CBS reporter attacked by anti-Obama protester during live report

CBS reporter attacked by anti-Obama protester during live report

CHICAGO, April 3 (UPI) -- CBS Chicago reporter James Levine was reporting live on President Barack Obama coming to Chicago for a fundraiser when an anti-Obama protester attacked him.
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Met Opera director to sit out until 2013

NEW YORK, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- New York's Metropolitan Opera music director said he will not conduct through the end of the 2012-2013 season due to a serious spinal injury.
Back injury sidelines Met conductor James Levine

Back injury sidelines Met conductor James Levine

NEW YORK, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- New York's Metropolitan Opera says its music director, James Levine, has had emergency back surgery and will not be conducting this fall as planned.

Ailing Levine cancels last BSO concerts

BOSTON, March 3 (UPI) -- Conductor James Levine says a bad back has forced him to scrap the rest of his planned appearances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra this season.

Levine's future with the BSO unclear

BOSTON, April 7 (UPI) -- Music Director James Levine does not have a current contract with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Boston Globe reported Wednesday.
Met celebrates 125th anniversary

Met celebrates 125th anniversary

NEW YORK, March 17 (UPI) -- An event celebrating the Metropolitan Opera House's 125th anniversary raised $6.3 million for the cash-strapped New York company.

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Office walkouts get new meaning

ROCHESTER, Minn., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Office workers should be doing computer work and having meetings while walking slowly on treadmills, a Mayo Clinic doctor in Rochester, Minn., said.

Levine returns to BSO -- in a chair

LENOX, Mass., July 8 (UPI) -- Boston Symphony Orchestra music director James Levine seems to have made more than a full recovery, the Boston Globe reported.

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Mayo Clinic creates active classroom

ROCHESTER, Minn., March 14 (UPI) -- Minnesota's Mayo Clinic unveiled an experimental classroom Tuesday designed to keep children moving while they learn. Dr. James Levine, an obesity researcher at the clinic, and Lorraine Lanningham-Foster, a child expert, asked themselves if children reall

The Met announces two Levine replacements

NEW YORK, March 14 (UPI) -- New York's Metropolitan Opera Tuesday announced the Southwest Florida Symphony's conductor will fill in for sidelined Music Director James Levine. Levine will be out for several weeks after he undergoes shoulder surgery to repair an injury he suffered in
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James Levine
WAX2002120701 - WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush congratulates actress Elizabeth Taylor, one of the recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors of 2002, at the White House Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002. Each year The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts honors a.select number of artists for their lifetime achievements and influence upon.American culture. From left to right, the other recipients are actor James Earl.Jones; conductor James Levine; dancer and actress Chita Rivera and singer Paul.Simon. mk/Eric Draper/WH UPI

James Lawrence Levine (pronounced /lɨˈvaɪn/; born June 23, 1943) is an American conductor and pianist. He is currently the music director of the Metropolitan Opera and of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Levine's first performance conducting the Metropolitan Opera was on June 5, 1971, and as of July 2009 he has conducted more than 2,456 Met performances. In 1997, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts.

Levine was born in Cincinnati, Ohio to a musical family: his maternal grandfather was a cantor in a synagogue, his father was a violinist, who led a dance band, and his mother was an actress. He began to play the piano as a small child. At the age of 10, he made his concert debut as soloist in Felix Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No. 2 at a youth concert of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

Levine subsequently studied music with Walter Levin, first violinist in the LaSalle Quartet. In 1956 he took piano lessons with Rudolf Serkin at the Marlboro Music School, Vermont. In the following year he began studies with Rosina Lhévinne at the Aspen Music School. After graduating from Walnut Hills High School, the acclaimed magnet school in Cincinnati, he entered the Juilliard School of Music in New York City in 1961, and took courses in conducting with Jean Morel. He graduated from the Juilliard School in 1964 and joined the American Conductors project connected with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

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