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Freegal - Free Music Downloads  http://www.freegalmusic.com
Download your favorite songs and keep them forever!

Arts and Humanities Through the Eras [Five Volumes]  http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9780787693848&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
Profiling milestones and movements in the arts, literature, music and religion from a specific period, each volume in this set helps students and researchers understand the various disciplines of the humanities in relation to each other, as well as to history and culture. An overview of the period and a chronology of major world events begin each volume.


Art & Artists - Topic Pages  http://0-www.credofreference.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/topiccategorybrowse.do?category=art
Topic Pages are a dynamic “one stop shop” where you can find much of what your library has on Art. Topic Pages aggregate information from Credo Reference, your other library databases and the open web, all on one

Understanding Manga and Anime  http://0-ebooks.abc-clio.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/reader.aspx?isbn=9780313094484
Everything you need to know about manga and anime.

The Movies

Film and Television  http://hottopics.lvccld.org/film_tv
Learn about the history of film and television and biographies of actors, directors, writers and more.

Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film  http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9780028661001&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
This reference provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to film and film studies, covering such aspects as production, national traditions, studios, genres, critical theory and film history.

VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever, 2013  http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9781414482507&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
Reviews movies that are available on DVD or tape. Each entry includes title, alternate title, one-to four-bone rating, year released, MPAA rating, brief review, length, format, country of origin, cast, technical personnel, awards and made-for-television/cable/video designations.


Music & Musicans - Topic Pages  http://search.credoreference.com/content/browse/topic?category=music&alpha=M&offset=0
Topic Pages are a dynamic “one stop shop” where you can find much of what your library has on Music and Musicians. Topic Pages aggregate information from Credo Reference, your other library databases and the open web, all on one screen.

Encyclopedia of Punk Music and Culture  http://0-ebooks.abc-clio.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/reader.aspx?isbn=9780313081996
The Punk Encyclopedia is the first comprehensive reference work to examine punk rock and its evolution through the decades.

Encyclopedia of Rap and Hip Hop Culture  http://0-ebooks.abc-clio.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/reader.aspx?isbn=9780313060342
A complete guide to the history, development, people, events, and ideas of Hip Hop music and culture.


Theatre, Drama and Dance  http://hottopics.lvccld.org/theatre_dance
Learn about the origins of the theatre, drama and dance including famous actors and dancers.

Art - Visual Arts

ArtCyclopedia  http://www.artcyclopedia.com/
Need to know about artwork, artists, or art in general? This is a great place to start!

Arts - Visual  http://hottopics.lvccld.org/visual_art
Whether you're browsing for the sake of discovery or have a specific research goal, the Library's collection offers a rich variety of materials on the visual arts. Below you will also find links to local art resources and worthwhile web sites.

Arts Connected  http://www.artsconnected.org
Sponsored by the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the Walker Art Center, this has art information, images, art tools, and fun activities.


Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians [6 Vols]  http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9780028660912&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
Covers all musical genres, with new entries written by a distinguished group of area specialists as well as the original articles by Nicolas Slonimsky. This work continues the tradition of offering the most comprehensive and authoritative information on musicians, along with interesting and insightful evaluations of their contributions to the musical world.

Icons of Hip Hop [Two Volumes]: An Encyclopedia of the Movement, Music, and Culture  http://0-ebooks.abc-clio.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/reader.aspx?isbn=9780313084386
From Run DMC to Eminem, this encyclopedia uncoves the histories of important artists both inside and outside the hip-hop mainstream, all while examining the varied and ever-changing forms of the music.

Icons of R&B and Soul [Two Volumes]: An Encyclopedia of the Artists Who Revolutionized Rhythm  http://0-ebooks.abc-clio.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/reader.aspx?isbn=9780313088070
Through substantial entries on the chief architects and innovators, Icons of R&B and Soul offers a vibrant overview of the music's impact in American culture and how it reflected contemporary society's politics, trends, and social issues.


Authors and Artists for Young Adults  http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=0HOA&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=aboutSeries&p=GVRL.FSSG&sw=w
Discover fascinating and entertaining facts about the writers, artists, film directors, graphic novelists, and other creative personalities.


Dance - Topic Page & Other Entries  http://0-wwwcredorefernce.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/search.do?query=dance&subject=music&meta=image&meta=long&meta=!short&view=facet
Topic Pages are a dynamic “one stop shop” where you can find much of what your library has on Dance. Topic Pages aggregate information from Credo Reference, your other library databases and the open web, all on one screen.

Ballet - Topic Page  http://0-www.credoreference.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/topic/ballet
Covers the history of Ballet and by clicking the Gale Virtual Reference Library find biographies on ballet dancers and Choreographers.

First Position: A Century of Ballet Artists  http://0-ebooks.abc-clio.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/reader.aspx?isbn=9780313025105
Dance is an ever changing art. And although some elements of the art form and what defines excellence never change, other aspects have changed enormously.

Museums & Galleries

Metropolitan Museum of Art  http://www.metmuseum.org/
"The Met" is the mecca of classical art. Visit the web page to see a featured work daily, and to see the Met.

National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian  http://www.npg.si.edu/
"Generations of remarkable Americans are kept in the company of their fellow citizens at the National Portrait Gallery. " Visit the Portrait Gallery, and see their amazing exhibits!

Sister Wendy  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/sisterwendy/
Sister Wendy Beckett has a PBS show about art. She has a great eye, and a wonderful way of introducing art. This is the sister (no pun intended) website to the TV show.


Movies Made for Television   http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9780810859357&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
Comprehensive listing of movies made for television from 1964-1979. Entries cite each film's original network, airdate, and length of broadcast. Along with a brief summary, each entry also includes extensive production credits (director, writer, producer, composer, director of photography, and editor) and a complete cast (and character) listing.

Art - Medieval

Medieval Art  http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9780313033162&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
This dictionary focuses on the medieval period and the distinctive ways in which the subjects and symbols referenced in the work evolved and developed during the Middle Ages.

The Movies - History

An Evening's Entertainment  http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9780684315225&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
Chronicles how theatrical feature films dominated newly developed movie palaces, how expressive film faces became household names, and how Hollywood became the center of film as a major growth industry.

Boom and Bust  http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9780684315256&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
Covers the period of 1939-1949, when the film industry came to grips with the development of the documentary, a shift to independent production, renewed government antitrust activity, and the emergence of television as a competitor.

The Columbia Companion to American History on Film  http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9780231508391&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
A reference guide for newcomers to film studies. Advanced scholars will also benefit from the historical analyses and interpretations of film texts.

Music - Jazz

Jazz  http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9780313061882&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
Focuses on the music's development that resulted in different styles and approaches to jazz improvisation being created in different cities and areas of the country.

Music - History

100 Albums That Changed Popular Music   http://0-ebooks.greenwood.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/reader.jsp?x=GR3825&p=cover
From country and R&B to rock and hip-hop, 100 Albums That Changed Popular Music: A Reference Guide tells the stories behind the most groundbreaking, influential, and often controversial albums ever recorded.

Music of the Gilded Age  http://0-ebooks.abc-clio.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/reader.aspx?isbn=9780313343094
Church music, marching bands, musicals, and opera are just some of the forms of music from America's Gilded Age that are examined in this volume.

Music of the World War II Era  http://0-ebooks.abc-clio.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/reader.aspx?isbn=9780313084270
Big bands and swing music of the World War II era reflected the themes of war, loss, home, and future hopes, along with other emerging musical genres.

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