July 07, 2017, 6:00pm

By Barbra Streisand – The Huffington Post.

For all his ranting about fake news and fake media…

There’s a narcissistic fraud in the White House. An angry, hollow, vindictive man is running the country. What bottomless emotional need does he have for acclaim? It is hard to know where his rampant narcissism ends and serious mental problems ensue. He lies prodigiously and for no reason except he obviously has an unclear vision of what the truth is.

Is his narcissism

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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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July 07, 2017, 6:00pm

By Barbra Streisand – The Huffington Post.

For all his ranting about fake news and fake media…

There’s a narcissistic fraud in the White House. An angry, hollow, vindictive man is running the country. What bottomless emotional need does he have for acclaim? It is hard to know where his rampant narcissism ends and serious mental problems ensue. He lies prodigiously and for no reason except he obviously has an unclear vision of what the truth is.

Is his narcissism

Read 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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August 18, 2017, 6:09pm

By  – The New Yorker.

“President Trump’s weak pushback to hate groups—as if he was trying not to alienate them as voters—compelled me to take up my pen,” David Plunkert, the artist behind next week’s issue, said. Plunkert seldom takes on political subject matter, but felt moved to do so in light of Trump’s response to the violence in Charlottesville. “A picture does a better job showing my thoughts than words do; it can have a light

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July 27, 2017, 3:30pm

Ever since the November election, when the fate of her family’s health coverage was suddenly up for grabs, Meghan Borland has been consumed by each twitch and turn of the political debate. She has gone to protests, met with her congressman, lost sleep, shed tears.

“My emotions are like a Ping-Pong ball being bounced back and forth between the players, ” said Mrs. Borland, who, with her husband, owns a karate school … Read more »

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July 27, 2017, 3:25pm

 – The New York Times.

Donald Trump’s campaign against his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, in which he is seemingly attempting to insult and humiliate and tweet-shame Sessions into resignation, is an insanely stupid exercise. It is a multitiered tower of political idiocy, a sublime monument to the moronic, a gaudy, gleaming, Ozymandian folly that leaves many of the president’s prior efforts in its shade.

Let us walk through the levels of stupidity one by one. First there is … Read more »

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July 27, 2017, 3:16pm

By Maggie Haberman – The New York Times.

WASHINGTON — When President Trump was a candidate, he pledged his support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people immediately after the mass shooting last summer at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla.

“They have been through something that nobody could ever experience,” Mr. Trump said at an event in Manchester, N.H., on June 13, 2016, delivering a hastily drafted speech that was originally intended to be about Hillary Clinton.

“Ask … Read more »

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July 25, 2017, 6:29pm

By Charles M. Blow – The New York Times.

On Friday, a “president” with no political experience brought on a communications director with no communications experience.

Trump tapped Anthony Scaramucci, a Wall Street snake investment huckster, to be the new communications director, a move that caused Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who The New York Times reported “vehemently disagreed with the appointment,” to resign.

So, let me get this straight: Spicer was just fine with regularly walking out to that

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July 23, 2017, 4:23pm

By Susan Chira – The New York Times.

It’s not a pipeline problem. It’s about loneliness, competition and deeply rooted barriers.

A year ago, dressed in suffragette white and addressing a cheering, weeping convention, Hillary Clinton stood for possibility. Now she is a reminder of the limits women continue to confront — in politics and beyond.

More than 40 years after women began pouring into the workplace, only a handful have made it all the way to the top of

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July 12, 2017, 3:15pm

By  – The New York Times.

Here is a good rule of thumb for dealing with Donald Trump: Everyone who gives him the benefit of the doubt eventually regrets it.

This was true of clients and contractors and creditors throughout his business career. It was true of the sycophants and opportunists before whom he dangled cabinet appointments during the campaign and then, oh, never mind. It has been true of his cabinet members and spokesmen, whose attempts to … Read more »

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July 12, 2017, 3:11pm

By Frank Bruni – The New York Times.

Sometimes the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Sometimes the apple is also considerably dimmer than the tree. And sometimes the apple must be thrown under the bus so that the tree and a few of its most crucial limbs don’t tumble to the forest floor, where they’ll be chopped up and used as firewood by Democrats.

Is that the fruity fate of Donald Trump Jr.?

On Tuesday morning, he released … Read more »

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July 12, 2017, 2:43pm

By Frank Rich – NYMag.com

Most weeks, New York Magazine writer-at-large Frank Rich speaks with contributor Alex Carp about the biggest stories in politics and culture. Today: Donald Trump Jr.’s emails, Republican silence, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s last attempts to get a health-care bill passed.

After Donald Trump Jr.’s constantly shifting explanations for his meeting with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer, we now know that he, Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort were eager to receive incriminating information about Hillary Read more »

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July 09, 2017, 5:57pm

President Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., was promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton before agreeing to meet with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign, according to three advisers to the White House briefed on the meeting and two others with knowledge of it.

The meeting was also attended by his campaign chairman at the time, Paul J. Manafort, and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

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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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August 23, 2016, 12:53pm

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Don’t miss Barbra Streisand and Alec Baldwin perform “The Best Thing That Ever Has Happened” from her upcoming album ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. You can watch their live performance Thursday, August 25 at 11:30 pm ET.… Read more »

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August 22, 2016, 12:02pm

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The Barbra Streisand SiriusXM Channel will feature an exclusive “Town Hall” special with Barbra and fans from the Winter Garden Theater where she originally starred in Funny Girl at The Winter Garden Theatre in 1964. Hosted by actor Patrick Wilson, the Town Hall will air on Wednesday, September 7 at 5:00 pm ET on The Barbra Streisand Channel.

The limited-run Barbra Streisand channel will launch on Tuesday, September 6 at 5:00 pm ET and will run through Monday, October 3, … Read more »

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August 21, 2016, 6:03pm

NPR – 

When you stop to think about it, there really is no one like Barbra Streisand. There’s Barbra the young Broadway legend, the movie star, the glass-ceiling-smashing movie director, the recording artist and now the venerated elder stateswoman of the showstopper. But amid all the richly deserved Oscars, Tonys, Emmys and Globes, there’s that voice. Forget all her other talents, it’s the voice alone that any entertainer would die to possess.

Last night, … Read more »

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August 18, 2016, 5:55pm

Pre-order ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway at

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August 15, 2016, 10:35pm

By Wesley Morris – The New York Times.

I know what you’re thinking. So let’s just get it out of the way: Like buttah. Like satin. Like whatever that perfume is that Elizabeth Taylor hawked. Oh, right: White Diamonds. Barbra Streisand sounded like diamonds. And porcelain and a freshly drawn bath and consommé.

The voice is 74. So maybe the carats are fewer, but so what? It remains The Voice. Thursday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, it never asked

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August 13, 2016, 11:47am

Pre-order ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway at

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August 13, 2016, 11:16am

Dorothy was right. There’s no place like home.

It may be only 3.2 miles from Barclay’s Center on Atlantic Ave. to Barbra’s childhood apartment on Newkirk Ave. in Flatbush, but in the space-time continuum, that distance is both near and far.

Near, in the sense that to coin an old phrase, “You can take the girl out of Brooklyn, but you can’t take Brooklyn out of the girl.” In all the ways that still really count, Barbra is honest, funny, … Read more »

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August 11, 2016, 1:48pm

“Wheels up” is an aviation expression that always tickles my ear. It has an imperative faux-military quality – not unlike something Tom Cruise might have said in Top Gun. In touring parlance, it means “time of departure” – and this afternoon as we boarded the private Gulfstream that takes Team Barbra from city-to-city on her mini tour, “wheels up” was scheduled for 2:30pm. As the engines revved with the intensity of a NASA rocket, Barbra closed her eyes and … Read more »

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August 07, 2016, 11:54am

(Talk about a front row seat! I wrote this first paragraph standing on-stage at the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas).

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Me taking notes before the show! Photo Cred: Jay Richard Jay-Alexander

6pm: the band just finished their sound check. A few minutes ago, Barbra asked to listen to the background vocal parts on “Evergreen”. Once satisfied, she’s asked to hear a new ending to “Papa, Can You Hear Me?”. She wants to extract every last drop of emotional impact from … Read more »

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August 05, 2016, 4:34pm

At the risk of sounding like a broken record or a wannabe Sidney Falco, Barbra’s SRO performance last night at the SAP Center in San Jose (known throughout the Bay Area as “The Shark Tank”) was another master class in the art of communication. Her vocals were by turns powerful and nuanced, and her between-song dialogue was conversational —reflective, honest, and as expected, seasoned with a dash of take-no prisoners, humorous but on-point political observation.

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Tour program cover

 

One … Read more »

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