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GENERAL: Audio / Video Resources
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NEWS / MEDIA
PARENTING: Media & Entertainment
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General

Art Beat audiovideo - Arts blog from PBS Newshour, featuring news, reviews, interviews and more. Covers visual arts, film, literature, music, culture, and performing arts.

Arts Journal video - Daily digest of news and commentary on art, music, theater, dance, publishing and more, with articles collected from hundreds of newspapers, magazines and other publications, plus free online video. (Site includes advertisements)

Asia Pacific Arts - Free bi-weekly online magazine with articles and reviews on 'the dynamic worlds of Asian and Asian American arts and entertainment,' including television, music, film, and fashion. Occasional podcasts (UCLA Asia Institute). Virtual Museum of Japanese Arts offers online exhibits describing the fine arts, performing arts, and other aspects of traditional Japanese culture such as flower arrangement, tea ceremony, calligraphy, bonsai, and martial arts. (Produced for the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs by Kodansha International Ltd.).

Common Sense Media - An easy-to-use website for parents, offering capsule evaluations of movies, TV shows, and other media, plus reviews from kids and parents. Appropriate age group is given for each title, with ratings for message, violence, language, and sex. (Non-profit organization)

The Envelope - News, information, commentary, and discussion forum on the Academy Awards, Grammy, Emmy, Tony, Golden Globe, and other awards. (Los Angeles Times; site includes advertisements)

Fun and Adventure in New Jersey - A comprehensive site with links to all kinds of arts and recreational facilities, events, and organizations in New Jersey. (Site includes advertisements)

Media Guidelines for Parents [UPDATED LINK!] - Information and advice to help parents manage kids' use of media (TV, Internet, computer and video games). Related articles are available at HealthyChildren.org : Media (American Academy of Pediatrics). Media Smarts : Media Issues provides adults with 'information and tools so they can help children and teens develop the critical thinking skills they need for interacting with the media they love' (Media Smarts [formerly Media Awareness Network], a Canadian non-profit organization) [NOTE : some information is specific to Canada.]

Metacritic - Selected reviews of recent film, video, music, and games from a variety of newspapers, magazines, and other sources. (Site includes advertisements)

Middlesex County Culture and Heritage Commission - Information on organizations, facilities, and programs of historical or cultural interest in the county. See also Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs and Somerset County Culture and Heritage Commission.

NEA Arts Magazine - Newsletter of the National Endowment for the Arts, published five times a year. Each issue includes recent information on the NEA's national initiatives, sponsored programs, awards and grants. NEA also offers a weekly podcast audio 'featuring one-on-one interviews with everyone from NEA Jazz Masters to leading arts experts to National Medal of Arts winners and more.'

NYC Arts video - Covers the New York area arts scene, including news, museum exhibitions & acquisitions, artist interviews, and more. Formerly Sunday Arts. (WNET/Thirteen, NY public television station)

Old Time Radio Archive audio - A collection of free old-time radio shows; you can listen online or download shows in a variety of formats. Part of the Internet Archive.


Movies & TV

For links to TV stations, see
Useful Websites : NEWS / MEDIA

For information about digital entertainment media technologies (HDTV, portable audio & video devices, etc.) see our Computers & Technology page.

Books on Screen - 'Spotlights movies, television shows, miniseries and specials that are based on books of various genres - including novels, memoirs, comics, children's books, short stories and poetry - along with the latest DVD releases.' Formerly Books Into Movies. (BookReporter.com)

Classic Film Guide - Created by a classic film fan, this site aims to 'celebrate 'great movies' as well as to introduce (or reintroduce) films which... have been forgotten, or even neglected, in today's myopic film industry.' (Personal site, author unknown)

Common Sense Media : Movie Reviews - An easy-to-use website for parents, offering capsule evaluations of movies, TV shows, and other media, plus reviews from kids and parents. Appropriate age group is given for each title, with ratings for message, violence, language, and sex. (Non-profit organization)

Ebert Presents At the Movies - Movie reviews by Roger Ebert, film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times, with additional reviews by Christy Lemire, film critic for The Associated Press, and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, co-founder of Cine-File.info. Formerly At the Movies (WTTW Public Television, Chicago)

Encyclopedia of Television - This A to Z encyclopedia includes essays on many TV shows of the past, with cast list, times and dates aired, plus bibliography and links to related subjects. Also includes biographies of many TV actors and topics such as 'Violence & Television', 'Gender & Television', etc. Does not include every TV show. (Museum of Broadcast Communications)

Europa Film Treasures video - For the serious film buff, this site (still under construction) offers free online access to films preserved by major European film archives. Covers all genres, and time periods back to the late 19th century; you can search or browse by film archive, time period, country of origin, genre, element, sound, title, director or actor.

Film Festivals video - News from and about film festivals all over the world.

Filmmaker Interviews - A selection of interviews with prominent filmmakers; most are presented as text transcripts. (British Film Institute)

Folkstreams video - Find and view online documentary films about American folk or roots culture, via streaming video. Background materials about the subjects and the filmmaking are included (non-profit organization). For documentaries on other topics, see Snag Films, below.

Google Video Search video - Google Video enables you to search televised content available online — everything from sports to dinosaur documentaries to entertainment or news.

Historically Significant Films video - A large collection of trailers (video clips) from important films, from 1919 through 2004 (University of Houston Digital History).

Internet Movie Database (IMDb) - Comprehensive searchable database of information on hundreds of thousands of movie & TV titles, actors and actresses, directors and other people in the movie industry. Also provides video clips, photos, and information on new and upcoming releases in theaters and on DVD.

Italian Cinema video - Overviews of different genres (Neorealism, comedy, political cinema, etc.) in Italian cinema, plus info on specific films, photos, interviews, and bios of actors, writers, and directors. Includes brief videos. (Site includes advertisements)

Metacritic - Selected reviews of recent films from a variety of newspapers, magazines, and other sources. (Site includes advertisements)

Movie Lens - Enter a rating of 0 to 5 stars for at least 15 movies you have seen, and Movie Lens makes recommendations based on your choices. Non-commercial, ad-free. You must register (free) to use the site. (University of Minnesota)

Movie Mom - Movie and video reviews geared toward parents, with information on violence, profanity, nudity, sex, alcohol/drug abuse, and diversity/tolerance issues for each film. Now part of BeliefNet. (By Nell Minow, columnist for the Chicago Tribune and syndicated radio movie reviewer; site includes advertisements.)

Movie Review Query Engine - Search by title for movie reviews from hundreds of sources including newspapers, magazines, TV, and Internet sites, US and international. (Site includes advertisements)

Moving Image Source audio - 'A website devoted to the history of film, television, and digital media. It features original articles by leading critics, authors, and scholars; a calendar that highlights major retrospectives, festivals, and gallery exhibitions at venues around the world; and a regularly updated guide to online research resources.' Also includes discussions with creative figures such as Bill Cosby, Kenneth Branagh, Sidney Poitier, Glenn Close, Halle Berry, Sidney Lumet, Robert Altman, Ang Lee, Francis Ford Coppola, Mira Nair, and many others. (Museum of the Moving Image)

Open Culture : Free Movies Onlinenew video - Links to hundreds of classic and contemporary films that you can watch online, including comedy & drama, film noir, westerns, silents, foreign films, documentaries, and animation. Scroll to the end of the movie titles list for links to free movie sites.

PBS Online Video video - A selection of full-length PBS programs you can watch online.

Podbay TV & Film Podcast Directorynew audio - Links to top-ranking TV & movie podcasts (rankings by TrueRank and iTunes). For each podcast, Podbay provides a general description, downloadable episode list, links to the podcast website, and links to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes or by RSS feed.

Senses of Cinema - 'An online journal devoted to the serious and eclectic discussion of cinema.' Collaborative site, by a group of filmmakers and academics.

Silent Era - Info, reviews, brief bios, filmographies, and more, for silent film enthusiasts. Created by volunteer contributors. (Site includes advertisements)

Snag Films video - Hundreds of free documentaries on a wide range of subjects. You can search for films by keywords, or browse these topics: Campus, Environment, Health, History, International, Life & Culture, Music & Arts, Politics, Religion & Spirituality, Science & Nature, Sports & Hobbies, and Women's Issues. 'SnagFilms is committed to finding the world's most compelling documentaries, whether from established heavyweights or first-time filmmakers, and making them available to the wide audience these titles deserve' (affiliated with AOL; site includes advertisements). For more free documentaries you can watch online, see Free Documentaries video and Link TV video.

Television & Your Family - Parent's guide to helping children develop healthy viewing habits (American Academy of Pediatrics). See also Children and TV (University of Michigan Health System) and HealthyChildren.org : Media (American Academy of Pediatrics). Media Smarts : Media Issues provides adults with 'information and tools so they can help children and teens develop the critical thinking skills they need for interacting with the media they love' (Media Smarts [formerly Media Awareness Network], a Canadian non-profit organization) [NOTE : some information is specific to Canada.]

TV Tome [UPDATED LINK!] video - Information on almost all current and past TV shows. You can browse alphabetically by title or category, or search by keyword. Includes episode guides, air dates, cast, crew, discussion forums, viewer-contributed reviews, and more. TV Tome is now part of the TV.com site which also includes current TV schedule, news about TV, and online video. (CBS Interactive Inc.; site includes advertisements).

Video ETA - Search a movie title on this site to find out when it is scheduled for DVD release; you can register to be notified by email when the DVD is available. Includes cast list, plot summary, and other basic facts for each film, as well as some information on DVD releases for TV shows. DVD release info for TV shows is also available at TV Shows on DVD : Upcoming Releases. (Sites include advertisements)

Wide Screen Museum - Another nostalgic site, describing the history and technological development of wide-screen and color cinematography. Includes a history of talkies, plus printable full-color reproduction of several classic movie posters. (By Martin B. Hart)

Worldwide Guide to Movie Locations - Information about filming locations used in selected movies, with descriptions, photos, travel links, and related films. (Site includes advertisements)

XfinityTV video - Free online viewing of full episodes of many popular TV series, both current and classic! XfinityTV also offers movie trailers, clips, photos, news and reviews, and other movie and TV-related info. Formerly Fancast (Comcast Interactive Media; site includes advertisements). For more free online TV and movie viewing, see Hulu video (NBC Universal, News Corp., The Walt Disney Company et al.; site includes advertisements), TV.com video (CBS Interactive Inc.; site includes advertisements), Cast TVvideo (site includes advertisements), and TV Guide Onlinevideo (site includes advertisements).

Yahoo Upcoming Movies - New release information, release dates, news, reviews, and links for movies and videos. You can look for movies by date, title, director, writer, actor, studio, or genre. Provides notice of scheduled releases up to three years in advance, plus info on shelved projects and projects in development. Includes discussion boards. (Site includes advertisements)

Zap 2 It TV & Movie Guide - Enter your zip code in the 'Find it Fast' box to see upcoming broadcast/cable TV schedules or movie showtimes in your area. Also offers movie reviews, trailers, and feature articles. Yahoo TV listings are also powered by Zap 2 It and work basically the same way. TIP: Once you've brought up the 3-hour TV grid showing your local listings, click on any of the channels to get the full day's schedule for that channel. You can also customize the listings to show only your favorite channels or types of programs (sports, movies, news, etc.). (Sites include advertisements)

MORE MOVIE SITES, recommended by our library movie ace, Ken Morgan:


Museums & Visual Arts

Artforum video - This companion website for Artforum International Magazine offers news & reviews on art, artists, exhibitions & museums. (Site includes advertisements)

American Craft Artists video - Lists dozens of noted craft artists who work in clay, wood, metal, glass, and fiber. Click on an artist to find out more about them, and how they view what they do. Includes video from the PBS TV series, Craft in America. Craft Revival Quarterly features information on the makers, techniques, processes & vocabulary of the handicrafts of South Asia (Craft Revival Trust; non-profit organization).

Museum of Online Museums - Links to online collections and exhibits 'covering a vast array of interests and obsessions'. (By Coudal Partners, a design, advertising and interactive studio)

Newark Museum - The largest museum complex in New Jersey, includes 80 galleries of art and science, a mini zoo, planetarium, auditorium, sculpture garden, schoolhouse and a restored 1885 mansion that is a National Historic Landmark.

New Jersey State Museum - A general museum that collects, exhibits and interprets fine art, as well as natural history, archaeology/ethnology, and cultural history. Facility includes an auditorium and planetarium.

Princeton University Art Museum - The permanent collections of the Princeton University Art Museum range from ancient to contemporary art, and concentrate, geographically, on the Mediterranean regions, Western Europe, China, the United States, and Latin America. Now includes an online video collection video of museum concerts, lectures, interviews, and more.

Researching Your Art - 'Want to learn more about the painting you found while clearing out the attic? What about the drawing that has been hanging in grandma's hallway since you were a kid? Maybe the sculpture you found at the flea market last summer really is a Remington. How can you find out?' This site offers tips and resources to help you get started. (Smithsonian)

World Wide Arts Resources - Another extensive directory of arts information, this site focuses more on galleries and individual artists' work on the web. Also features art news, history, funding, and sources for art supplies. Searchable. (Site includes advertisements, pop-up ads)

Zimmerli Art Museum [UPDATED LINK!] - Affiliated with Rutgers University, the Zimmerli Art Museum in New Brunswick has a collection of 60,000 objects ranging from ancient to contemporary art and featuring particularly rich holdings in the areas of French art of the nineteenth century, Russian & Soviet Nonconformist Art, and American & European works on paper, including prints, drawings, photographs, & rare books.


Music / Concert Halls

For Musical Theater, see Theater & Dance section.
For links to radio stations, including Internet radio, see
Useful Websites : NEWS / MEDIA.

For information about digital entertainment media technologies (HDTV, portable audio & video devices, etc.) see our Computers & Technology page.

freegalFree (& Legal!) Music Downloads from Freegal™ - Freegal (rhymes with 'legal') gives you free access to millions of songs from over 10,000 labels. Features tens-of-thousands of popular artists in hundreds of musical genres! Freegal offers an easy-to-use website interface with no software to install. There is a limit of 3 downloads per week per library card; you will be able to keep track of your downloads in the upper right corner of the site. Every song has a sample clip you can listen to before you download. This service will work with any MP3 player, including iPod, and can be loaded into iTunes. It works on both PCs and Macs. Freegal also has its own mobile apps for iOS and Android devices! Click here for more information or click on the picture to go directly to Freegal.

All Music Guide - Music reviews plus lists of tracks, release dates, credits, related titles, brief audio samples, artist bios and discographies. Covers rock, jazz, rap, R&B, blues, world, pop, country, electronic, classical, and more. Registration may be required to access some features. (Site includes advertisements)

Alternate Music Press audio - 'The Multimedia Journal of New Music,' offers news, reviews, features, and musician links, plus a free audio download each month.

American Routes audio - A weekly two-hour public radio program produced in New Orleans, presenting a broad range of American music - blues and jazz, gospel and soul, old-time country and rockabilly, Cajun and zydeco, Tejano and Latin, roots rock and pop, avant-garde and classical. Dozens of interviews with musicians are archived on the site for online listening. (Public radio station WWNO; site includes advertisements)

Billboard.com video - Pop music news and reviews, plus hit charts, columns, touring schedules, & online music videos. (Site includes advertisements)

Classical Music Online audio - This British site offers a guide to classical music which includes a variety of background info to help you enjoy listening and learning about classical music, plus audio samples on an assortment of themes including different musical styles and movements, and music for weddings & other occasions. Provides online classical radio and some free downloads. Classical New Englandnew audio features streaming classical music from WBGH public radio in Boston, plus downloadable podcasts. Classical Connect audio features thousands of recordings of classical music. Recordings are uploaded by independent musicians, so quality may vary. You can browse the collection by instrument, composer, or performer (site includes advertisements). Gramophone Online audio is a classical music magazine with articles, reviews, events, and more (site includes advertisements). Great Conversations in Music video has engaging and informative discussions with distinguished classical pianists, string players, composers and conductors on the state of the art of music; filmed 2001 - 2003 (Library of Congress). Hear Here audio explores the many different facets of listening to music, such as the concert experience, how the ear works, what a musician listens to, the differences between recorded and live music, and the effects of environment, memory, emotions, vision, hearing impairment and silence. (Royal Philharmonic Society, UK and Classic FM; site includes advertisements)

Common Sense Media : Music Reviews - An excellent and easy-to-use site for parents, with capsule reviews of music and other media. Each title is rated for violence, language, sex, etc., and given a general rating for each age group.

Country Music Hall of Fame®new video - This organization's mission is 'to identify and preserve the evolving history and traditions of country music and to educate its audiences.' The website includes an online video collection of original, educational programming such as the 'Nashville Cats' and 'Poets and Prophets' series, Songwriter Sessions, concerts and interviews. (Country Music Foundation; non-profit organization)

Folk Project audio - A not-for-profit folk music and dance organization in the Northern New Jersey area. Website includes schedules for concerts and dances and links to many other folk music sites in the area and nationwide. For online streaming folk music and downloads, see Folk Alley audio (site is supported by user donations and by advertisements).

Honky Tonks, Hymns, and the Blues audio - Traces American country music traditions which form the building blocks of America's popular music. Text and audio explore the music with historic performances, rare archive tape, and interviews with artists. (National Public Radio)

Jazz Review - Reviews, interviews, articles, photos, and more (site includes advertisements). Old Time Jazz Online audio offers a large collection of free classic recordings of jazz greats like Jelly Roll Morton, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and many more. You can listen to individual selections, or click on the artist's name at the top of the playlist to hear all the titles by that artist.

Make Music Matter in Your Home : Seven Things You Need to Know about Music Lessons - ''Whether it's your one-year-old's talent for pots and pans percussion or your older kid's giddiness for the guitar that makes you decide to look into music lessons, it's likely you're going to have some questions. These tips will ensure that your child starts off her musical career on the right note.'' Related resources are listed in the righthand menu (Kennedy Center for the Arts). See also Music at Home : Supporting the very young (for parents of kids under age 5) [UPDATED LINK!] (Youth Music, UK; non-profit organization). For more on musical instruments, see Piano Page & related links, below.

Mel Bay 'Sessions' Webzines [UPDATED LINK!] - An assortment of free online articles and music for guitar, keyboard, fiddle, bass, percussion, mandolin, harmonica, dulcimer, and banjo, plus 'ideas to improve your practice habits, environment, attitude and music'; from a music publisher.

Mudcat Cafe - Online magazine dedicated to blues and traditional / folk music; includes song lyrics, discussion boards, and huge database of links arranged by subject. (Collaborative site by Joe Offer et al.; site includes advertisements)

Music Resources on the Webnew - Selected links to online music resources, covering different types of music, musicology, theory, scores & sheet music, copyright, composers, instruments, awards & prizes, competitions, organizations, schools & libraries, periodicals, and more; last updated in 2008, so expect some broken links (Yale University). See also WWW Sites of Interest to Musicologistsnew (American Musicological Society, Inc.).

Mutopia Project - Downloadable & printable sheet music for (mostly) classical works in the public domain (Volunteer-operated site). For popular music, see Popular Music Archive, below.

NPR Music audiovideo - News, reviews, interviews, concerts on demand, studio sessions, and more. Covers rock, pop, folk, jazz, classical, world and urban music. Includes a huge A to Z Directory of Artistsnew with links to archived interviews, features and/or performances for each artist. (Site includes advertisements)

New Jersey Performing Arts Center - This Newark theater offers a diversity of performers, ranging from Itzhak Perlman to 'N Sync, Lauryn Hill to the Vienna Choir Boys, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam to the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Odd Music audio - 'Showcasing the sounds, music, and instruments of artists and artisans from around the globe. From gourd music to electronic odysseys, harp guitars to industrial insect metal, from the beautiful to the bizarre.' Includes audio samples of the various instruments and performers.

Old Time Radio Archive audio - A collection of free old-time radio shows; you can listen online or download shows in a variety of formats. Part of the Internet Archive.

Opera Stories - Describes the plots of dozens of well-known operas; browsable by title or composer (The Metropolitan Opera). See also The Aria Database, a diverse collection of information on over 1000 operatic arias (personal site).

Pandora Radio audio - Internet music radio. Enter an artist, song, or genre, and Pandora will automatically create a playlist of related music. Pandora offers a free advertising-supported version (requires free registration) as well as several other listening options which require a paid subscription. See also Yahoo! Music. For links to more radio stations, including Internet radio, see Useful Websites : NEWS / MEDIA.

Piano Page - Links and information on piano care, buying a piano, the history of pianos, schools & college programs, performing, and more (Piano Technicians Guild). The Violin Page explains how to tune a violin, plus violin maintenance tips and violin fingering chart. The same site offers maintenance tips and more for flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, or trombone, as well as advice on Purchasing a Guitar. Scroll through the menu on the left to find additional information for your instrument (Children's Music Workshop; site includes advertisements). Chordbook.com offers a handy Virtual Chord Book for guitar players (site includes advertisements). For more on guitar, keyboard, fiddle, bass, percussion, mandolin, harmonica, dulcimer, and banjo, see Mel Bay 'Sessions' Webzines, described above. A large assortment of Drumming Video Tutorialsvideo are available on the Drummerworld website (site includes advertisements).

Plainfield Symphony - Concert schedule and contact information for the local symphony orchestra.

Podbay Podcast Music Directorynew audio - Links to top-ranking music podcasts (rankings by TrueRank and iTunes). For each podcast, Podbay provides a general description, downloadable episode list, links to the podcast website, and links to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes or by RSS feed.

Pollstar Concert Wirevideo - Concert dates / touring schedules for thousands of popular musicians and bands, covering pop, rock, jazz, country, rap/hip-hop, R & B, blues, folk, etc. Also includes related news, articles, and video. (Site includes advertisements)

Popular Music Archive - A digital archive of popular sheet music as originally published; it's worth visiting this site just to view the original cover art. Includes songs from 1896 through 1953. See also Mutopia Project, above.

Rolling Stone Artists audiovideo - An A to Z encyclopedia of current and past rock & pop musicians from Rolling Stone Magazine, with free bios, articles, reviews, audio tracks, videos, photos, and news. (Site includes advertisements)

Songwriters Hall of Fame audio - Honors and highlights the accomplishments of over 300 popular songwriters from a broad spectrum of styles, from Big Band to Rock, from Country to Broadway to R&B to Jazz and all other music genres, from every era dating back to Stephen Foster. The honorees range from George and Ira Gershwin to Hank Williams, from Duke Ellington to Bruce Springsteen, from Carole King to Stephen Sondheim. Includes biographies, photos, discography, audio clips, and more. (National Academy of Popular Music)

State Theatre - New Brunswick concert hall offering professional orchestras, dance ensembles, opera companies, Broadway musicals, children's programs, etc.

Union County Arts Center - The Center, which is housed in the restored Rahway Theatre, offers a variety of performing arts.

World Café audio - Daily interviews and live in-studio performances from both seasoned veterans and new sensations from the worlds of blues, rock, folk and alternative country. You can listen online with RealPlayer or Windows Media Player. (NPR/WXPN)


Theater & Dance

American Theater Wing audio video - This organization, which created the Tony Awards, also offers 'programs and activities which help students, audiences and members of the theatrical community itself to learn more about what makes theatre tick from the people who make it so vital.' Includes great audio interviews, panel discussions, and more. (Non-profit organization)

American Association of Community Theatre - Networking, information, and other resources for anyone involved in community theatre. Some materials and services are available only to paid members. (Non-profit organization)

Ballet News - News from the ballet and dance world, 'continually updated from thousands of sources around the net' (Topix.net, site includes advertisements). See also Dance Magazine, below.

Broadway : The American Musical video - Explores the origins and development of Broadway musical theatre. Includes video interviews with some of Broadway's leading lights, including Mel Brooks, Joel Grey, Harold Prince, Stephen Sondheim, Tommy Tune and Ben Vereen. (2004, Thirteen/WNET New York; PBS)

Broadway League - Website of the national trade association for the commercial theatre industry, offering statistical information about Broadway theater production, information on theater-related events, ticket center, shows on tour, links to theaters, and more. (Site includes advertisements)

Dance Magazine video - This companion website for Dance Magazine offers articles, videos (interviews, lecture/demonstrations), and blogs, plus a searchable Dance Finder directory of dance schools, studios, teachers, companies, dancers, and other dance-related resources. (Site includes advertisements)

Directory of Outdoor Drama [UPDATED LINK!] - This page includes listings for over 100 outdoor theaters and theater festivals in the US; browse by state or category.

Internet Broadway Database - Search this site for information on productions from the beginnings of New York theatre until today, including cast, writers, directors, crew, interesting facts, and production statistics. Get a list of every production of Hamlet that has appeared on Broadway, or a list of your favorite actor's credits. Find out what played at a particular theatre or what shows opened in a specified Broadway season. (Site includes advertisements)

NJ Theater - Click on 'Find a...' for a comprehensive, alphabetical list of New Jersey theaters. Also includes listings of auditions, awards, and other information (Site includes advertisements). See also Community Theatre Directory : New Jerseynew (dmoz Open Directory Project).

New York Theatre Wire - 'Advance news of what's playing on New York's stages.' Includes some coverage of international theater. (Metro New Media, Inc., site includes advertisements)

Papermill Playhouse - Professional theater in Millburn, NJ.

Playbill Online - Broadway theater listings, with online ticket purchase, seating charts, maps, restaurants, hotels, jobs, and other information; also covers Broadway, off-Broadway, regional, summer stock, Canadian, and international theater news, and includes an extensive set of theater links under 'Theatre Central.' (Site includes advertisements)

Plays-in-the-Park - Middlesex County community theatre.

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey - News, schedule, tickets, overviews of past seasons, and info on other events and programs of the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (formerly the 'New Jersey Shakespeare Festival'), based in Madison, NJ. For more about Shakespeare, see our Homework Links: BOOKS & LITERATURE - Shakespeare links.

State Theatre - New Brunswick concert hall offering professional orchestras, dance ensembles, opera companies, Broadway musicals, children's programs, etc.


Video Games

Common Sense Media : Game Reviews - A good, easy-to-use site for parents with capsule reviews of games and other media.

Computer and Video Game Addiction [Link opens a PDF] - As with other forms of addiction, an excessive absorption with computers or video games may result in major social, school or work disruptions. This printable guide will help you recognize the signs of addiction in children and adults. (ParentFurther.com, National Institute on Media and the Family)

Entertainment Software Rating Board - Industry ratings for video games and interactive software. You can search by keyword for a specific game, publisher, content, rating, or platform.

Violent Video Games - Reviews the many myths, facts, and unanswered questions about violent content in video games. (2003, American Psychological Association)

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