Help students build a framework in which to embed a close study of Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath
Explore the most popular ballet of all time
A look at vocal types and the various colors and textures of the human voice
Your Brain On Music
When songs get stuck... get stuck... get stuck... in our brains
Music that goes bump in the night
Have you ever wanted to scare your friends around the campfire? This article will tell you how!
Is it ever cool to "boo" the orchestra? It is on Halloween!
Hip-hop is global, lapping on every shore and landing at every airport. But what does Hip-Hop mean?
Love: the wit, wisdom, and poetry it inspires
How does poetry change when it transforms from written to spoken word?
How to hear Bessie Smith “sing” in Romare Bearden’s art
Master + Work
Find out how Ailey explored themes of African American heritage and culture through dance
Jazz musicians Billy Taylor and Frank Wess lead you through their hometown's music scene in this six-part audio series
Legacy tools built in Flash, which is not supported on some popular mobie devices.
In The Problem We All Live With, artist Norman Rockwell took a stand against racism
The Story Behind The Song
In this story, find out how a song helped steel the courage of African Americans as they struggled for civil rights
Shadowing the president is difficult, but White House photographers must capture every moment for history
Early modern dancers were rebels who weren't afraid to redefine dance
This article gives you the stories behind the words—“From the Halls of Montezuma, To the shores of Tripoli”
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Debunk myths about singing and learn the ABC's of how your voice works
This all-American master changed the stage of choreography in musical theater. Learn how
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.
You haven't experienced stage romance until you've experienced opera. Here's a look at opera in love
When Americans were humbled by the Great Depression, this song gave voice to their fears and feelings of loss
Creators of spooky tunes know exactly what they are doing to send shivers down the spines of listeners
Music shares some surprising connections to mathematics, language, and science. Learn about them in this series adapted from concerts performed at the Kennedy Center.
A guide to Mozart's hilarious romantic comedy
Everything you need to know before you go to a dance performance
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
See how Lange used her camera to tell the story of Depression-era Americans
Everything you need to know before you go to a play or musical theater performance
After the U.S. entered World War II, this brass and percussion piece sounded the call to service and sacrifice.
Everything you need to know before you go to an arts event in a club setting
Everything you need to know before you go to an arts event in a concert hall
Everything you need to know before you go to an arts event in a festival-style setting
Everything you need to know before you go to an arts event in a gallery
Everything you need to know before you go to an arts event in a theater
Discover why Balanchine has been called "the father of American Ballet" and even the greatest choreographer of all time
In 1938, composer Irving Berlin dusted off an old piece of music to create a new national hit
Romare Bearden makes music with his art. Learn how to “hear” a painting
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