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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January 10, 2017, 1:45pm
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January 06, 2017, 5:16pm
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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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Photo: Yosef Avi Yair Engel

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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March 22, 2017, 9:53am
Dandy/John J. Custer 

Republican leaders in the House have been huddling over the last few days in a frantic search for enough votes to win passage of their proposed revision of Obamacare, in the process making an already flawed bill even worse. One measure of their desperation was a cynical last-minute provision that would shift Medicaid costsfrom New York’s rural and suburban counties to the state government, pleasing upstate Republicans who represent those counties but reducing coverage provided by … Read more »

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March 21, 2017, 6:03am

By David Leonhardt – The New York Times.

The ninth week of Donald Trump’s presidency began with the F.B.I. director calling him a liar.

The director, the very complicated James Comey, didn’t use the L-word in his congressional testimony Monday. Comey serves at the pleasure of the president, after all. But his meaning was clear as could be. Trump has repeatedly accused Barack Obama of wiretapping his phones, and Comey explained there is “no information that supports” the claim.

I’ve … Read more »

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March 21, 2017, 6:02am

By Brian Klaas – The New York Times.

Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) is a fellow in comparative politics at the London School of Economics and author of “The Despot’s Accomplice: How the West is Aiding and Abetting the Decline of Democracy.”

Today, March 10, is President Trump’s 50th day in office. Since his inauguration on Jan. 20, Trump has governed in a way that poses a unique threat to the integrity of American democracy.

Democracy is bigger than partisanship. … Read more »

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March 21, 2017, 5:59am

By 

Here’s a good question for Judge Neil Gorsuch, who sat before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday for the first day of his confirmation hearings to be a Supreme Court justice: Why are you here?

There’s only one honest answer: “I shouldn’t be.”

Under other circumstances Judge Gorsuch would be a legitimate nominee by a Republican president. The problem is how he got to this point in the first place.

Judge … Read more »

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March 19, 2017, 4:19pm

 – The New York Times.

Udai Faisal was hospitalized last March in Sana, Yemen, with acute malnutrition. He died days later.Maad al-Zikry/Associated Press 

First, a quiz: What is the most important crisis in the world today?

A.) President Trump’s false tweets that President Barack Obama wiretapped him.

B.) President Trump’s war on the news media.

C.) Looming famine that threatens 20 million people in four countries.

Kind of answers itself, doesn’t it?

“We are facing the largest humanitarian

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March 19, 2017, 4:17pm

Regina Feltner, a retired nurse, was recovering from side effects of radiation therapy when she got the notice that her heat would be cut off. It was a bone-cold January day. The snow was so high that her daughter had to come over to take the dog out.

“I have lung cancer and it’s the dead of winter,” she remembers thinking. “What am I going to do?”

Help came

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March 19, 2017, 4:16pm

DEFIANCE, Ohio — James Waltimire, a police officer on unpaid medical leave, has been going to the hospital in this small city twice a week for physical therapy after leg surgery, all of it paid for by Medicaid.

Mr. Waltimire, 54, was able to sign up for the government health insurance program last year because Ohio expanded it to cover more than 700,000 low-income adults under the

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March 19, 2017, 4:14pm

By Linda Qiu – The New York Times.

WASHINGTON — Facing criticism over proposed spending cuts in arts, education and antipoverty efforts, President Trump’s budget director repeatedly argued Thursday that at-risk programs neither help nor work.

“I can’t go to the autoworker in Ohio and say please give me some of your money so that I can do this program over here someplace else that really isn’t helping anybody,” Mick Mulvaney said on MSNBC.

Later that day, Mr. Mulvaney

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March 18, 2017, 6:23pm

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March 17, 2017, 7:13pm

By Paul Krugman – The New York Times.

This week the Trump administration put out a budget blueprint — or more accurately, a “budget” blueprint. After all, real budgets detail where the money comes from and where it goes; this proclamation covers only around a third of federal spending, while saying nothing about revenues or projected deficits.

As the fiscal expert Stan Collender put it: “This is not a budget. It’s a Trump campaign press release masquerading as a government … 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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March 06, 2016, 4:48pm

By BEN SISARIO – The New York Times.

Of the thousands of lyrics, tapes and correspondence in the Bob Dylan Archive, one of the more intriguing items is a handwritten card from Barbra Streisand, postmarked November 1978, in which she thanks Mr. Dylan for sending flowers and suggests that they make a record together.

There is no evidence in the archive of a response from Mr. Dylan. But after seeing an article about the archive last week in The New … Read more »

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December 09, 2015, 5:14pm

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By Rebecca Ford – The Hollywood Reporter

“The more we support each other, the stronger we become,” said the performer who received the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at THR’s Women in Entertainment event on Dec. 9.

At The Hollywood Reporter’s 2015 Women in Entertainment breakfast Wednesday morning, Barbra Streisand encouraged women to work together — rather than against each other.

“We have to join forces. Women are nurturers, just by our physiology,” she told the audience while receiving the Sherry … Read more »

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December 04, 2015, 1:52pm

News release issued by producer Gil Netter on PRNewswire, December 3.

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Barbra Streisand has come aboard to direct “CATHERINE THE GREAT,” written by Kristina Lauren Anderson, it is announced by Gil Netter who will produce. With Streisand helming and Netter producing, casting is now underway.

The film is about a young, sensual Catherine trapped into an abusive marriage with the heir to the Russian throne. But, when her inept husband proves incapable of … Read more »

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November 18, 2015, 5:29pm

WASHINGTON, DC – President Barack Obama named seventeen recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.

President Obama said, “I look forward to presenting these 17 distinguished Americans with our nation’s highest civilian honor. From public servants who Read more »

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October 14, 2015, 6:00am

Streisand to Receive Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at Star-Studded Hollywood Event Dec. 9th at Milk Studios in Los Angeles

Streisand to join long line of storied honorees, including Oprah Winfrey,
Jane Fonda, Meryl Streep and Shonda Rhimes.

LOS ANGELES, CA—October 13, 2015— The Hollywood Reporter announced today that Barbra Streisand will receive the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at its 2015 annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast. The VIP breakfast will take place December 9th at Milk Studios in Los Angeles.

“Hearing … Read more »

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October 08, 2015, 6:00am

BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS HONORS ICONIC SCREEN, STAGE AND RECORDING ARTIST

Original Christopher Radko Holiday Ornament
Designed by Artist Glen Hanson

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS proudly announces that incomparable superstar Barbra Streisand will be the 2015 addition to its Broadway Legends holiday ornament collection.

With the gracious permission of Ms. Streisand and her longtime manager, Marty Erlichman, Barbra becomes the eighth member of Broadway Legends series, joining Julie Andrews, Carol Channing, Angela Lansbury, Liza Minnelli, Bernadette Peters, Chita Rivera and … Read more »

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October 01, 2015, 9:00am

By Charlotte Cowles – Harpers Bazaar Magazine.

Donna Karan and Barbra Streisand reflect on friendship, fashion, and the sweater that changed their lives.


Stephen Trupp/Globe Photos/ZumaPress.com

“When I was a teenager, I wanted to be Barbra Streisand,” says Donna Karan, who was a freshman at Hewlett High School on New York’s Long Island when the singer’s Grammy-winning debut, The Barbra Streisand Album, became a smash hit in 1963. “I cut my hair to look like her, and I listened to … Read more »

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August 28, 2015, 5:00am

The circumstance of climate change and the circumstances of California’s drought being clear, the four lawns (of the six on Barbra Streisand’s and James Brolin’s property) that the couple have allowed to desiccate and brown represent the kind of sacrifice everyone has to make. One of the two lawns maintained even with their drastic cutback in water usage continues to be among the most aerial-photographed on the planet. The one by her pool, the smallest of the six, will continue … Read more »

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August 27, 2015, 6:00am

Where's Sammie?

A photo posted by Barbra Streisand (@barbrastreisand) on

A wonderful evening at home. (L-R). Ryan Murphy. @ladygaga. John Travolta. @barbrastreisand. Kelly Preston. Jim Brolin.

A photo posted by Barbra Streisand (@barbrastreisand) on

In a bucolic Sun Valley, Idaho field (w/ trusty sidekick Caleb!) #tbt

A photo posted by Barbra Streisand (@barbrastreisand) on

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August 27, 2015, 6:00am

For those of you who didn’t see it the first time around, don’t miss the re-airing of Barbra’s 2014 appearance on ‘The Tonight Show’ – her first late night T.V. appearance in over 50 years! Barbra talks and performs songs from her Grammy-nominated, Platinum-selling album ‘PARTNERS’, including a fun medley with host Jimmy Fallon that helped skyrocket the album to #1. Airs 8/28 on NBC. Check local listings.… Read more »

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