PRO’s Favorite Links
Get all of the up-to-the-minute PRO news, photos, and more by joining us on Facebook: Paragon Facebook Page.
You can learn more about Paragon’s acclaimed reconstruction and production of Scott Joplin’s 1911 opera Treemonisha here: The San Francisco Chronicle’s Review. To read a good preview article, click here: How Joplin Heard America Singing by Jesse Hamlin.
Rediscover Victor Herbert! Here’s the immediate and comprehensive source for this great American composer’s piano/vocal scores, digital sheet music, and original orchestrations: www.vhsource.com. It’s the “go to” place for everything Herbert!
What’s “vaudeville“? Find out by visiting Virtual Vaudeville, which transports you back to the 19th century on your computer. Watch a 3D simulation of a complete vaude act and observe the reactions of the historical spectators. Then take an interactive 3D tour of an extravagant Victorian theater: www.virtualvaudeville.com.
Lean more about silent movies at this excellent site – The Silent Treatment. And then subscribe to TST’s free bi-monthly newsletter to stay posted on developements in the early cinema preservation movement.
An excellent site for information about the dances of the Ragtime Era can be found at The Vintage Dance Society.
For more than thirty years The Anthology of Recorded American Music, Inc. has devoted itself to making great new recordings of American music of virtually every style and era. Enjoy their fascinating catalog of award-winning albums here: The New World Records catalog.
The American Vaudeville Museum’s homepage is Central Headquarters for information about vaudeville, variety, and their related arts.
The Nipperhead Antique Phonograph site: A wonderful introduction to the world of antique phonographs and early recordings.
Parlor Songs is a fabulous site devoted to American popular song history, with composer biographies, sheet music covers, and audio samples a-plenty. It’s a “must visit” for all lovers of “The Great American Songbook.”