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Arnold Shaw Popular Music Research Center News

The Arnold Shaw Popular Music Research Center's collects, archives and makes accessible historical music materials, including music manuscripts, sheet music, recordings and memorabilia, related to the creation, performance and recording of popular music, including jazz, with a special emphasis on Las Vegas musical entertainment.

Current Music Research Center News

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Arts and Culture | February 7, 2022

The concert will be conducted by Professor Emeritus Virko Baley.

Arnold Shaw Popular Music Research Center
Arts and Culture | January 14, 2014

The collection includes more than 10,000 records; rare concert and self-recordings; and jottings, posters, artwork, and other memorabilia.

The Squarcialupi Codex
Arts and Culture | September 26, 2013

The works of medieval Italian composers such as Landini are beautifully copied in the Squarcialupi Codex in the UNLV Music Library.

Music Research Center In The News

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Recent Music Research Center Accomplishments

June 22, 2022
The Arnold Shaw Popular Music Research Center published an archive of recorded jazz interviews, masterclasses, and performances prepared by Bill Spilka between the 1970s and the 1990s. Director Jonathan Rhodes Lee (Music) has sorted and published this tape archive of one-of-a-kind items related to more than 90 jazz artists, including Benny Goodman…
April 27, 2022
The Arnold Shaw Popular Music Center has a new website! Launched this month, the completely revamped site contains information about the center's lecture series and events, a browsable (and ever growing) catalog of the manuscripts and other items in the collection, a news feed, ways to connect with the center, and much more. Check out the website.