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Movies & Television

Provides web only entertainment news and articles, reviews, charts and message boards on various topics.
The MRQE has over 21,000 movie titles available for searching. Each successful search results in a list of reviews from a wide variety of sources. The site also offers specialized lists such as--Recent Releases in the United States, Upcoming Releases, Top 10 at the Box Office, Recent Film Festivals, etc.Can also see lists of the most popular titles determined by the number of searches.
Check out this years' Oscar nominees at the Official site of the Academy Awards. A comprehensive list of past award winners is provided, as well as detailed information on the telecast and the history of the awards.
Detailed episode recaps of all current television dramas, including some of the reality based shows, like Survivor and Real World. Includes fan forums.
Includes articles and information not found in the print version as well as two weeks of program listings, broadcast and cable, including desciptions that can be brought up by zip code. Searchable by just about everything.



This site includes jazz news, reviews, interviews, articles, festivals and more.
A locally produce resource for finding song books in the collection of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's Reference and Loan Library. Song books and sheet music can be borrowed through the WISCAT interlibrary loan system.
Daily music news, reviews, information on new releases, industry events, and, of course, charts.
Features cd reviews and links to other classical music web sites.
Find cd reviews and other classical music resources.
This site offers attractive graphics, easy navigation, a virtual tour of the Grand Ole Opry, news reports, and profiles of dozens of artists.
This handy site helps identify music and songs in the public domain. An alphabetical list of songs (and composers) is included, along with detailed discussions of copyright and public domain.



Funny Lyrics
Misheard Lyrics
Popular and rock music
Chords, tablatures, and lyrics for songs
Songs of all genres


Performance Arts

This is a useful theater resource, offering news, feature stories, theater listings, links to ticket services, seating charts for major theaters and more.
Provides links to the best dance resources on the Web. Primarily organized by dance style, the site also has links to dance schools, books, and supplies.
Get tickets to a wide variety of events, including concerts, plays, sporting events, and others.


Visual Arts

This site includes sources from prehistoric to 20th century art, as well as links to museums and galleries around the world.
Artcyclopedia offers a useful search engine to access sites on the World Wide Web where artists' works can be viewed online. The primary focus is on fine art painting and sculpture, and you can view a master list of links to museums and galleries indexed by the site.
Bibliographic records for a variety of material. The Art Inventories Catalog of the American Art Museum has an entry for the Capitol's...
The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents a timeline of art history from 20,000 B.C. to the present. Search by an alphabletical subject index, artist index, timelines index, special topics index and a search engine.