In the nineteenth century, enterprising toymakers developed a novel way to bring theater into the home.
Digital addiction is inspiring plays, books, films, and art -- just as other forms of addiction have in the past.
It's the 50th anniversary of the famous Woodstock festival, which was fraught with controversy before it even happened.
Born into slavery, Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield broke barriers with every note she sang.
In the 1940s, American dancer Ruth Page combined poetry, performance, and personal reflection to create a new type of dance.
Harmonicas were invented in Europe in the 1820s as an aid for tuning pianos, but they didn't really take off until they crossed the Atlantic.
A music scholar suggests that Miles Davis combined the blues with the musical avant garde in a manner reflecting the integrationist spirit of the era.
How can a shoe communicate many different messages at once?
Ballet has been slow to accept African-American dancers in major companies, and those who make it tend to be offered limited roles.
Rebellious teenagers thumbed their noses at Hitler with jazz music, wild dancing, and the greeting “Swing Heil.” But how serious was their resistance?