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 »
I’m so saddened to learn of Phil’s passing.
We first worked together in 1967 when I did a free concert in Central Park. His brilliance at capturing sound was immediately evident.
Later we worked together on the film “A Star Is Born” where Phil was able to record me singing live, including “Evergreen”. In the next decade we worked on the soundtrack to “Yentl” and many other recordings. Read more »
BARBRA STREISAND AND SETH ROGEN STAR IN THE HILARIOUS AND HEARTFELT COMEDY.
“Smart, charming, thoughtful and funny.” —Mary Pols, TimeRead more »
Beverly Hills, CA — Two-time Academy Award® winner Barbra Streisand, who has sung on the Oscars only once before, will perform on the upcoming Oscar® telecast on February 24th. Streisand last sang the love theme from “A Star Is Born” on the March 28, 1977 show, winning the Best Original Song Oscar for “Evergreen” that same night. Read more »
Newly Remastered Edition Of Music Icon Barbra Streisand’s Groundbreaking Classical Crossover Album From 1976
Includes Two Previously Unreleased Bonus Tracks Taken From The Original Recording Sessions.
AWARD WILL BE PRESENTED APRIL 22Read more »
Due to ongoing coverage relating to the tragedy in Newtown, CT - there has been a further schedule change to the airing of Barbra's interview with Piers Morgan. Barring any breaking news, the interview will air on the following dates:
Sunday 23 December.
Tuesday 25 December.
Thursday 27 December.
BarbraStreisand.com will be updated should a further schedule change be necessary.
Thank you all for your patience.
Beginning today, Paramount Pictures initiates a four-day primetime exposure on the ABC television network for its upcoming feature release "The Guilt Trip" starring Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen.
Special clips featuring the two stars will be inserted in the scheduled programming. The spots will culminate with a 60 second sneak preview of the film.
No news yet.
By GAIL COLLINS - New York Times.
It’s the weekend. The air is brisk, the leaves are tumbling, so it’s time for — yes! — another Republican debate!
Who knew there were going to be more of these things than football games?
The Republicans meet again Saturday night in South Carolina, where the whole nation will get to see the effects of the long-awaited Newt Gingrich Surge.Read more »
By Jeffrey D. Sachs, The New York Times
Occupy Wall Street and its allied movements around the country are more than a walk in the park. They are most likely the start of a new era in America. Historians have noted that American politics moves in long swings. We are at the end of the 30-year Reagan era, a period that has culminated in soaring income for the top 1 percent and crushing unemployment or income stagnation for much of the rest. The overarching challenge of the coming years is to restore prosperity and power for the 99 percent.Read more »
By CHARLES M. BLOW - New York Times.
Government is not the enemy. Not always. Don’t believe that right-wing malarkey.
In fact, for millions of Americans down on their luck and at the end of their rope, they can quickly find that government is their last friend left. Governmental assistance can prevent the certainty of a hungry night and a homeless tomorrow. It can mean the difference between the comfort of stability and the ravages of poverty.
This function is now more important than ever, even as it is under more pressure than ever.Read more »
By Mary Wisniewski, Reuters
Controversial ballot measures aimed at banning abortion in Mississippi and reducing public sector union power in Ohio were soundly defeated on Tuesday in local elections that cheered President Barack Obama's Democratic party.
Democrats and Republicans split the two races for governor on the ballot, with Kentucky Democratic governor Steve Beshear handily winning re-election and Mississippi Lieutenant Governor Phil Bryant victorious in Mississippi.Read more »
By Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog
The biggest question in America these days is how to revive the economy.
The biggest question among activists now occupying Wall Street and dozens of other cities is how to strike back against the nation's almost unprecedented concentration of income, wealth, and political power in the top 1 percent.Read more »
By PAUL KRUGMAN - New York Times.
For decades the story of technology has been dominated, in the popular mind and to a large extent in reality, by computing and the things you can do with it. Moore’s Law — in which the price of computing power falls roughly 50 percent every 18 months — has powered an ever-expanding range of applications, from faxes to Facebook.
Our mastery of the material world, on the other hand, has advanced much more slowly. The sources of energy, the way we move stuff around, are much the same as they were a generation ago.Read more »
By Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog
Wall Street is still out of control, and why Obama should call for Glass-Steagall and a breakup of big banks.
Next week President Obama travels to Wall Street where he'll demand - in light of the Street's continuing antics since the bailout, as well as its role in watering-down the Volcker rule - that the Glass-Steagall Act be resurrected and big banks be broken up.
I'm kidding. But it would be a smart move - politically and economically.Read more »
By ThinkProgress War Room
When Voting Against Job Creation Just Isn’t Enough
As we’ve been documenting, Republicans keep voting against millions of American jobs. But it doesn’t stop there! The bills they’ve managed to get enacted — namely spending cuts through taking the entire government hostage and threatening to shut it down — have actually killed 370,000 jobs according to a new report from Scott Lilly, a longtime Capitol Hill staffer and Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress.
Here’s the rundown, via ThinkProgress’ Travis Waldron:Read more »
By PAUL KRUGMAN - New York Times.
A few years back Representative Barney Frank coined an apt phrase for many of his colleagues: weaponized Keynesians, defined as those who believe “that the government does not create jobs when it funds the building of bridges or important research or retrains workers, but when it builds airplanes that are never going to be used in combat, that is of course economic salvation.”
Right now the weaponized Keynesians are out in full force — which makes this a good time to see what’s really going on in debates over economic policy.Read more »
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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 here!
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.
More information to follow.
Barbra's full length gig from September will be released on DVD on May 4. More details to follow.
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Barbra's Historic 'Village Vanguard' performance coming to DVD February 2, 2010. More news to follow soon.
A new truth alert has been posted here:
Barbra's 63rd album, "Love Is The Answer" has been certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), just months after debuting at #1 on the Billboard Charts. This brings the number of gold albums awarded to Barbra to 51. Additionally, Barbra is the recipient of 30 platinum albums and 13 multi-platinum albums.