<b>The "Greatest Star" Returns Home in Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn on Great Performances Friday, November 29, 2013 at 9 p.m. as Part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival.</b>
<i>The legendary singer is joined by Chris Botti, Il Volo, and son Jason Gould for two hours of hits, including nine songs she has never performed on a concert stage.</i>Read more »
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By Noga Gur Arieh
Have you ever seen a real, live legend? I have. This Saturday, I went to see Barbra Streisand live in concert. Earlier in the week, she landed in Israel to participate in President Shimon Peres’s birthday celebration. But unlike many of the other famous guests, Streisand spent the week in the Holy Land, toured the country and gave us a once in a lifetime opportunity to see her performing live.Read more »
I was very saddened to hear of Allison Waldman's passing Monday. She had been struggling bravely for many years to beat cancer.
I knew Allison over the years as a very good writer and a kind and loyal fan of mine who created and wrote "The Barbra Files" magazine and "The Barbra Streisand Scrapbook"... she was always wonderful to me. She was dedicated to the accuracy of the news she conveyed, and she shaped her stories with great style.Read more »
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In a new book, End This Depression Now!, Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman says the current economic problems can be fixed both more easily and more quickly than anyone imagines. But politicians' desire to slash spending is deeply destructive, and he details why austerity is so appealing even to Very Serious People - and why it's such a bad idea.Read more »
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By David Schwartz, Reuters
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Friday signed into law a bill banning abortion providers like Planned Parenthood from receiving money through the state, her office said in a statement.
The Republican-backed Whole Woman's Health Funding Priority Act cuts off funding for family planning and health services delivered by Planned Parenthood clinics and other organizations offering abortions.
"By signing this measure into law I stand with the majority of Americans who oppose the use of taxpayer funds for abortion," Brewer said in a statement.Read more »
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By Brad Jacobson, AlterNet
More than a year after the triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, the Japanese government, Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) present similar assurances of the site's current state: challenges remain but everything is under control. The worst is over.Read more »
By Bernie Sanders, Reader Supported News
The history of American democracy, to say the least, has been checkered. Our nation was founded at a time when people of African descent were held in bondage. After slavery was abolished, they were forced to endure legal discrimination for another 100 years.Read more »
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By Anthony Gucciardi, NaturalSociety
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By Frank Rich.
The old, white, rich men who are buying this election.
By Jonathan Weisman, The New York Times
Senate Republicans on Monday blocked a move to open debate on the so-called Buffett Rule, ensuring that a measure pressed for months by President Obama and Senate Democrats to ensure that the superrich pay a tax rate of at least 30 percent will not come to a decisive vote.
But the fierce debate preceding the 51-45 vote - the Democrats were nine votes short of the 60 they needed - set off a week of political wrangling over taxes that both parties insist they are already winning.Read more »
By The New York Times | Editorial
Taxes are never popular, especially in April of an election year. But the Republicans' latest effort to tilt the tax code in favor of the wealthy, and starve the government of needed revenue, is particularly cynical.Read more »
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You can read my March 2010 letter about the Work of the Cedars-Sinai Women’s Heart Center using this link:
Barbra has joined together with Lindt Chocolate to help celebrate spring and support Autism Speaks at the start of National Autism Awareness Month (April 1). More than 50 celebs, including Barbra, have signed porcelain versions of the iconic Lindt Gold Bunny. Each bunny will be auctioned off starting April 1 at ebay.com/LindtGoldBunny and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Autism Speaks.
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New photos from Barbra's rare appearance at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, March 7th at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles have been posted! To see images of her presenting the "Best Director" Oscar to Kathryn Bigelow, the first woman to win an Academy Award in that category, click <a href="http://www.barbrastreisand.com/us/news/barbra-reveals-time-has-come-she-presents-award-male-dominated-oscar-category-woman" target="_blank">here</a>!
You can read Barbra's thoughts about the Oscar that she presented to Kathryn Bigelow last night at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards.
Bigelow was only the fourth woman nominated for the prize. Her low-budget Iraq war film, The Hurt Locker, was the big winner at the ceremony. It took six academy awards, including those for best picture and best original screenplay.
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It's true! Barbra is planning on attending and presenting an award at this year's Academy Awards.
Barbra won Oscars® in 1968 for her lead performance in “Funny Girl” and in 1976 for the Original Song “Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born).”
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2009 will be presented on Sunday, March 7, 2010, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PT/ 8 p.m. ET. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.
Here's a first look of the cover art for Barbra's forthcoming release "One Night Only" -- Barbra's one off gig at the Village Vanguard, New York from September 2009, which will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on May 4, 2010.
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Barbra's full length gig from September will be released on DVD on May 4. More details to follow.
A new statement, "We The Corporations? I Don't Think So" has been posted - read it <a href="http://www.barbrastreisand.com/us/statement/we-corporations-i-don%E2%80%99t-think-so" target="_blank">here</a>.
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Barbra's Historic 'Village Vanguard' performance coming to DVD February 2, 2010. More news to follow soon.