Arts and Entertainment
Plano Library Databases
Access news articles, reviews, biographical information, etc. on arts and entertainment using MasterFile Premier and other databases within EBSCOhost. (Library card number is needed for access)
Library of Congress’s historical collections for the National Digital Library.
Huge database of resources on artists with links to museums worldwide.
Links to abbeys and monasteries, castles, churches, cities and towns and other architectural features.
World Wide Arts Resources
Massive gateway offering scope and substance. Images of over 8,000 artists, museums, space exhibits & festivals.
Movie reviews, trailers, quotes, film schools, film festivals, and more.
Common Sense Media
Family entertainment reviews and ratings for movies, television, video games, music CDs, books, and websites.
Reviews, gossip, news for television, movies, and music.
Internet Broadway Database
Official database for Broadway theatre information. Provides records of productions from the beginnings of New York theatre until today.
Internet Movie Database
120,000 movies with over 1,750,000 filmography entries. Also includes information on Television programs
Critical information about film, video, music, games, books, and television
Movie Monitor tracks the availability, quality and pricing of on-demand and streaming movies across the web’s leading providers.
New York Times Best Seller Lists
Includes weekly listings for Fiction (both hardback and e-books), Nonfiction, Trade Paperbacks, Mass Market Paperbacks, Children’s Picture Books, Children’s Chapter Books, Graphic Novels, Manga, and more.
TV listings, movie reviews, news, gossip, and features.
MUSEUMS and EXHIBITS
Information on the four locations of the museum located in New York City; Bilbao, Spain; Berlin, Germany; and Venice, Italy; as well as the newest museum in Abu Dhabi scheduled to open in 2013.
Louvre – Official Site
Take a tour of this famous French museum.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Maps of the floors with photos of two or three items per room.
Museums in the USA
Lists museums by name, state and type.
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
Official web site of the Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Dallas.
National Virtual Museum (UK)
Gateway to over 2,500 UK museums, galleries, and heritage attractions.
Links to the Smithsonian museums. Graphics are good, but often large.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Serves as this country’s memorial to the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust.
Virtual Library Museums Pages
An international directory of online museum pages.
AMG (All Media Guide)
Beginning with allmusic, a database designed to explore music by genre, mood, theme, country or instrument, this site has expanded to include the allmovie database and the allgame database. Allgame covers all console and handheld games released in the United States. It also covers many arcade games, particularly those released in home versions and most PC games released in the United States, including some downloadable games.
Classical Composer Biographies
Very brief biographies of some of the most famous classical composers.
Ethnic, Folk, and World music
Links to international music listed geographically, music organizations, and music labels.
Features musical instruments from around the world.
Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music
It is comprised of popular American music spanning the period 1780 to 196o and it best for finding music from the 19th Century. IMPORTANT: Music published after 1923 is not in the public domain. You will not find images for music published after that date on this site. There is a only a text record for each song.
Contact information for 863 opera houses and festivals by country, company, city and professional associations. Includes classical music associations and the music press.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum
exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music.
Texas Heritage Music Foundation
A site that preserves the traditions of Texas music and examines the background of Texas music and its influences and patterns.
Texas Music Guide
Texas artists, festivals, events, radio stations, record labels, and links.
Texas Music Museum
Artifacts, documents and reference materials about the diverse traditions of Texas music.
Texas Music Office
Clearinghouse of information on music produced in the state of Texas. Links to publications, a talent register and radio stations.