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henry fonda in the grapes of wrath

Series

The Grapes of Wrath: Voice and Vision

Help students build a framework in which to embed a close study of Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath

Cracking Open The Nutcracker

Article

Cracking Open The Nutcracker

Explore the most popular ballet of all time

Conducting choir

Article

Understanding Different Voice Types

A look at vocal types and the various colors and textures of the human voice

Earworm

Your Brain On Music

Earworms

When songs get stuck... get stuck... get stuck... in our brains

Great white shark

Your Brain On Music

Chills and Thrills: Music That Goes Bump in the Night

Music that goes bump in the night

Skeleton Story

Article

The Skeleton of a Scary Story

Have you ever wanted to scare your friends around the campfire? This article will tell you how!

Halloween Spooktacular

Cuesheet

NSO Family Concert: Halloween Spooktacular!

Is it ever cool to "boo" the orchestra? It is on Halloween!

Hip-Hop artists

Series

Hip-Hop: A Culture of Vision and Voice

Hip-hop is global, lapping on every shore and landing at every airport. But what does Hip-Hop mean?

Words of Love

Article

Love in Poetry and Words

Love: the wit, wisdom, and poetry it inspires

Poetry

Audio Series

Poetry Out Loud

How does poetry change when it transforms from written to spoken word?

Bessie Smith

Article

Hear With Your Eyes: Jazz and Art

How to hear Bessie Smith “sing” in Romare Bearden’s art

Alvin Ailey's Revelations

Master + Work

Alvin Ailey and Revelations

Find out how Ailey explored themes of African American heritage and culture through dance

Jazz In DC

Audio Series

Jazz in DC

Jazz musicians Billy Taylor and Frank Wess lead you through their hometown's music scene in this six-part audio series

Teens on Laptops

Collection

ARTSEDGE Flash Interactives

Legacy tools built in Flash, which is not supported on some popular mobie devices.

Article

Norman Rockwell and The Problem We All Live With

In The Problem We All Live With, artist Norman Rockwell took a stand against racism

We Shall Overcome mural

The Story Behind The Song

We Shall Overcome

In this story, find out how a song helped steel the courage of African Americans as they struggled for civil rights

President Obama

Article

Picturing the Presidency

Shadowing the president is difficult, but White House photographers must capture every moment for history

Loie Fuller

Article

The Rebellious Streak: Dancing to Different Rules

Early modern dancers were rebels who weren't afraid to redefine dance

USMC Memorial

The Story Behind The Song

The Marines' Hymn

This article gives you the stories behind the words—“From the Halls of Montezuma, To the shores of Tripoli”

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Aaron Copland Fanfare for the Common Man

Fanfare for the Common Man

After the U.S. entered World War II, this brass and percussion piece sounded the call to service and sacrifice.

Earworm Earworms

Earworms

When songs get stuck... get stuck... get stuck... in our brains

Musical Theater Performance Dramatic Do's and Don'ts

Dramatic Do's and Don'ts

Everything you need to know before you go to a play or musical theater performance

Migrant Mother by Dorothea Lange Dorothea Lange and Migrant Mother

Dorothea Lange and Migrant Mother

See how Lange used her camera to tell the story of Depression-era Americans

Dancers Do You Wanna Dance?

Do You Wanna Dance?

Want to understand how dance works? Learn the five elements that make up the foundation of this art form: body, action, time, space, and energy

Contemporary Dancers Dance Do's and Don'ts

Dance Do's and Don'ts

Everything you need to know before you go to a dance performance

Cracking Open The Nutcracker Cracking Open The Nutcracker

Cracking Open The Nutcracker

Explore the most popular ballet of all time

Atlanta Opera's production of Cosi Fan Tutte Cozying up to Così

Cozying up to Così

A guide to Mozart's hilarious romantic comedy

Connection Connections

Connections

Music shares some surprising connections to mathematics, language, and science. Learn about them in this series adapted from concerts performed at the Kennedy Center.

Great white shark Chills and Thrills: Music That Goes Bump in the Night

Chills and Thrills: Music That Goes Bump in the Night

Creators of spooky tunes know exactly what they are doing to send shivers down the spines of listeners

Soup Kitchen Brother Can You Spare a Dime?

Brother Can You Spare a Dime?

When Americans were humbled by the Great Depression, this song gave voice to their fears and feelings of loss

La Traviata Boy Meets Girl, Girl Meets Tragic End

Boy Meets Girl, Girl Meets Tragic End

You haven't experienced stage romance until you've experienced opera. Here's a look at opera in love

Death of a Salesman Arthur Miller and Death of a Salesman

Arthur Miller and Death of a Salesman

Arthur Miller’s voice of social conscience and theatrical imagination changed the face of American theater. Meet him through his masterwork, Death of a Salesman.

Alvin Ailey's Revelations Alvin Ailey and Revelations

Alvin Ailey and Revelations

Find out how Ailey explored themes of African American heritage and culture through dance

Agnes De Mille Agnes de Mille and Rodeo

Agnes de Mille and Rodeo

This all-American master changed the stage of choreography in musical theater. Learn how

Young Female Singer Advice on Taking Care of Your Voice

Advice on Taking Care of Your Voice

Debunk myths about singing and learn the ABC's of how your voice works

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