December 13, 2017, 3:10pm

Thank you Alabama for giving our country a great Hanukkah present by electing Doug Jones.

Now we can have fun watching McConnell blame Bannon; FOX News blaming McConnell; and waiting to see who blames Trump and who he blames, fingers pointing in all directions.  Of course, we will have to watch McConnell push the obscene tax vote before Jones is seated.

Nonetheless, this is a huge statement combined with the Virginia election a few months ago that bodes very well … Read more »

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December 05, 2017, 6:12pm

Enter for your chance to win one of eight autographed programs from Barbra’s The Music… The Mem’ries… The Magic! Tour #8DaysOfBarbra http://barbrastreisand.com/8daysofbarbra/

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November 29, 2017, 4:26pm
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November 17, 2017, 10:11am

SONGS INCLUDE CAREER-SPANNING HITS FROM STREISAND’S #1 ALBUMS, Including songs from FUNNY GIRL, FUNNY LADY, YENTL, A STAR IS BORN, RARITIES, NEW MATERIAL, A SOARING DUET WITH JAMIE FOXX and MORE

NETFLIX TV SPECIAL PREMIERING ON 11/22.

Columbia Records has announced the upcoming release of Barbra Streisand’s The Music…The Mem’ries…the Magic! album to debut on December 8th. Fans can pre-order the new album today HERE. On November 22, Netflix will premiere Barbra: The Music…The Mem’ries…the Magic! The special was … Read more »

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November 13, 2017, 4:48pm

Netflix unveiled new art for Barbra’s upcoming concert special The Music… The Mem’ries… The Magic!, premiering November 22nd.

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November 08, 2017, 1:50pm

By Barbra Streisand.

Last night, voters signed a referendum against Donald Trump and his regressive and divisive policies. His unpopularity and the resistance from activists helped fuel Democratic victories across the nation. The victories had both breathe and depth from school boards and city councils to Governor’s mansions.

The most watched election was in Virginia where Democrat Ralph Northam far exceeded late polling to win a resounding victory for Governor. Democrats swept the other statewide offices in the state including … Read more »

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November 02, 2017, 10:45am
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October 27, 2017, 7:49pm
I wanted to have the talented Harry Stradling, Jr as Cinematographer on The Way We Were, because his father, Harry Stradling, Sr photographed my first four movies, and whom I adored and learned so much from.
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October 27, 2017, 4:08pm

By Barbra Streisand for The Huffington Post.

It’s a natural quality for women to nurture, and we should hold on to that generosity of spirit.

At the Women in Film luncheon in 1992, I spoke about the skewed perception of women in relation to men. I shared my thoughts on how language gave us an insight into the way women were viewed in a male-dominated society:

A man is commanding—a woman is demanding.

A man is forceful—a woman

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October 22, 2017, 4:09pm

By Barbra Streisand – The Huffington Post.

What happened to make Donald Trump so reflexively cruel?

Henry Kissinger once pondered a question about President Richard Nixon, “Can you imagine what this man would have been like if somebody had loved him?” This brings up the debate about the role of nature and nurture in the development of one’s personality and makes one wonder about Donald Trump. Why is he so insecure that he has to lie at every occasion about

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January 13, 2003, 1:00am

It has long been understood that the only way to create a fair society
is to give each child an equal chance at success … The Bush administration
understands this rhetoric, and even stole the Children Defense Fund’s
“Leave No Child Behind” motto for last year’s education
bill. However, as the Children Defense Fund’s website points out,
Bush’s policies would more appropriately be entitled, “Leave
No Millionaire Behind.” Bush has done more than any president
in our history to ensure … Read more »

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December 10, 2002, 1:00am

If environmental protection, reproductive choice and protection of
our civil liberties were not enough reasons to care about the judicial
appointment process, yesterday we were given one more lesson …

In a case
that highlights the layers of conflicts of interest inherent in
the Bush administration, Judge John Bates, appointed by President
Bush
to the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia,
ruled that the General Accounting Office, the Congressional investigative
arm, does not have the right to access … Read more »

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November 02, 2002, 2:00am

While we are all rooting for President Bush to win the War on
Terrorism, it is important that we know the facts about the homeland
and national security debate. The assertion that Democrats are not
committed to homeland and national security is ludicrous and is a
perfect example of the ability of the Republican spin machine to distort
the issues. In fact, a little history is in order:

  • Before September 11th, Bush and his advisors did not pay
    enough attention
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October 11, 2002, 1:00am

How incredible is it that only twenty-five hours were spent in the Congress debating WAR!!
Posted on Oct. 11 , 2002

According to Senator Robert Byrd, the Congress only spent twenty-five hours
debating WAR when twenty-five hours were spent filing for a sewage permit.

According to Senator Edward Kennedy, twenty-three days were spent debating the Agriculture Bill.

I’d like my visitors today to read a piece I asked Robert Borosage to
write that says much of what I feel – … Read more »

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September 22, 2002, 1:00am

“THE WAY WE WERE”/”THE WAY WE ARE”


LIGHT THE CORNERS OF MY MIND
MISTY WATERCOLOR MEM’RIES
OF THE WAY WE WER

When I sing that song now, I can’t help but think about it politically.

SCATTERED PICTURES
OF THE HOUSE WE LEFT BEHIND

LOVELY DEMOCRATIC MEM’RIES
OF THE WAY WE WERE

It was 1993… a time of hope… of new possibilities. We believed
that our children would live in an age of extraordinary opportunity.

We had a Democratic Congress that … Read more »

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December 11, 2001, 1:00am

Remarks by Barbra Streisand

Thank you. Thank you, Speaker Gephardt, for that kind introduction
and for coming all the way fromWashington with your busy schedule
to present me with this award. You’ve been a great leader inCongress
who’s done so much for the working people of this country and we’re
all looking forward toyour being the next Speaker of the House. I
promise never to write the Democrats a challengingletter again – at
least for a couple of weeks.

I… Read more »

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February 03, 1995, 1:00am

The following speech in support of federal support for the arts was given by Barbra Streisand at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts on February 3, 1995:

I’ve stood up and performed in front of thousands of people — but let me tell you, this is much more frightening. Maybe it’s because this is The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, and I’m neither a politician nor a professor. I like to think … Read more »

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June 12, 1992, 1:00am

By Barbra Streisand

JUNE 12, 1992
SHORT VERSION

Welcome to the year of the woman. We’ve come a long way. Not too long ago we were called dolls, tomatoes, chicks, babes and broads. We’ve graduated to being called tough cookies, foxes, bitches, and witches. I guess that’s progress. Language gives us an insight into the way women are viewed in a male dominated society. Take our business for example. Though I’m sure this would hold true for women in positions … Read more »

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December 02, 2014, 7:37am

That’s what the GOP senator who’ll be taking control of the environment committee told me several years ago.

By David Corn – MotherJones.com

The recent news on the front page of the New York Times was stark. As thousands of diplomats were gathering in Lima, Peru, to work on an agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions, scientists and climate policy experts were warning

that it now may be impossible to prevent the temperature of the planet’s atmosphere from rising by … Read more »

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June 28, 2012, 3:00am

Larry Kramer does not need me to publicize his beautiful play. It stands on its own. For the last time – I will answer his complaints, which rewrite history.

When I saw the play in 1985 I was very moved and immediately contacted Larry to acquire the rights. After going through several drafts with Larry, I hired another writer to develop a screenplay that was faithful to Larry’s play — but adapting it to make it more cinematic. It was … Read more »

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June 15, 2012, 10:00am

2cents…..

Haahaa…. If my sweet wife and I can ever get out of bed
(somedays it’s noon)… I have long planned to paper our vintage barn’s
outhouse walls, with these excremental egested rag articles that are
void of even a sniff of truth. Of course, she has held me back with
her gift for perfect decor. But I still say my idea is more
authentic,… Haahaa. Right?

Hillary and Bill Clinton have been friends now since I first
met them … Read more »

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May 22, 2012, 2:00am

“The most truthful part of a newspaper is the advertisements”

—Thomas Jefferson… Read more »

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May 02, 2012, 6:00am

Boy, Barbra must sell a lot of papers.  That tabloid keeps re-telling the same lies.… Read more »

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April 18, 2012, 9:00am

I asked my wife if I could borrow her Truth Alert to respond to the latest tabloid nonsense, an outrageous story that I oppose her doing “Gypsy.” These scandal sheet guys only print stuff that is the exact opposite of the truth. I’m already lined up to buy the first ticket for that film. Her youthful beauty will perfectly complement her singing and performance. But the point here is that tabloids only traffic in bad news, bad news that they … Read more »

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April 12, 2012, 6:00am

I was just made aware of a ridiculous story in one of those weekly rags. This is just to say that the story is untrue in every respect, just unmitigated, sloppy, and malicious invention.  The madness of the constant inaccuracy of these publications is evidenced by the fact that in this recent story the main photo they use of “Jason” is not even Jason!Read more »

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May 09, 2011, 3:00am

I’ve endured Larry Kramer’s outbursts in the past, not wishing to dignify them with a response. But at a time when we are all pulling together to achieve such giant steps toward gay equality, it is anguishing to me to have my devotion to this cause so distorted. I think my efforts for the gay community and my immersion in securing its constitutional entitlement and other equitable rights is quite evident and a matter of record.

During the time we … Read more »

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April 06, 2011, 4:00am

I was happy to hear recently that the Loew’s Kings Theater in Brooklyn, New York will be undergoing renovations for a reopening in 2014 . It was one of those beautiful old movie palaces of the past. I was 13 years old when I first started spending many a wonderful afternoon there, partly because it had double features, air conditioning and great ice cream cones.

I’d like to set the record straight on one point. Some articles have said that … Read more »

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February 11, 2010, 8:00am

To clarify the ridiculous assertions relating to Barbra Streisand’s participation in the new “We Are The World,” the recording of which I attended with her, Barbra hit it on her first take, but then asked Patti Austin, who was producing the vocal session, if she could do a few more to see what else she might come up with. Patti thought the first take was perfect, and she thought the fourth one was more perfect. They stopped at “more perfect.” … Read more »

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December 06, 2016, 3:19pm

Congratulations to Barbra and her collaborators on their Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Grammy nomination for ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway!

ENCORE MPSB_deluxeRead more »

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December 06, 2016, 3:13pm

By Howard Cohen – Miami Herald.

Barbra Streisand gushed more than once that Monday’s concert at downtown Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena, the closing date of her 13-concert “The Music…The Mem’ries…The Magic! Tour,” was to be her last concert.

She never grandstanded the statement or milked it for melancholy. She said it with what sounded like gratitude — a theme she would return to often during the two-plus-hour, 26-song set. This was the longest show of the tour, which was fitting since … Read more »

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December 06, 2016, 3:10pm

By Jay Cridlin – Tampa Bay Times.

Each note brought sighs of reverie, each lovelorn lyric oohs and ahhs and applause.

All Barbra Streisand had to do was smile and sing, and the sold-out crowd at Tampa’s Amalie Arena was a big bowl of buttah in her palms.

“I’ve never been here, never been to Tampa-St. Pete,” Babs admitted Wednesday night, as if the nearly 12,000 fans in attendance didn’t know.

This was Stresiand’s first local concert after a half … Read more »

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December 06, 2016, 3:08pm

By Joey Guerra – The Houston Chronicle

Barbra Streisand leaves little room for error when she’s onstage.

Her Sunday night show at Toyota Center was an exercise in perfectionism. Tasteful tea sets sat on tables. Flowers were tastefully arranged. A waitress in a black apron refreshed the tea during intermission.

Streisand herself clicked on an electric candle during the introduction to “Papa, Can You Hear Me?” from “Yentl.”

A large teleprompter hung above the audience halfway across the floor. Every … Read more »

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November 27, 2016, 6:37pm

By Jay Landers.

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Howdy, Barbra fans!  It’s Nov. 26th, 2016 and we’re in H-Town!  That’s right, I’m talkin’ ‘bout Houston, Texas – “Energy capitol of the world,” home to NASA, Clutch the Bear and the world-famous Astrodome.

The team is back: Marty Erlichman (Barbra’s manager), Richard Jay-Alexander (Barbra’s co-director), and approx. 100 others, including Tommy (security), Peter, (lights), Chris (sound), Amy (script supervisor), Marty H. (tour director), JJ (production supervisor), and Renata (everything). We’re all watching and listening to … Read more »

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October 19, 2016, 6:20pm
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September 21, 2016, 6:55pm

The Music…the mem’ries…the magic!

THE INCOMPARABLE BARBRA STREISAND FOLLOWS ACCLAIMED 9-CITY TOUR WITH ADDITIONAL CONCERTS IN HOUSTON, TAMPA, FT. LAUDERDALE AND MIAMI

“Barbra Streisand sounded like diamonds. And porcelain and a freshly drawn bath and consommé.”  The New York Times

“After witnessing her show last night, I can reconfirm that she’s still an extraordinary singer and entertainer the likes of which we may never see again.” NPR

“This one is the stuff of Streisand-holics’ dreams.” Billboard/The Hollywood Reporter

“There were Read more »

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September 09, 2016, 12:20pm

To All of Barbra’s fans,

I believe this is the first note I have ever written to you on any web page… ever!

A writer I’m not… a manager I am, so here goes:

Thank you ALL for making Barbra’s latest album ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway a #1 album on this week’s Billboard Top 200.

Some are saying this is Barbra’s second #1 album of this decade… but I respectfully disagree.

By my count it’s her seventh #1 album … Read more »

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September 07, 2016, 4:00am

When a project is nothing more than a germ of an idea in search of a blank piece of paper to land on, it’s fraught with possibilities. Only in hindsight can one evaluate whether the results were worth the effort.

When Barbra agreed to embark on her recently concluded “mini-tour” – 9 cities / 10 concerts – her decision was tempered with some ambivalence. That’s actually an understatement. First of all, putting a show together takes a heck of a … Read more »

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September 06, 2016, 1:38pm

When I heard the thrilling news that Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway had gone to #1 in the US, UK and Australia, I thought about the title of Hillary Clinton’s book, It Takes A Village!

I’m extremely happy to share this achievement with my brilliant movie partners: Alec Baldwin, Antonio Banderas, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Seth MacFarlane, Melissa McCarthy, Chris Pine, Daisy Ridley, Patrick Wilson, and my dear friend Anthony Newley.  Also, special thanks to Bradley Cooper and … Read more »

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