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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 31, 2012.
By United Press International
Celebrities fill White House

Celebrities fill White House

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The White House was full of celebrities Sunday evening when U.S. President Barack Obama played host to this year's five Kennedy Center honorees.
Perlman to play with Nashville Symphony

Perlman to play with Nashville Symphony

NASHVILLE, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The Nashville Symphony says violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman is to join it for the grand reopening of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center on New Year's Eve.
Perlman to perform polio benefit concert

Perlman to perform polio benefit concert

NEW YORK, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Rotary International says it is joining violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman and the New York Philharmonic to present the Concert to End Polio.
Inaugural quartet was prerecorded

Inaugural quartet was prerecorded

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- When a quartet played at the inauguration in Washington the music the crowd at the Capitol and the TV audience heard was prerecorded, inaugural officials said.

Obama's press secretary finds door barred

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Robert Gibbs, President Obama's press secretary, learned how tough transition in Washington can be Tuesday when he had trouble getting into the inauguration.

Inaugural entertainment announced

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The musical talent for Barack Obama's presidential inauguration in Washington will range from Aretha Franklin's soul to Itzhak Perlman's classical strains.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 31, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2006 with 122 to follow.
By United Press International

'Brokeback' wins Oscar for best score

LOS ANGELES, March 5 (UPI) -- In a moving segment at Sunday night's Oscars telecast, Israeli violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman played excerpts from the nominated film scores.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Oct. 31, the 304th day of 2005 with 61 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2005 with 122 to follow.
By United Press International

Country music gets nod from Kennedy Center

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., is planning its first ever country music festival. The festival will be in partnership with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tenn., Kennedy Center President Michael M. K
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Itzhak Perlman
Itzhak Perlman (violin), Orion Weiss (piano), Yo-Yo Ma (cello) rehearse Beethoven's Serenade in D Major Opus 8 for the May 25, 2005 gala celebrating the alumni of the Perlman Music Program held at New York's Neue Galerie. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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Itzhak Perlman (Hebrew: יצחק פרלמן‎; born August 31, 1945) is an Israeli-American violinist, conductor, and instructor of master classes. He is generally regarded as one of the pre-eminent violinists of the 20th century.

Perlman was born in Tel Aviv, British Palestine, where he first became interested in the violin after hearing a classical music performance on the radio. He studied with Rivka Goldgart at the Shulamit Conservatory and at the Academy of Music in Tel Aviv before moving to the United States to study at the Juilliard School with the great violin pedagogue, Ivan Galamian, and his assistant Dorothy DeLay.

Perlman contracted polio at the age of four. He made a good recovery, learning to walk with the use of crutches. Today, he generally uses crutches or an electric Amigo scooter for mobility and plays the violin while seated.

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