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Beat by beat: Arts and entertainment: Film
Cinema Sites
Huge collection of links to reviews, awards, screenings and theaters, studios, animation, publications, TV, organizations, media contacts, festivals, scripts, schools, and other indices.

Beat by beat: Arts and entertainment: Film
MovieSite
Movie history, a little bit of film technology, lists of top movies in various categories, lots of links to film studios and other cinema-oriented sites.

Beat by beat: Arts and entertainment: Theater
Stage and Song
Site is geared toward actors and singers, but has useful listings of regional theaters, schools, organizations, and auditions.

Beat by beat: Religion
PBS Religion and Ethics Newsweekly
Feature stories on various religions, discussion of current ethical issues and a calendar highlighting holidays from all of the world's religions.

Beat by beat: Religion
Tricycle-The Buddhist Review
Quaterly journal detailing Buddhist issues and events. A non-profit, subscription driven publication.

Beat by beat: Religion
BBC Guide to World Religions
Information about the world's six major religions-Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Sikhism. Detailed and easy to navigate.

Beat by beat: Religion
Hindu Resources Online
Facts about the religion, updates on art, music, culture and travel and a link to HPI, the Hindu Press International.

Beat by beat: Arts and entertainment: Books
Literati.net
Site with pages for some published authors, giving their biographies and updated information; also has book reviews, excerpts, and links.

Beat by beat: Arts and entertainment: Books
Wisdom Knowledge and Literature Search
Vast collection of links to pages for authors, other literature databases, academic resources, genre guides, publishers, histories of literature, literary associations, and media. Also has links to online writing.

Beat by beat: Arts and entertainment: Theater
Stagespecs Online
Site has useful glossary of stage terms, as well as links to detailed information about theaters across the United States, industry news, and theater links.

Beat by beat: Arts and entertainment: Theater
Playbill
Theater/musical news primarily for New York and London, but also for regional theaters and touring shows. Includes an award database, frequently updated headlines about the theater business and actors, profiles, and show grosses.

Beat by beat: Arts and entertainment: Music
HyperMusic
Canadian site features timelines of western classical music and jazz, with a glossary of terms, an easy-to-navigate page about the basics of instruments and sound, and a page featuring composer histories. There are also headlines of current music news.

Beat by beat: Arts and entertainment: Film
The Palace
Great site for images and clips of early film. Well-written articles about Charlie Chaplin, black actors, B-films, and film noir, as well as numerous other early film subjects. Extensive links to other film sites.

Beat by beat: Arts and entertainment: Film
American Film Institute
Top resource for lists, events, and awards from the institute, referred to by most other film sites.

Beat by beat: Arts and entertainment: Film
Early Cinema
Site covers all the basics of early filmmaking, including technology and inventors, as well as early films; includes timeline and index/glossary for important names and terms.

Beat by beat: Arts and entertainment: Music
Recording Industry Association of America
Official site of recording industry, with news on legislation and the association's own measures and views on issues such as piracy. Also includes large databases of platinum and gold records, and a glossary of legislation and codes.

Beat by beat: Arts and entertainment: Film
Greatest Films
Though the site is a personal one, and thus has a bit of an amateur feel, it has many good links and timelines of film history, as well as lists and terms. A good source of movie descriptions and dialogue, though mostly for classics and mainstream films.

Beat by beat: Arts and entertainment: Books
American Library Association
News about libraries and books, as well as the issues the association is concerned with, and information about awards and events it sponsors.

Beat by beat: Arts and entertainment: Books
American Library Association
News about libraries and books, as well as the issues the association is concerned with, and information about awards and events it sponsors.

Beat by beat: Arts and entertainment: Books
Links to Literature
Site has resources for research on over 1000 authors; it links to external pages that are devoted to the author, and also lists the author's works. There is no search; the authors are listed alphabetically.

Beat by beat: Arts and entertainment: Books
BookSpot
Contains book reviews, literary news, information about authors and publishers, awards, genre guides, links to book associations and events, and bestseller lists.

Beat by beat: Arts and entertainment: Music
American Music Resource
Searches by keyword, topic index, and subject index for music from the Western Hemisphere. Results from searches include links and bibliographies. Site is under development, so some topics aren't yet available.

Beat by beat: Arts and entertainment: Theater
Play Database
Site allows searches of over 12,000 plays and monologues by title, author, cast size, length, synopsis, and so on. No frills, but easy to use and very helpful.

Beat by beat: Arts and entertainment: Theater
Internet Broadway Database
A take-off of the movie database that bills itself as the official source of information about Broadway; has links to official sites for each show currently running, as well as archives and news. Useful site search feature.

Beat by beat: Arts and entertainment: Music
Opera Glass
Source for opera libretti, original texts, composers, histories, companies, discographies, and some visual images, as well as links to other sites. Fairly lo-fi, but easily navigable and full of useful information.

Beat by beat: Arts and entertainment: Theater
Theatermania
Theater news, listings, and reviews for shows all over the United States. Comprehensive source of ticketing, cast, location, and schedule information, including archives.

Beat by beat: Arts and entertainment: Theater
The New York Theatre Experience
Listings of current plays, acts, and musicals on, off, and off-off Broadway in New York City, plus reviews and archives of reviews back to 1997.

Beat by beat: Agriculture
AgriSeek
AgriSeek.com is an online marketplace for equipment, livestock, realestate, jobs, farm-related products and services. This marketplace helps agricultural and rural-based businesses to expand market share through an on-line trading community. Must register to search.

Beat by beat: International
Iraq Daily
Daily news from the Middle East. Focuses on Iraqi news, with subcatagories including news on Iraqi economy, energy, politics and business. Links to newspapers from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Kuwait, Iran and Iraq.


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