all including China, Tibet, the Middle East, and India.


FolkStreams

A National Preserve of Documentary Films about American Roots Cultures streamed with essays about the traditions and filmmaking. The site includes transcriptions, study and teaching guides, suggested readings, and links to related websites.

 

Internet Archive - Moving Pictures

This library contains thousands of digital movies uploaded by Archive users which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts. Many of these videos are available for free download.

 

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb)

The most comprehensive movie-related site on the Web.

 

Movie Review Query Engine

A searchable database of reviews, news, interviews and other material associated to specific movies.


PBS Video

Watch documentaries and PBS shows free online.

   

Roger Ebert at the Chicago Sun-Times

A searchable database of Roger Ebert's full-text movie reviews since 1985.


SnagFilms

Collection of documentaries and films that can be viewed on-demand for free.  If you are interested in using this site for teaching purposes, try the companion site, SnagLearning, which offers categorization by grade level and content, as well as discussion guides.

   

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Music

 

All Music Guide

For all types of music other than classical. Information on styles, artists, and albums. Also includes a glossary of music terms.

 

Allrecordlabels.com

A comprehensive listing of over 10,000 record label web sites indexed by genre, format, and location. It can be searched by label name.

 

Billboard Online

Music news, charts, archives, and artist features.

 

FestivalFinder: Music Festivals of North America

A guide to upcoming music festivals in the U. S. and Canada. Search by genre, performer, location, festival date, and more.

 

Free Music Archive

The Free Music Archive is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads.  Every mp3 you discover on The Free Music Archive is pre-cleared for certain types of uses that would otherwise be prohibited by copyright laws that were not designed for the digital era.

 

Historic American Sheet Music

The Historic American Sheet Music Project provides access to digital images of 3042 pieces of sheet music published in America between 1850 and 1920.

 

Internet Archive - Live Music

The Internet Archive has teamed up with etree.org to preserve and archive as many live concerts as possible for current and future generations to enjoy.

 

Lyrics World

Specializes in lyrics for rock and pop songs that charted in the Top 40 from 1930 to 1999. Browse by title or artist.

 

Musopen

Create a free account to download public domain audio files and sheet music.

  

Pandora Radio

Pandora Radio, inspired by The Music Genome Project, allows you to create personal radio stations to suit your individual taste. You can organize your profile by selecting a favorite artist, choosing a music genre, or searching a particular song; Pandora will then find songs by artists with a similar style and ask you to guide them with a thumbs up or thumbs down to more tunes you would like to hear.

 

Theta Music Training

Games for learning music and training your ear.

 

Ultimate Band List

Bands and more!

 

Wolfgang's Vault

"Listen free to live music from the greatest concerts of the past 60 years."

 

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Performing Arts

 

Costumer's Manifesto

Illustrations of costumes from Ancient Babylon through the late century.

 

The Internet Broadway Database
The official archival database for Broadway theatre information.

 

Live Broadway
The official website of Broadway.

 

Talkin' Broadway
Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre news, discussion, and reviews.

 

Ticketmaster.com

Offers multiple ways to search for a happening: by category, by search engine, or by a geographic region. 

 

 

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Television

 

The Encyclopedia of Television

Programs, people, historic moments, trends, and topics such as violence, tabloid television and the quiz show scandal. Iincludes histories of major television networks as well as broadcasting systems around the world.

 

The Episode Guides Page

Links to trivia and information on "virtually every TV show ever broadcast."


Opening themes for TV shows

Search for a specific title or browse by decade to watch/listen to the opening themes of hundreds of TV shows.

 

TV Guide

Televisions and movie news, reviews, and schedules.

 

TV.com

View episode guides and cast and crew information for current and classic TV shows.

 

Local Channels:

 

CBS :  WRGB, Channel 6

ABC :  WTEN, Channel 10

NBC :  WNYT, Channel 13

Fox :  Fox23, Channel 8

The CW :  The CW, Channel 45

PBS :  WMHT, Channel 17

YNN : (formerly Capital News 9) :  Time Warner, Channel 9 

My4Albany : Independent Channel, Albany, Channel 4 (Time Warner), Channel 51 (DirectTV), 7112 (Dish Network), 51.1 (Over the air)

 

 

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Visual Arts

   

100 Top Tools for Graphic Designers

List of online resources from free web tools to full-featured paid software.


Artcyclopedia

An index of online museums and image archives. Find out where the works of over 7,500 different fine artists can be viewed online.

 

ArtLex

Definitions for more than 3,300 art-related terms.

 

artnet.com Research Library

Articles from the Grove Dictionary of Art on artist's biographies, materials and techniques, and styles and movements.

 

ArtSource

Art and architecture resources.

 

AskART.com

American artists directory with biographical information, bibliography, images, museum holdings, dealer listings, and more.

 

Google Art Project

Explore more than 1,000 works of art from 17 of the world's top museums.

 

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

Provides an overview of the history of art as illustrated and represented in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection.

 

Impressionism from European Museums

A virtual tour, based on an exhibit in 1999, that highlights the major themes of Impressionism. This site is created by The Seattle Museum of Art and includes images of paintings and downloadable lesson plans for teachers.

 

Louvre Museum Official Website

In English. 

  

Mark Harden's Artchive

More than 2,000 scans of fine art from over 200 different artists.

 

National Gallery of Art

Painting, Sculpture and graphic arts collection.

 

Virtual Library Museums Pages

A directory of online museums around the world.

 

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Local

 

Gigzee

Find local live music.  Choosing Albany, NY and selecting a 30 minle radius includes most Capital Region venues.

 

Albany Civic Theater

 

Albany Symphony Orchestra

 

Capital Repertory Theatre

 

The Egg

 

New York State Theatre Institute

 

The Palace Theatre

 

Park Playhouse

 

Proctor's Theatre

 

Schenectady Light Opera Company

 

Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC)

 

Stageworks Hudson

 

Tang Museum 

 

Times Union Center

 

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

 

 

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