November 5, 2011
Walter Isaacson's biography of Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs leaped to the top of bestseller lists in its first week in book stores, flying off shelves to the tune of 379,000 copies, according to Nielsen's BookScan. "Steve Jobs," which came out on Oct. 24 from publisher Simon & Schuster, sold three times more copies than the next-bestselling book, John Grisham's "The Litigators. " In its first week alone the book became one of the year's 20 bestsellers. It has been a year since any book has sold more copies in its first week.
September 7, 2011
Just weeks after Fox dropped "America's Most Wanted" after more than two decades, its creator-host, John Walsh, has a new home for the show on the Lifetime network. The deal, announced jointly on Tuesday by Walsh and Lifetime, will return to the air Walsh's weekly criminal roundup, which since 1988 has helped bring almost 1,200 fugitives to justice. The series will return for its 25th season later this year. In May, Fox announced it was axing "AMW," citing high production costs.
September 30, 2009 |
James Levine, the ailing music director of the Metropolitan Opera and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, is having back surgery this week and has announced that he is withdrawing from conducting engagements this fall. The Metropolitan Opera said that Levine will miss all of his scheduled conducting appearances with the company through the beginning of December. "Levine's doctors expect him to recover in time to conduct the new production of 'Les Contes d'Hoffmann,' which opens Dec. 3," said a Met spokeswoman by e-mail.
July 23, 2008 |
A growth on a kidney removed from conductor James Levine was malignant, but doctors say the cancer was caught early and no further treatment is needed, the Boston Symphony Orchestra said Tuesday. Doctors in New York removed the right kidney last week because the growth was causing pressure and discomfort for Levine, 65, music director of the BSO and the Metropolitan Opera. The surgery forced him to miss the remainder of the BSO's Tanglewood season. Levine's brother, Tom Levine, said in a statement that his brother was relieved by the doctors' report, in good spirits recuperating at home and looking forward to conducting the opening events of the 2008-09 seasons of the BSO and the Met in September.
July 17, 2008 |
The brother of conductor James Levine says the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Metropolitan Opera music director has had surgery in New York to remove a kidney. Tom Levine said in a statement released by the Boston Symphony Orchestra that his 65-year-old brother's surgery Tuesday "went exactly as planned and expected, and has been described by the doctors involved as completely successful." James Levine will remain in the hospital for several days. He is expected to perform next on Sept.
July 9, 2008 |
James Levine will have a kidney removed in surgery this week, causing the conductor to miss the remainder of the Boston Symphony Orchestra's Tanglewood season. The 65-year-old music director of both the BSO and the Metropolitan Opera will need six weeks of recovery time, the BSO said in a statement Tuesday. He is expected to be back on the podium for the start of the Met and BSO seasons in September. Levine's kidney is being removed because of a cyst that is causing pressure and discomfort.