Bugs Bunny Takes on the Classics

Where did you first experience classical music? Perhaps your first exposure to Wagner, Schubert, Mozart, and others was through the Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes cartoons by Warner Bros., especially those starring that “rascally rabbit,” Bugs Bunny. The Marta and Austin Weeks Music Library presents an exhibit of musical works that were “performed” by Bugs and company in cartoons from the 1930s to the 1970s. The exhibit, featuring the music of Richard Wagner, Franz von Suppé, Gioacchino Rossini, and Franz Liszt, will be on display through the month of September.



Lucille Ball’s 100th Birthday

To celebrate the 100th birthday of one of America’s greatest funny ladies, The Marta and Austin Weeks Music Library is pleased to present a collection of materials featuring Lucille Ball, including recordings, playbills, and sheet music. Most of these materials are from the Larry Taylor – Billy Matthews Musical Theater Archive, a comprehensive collection of recordings and music focusing primarily on American musical theater and popular music. The Archive features 8,000 long-playing records, 20,000 pieces of sheet music, and over 3,000 playbills and programs.



Playbills and Sheet Music Exhibition

Pal Joey
Playbills and Sheet Music from the Larry Taylor – Billy Matthews Musical Theater Archive

Pal Joey, the landmark Rodgers and Hart hit, is coming to the University of Miami’s Jerry Herman Ring Theatre April 13-23rd. To mark the occasion, The Marta and Austin Weeks Music Library presents an exhibit of related materials from the Larry Taylor – Billy Matthews Musical Theater Archive. The Archive is a comprehensive collection of recordings and music focusing primarily on American musical theater and popular music, and features 8,000 long-playing records, 20,000 pieces of sheet music, and over 3,000 playbills and programs. This exhibit is on display in the Una Austin Weeks Lobby from March 17 through the end of April.