According to its editors, allmusic is 'the most comprehensive music reference source on the planet.' Find biographies and discographies for artists and groups as well as album reviews. Notable is the ability, given an artist, group, or album, to find similar artists, groups, or albums. Note that some site features require registration (free).
- Essentials of Music
While the main purpose of this partnership between W. W. Norton & Co. and Sony Classical Music is to promote Sony's Essential Classics series, the site is well known for its in-depth but readable introduction to classical music.
- Music Links from the Internet Public Library
- Festival Finder from FestivalFinder Inc.
Information on more than 1,500 music festivals in North America.
- Arts & Culture from the Alabama State Council on the Arts.
This page offers links to music and dance events along with information about other cultural happenings around the state.
- Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival
Offers a calendar of events and venues searchable by date, genre, or location as well as directory of sponsors and organizations for this annual event held on the Alabama Gulf Coast.
- Alabama Music Hall of Fame Information on Hall of Fame inductees, the museum, and evolution of music recording in Muscle Shoals, AL. Tour and ticket information is provided, as well as maps and directions to the museum.
- Music Hall of Fame links from the Alabama State Archives Music Hall of Fame.
Hyperlinks to information on Alabama musicians and their contributions to music.
- Alabama Jazz and Blues Federation this site offers links to membership, events and musicians. Links to jazz and blues pages is also provided.
- Alabama Blues Artists a list of Blues artists who were born or lived in Alabama. Artist links provide biographical information and discographies, as well as interviews and articles. Further down the page are a list of links to other blues, jazz and music sites.
- Architecture of the South
Visit some selected sites showcasing vernacular architecture of the South.
- Alabama Department of Archives and History
The Alabama Department of Archives and History was established by an act of the legislature on February 27, 1901. Collecting Alabama artifacts holds a twofold mission: to tell the story of the people of Alabama and to promote a better understanding of Alabama history. Teachers, students, researchers, genealogists and the curious will find images, stories and lesson plans to meet a variety of learning needs.
- Alabama Landmarks
The National Park Service Historic Landmarks Program provides links to several historic landmarks in Alabama.
- Digital Archive of American Architecture
An overview of the history of American architecture with many images, beginning with the earliest colonial structures of the 17th century including houses, churches, and industrial buildings. It continues with the 18th century, adding public buildings to the categories as well as descriptions and visual examples of both Georgian and Federal styles. The 19th century adds mills and skyscrapers to the building types and expands the description of representative styles. The 20th century adds universities. There is extensive coverage of the buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright. Includes alphabetical lists of architects and styles with brief definitions and related links.
- Historic American Buildings Survey by the National Park Service
The collections document achievements in architecture, engineering, and design in the United States and its territories through a comprehensive range of building types and engineering technologies and contain more than 363,000 measured drawings, large-format photographs, and written histories for more than 35,000 historic structures and sites dating from the seventeenth to the twentieth century.
- Art History Resources on the Web
Provides a gateway to resources on art history from ancient times to the present day. There are links to research resources, an extensive list of museums and galleries by country, online journals, exhibits, and university art departments. Time periods are divided into countries, cultures, and styles. Noted individual artists are also included.
- Artcyclopedia by John Malyon
A comprehensive database of more than 6,500 different artists represented by 19,000 links to an estimated 75,000 works at hundreds of museum sites, image archives, and other online resources.
- Fine Arts from the Internet Public Library
Numerous links on the arts, architecture, dance, design, folk art, and more.
- Union List of Artists Names by the J. Paul Getty Research Institute
The ULAN currently contains some 200,000 names representing approximately 100,000 individual artists (or 'creators,' including performance artists, decorative artists, etc.) and architects, cumulated from nine participating Getty documentation projects.