May 24, 2017, 6:22pm

by Jay Landers

The Arrivals

On the evening of May 6, 2017, Brooklyn’s Barclays Center was filled to capacity and humming. Tickets for Barbra’s highly-anticipated concert sold out weeks in advance, yet by 8:10 p.m., two sixth-row seats remained conspicuously empty.

If you had floor seats or binoculars, it was a good night for stargazing.  Donna Karan, Barry Diller, John McEnroe and his wife, singer Patty Smyth, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Josh Brolin with his wife, Kathryn, Jim Brolin, Sigourney … Read more »

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April 24, 2017, 2:26pm

To All of Barbra’s Fans,

Today we are celebrating a very special birthday for our beloved Barbra. As if being the best-selling female recording artist in history wasn’t enough, Barbra has also been passionately fighting for so many important causes throughout her life: women’s health and women’s equality, civil rights and voting rights, educational opportunity and the preservation of the planet. In 2014, Barbra co-founded the Women’s Heart Alliance (WHA) and together they are leading the movement to promote women’s … Read more »

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March 22, 2017, 9:52am
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March 09, 2017, 9:24pm

By Barbra Streisand – The Huffington Post.

It’s kindness and empathy that will make America greater, Mr. Trump.

I’ve said this before, but I’m saying this again. Trump is a walking, talking illustration of what psychologists call “the disowned self,” a person who refuses to recognize his own flaws and instead projects them onto others. He accused Hillary Clinton of being a liar and said she was “Putin’s puppet,” when that glove seems to fit him. Before he was president, … Read more »

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March 02, 2017, 1:00pm

By Barbra Streisand – The Huffington Post.

Whenever the doorbell rang, the legendary Dorothy Parker reportedly said, “What fresh hell is this?” I feel the same way every day under President Trump. His speech to Congress on his 40th day as president was no different.

It was striking to see how this president has spent his first 40 days in office versus those of President Obama. Nancy Pelosi sums it up:

One week and one day from [Obama’s] swearing

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February 06, 2017, 6:55pm

The Music… The Mem’ries… The Magic… The Encore! Two new concerts added at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY on May 4th and Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on May 6th! Amex Pre-sale now open at ticketmaster.com. All tickets on sale Friday, February 10 at 10am. See you there!… Read more »

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February 01, 2017, 6:23pm

Thank you New York Times for including Barbra in your article ‘How 10 stars Fared as Actor-Directors’

By Christopher D. Shea – The New York Times.

Barbra Streisand

The movies: “Yentl,” from 1983; “The Prince of Tides,” from 1991; and “The Mirror Has Two Faces,” from 1996.

The verdict: 

Very good. All three movies garnered multiple Oscar nominations. Ms. Streisand wasn’t nominated for a directing Oscar for “The Prince of Tides,” which received seven nominations in all, an omission that Read more »

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January 22, 2017, 4:21am

Hello Los Angeles! What a beautiful day…what a great country we already live in!

I’m going to start by quoting H. L. Mencken, the journalist, satirist and social critic, who said in 1920: “On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

I’m not sure the minority who voted for Trump are prepared for what is coming next.

But … Read more »

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January 18, 2017, 4:36pm

By Barbra Streisand – The Huffington Post.

“This isn’t simply a matter of Republican versus Democratic.”

There have been giants who served as president: George Washington helped found the country; Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves; Teddy Roosevelt established the national parks; Franklin Roosevelt pulled us out of The Great Depression and defeated fascism; Lyndon Johnson established Medicare; Bill Clinton gave the nation a budget surplus; and Barack Obama provided access to health insurance for all Americans.

Now we await Donald

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January 13, 2017, 3:35pm

A special Friday the 13th Daily Action is to tell the House: Hands off the ACA! Call (844) 241-1141 and visit http://bit.ly/2inBV3kRead more »

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March 09, 2017, 9:24pm

By Barbra Streisand – The Huffington Post.

It’s kindness and empathy that will make America greater, Mr. Trump.

I’ve said this before, but I’m saying this again. Trump is a walking, talking illustration of what psychologists call “the disowned self,” a person who refuses to recognize his own flaws and instead projects them onto others. He accused Hillary Clinton of being a liar and said she was “Putin’s puppet,” when that glove seems to fit him. Before he was president, … Read more »

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March 02, 2017, 1:00pm

By Barbra Streisand – The Huffington Post.

Whenever the doorbell rang, the legendary Dorothy Parker reportedly said, “What fresh hell is this?” I feel the same way every day under President Trump. His speech to Congress on his 40th day as president was no different.

It was striking to see how this president has spent his first 40 days in office versus those of President Obama. Nancy Pelosi sums it up:

One week and one day from [Obama’s] swearing

Read more »
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January 22, 2017, 4:21am

Hello Los Angeles! What a beautiful day…what a great country we already live in!

I’m going to start by quoting H. L. Mencken, the journalist, satirist and social critic, who said in 1920: “On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

I’m not sure the minority who voted for Trump are prepared for what is coming next.

But … Read more »

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January 18, 2017, 4:36pm

By Barbra Streisand – The Huffington Post.

“This isn’t simply a matter of Republican versus Democratic.”

There have been giants who served as president: George Washington helped found the country; Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves; Teddy Roosevelt established the national parks; Franklin Roosevelt pulled us out of The Great Depression and defeated fascism; Lyndon Johnson established Medicare; Bill Clinton gave the nation a budget surplus; and Barack Obama provided access to health insurance for all Americans.

Now we await Donald

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January 13, 2017, 3:35pm

A special Friday the 13th Daily Action is to tell the House: Hands off the ACA! Call (844) 241-1141 and visit http://bit.ly/2inBV3kRead more »

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November 01, 2016, 5:41am

By Barbra Streisand – The Huffington Post.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

The witch-hunt of Hillary Clinton has been underway for several decades. Comparing 17th century notions of witchcraft with rightwing accusations against Clinton, Stacy Schiff rightly notes in her “New York Times” article, “[Witches] appear suspect in advance of their crimes.” Susan Faludi wrote this weekend,

[Clinton] has been deranging conservatives since ‘92, when wounded Republican invincibility merged with wounded male prerogative… she’s cast not just as a political combatant but

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September 28, 2016, 1:23am

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My heart is bleeding…my tears are falling…because President Shimon Peres is no longer in this world. He was a father figure not only to his beloved country of Israel, but also to me, because he was what I imagined my father would have been like.

Shimon’s mind was expansive and his heart was compassionate. He was a brilliant statesman, gifted with the ability to listen to others who did not share his views and still … Read more »

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September 22, 2016, 2:22pm

By Barbra Streisand for The Huffington Post.

When a politician ends almost every sentence with “believe me”… don’t! He’s probably lying.

According to PolitiFact, Donald Trump’s statements are rated “false,” “mostly false,” and “pants on fire” 71 percent of the time. In other words, the majority of the time that Trump speaks, he is not telling the truth.

But do the facts matter to Donald Trump or many in the media who are too entertained to correct his lies? We

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July 15, 2016, 6:29pm
By Barbra Streisand – The Huffington Post. 

While Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg apologized for her remarks on Donald Trump last week, politicians and the media who did backflips to criticize her are rewriting history. Strong, opinionated women, like “The Notorious RBG,” are always criticized. She spoke what many people already feel about the utterly unqualified Donald Trump. Her comments deserve a deeper analysis beyond subjective punditry or sanctimonious Tweets.

 

Strong, opinionated women, like ‘The Notorious RBG,’ are always

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June 08, 2016, 3:16pm
The Message To Girls.
I feel a tremendous rush of pride because this is a woman who is more than qualified to be president. Isn’t it interesting how a barrier seems insurmountable — until it comes down? I hope girls across the country are thinking, “That could be me.” And like I said after the first woman got a best director Academy Award, it’s about time!… Read more »
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June 12, 2017, 4:04pm

https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2017/06/09/president-trump-cares-more-about-himself-than-his-country/?utm_term=.1689610da716

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June 12, 2017, 4:03pm

By

In a new legal challenge to President Trump, Maryland and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that his failure to shed his private businesses has undermined public trust and violated constitutional bans against self-dealing.

The lawsuit, filed in a Maryland federal court, makes many of the same arguments in a lawsuit filed earlier this year by a Washington watchdog organization in a New York federal court. But some legal … Read more »

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June 12, 2017, 4:02pm

By

Preet Bharara, the former United States attorney in Manhattan, said on Sunday that President Trump tried to cultivate a relationship with him in the months before he was abruptly fired in March.

Mr. Bharara said the contacts with Mr. Trump made him increasingly uncomfortable because they broke with longstanding Justice Department rules on communicating with the White House. Mr. Bharara, who first publicly disclosed the contacts and his concerns about them Read more »

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June 07, 2017, 1:06am

By Dan Alexander – Forbes.com

LIKE AUTUMN LEAVES, sponsored Cadillacs, Ferraris and Maseratis descend on the Trump National Golf Club in Westchester County, New York, in September for the Eric Trump Foundation golf invitational. Year after year, the formula is consistent: 18 holes of perfectly trimmed fairways with a dose of Trumpian tackiness, including Hooters waitresses and cigar spreads, followed by a clubhouse dinner, dates encouraged. The crowd leans toward real estate insiders, family friends and C-list celebrities, such … Read more »

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June 01, 2017, 4:46pm

By Thomas L. Friedman – The New York Times.

SEOUL, South Korea — President Trump’s trip to Europe was truly historic.

He left our most important allies there so uncertain about America’s commitment to their security from Russia and to shared values on trade and climate change that German leader Angela Merkel was prompted to tell her countrymen that Europe’s days of relying on America are “over to a certain extent,” and therefore Germany and its European allies “really must

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June 01, 2017, 4:45pm

By 

Until a few decades ago, the popular but falsely reassuring belief was that babies in the womb were perfectly protected by the placenta and that children were just “little adults,” requiring no special protections from environmental threats. We now know that a host of chemicals, pollutants and viruses readily travel across the placenta from mother to fetus, pre-polluting or pre-infecting a baby even before birth.

Toxic chemicals like lead, certain air pollutants,

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June 01, 2017, 4:45pm

 – The New York Times.

America may seem leaderless, with nastiness and bullying ascendant, but the best of our nation materialized during a moral crisis on a commuter train in Portland, Ore.

A white man riding on that train on Friday began screaming anti-Muslim insults at a black 16-year-old girl and her 17-year-old Muslim friend wearing a hijab. One can imagine people pretending not to hear and staring fiercely down at their phones; instead, three brave passengers stepped

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June 01, 2017, 4:44pm

By Gail Collins – The New York Times.

The kids are not alright.

Let’s see now. Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is under investigation for weird cloak-and-daggerish meetings with the Russians. Ivanka just took a bunch of money from the Saudis for her favorite charity. Eric and Don Jr. are traveling the world to promote Trump hotels and golf courses while being looked after by the Secret Service on our dime.

Tiffany is going to law school. If only the

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June 01, 2017, 4:41pm

The Editorial Board – The New York Times.

The tectonic plates of Europe are shifting, and President Trump is at the heart of this upheaval. Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany bluntly made that point on Sunday when she said, “The times in which we could rely fully on others — they are somewhat over,” and the result is that “we Europeans must really take our fate into our own hands.”

With that line, it became clear that the United

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May 29, 2017, 11:57am

By Maureen Dowd – The New York Times.

WASHINGTON — “Please stop smiling,” I politely asked Barack Obama as I passed him in Boston’s airport.

It wasn’t just any smile. It was that infectious, magical grin that helped him deflate the Clinton machine and win the White House as a novice senator, a smile full of charm and promise that we didn’t see all that often after 2008.

No answer was forthcoming since I was only talking to the former … Read more »

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October 16, 2002, 1:00am

FLAGRANT USE OF FABRICATED QUOTES AND DISTORTION OF STREISAND’S COMMENTS

A
conservative Republican candidate desperately tying to unseat
respected Democratic Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy made a last-ditch
effort to gain some name recognition by devising ads in which
she blatantly misquoted Barbra Streisand. The Advertisements fabricated
outrageous quotes and completely misrepresented Ms. Streisand’s
deep opposition to the Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein. An Associated
Press correspondent brought the ads to the attention of Ms. Streisand’s
representatives Tuesday, October 15, requesting comment.

Content… Read more »

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October 04, 2002, 1:00am

The
Distortion

“STREISAND
BOUGHT 800 SHARES OF CHENEY’S HALLIBURTON “
Drudge Report, October 3, 2002

Matt
Drudge in his report stated “Streisand bought and traded
800 shares of Halliburton while Dick Cheney was its Chief Executive.”

The
Truth

WHAT
DID THE REPUBLICANS ‘DRUDGE’ UP TODAY?

How
low will Republicans stoop to try to stifle the voice of singer,
director, actress, activist Barbra Streisand? Today’s low blow
has them rummaging through the tax returns of her charitable foundation.
The Streisand Foundation … Read more »

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October 02, 2002, 1:00am

Introducing
her performance of Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America”
at the Democratic National Gala, Barbra Streisand read material
which she identified as having been written by William Shakespeare.
It had been passed to her by a friend, but she learned the following
day that it is, rather, a passage which is widely circulated on
the internet as an excerpt from Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar”
but which is, in fact, an anonymous composition, not Shakespeare
at all.
She wanted this brought to … Read more »

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October 01, 2002, 1:00am

LETTER FROM BARBRA STREISAND TO MATT DRUDGE, THE DRUDGE REPORT

Matt,

Thank
you for directing your readers to my Truth Alert on the misspelled
words matter. In regards to the Julius Caesar quote, that was
called to my attention last night. I’m putting a Truth Alert about
that on my website, too. But it doesn’t detract from the fact
that the words themselves are powerful and true and beautifully
written. Whoever wrote this is damn talented and should be writing… Read more »

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March 19, 2002, 2:00am

A Vanity Fair April, 2002 article reported that Barbra Streisand
has a “contract rider demanding rose pedals be strewn in backstage
toilet.”

TRUTH

Absolutely false. But this is one of those dreamed-up stories where
a journalist figures “if it’s whacky enough, people will believe
it.” Such journalists also assume that if it’s silly enough, no
one will bother to deny it and it will take on its own truth. But
that’s exactly why “Truth Alert” was born, to keep sloppy … Read more »

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October 30, 2001, 2:00am

This was the latest of over a half dozen tabloid articles predicated on
the strange supposition that Barbra Streisand wished to oversee the expected
wedding of actress Minnie Driver and Ms. Streisand’s stepson, Josh Brolin, and
that this in some way affected that relationship. This fabricated “news”
story was refuted forcefully by Minnie Driver herself (see “Truth” below)
and Ms. Driver’s published personal comment was supplied to most of the
tabloids before they published their erroneous stories. That they refused … Read more »

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October 05, 2000, 1:00am

“Barbra Streisand wants us to believe that her latest tour will be her last, but that doesn’t necessarily mean she won’t be performing anymore. Barbra’s in secret talks with the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to become a regular headliner. If she agrees to the multimillion-dollar deal, the hotel will have to bend over backward to fulfill all her demands. And that includes a new showroom built to her EXACT specifications! Barbra’s tempted and she is talking it over with … Read more »

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October 03, 2000, 1:00am

Dear Liz,
I would never challenge any journalist’s review of an artists work. A
review is an opinion. But the last paragraph of your commentary on Barbra
today states several generalities about her in a very categorical manner..
in a way that purports to be fact and which, in fact, could not be further
from the facts. All the assumptions are simply dead wrong.

A reminder.. you said “As an actress, Barbra’s demand for control also
impedes what is, essentially, … Read more »

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August 23, 2000, 1:00am

That Barbra Streisand and James Brolin have initiated plans to adopt a baby. (This story originated in US tabloids and has been repeated in the general print press and even some leading electronic media both here and abroad, our strong denials notwithstanding.)

TRUTH

Quite simply, there is no truth in these reports and never has been. We regret that some press now choose to regard an honest denial as a reason to print a story. … Read more »

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April 08, 2000, 1:00am

After Barbra Streisand and James Brolin’s plans to build a new home next to their present Malibu residence were resoundingly approved by the Malibu Planning Commission and all other regulatory agencies, a sole neighbor appealed to stop the construction, saying it would cast a shadow on his home. When UCLA researchers proved this to be untrue and in spite of the fact that the Brolin’s had requested no waiver or variances and were in compliance with all city ordinances, the … Read more »

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June 28, 2016, 2:48pm

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A personal message from Barbra:

In addition to being an artist, I’m a passionate advocate for gender equality. Years ago, I learned that more women die from heart disease each year than men due to stunning gender inequality in the research and treatment of women with heart disease. Because of this, I co-founded a non-profit organization, the Women’s Heart Alliance, in partnership with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Our work focuses on improving diagnosis and treatment of women with heart disease and … Read more »

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June 24, 2016, 2:58pm


There are few shows in the history of theatre more beloved than The Sound of Music. The stage production itself was an enormous success, and the subsequent movie is now an established part of cinema lore.

Throughout her career, Barbra’s musical instincts have often steered her away from the “meat and potatoes” show tunes that form the backbone of so many popular musicals, so initially, the idea of singing “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” seemed too obvious a choice. However, arranging … Read more »

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June 17, 2016, 4:57pm

contest

Want to see Barbra perform live in her hometown of Brooklyn, NY? Pre-order her upcoming album ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway from the Barbra Streisand Music Store, and you’ll be automatically entered to win a trip for 2 to see Barbra in New York City!

Open to US residents only. Click here for more information, complete rules, and eligibility requirements. Good luck!… Read more »

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June 17, 2016, 4:12pm

ENCORE MPSB_deluxe

Want even more new music from Barbra? Pre-order the deluxe version of ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway and you’ll get four additional tracks from Barbra and a special pink album cover!

Bonus tracks include “I Didn’t Know What Time It Was,” “Not a Day Goes By,” “Fifty Percent” and “Losing My Mind.”

Pre-orders are available from Target in the US and Amazon in the UK.… Read more »

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June 10, 2016, 10:00am

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On the heels of her first appearance at The Tonys since 1970, Columbia Records has announced Barbra Streisand’s “ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway” album will debut on August 26th, 2016, featuring 10 new Streisand duets of Broadway classics with some of the biggest stars in Hollywood. The inspired new musical pairings on “ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway” include Alec Baldwin, Antonio Banderas, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Seth MacFarlane, Melissa McCarthy, Chris Pine, Daisy Ridley, Patrick Wilson, … Read more »

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June 01, 2016, 2:25pm

By Michael Paulson – The New York Times.

The last time Barbra Streisand appeared on the Tony Awards, Richard M. Nixon was president and the Beatles had just broken up.

Now, 46 years later, she’s coming back. Ms. Streisand has agreed to appear as a presenter at this year’s Tonys.

Details were scant on Wednesday: Organizers of the awards would not say what exactly Ms. Streisand would be presenting on the June 12 broadcast.

But the announcement was … Read more »

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May 25, 2016, 5:54pm

Barbra wanted to share this charming video with her fans. Congrats to Hope Griswold for graduating!

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May 25, 2016, 10:00am

 

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LOS ANGELES, Monday, May 16, 2016 Barbra Streisand, who last year became the only recording artist or group to achieve #1 albums in each of six decades, will bring her legendary live performances to 9 cities in August, it was announced today by her longtime manager Marty Erlichman. Streisand will perform her hits from each decade plus songs from her new album, ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, celebrating a career of unparalleled creative achievement.  Every ticket purchased online … Read more »

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May 24, 2016, 3:05pm

Barbra & Sammie want to remind you that tickets for Barbra’s tour The Music… The Mem’ries… The Magic! go on sale tomorrow morning at 10 am local time.

Every ticket purchased online includes a CD of Streisand’s new album, which will be released later this year.

The tour dates include:

August 2 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center – Tickets
August 4 – San Jose, … Read more »

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May 03, 2016, 4:53am

By Neal Gabler – The LA Times.

Barbra Streisand Revolution

 

Barbra Streisand just turned 74, which may make her a grande dame to the generation in which she came of age and quite possibly a relic to a generation of millennials who may scarcely know her, except possibly as their grandparents’ Adele.

That is not an unfair comparison. You could say that Adele is the Streisand of our time, a performer who has the same stratospheric vocal talent Streisand has and draws … Read more »

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