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Useful Websites

Performing Arts, Music and Film

  • AllMovie Guide — Lists of new releases on DVD/Blu-ray and in the theater. Browse or search by genre/sub-genre, release year, runtime, movie theme, movie moods, MPAA rating, and more.
  • AllMusic Guide — Lists of top-selling albums, chart ratings for songs and albums, and music reviews. Browse and search for music by artist, song, or album. Explore music based on genres, moods, or themes.
  • American Film Institute (AFI) — Official site of AFI, featuring many “top X” lists.
  • Big Cartoon Database — Information on more than 70,000 film and TV cartoons and nearly 5,000 cartoon series. Access by studio, Academy Award-winning classic, or keyword search. Includes more than 4,000 reviews.
  • Box Office Mojo — Features movies´ earnings, production cost, awards, news articles, discussion forums, and more.
  • Concord Theatricals — Search plays by keyword, author, or title. Browse plays by category or number of characters.
  • Dramatists Play Service — Search plays by title, author, keyword, or ISBN. Browse by type of play, genre, or cast size.
  • IMDB: Internet Movie Database
  • International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)
  • Internet Broadway Database — Information on all areas of Broadway: shows, people, theatres, characters, awards, and more.
  • Moving Image Archive — From Internet Archive. Access thousands of free movies, films, and videos. Most are available for free download. Excellent site for primary source and historical videos.
  • MRQE — The Movie Review Query Engine.
  • National Jukebox — By the Library of Congress. Featuring 10,000+ songs from the Victor Talking Machine Co., released between 1901 and 1925.
  • — Official website of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Access the Academy Film Archive, Academy Awards Database, AA Acceptance Speech Database, and more. Covers the beginning of the AAs – 1927/28 – to present.
  • Performing Arts Encyclopedia — By the Library of Congress.
  • Rotten Tomatoes — New movie and DVD reviews rated using the unique “tomato meter,” which averages all available movie reviews from popular media.
  • Sibley Music Library — Public domain musical scores and book, many unique to the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester.