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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January 06, 2000, 1:00am

“Barbra Streisand at the MGM Grand for New Year’s. Much hilarity as she was making one of her golf-cart assisted treks through the corridors. Security ordered, ‘No one is to look at Barbra Streisand!’ Pedestrians turned their faces to the wall. Among them Tommy Tune, who was in Vegas with his own New Year’s show and found the whole thing a riot! Tune worked with Streisand in Hello, Dolly! back in 1969, but he still followed orders.”

TRUTH

THIS STORY … Read more »

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December 13, 1999, 1:00am

Just prior to the recent Christie’s auctions of antiques and artifacts
owned by Barbra Streisand, Tom McPherson, director of the Craftsman
Farms Foundation which exhibits the Arts and Crafts furniture of
Gustav Stickley, injected into the wide press coverage about the
auctions his assertion that his organization had been contacting Ms.
Streisand for eight or ten years to solicit her donation of two
Stickley pieces that were to about to be auctioned.

When New York Times art reporter William Hamilton … Read more »

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September 17, 1999, 1:00am

Barbra Streisand doesn’t mind paying for
jokes — but, as in all things, she wants a bargain.

The last time she went on tour, the
deal-diva asked star gag-writer Bruce Vilanch to work up some stage
banter. But when it came to talking money, the singer offered Vilanch a wage he found “ridiculously low.”

Vilanch, who has written for Robin Williams,
Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, and practically every awards show,
said no way. Streisand asked, “Well, what should I do?” … Read more »

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August 17, 1999, 1:00am

“Don’t fret if you can’t afford to spend $2,500 for a ticket to attend Barbra Streisand’s millennium concert. If Barbra gets her way, you’ll be able to watch it from the comfort of your own home for $99.99! Although she’s earning $13 million for the Las Vegas show, Barbra wants to increase her take by airing her show on pay-per-view. She calculates she could take home an additional $50 million to start the New Year off right.”

TRUTH

The following … Read more »

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August 10, 1999, 1:00am

MYTH

Janet Charlton, Star, August 10, 1999
“Here’s proof that politics makes strange bedfellows. Hillary Clinton has a
secret weapon in her upcoming campaign for senator — Barbra Streisand. The
women have never been close, despite the fact that Barbra has long been
one of Bill Clinton’s most loyal supporters. Barbra once embarrassed Hillary by
visiting Bill at the White House when the first lady was away, but they’ve buried
the hatchet and Hillary realizes Barbra could be a valuable … Read more »

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August 05, 1999, 1:00am

“The many fans of Barbra Streisand may have to start passing the hat. On June 23, I reported that the diva’s self-managed stock portfolio had sunk by 15 percent since she was written up as an investment maven by Fortune magazine. Well, things have gotten worse. Barbra’s investments are now down 32.5 percent since our benchmark date of April 30. In the same period, the Dow Jones was off only 1.4. percent and the Nasdaq was up 1.8 percent.”

TRUTH… Read more »

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August 01, 1999, 1:00am

TRUTH

The following fax was sent to E! Entertainment:

“Your recent story listing Barbra Streisand among artists who have embraced the studies of the Kabbalah is about four years out of date and, as Mark Twain once characterized reports of his death, ‘greatly exaggerated.’ Barbra satisfied her curiosity by attending a study class in the religious philosophy on one occasion. Barbra is concerned about being put forward as a devotee or expert because that requires years of dedicated study, not … Read more »

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June 23, 1999, 1:00am

“Barbra Streisand – the ultimate perfectionist – isn’t perfect after all…her stock picks are proving to be relative lemons. Streisand is featured in the current issue of Fortune magazine, holding forth about making millions for herself and friends like Donna Karan through astute investments in the stock market… At the close of trading on Monday, Streisand’s stocks were down by an average of 15 percent. In the same period, the S&P was up 1 percent and the Dow was up … Read more »

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March 30, 1999, 2:00am

A tabloid story which asserts without naming any source that Barbra Streisand and James Brolin are planning to add to their family by hiring a surrogate mother to carry a baby for them. In classic tabloid style, the story is so far from having any basis in truth that it smacks of something dreamed up out of whole cloth in the hopes that it could attract attention. The Tabloid Tip-off that this is the case is the fact that the … Read more »

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January 19, 1999, 1:00am

“It’s okay to be as fiercely loyal to Bill Clinton as Barbra Streisand is. It’s okay for a celebrity to appear at stump speeches. It’s even okay for a celebrity to use her star power to help a candidate raise money. But when Streisand went online the day before the elections and gave the Democrats what amounted to a free hour-long advertisement, she went too far. The well-publicized online chat drew 41,000 hits from Streisand’s hoards of fans, who were … Read more »

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June 17, 2016, 4:57pm

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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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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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