"All the world's a stage, and all
the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their
entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts. . . ."
[Jaques, As You Like It, Shakespeare]
Welcome to the "Entertainment/Performing
Arts" page in our virtual library. Here you will find recent
additions to our reference and circulating collections as well
as useful links to various web sites. Suggestions for additional
web sites or titles to add to our collection are welcome.
and Performing Arts Internet Links
Music | Theatre
| Television | Local
Performing Arts Web Sites
Guides to the Arts
CultureFinder: Online Address
for the Arts - http://www.culturefinder.com/
One of the best web sites for the performing arts, it includes
season calendars for over 1500 arts organizations across the
United States. It covers Broadway & Theatre, Classical Music
& Opera, Dance, Film and Visual Arts. Each area has a guide
that includes biographical information on the artists in that
field, descriptions of major works, and a dictionary defining
the terms used.
Online Classics - http://www.onlineclassics.com/
This site offers streaming live and archived videos of the performing
arts. At the site, visitors will find over 150 hours of video-on-demand
of opera, theatre, concerts, plays, dance, and musicals, and
new and live broadcasts are added each week. Viewing live broadcasts
does require Windows Media Player.
Performing Arts Links - http://www.theatrelibrary.org/links/index.html
An index of links to performing arts information and resources
on the Internet including sections on cinema, dance, theater,
plays and playwrights, reviews, organizations, museums &
collections as well as university departments,mailing lists and
Ballet & Dance (About.com) - http://balletdance.about.com/arts/balletdance/
This excellent directory of ballet and dance resources includes
links to virtually everything connected to the world of ballet
and dance as well as message boards and chat.
Dance Directory - Sapphire
Swan - http://www.SapphireSwan.com/dance/
Resources organized by type of dance: Ballet, Ballroom, Cajun,
Contra, Flamenco, Folk, Morris, Modern, Salsa, Square, Swing
Tango, Zydeco, and more. In addition, covers books, schools,
supplies, and other directories and guides.
Dance Links - http://www.dancer.com/dance-links
A regularly updated list of links to dance resources. Covers
ballet, modern and contemporary, and other dance forms (flamenco,
tap, butoh, multimedia, jazz, world, etc.), performance listings,
newsgroups, publications, organizations, funding resources, schools
and universities, dancers, and Web indices.
Classic Movie Sites http://classicfilm.miningco.com/movies/classicfilm/
The best place to start for searches involving older films is
MiningCo.coms Classic Movies Site. This site has indexes
devoted to people, titles, studios, and genres, as well as to
classic-movie lists, Web rings, collectibles, trivia, games,
magazines, and societies.
One of the most wide-ranging general movie sites on the Web.
There are links to movie reviews, home video information, interviews,
feedback, and back-lot gossip.
Internet Movie Database - http://us.imdb.com/
The most comprehensive movie database on the Internet with links
to thousands of sites and updated regularly. It covers over 200,000
movies and TV shows, 400,000 actors and actresses, nearly 40,000
directors and thousands of behind-the-scenes people who help
to create movie magic. The information is well organized and
the search feature, whether for particular titles, people, plots,
etc., is fun and easy.
Movie Review Query Engine- http://www.mrqe.com/lookup?
If you're looking for movie reviews, this is the site. Over 125,000
reviews are indexed from commercial sources and the Usenet movie
Movie-STAR - http://www.cuadra.com/demos/moviestar.html
Database of information on the Academy Awards since 1927, including
more than 6,200 nominations and 1,200 Oscar awards in major categories
for over 2400 motion pictures and 3900 individuals.
Rotten Tomatoes http://www.rottentomatoes.com/
This excellent movie review site was originally launched on August
18, 1998. It features a growing selection of movie reviews and
regularly updated news for moviegoers. The site offers articles,
reviews and other features that have been designed for both the
casual visitor as well as the hardcore movie fan. The "Tomatometer"
gives a convenient at-a-glance consensus, but links are provided
for the user to search for more in-depth movie-related information.
Screenit! (Entertainment Reviews for Parents)
-http://screenit.com - Screenit!
provides a chart with 15 categories, from "nudity"
to "imitative behavior," rates them from "none"
to "heavy," and analyzes each category in some detail.
You can find a plot synopsis, a review of the film, and a discussion
of the film's suitability for various age groups. Excellent site
for parents who want to know more about the suitability of current
movies/videos for their children.
Albany Symphony Orchestra http://artsitedesign.com/aso/
Web site for Albany's own symphony orchestra. The site includes
program and subscription information and includes concert previews
and show reviews.
AMG's All Music Guide - http://allmusic.com/
All Media Guide's extensive database for music, movies and video
games includes expert reviews, biographies, ratings, images,
credits, essays and thousands of descriptive categories. Search
by artist, album, song, style, or label. Access information on
new releases, music styles, music maps (guides to the evolution
of a musical genre), articles, and a glossary. Entries on artists
describe a musician/musical group's history, roots and influences,
musical style, discography, guest performances, and reviews.
CDnow - http://www.cdnow.com/
Shopping for a CD? The inventory at CDnow tops 250,000 items
and includes 35,000 video releases, 8,500 music videos, and CD-ROMs.
You can find almost every album made in the U.S. and around 6,000
imports. You can listen to cuts and clips using RealAudio before
you buy. CDnow also contains music news, discographies, biographies,
and information on upcoming concert dates.
Essentials of Music http://www.essentialsofmusic.com/
A Classical music site built around Sonys Essential Classics
Series, it covers six main periods in classical music history,
discussing musical themes, musical context, style, and major
composers. A Glossary provides 200 terms with listening (RealPlayer
format) or picture examples.
Harrys Blues Lyrics
A very useful site for "nothing but the blues" containing
the lyrics of over 2,500 blues songs, arranged by artist and
title with Real Audio sound clips provided for half of the entries.
Information on the history of the Blues is provided as is a glossary
of commonly used blues slang, with links to songs containing
the selected term.
The Muze - http://www.muze.com/
This impressive music information resource allows you to search
by song, album, composer (classical), or artist in rock, jazz,
or classical. You can find artist biographies (from the Encyclopedia
of Popular Music), reviews; 30-second sound clips; album details,
including producer, release date, guest artists, track listings
and times, recording personnel, and many have photographs of
album covers. You can also browse by musical category, including
music for children, movie soundtracks, and comedy or spoken word
Capital Repertory Theater http://www.capitalrep.org/
This is the site of Albany's award winning professional theater
company. The site includes information about the current season
as well as membership and special program information.
New York Theatre Experience
Contains current listings of shows playing in New York theatres
including musicals, plays, and special attractions. Also has
reviews, coming attractions, ticket information and new openings
and recommendations. Links to some useful theatre and New York
Playbill On-line - http://www.playbill.com/index.php
U.S. and London theatre listings, feature articles on the industry,
Who's Who, job listings, and more.
Zap2It - http://www.Zap2it
If it's about television, you'll find it here, with its own content,
TV schedules, contact information for networks, direct broadcast
satellites, and stations, information on all TV shows (with the
soaps having their own section), and hundreds of links. Their
Nielsen ratings page covers Prime Time, Hispanic, Sports, Cable,
Performing Arts Web Sites
Albany Symphony Orchestra -
Capital Repertory Theater -http://www.capitalrep.org/
Glimmerglass Opera - http://cooperstown.net/glimmerglass
Saratoga Performing Arts Center-
Williamstown Theater -http://www.wtfestival.org/
all links were
valid as of 2/7/01
To make suggestions about this site,
to report dead links, or for information related to Entertainment
and Performing Arts resources you please call our Information Desk at 458-9274.
William K. Sanford Town Library
629 Albany Shaker Road
Loudonville, NY 12211
Phone: (518) 458-9274
Fax: (518) 438-0988
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