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Film & Television Links

AFI (American Film Institute): Designed to preserve the heritage of the motion picture, honor artists, and education the next generation of storytellers.

FilmSite: Access the lists of the greatest films, oscar winners, history of film, directors and stars, and more from the award-winning website for film buffs, students, moviegoers, and fans of film.

Internet Movie Database: Access information on movies and actors, view trailers, search showtimes, find news information and box office results, and more in the definitive guide on movies and TV shows.

IPL Movie "Reference" Page: Locate listings on awards, databases, film festivals, film making, history, movies, and more with more than 100 resource listings.

Moviefone: Founded in 1989 serving as a great destination for everything movies and TV with news, reviews, exclusive interviews with A-list stars, galleries, trailers, original series, and more. Ultimate source for everything movies including movie trailers, reviews, photos, times, tickets, and more. You'll also find movie news and cast interviews.

Texas Film Commission: Assisting filmmakers since 1971 with a complete range of film-related services and facilities from pre-production through post-production. This commission covers film, television, commercial, animation, visual effects, and video game industries in the state. Find information on television shows, access videos, see news, find listings, learn about actors, and more.

TV Guide: Access the online version of the guide that lets you know what's on TV, plus, signup to follow your favorite shows, create a watchlist, access news, view galleries, and more.


Fine Arts Links

Art History Resources: Provides access to great links on the history of art, and also includes links to museums around the world.

Artcyclopedia: Focusing on fine art painting and sculpture, this site compiles a comprehensive index of every artist represented at hundreds of museum sites, image archives, and other online resources.

The Center for Contemporary Arts: Providing enriching and educational experiences for the region's communities through the promotion an support of artists and serving 26,000 individuals annually.

Dallas Museum of Art
: Official website to locate information on art exhibits, programs, visiting the museum, upcoming events for all ages, and more.

The Grace Museum: Local museum located in downtown Abilene offering experiences in art, science and history through exhibitions, programs, and collections; also featuring a programming, events, and a children's museum.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature: Located in Downtown Abilene and offering visual and verbal literacy celebrating the best original art published in children's literature.

World Wide Art Resources: Offers access to contemporary art news, resources, artworks, artists, original art, and more.


Music Links

All Music Guide: Offers a comprehensive music reference source in all genres and styles of music ranging from the most commercially popular to the most obscure.

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

Billboard: Access current information on the music that's blazing the music charts currently, as well as archived lists. Listen to clips of music, find information on festivals, get news on music and artists, and more.

Historic American Sheet Music: Provides access to digital images of over 16,000 pages of sheet music from over 3,000 pieces published in the U.S. between 1850 and 1920.

Kiss This Guy: Provides an online archive of misheard lyrics across a number of songs. Provides a little humor to all those songs we think we know, but might be surprised to learn what we think we're hearing.

MetroLyrics: Offers a great searchable database of song lyrics, across all genres of music, with additional content on current popular songs, a top 100 list, videos, features, artist information and more.

NetHymnal: Offers over 6,000 hymns and gospel songs from many denominations and providing access to lyrics, scores, MIDI files, pictures, history, and more.

Popular Music Index: Cites books in which sheet music can be found, serving as a good index for songs.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Your ultimate guide to learn about rock and roll and how it continues to shape our lives. Online site offers access to information on inductees, exhibits, upcoming events, a store, and more.


Theatre & Dance Links

Broadway: Access comprehensive information about Broadway theatre and find information about shows, actors, directors, writers, lyricists, and more.

Cast Album Database: Covers information about cast albums of stage musicals and recordings of film and TV musicals which were released on long-playing records and compact discs. Content provided from 1884-2007.

Dance Magazine: Online version of the 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. Offers a searchable database, but requires fees to acquire works.

Internet Broadway Database: The official database for Broadway theatre information by providing records of productions from the beginnings of New York theatre until today. This site is searchable by performers, characters, and more.