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The following links have been selected and vetted by our librarians for quality, currency and relevance. However, by clicking on any of the links listed on this page you will be REDIRECTED to those web sites which are independent from the City of Palm Springs.

Art Daily
The first art newspaper on the Net.

All Music
Comprehensive guide to recordings in every genre, cross-indexing source of reviews, essays, and ratings.

Billboard
Billboard is an international news magazine devoted to music and the music industry, and is one of the oldest trade magazines in the world. It maintains several internationally recognized music charts that track the most popular songs and albums in various categories on a weekly basis. The two most notable charts are the Billboard Hot 100, which ranks the top 100 songs in the US regardless of genre and is based on digital sales, radio airplay, and internet streaming data; and the Billboard 200, the corresponding chart for album sales.  This website is Billboard's online presence and it includes charts, videos and exclusive articles.  It is highly recommended for all music aficionados. 

Box Office Guru
Maintained by Gitesh Pandya, Box Office Guru offers movie box office projections and actual figures in addition to movie reviews and a database of movie grosses.  Mr. Pandya is a frequent contributor to news programs and is considered an expert in analyzing movie grosses.

Box Office Mojo
Box Office Mojo is a website that tracks box office revenue in a systematic, algorithmic way. Tracking is done very closely to the day by day, actual tabulation of distributors, making it possible to see the general trend of a film's "earnings trajectory." There are also articles, reviews and box office reports.

Classic TV Database
Search by show or character. Browse by decades. Find information including show plot, cast and characters, broadcast history, theme song, episode list, and more. 

Clipland
A free database for music video related information, movie trailers, television commercials and various other short media. With this approach Clipland is the most complete source available. Our music video database is the largest database for such information on the net. Some items are available in streaming video.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies Collection
The Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies houses over 30,000 items in a wide variety of media. The collection is international in scope and has materials in approximately 58 languages. It covers all time periods, from a 4,000-year-old phallic statuette from Egypt, up to current editions of GLBT periodicals. Although books are the core of the collection, substantial sections include textiles, glassware, film, music, art works, and three-dimensional objects such as event buttons and furniture. The collection includes unpublished manuscripts, vertical files, and periodicals from all over the world.

Hollywood.com
One of the leading movie-related sites on the Internet, featuring over one million pages of in-depth movie information, including photos and reviews, showtime listings, entertainment news, and an extensive multimedia library.

Internet Movie Database
The biggest, best, most award-winning movie site on the planet.

MoviesOnline
Covering the latest entertainment news from every corner of the industry with movie news, contests, reviews, trailers, video clips, celebrity interviews, posters, and DVDs. From drama to comedy, fantasy to horror, indie to blockbuster, anime to superheroes, MoviesOnline brings the best of everything to millions of visitors each month.

Oscars.com
Official site of the Academy Awards.

Rotten Tomatoes 
Rotten Tomatoes is a website devoted to reviews, information, and news of films, widely known as a film review aggregator.  Movies which average above a 70% positive rating are "Certified Fresh."

Timeline of Historical American Literature, Music, and Movies
This site's purpose is to provide useful, interesting, advertising-free information on the subject and to provide links to the best information available for American literature, music and movies from the earliest days through the 1920s.

TV by the Numbers 
TV by the Numbers is a website devoted to collecting and analyzing television ratings data in the United States. It is home to the well-known Cancelation Bear in which television shows are ranked by how likely they are to be canceled by the end of the season (the goal is to "outrun the Cancelation Bear"). 

TV.com
TV.com’s content includes in-depth show summaries, episode guides and downloads, bios, photos, headline news, trivia, show listings, and more on more than 16,000 series from Grey’s Anatomy to The Brady Bunch. The site also features exclusive material such as full episode streams, live event coverage, behind-the-scenes footage, and weekly podcasts.

Ultimate Band List
Information and links on bands and record labels, music industry advice and the ability to search by city, band or venue for concerts.