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NEW YORK, September 24, 2014 It's official - Barbra Streisand's "Partners" has entered the Billboard 200 chart at number one, making her the only recording artist in history to have a number one release in six consecutive decades.Read more »
28TH ANNUAL BROADWAY FLEA MARKET & GRAND AUCTION SHATTERS RECORD, RAISES $713,986 FOR BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS
Broadway fans found everything from rare opening night gifts to classic original Playbills, met their favorite stars and bid on once-in-a-life-time experiences to push the grand total raised Sunday, September 21, 2014, at the 28th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction to an all-time high of $713,986, for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.Read more »
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” welcomes Barbra Streisand on Monday, September 15 (11:35pm ET on NBC) for a night of talk, comedy and performance to celebrate the upcoming release of her new album “Partners.”
The U.S. economy has been unsustainable since the era of Ronald Reagan, who won power by promising to cut taxes while raising defense spending—a recipe that ensured he’d have to borrow billions. By the time Reagan left office, the U.S. had gone from being the world’s biggest creditor to the world’s biggest debtor and it’s only gotten worse since then. Yet greedy Americans refuse to accept that they must both curb their spending and raise taxes.
[Dominic Sandbrook, London Daily Mail.]
Women have broken through some of the hardest glass ceilings. We’ve had women explore the depths of outer space, a woman run for President of the United States, and we’ve had a woman serving as Speaker of the House, a position that is just two heartbeats away from the Presidency. Many consider politics as one of the last bastions of the boys club and thankfully—although slowly—women are finally making real inroads. Read more »
by Barbra Streisand.
It’s not news…many people in our country are suffering. Uncertainty over our economy continues with high unemployment, which in turn has triggered many more home foreclosures. The lack of jobs has left a lot of people understandably angry, fearful and cynical about what they will face in the days ahead.Read more »
The Minneapolis-based retailer Target just gave over $150,000 to buy ads supporting Minnesota state Rep. Tom Emmer, a far-right Republican candidate for governor. This makes Target one of the very first companies to take advantage of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision allowing unlimited corporate cash in elections.
Target must think customers won't care. They're wrong: We do care, and we need to let them know that we want Target -- and all corporations -- out of our elections. Can you join me in sending a message to Target's CEO at the link below?Read more »
This is in response to Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker's decision to deem California's Proposition 8, banning gay marriage, unconstitutional.
"With this judge's decision, we are closer to the day that all people will have access to the same fundamental rights. Hopefully, this remaining civil rights violation will soon be a part of our past and we can look to a future where all people will be treated equally under the law."
by Barbra Streisand.
It’s now well over a month since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded off the Gulf of Mexico and created the largest environmental catastrophe in American history. The question haunting everyone is: how was this allowed to happen? From the devastated fishermen and business owners in the Gulf Coast to environmental activists across the country— we all have been watching, horrified, as millions of gallons of oil continue to pour into the ocean, destroying people’s livelihoods, poisoning marine life and destroying coastlines and eco-systems for decades to come.Read more »
Last week, the Republicans took a big gamble and lost by lining up on the wrong side of history with their battle against health care reform. After the bill passed in Congress, all we heard from Republicans on the 24 hour news channels was, how can Congress pass a bill without even one Republican vote? The answer is…the same way President Clinton passed his Budget Reconciliation Act in 1993. He had to rely solely on Democrats to win passage after not one Republican voted for either his stimulus plan or his budget.Read more »
1992 was called “the year of the woman” so in 1993 before presenting the award for best director I said, “Tonight the Academy honors women and the movies but I look forward to the time when tributes like this will no longer be necessary because women will be honored without regard to gender but simply for the excellence of their work.”
Well the time has come, it’s 2010 – 17 years later and it was with great pleasure that I presented the award for Best Director to Kathryn Bigelow.
“Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Adm. Mike Mullen said yesterday that there are limits to American military power and it's time for the State Department and other agencies to step up efforts abroad. "US foreign policy is still too dominated by the military, too dependent upon the generals and admirals who lead our major overseas commands and not enough on the State Department," he said.”
---From the Center for American Progress, Progress Report
By Barbra Streisand.
Last January, Barack Obama was sworn into office after being elected by an overwhelming majority of the country. His historic victory was a mandate for change. With new energy occupying the White House, and a re-invigorated progressive leadership at the helm in Congress, Americans believed that positive change was finally going to rattle the “business as usual” status quo that had plagued Washington D.C. for the past eight years.Read more »
I felt like I was in suspended animation as I read the Supreme Court decision which, essentially enables a corporate coup d’état of America’s Democracy.
Our country’s Founding Fathers never intended for monarchs or the business establishment to rule our nation. No, the Founders of our country began the Constitution with the words, "We the People of the United States…"
That sentiment was again expressed when President Lincoln in his famous Gettysburg Address said it simply but powerfully, that our government was of the people, by the people and for the people.Read more »
By Tristram Korten, Florida Center for Investigative Reporting
The state of Florida is the region most susceptible to the effects of global warming in this country, according to scientists. Sea-level rise alone threatens 30 percent of the state’s beaches over the next 85 years.
But you would not know that by talking to officials at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the state agency on the front lines of studying and planning for these changes.Read more »
By E.J. DIONNE JR.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 2:00 pm Comments (1)
Will it take the repeal of the Affordable Care Act or its evisceration by the Supreme Court for us to appreciate what it’s actually done?
Critics of the ACA are so insistent on pointing to the problems it has encountered — erroneous tax information to 800,000 taxpayers is the latest — that it was especially enlightening on Friday to talk with Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the secretary of Health and Human Services.Read more »
WASHINGTON — The quarterback Brett Favre has long retired. Cher shut down her most recent tour. Representative Nancy Pelosi — repeatedly written off and derided since her party lost the House in 2010 — powers on.
Ms. Pelosi, 74, maintains unwavering control over Democratic members of the House on legislation — in contrast to the House speaker, John A. Boehner, who continues to struggle with his cacophonous caucus — and she may be a surprisingly vital tool for the White House at the end of President Obama’s tenure.Read more »
If you want to know what a political party really stands for, follow the money. Pundits and the public are often deceived; remember when George W. Bush was a moderate, and Chris Christie a reasonable guy who could reach out to Democrats? Major donors, however, generally have a very good idea of what they are buying, so tracking their spending tells you a lot.Read more »
WASHINGTON — The Senate on Wednesday failed to override President Obama’s veto of a bill that would have approved construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline.
A bipartisan majority of senators were unable to reach the two-thirds majority required to undo a presidential veto. The vote was 62 to 37.
The measure’s defeat was widely expected, and marks the latest twist in the clash over the proposed 1,179-mile pipeline, which would move about 800,000 barrels of carbon-heavy petroleum per day from the oil sands of Alberta, Canada, to ports and refineries on the Gulf Coast.Read more »
In 2012, the chief justice of the United States, John Roberts Jr., saved the Affordable Care Act by a single, surprising vote. On Wednesday morning, the chief justice was again expected to hold the decisive vote as the Supreme Court heard extended oral argument in the latest assault on President Obama’s signature health care law.
This case will determine the fate of a law that has transformed the American health care system. But the argument provided few clues to how the justices will rule.Read more »
By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in one of the most anticipated cases of the term: King v. Burwell, a marvel of reverse-engineered legal absurdity that, if successful, will tear a huge hole in the Affordable Care Act and eliminate health insurance for millions of lower-income Americans — exactly the opposite of what the law was passed to do.Read more »
Veto Message to the Senate: S. 1, Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act
TO THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES:
I am returning herewith without my approval S. 1, the "Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act." Through this bill, the United States Congress attempts to circumvent longstanding and proven processes for determining whether or not building and operating a cross-border pipeline serves the national interest.Read more »
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Money Makes Crazy
By Paul Krugman
Monetary policy probably won’t be a major issue in the 2016 campaign, but it should be. It is, after all, extremely important, and the Republican base and many leading politicians have strong views about the Federal Reserve and its conduct. And the eventual presidential nominee will surely have to endorse the party line.
So it matters that the emerging G.O.P. consensus on money is crazy — full-on conspiracy-theory crazy.Read more »
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..Read more »
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 prRead more »
Barbra Streisand doesn't mind paying for jokes -- but, as in all things, she wants a bargain. Read more »
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 tal
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,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 »
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 »
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Academy Award® and Golden Globe® Winner Barbra Streisand, in her First Starring Movie Role FUNNY GIRL.
Oscar® Nominees Omar Sharif, Kay Medford, Anne Francis and Walter Pidgeon Round out the Romantic Musical Drama.
Celebrating its 45th Anniversary by Debuting on Blu-ray™ April 30th Exclusively on Amazon
Nominated for Eight Academy Awards®, Including Best Picture, and Featuring Timeless Tunes, such as “My Man,” “People,” and “Don’t Rain on My Parade”
Bonus Features Include Two Vintage Featurettes.Read more »
The Donna Karan New York gown worn by Barbra Streisand in her performance at the 85th Annual Academy awards was designed by Ms. Karan, specifically for the artist. Entitled 'City Lights' the black asymmetrical, bias-cut dress is a waterfall of chiffon layers encrusted with matte gold sequins and beads. A long sleeve capelet adds the final layer of chiffon, its back dramatically falling to the floor.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.
Due to the senseless and tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut this morning, Barbra's interview with Piers Morgan will NOT be airing this evening as originally planned. We will alert you for when the interview is rescheduled to air.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families during this painful time.