By Matthew Blank and Joseph Marzullo - Playbill.com

Celebrating its Golden Anniversary today, Funny Girl, starring Barbra Streisand in her star-making turn, opened on March 26, 1964. The musical production played 1,348 performances and received eight Tony nominations. Playbill.com takes a look back at her work as Broadway's original Funny Girl.Read more »

Commemorative Boxed Set Includes GRAMMY®-Winning Album Remastered on CD and LP with a 48-Page Book.Read more »

By Barbra Streisand.

Imagine if we could quickly reduce the threat of climate change and grow healthier crops at the same time, without the sacrifice the coal and oil industry tells us are inevitable! Turns out we can, and the solution is literally right under our feet.

As we know now, too much carbon dioxide (CO2) in our atmosphere is disastrous for our planet. CO2 traps heat and results in the ice caps melting, more extreme weather, sea levels rising and a variety of consequences that will disrupt life as we know it.Read more »

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, you can get this must-have Barbra Streisand mega bundle featuring Just for the Record, Release Me, Classical Barbra, and A MusiCares Tribute to Barbra Streisand. Thanks to POPmarket.com you can get this bundle at an exclusive discount price, by clicking here.

Natalie Morales' interview with Barbra Streisand will air on The Today Show, Friday February 7 in the 8am hour as part of "Go Red" day focusing on women and heart health.

The piece will focus on the Barbra Streisand Heart Center.

Source: Columbia Records. In her sixth decade of providing music magic, Barbra Streisand continues to reach the number one position on the charts. Her “Back To Brooklyn” concert DVD has been confirmed as Number One on the Billboard Top DVD Music Videos chart. Achieving that distinction with the Columbia Records release, Streisand now has topped the DVD charts five times. Her success in the DVD field also includes having earned nine Gold DVDs, six Platinum and three Multi-Platinum.Read more »

Barbra's landmark “Back To Brooklyn” concert premieres tonight on PBS at 9p.m. Check your local listings for more information at PBS.org

The Back To Brooklyn concert is available on CD/DVD! Get your copy now at Amazon.Read more »

Barbra's critically acclaimed Back To Brooklyn concert is available on CD/DVD!Get your copy now at Amazon.

Watch Barbra perform "Evergreen" with special guest Chris Botti from her "Back To Brooklyn" show!

Watch Barbra duet with Il Volo on "Smile" from her landmark Back To Brooklyn concert special premiering on PBS on Friday, November 29, and available for pre-order now at smarturl.it/backtobrooklyn.

"I had just gone to pick up the first serious piece of antique jewelry I ever bought-- a beautiful Edwardian choker. It was a lot of money for me to spend ($750,) but I was doing 'Funny Girl' on Broadway, so I could afford it. In the shop, we heard that the President was gone. I was so stunned and devastated that I got in a cab to go home. Driving through Central Park, I suddenly passed Elliott Gould.. my husband at the time.. sitting on a bench. How did he get there? It was like out of a dream. I stopped the cab, and we just held each other. I never could wear that necklace."

By Barbra Streisand.

Imagine if we could quickly reduce the threat of climate change and grow healthier crops at the same time, without the sacrifice the coal and oil industry tells us are inevitable! Turns out we can, and the solution is literally right under our feet.

As we know now, too much carbon dioxide (CO2) in our atmosphere is disastrous for our planet. CO2 traps heat and results in the ice caps melting, more extreme weather, sea levels rising and a variety of consequences that will disrupt life as we know it.Read more »

Here is the speech that Barbra made as she picked up the Glamour "Woman of the Year Lifetime Achievement" award at Carnegie Hall on Monday November 11th 2013.

Thank you, Katie…the first woman to anchor the evening news on her own…and also the girlfriend we’d all like to have because she really listens…and asks tough questions in such a sweet way that she makes people reveal who they really are…And I want to thank Glamour magazine for this honor…and for focusing our attention not only on fashion, but also on the most important issues affecting women today.Read more »

By Barbra Streisand.

As we now enter the third week of the unnecessary government shutdown, Americans should remember the words of GOP Representative Martin Stutzman, "We're not going to be disrespected. We have to get something out of this. And I don't know what that even is." This statement reflects a cultural resentment in the land over a changing America. Maybe if the President calls and says he respects the Congressman and the Speaker, the country could move forward.Read more »

Here is Barbra Streisand's Speech given at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem on the afternoon of Monday, June 17th 2013. She received the Conferment of the Degree of Doctor Philosophiae Honoris Causa. Congratulations to Dr. Barbra Streisand and her honorary doctorate in philosophy.

HEBREW UNIVERSITY SPEECH.
JUNE 17, 2013.

Thank you, President Ben-Sasson and Professor Cohen…and congratulations to the other honorees.Read more »

By Barbra Streisand.

Remember Whitewater and the “travel office” non-scandals of the 1990s? The Republicans and certain media outlets wasted the nation’s time and millions of dollars in pursuit of alleged wrongdoing by First Lady Hillary Clinton. It was all sound and fury signifying nothing. Two decades later, the same script is being revisited about the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which the President and Secretary Clinton clearly labeled a “terrorist act”.Read more »

On Monday, April 22, 2013, Barbra Streisand was honored at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's 40th Anniversary Chaplin Award Gala. She was introduced by President Bill Clinton, who presented her with the award. Here are her complete remarks as delivered on stage at Avery Fisher Hall.

Mr. President, my dear Mr President. Thank you for taking the time to be here with us tonight. It means so much to me, especially given how busy you are, doing important things for people all around the world. You’re a wonder, an inspiration and a very loyal friend, thank you.Read more »

By Barbra Streisand.

The horrible tragedy in Newtown, CT has brought to the forefront a much needed and long overdue national conversation regarding the lack of gun control and mental health services in our country. It makes no sense that automatic and semi automatic weapons are available for public sale. The U.S. has more guns and more gun violence than any other civilized country in the world. And since 2009, the National Alliance on Mental Illness has reported that states have cut more than $1.6 billion in general funds from their state mental health agency budgets.Read more »

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By Barbra Streisand.

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, I can’t comprehend how there are still climate change deniers out there. Yet there are. These last few days, we’ve all seen pictures of New Jersey and New York LITERALLY under water. And the extreme droughts in the Midwest, the floods in Vermont and the fires in Colorado and Texas this year only validate what nearly every leading scientist has confirmed: Climate change is REAL and causes extreme weather conditions.Read more »

By Barbra Streisand.

Obama vs. Romney: A Clear Choice

In this election, the people of America have to make a choice between two candidates with very different values, visions and solutions to the most pressing problems facing our country. The question voters need to ask themselves when they walk into the voting booth on November 6th is: “Will the country be better off returning to the policies of George W. Bush’s Administration?”Read more »

"The new laws requiring US citizens to produce photo IDs at the poll are designed to deprive elderly and minority citizens of the precious right to cast their vote. These regressive laws are themselves the most dangerous voter fraud threatening American democracy." Barbra Streisand
 
I would like to direct you to two key non-partisan organizations which may be able to help you protect your own right to vote or who can direct you in how you can help protect the endangered rights of others. There is a great need for concerned activist assistance.Read more »

Observation of the Day:

“In the 23 years that Democrats have occupied the White House since John F. Kennedy took office, in January 1961, non-government jobs have increased by nearly 42 million, compared with 24 million jobs created during 28 years under Republican presidents.”

---Bloomberg.com

Hi,

Reports indicate President Obama's 2014 budget proposal will
include a serious cut to Social Security benefits. That's right, major
outlets are reporting that the president intends to include the
short-sighted cost of living adjustment known as the Chained CPI in his
upcoming proposal.

Can you sign this petition, then share with your friends today?

http://signon.org/sign/mr-president-please-do-1

Thanks!

By John Upton, Grist

Even as ExxonMobil was mopping up after its disgusting tar-sands oil spill in Arkansas on Wednesday, it spilled an unknown amount of unknown chemicals - possibly hydrogen sulfide and cancer-causing benzene - during an accident at a riverfront refinery in Louisiana.Read more »

By EcoWatch

From its beginnings as a small chemical company in 1901, Monsanto has grown into the largest biotechnology seed company in the world with net sales of $11.8 billion, 404 facilities in 66 countries across six continents and products grown on more than 282 million acres worldwide. Today, the consumer advocacy nonprofit Food & Water Watch released its report, Monsanto: A Corporate Profile.Read more »

By Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog.

Bad news on the economy. It added only 88,000 jobs in March - the slowest pace of job growth in nine months.

While the jobless rate fell to 7.6 percent, much of the drop was due to the labor force shrinking by almost a half million people. If you're not looking for work, you're not counted as unemployed.

That means the percentage of working-age Americans either with a job or looking for one dropped to 63.3 percent - its lowest level since 1979.Read more »

By Abby Quillen, YES! Magazine

The Seed Underground" is a love letter to the quiet revolutionaries who are saving our food heritage.

Janisse Ray celebrates the local, organic food movement but fears we're forgetting something elemental: the seeds. According to Ray, what is happening with our seeds is not pretty. Ninety-four percent of vintage open-pollinated fruit and vegetable varieties have vanished over the last century.Read more »

By MICHAEL WINES

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A mysterious malady that has been killing honeybees en masse for several years appears to have expanded drastically in the last year, commercial beekeepers say, wiping out 40 percent or even 50 percent of the hives needed to pollinate many of the nation’s fruits and vegetables.Read more »

By The New York Times | Editorial

Earlier this month, during one of his new across-the-aisle good-will tours, President Obama pleaded with Senate Republicans to ease up on their record number of filibusters of his nominees. He might as well have been talking to one of the statues in the Capitol. Republicans have made it clear that erecting hurdles for Mr. Obama is, if anything, their overriding legislative goal.Read more »

By Keith Wagstaff, The Week

The freshman senator is on a roll, taking on Wall Street at every opportunity.
lizabeth Warren of Massachusetts ran for the Senate as a populist hell-bent on reforming Wall Street. And after starting her tenure as something of a wallflower - much to the consternation of her fans - it appears she's ready to do just that.

Her most recent target was HSBC, which recently settled money laundering charges to the tune of $1.9 billion.Read more »

By Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog

We're still legislating and regulating private morality, while at the same time ignoring the much larger crisis of public morality in America.

In recent weeks Republican state legislators have decided to thwart the Supreme Court's 1973 decision in "Roe v. Wade," which gave women the right to have an abortion until the fetus is viable outside the womb, usually around 24 weeks into pregnancy.Read more »

The Facts About the Tar Sands Pipeline

The official State Department process to determine whether the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is in the “national interest” is grinding along and should wrap up later this year, but that didn’t stop the senators from trying to force the issue last week.Read more »

Larry Kramer does not need me to publicize his beautiful play. It stands on its own. For the last time – I will answer his complaints, which rewrite history.

When I saw the play in 1985 I was very moved and immediately contacted Larry to acquire the rights. After going through several drafts with Larry, I hired another writer to develop a screenplay that was faithful to Larry’s play -- but adapting it to make it more cinematic. It was finished in 1995. Ralph Fiennes and Kenneth Branagh were interested in doing the version that I oversaw.Read more »

2cents.....

Haahaa.... If my sweet wife and I can ever get out of bed
(somedays it's noon)... I have long planned to paper our vintage barn's
outhouse walls, with these excremental egested rag articles that are
void of even a sniff of truth. Of course, she has held me back with
her gift for perfect decor. But I still say my idea is more
authentic,... Haahaa. Right?

Hillary and Bill Clinton have been friends now since I first
met them 16 years ago.... and without any interruptions... birthdaysRead more »

“The most truthful part of a newspaper is the advertisements”

---Thomas Jefferson

Boy, Barbra must sell a lot of papers.  That tabloid keeps re-telling the same lies.

I asked my wife if I could borrow her Truth Alert to respond to the latest tabloid nonsense, an outrageous story that I oppose her doing "Gypsy." These scandal sheet guys only print stuff that is the exact opposite of the truth. I'm already lined up to buy the first ticket for that film. Her youthful beauty will perfectly complement her singing and performance. But the point here is that tabloids only traffic in bad news, bad news that they have to maliciously make up in Barbra's case.Read more »

I was just made aware of a ridiculous story in one of those weekly rags. This is just to say that the story is untrue in every respect, just unmitigated, sloppy, and malicious invention.  The madness of the constant inaccuracy of these publications is evidenced by the fact that in this recent story the main photo they use of "Jason" is not even Jason!

One of the tabloids is recycling a fabricated story which we truth-alerted as false in 2004.

It's ridiculous to dredge up a 7 year old story about having a polyp removed. It must be a slow news day.

I’ve endured Larry Kramer’s outbursts in the past, not wishing to dignify them with a response. But at a time when we are all pulling together to achieve such giant steps toward gay equality, it is anguishing to me to have my devotion to this cause so distorted. I think my efforts for the gay community and my immersion in securing its constitutional entitlement and other equitable rights is quite evident and a matter of record.Read more »

I was happy to hear recently that the Loew's Kings Theater in Brooklyn, New York will be undergoing renovations for a reopening in 2014 . It was one of those beautiful old movie palaces of the past. I was 13 years old when I first started spending many a wonderful afternoon there, partly because it had double features, air conditioning and great ice cream cones.Read more »

To clarify the ridiculous assertions relating to Barbra Streisand's participation in the new "We Are The World," the recording of which I attended with her, Barbra hit it on her first take, but then asked Patti Austin, who was producing the vocal session, if she could do a few more to see what else she might come up with. Patti thought the first take was perfect, and she thought the fourth one was more perfect. They stopped at "more perfect."

---Jay Landers / SVP A&R Columbia Records.

I discovered in a recent book of rather serious intent, and in which I was otherwise fairly treated, that the author chose to print some of the silliest fabricated tales about me even after acknowledging that they were “perhaps more apocryphal than true.” I was surprised that this author would not even bother to check his facts. I don’t care if someone doesn’t like my work or tells a story that is unflattering…as long as it’s the truth.Read more »

An Addendum to my Truth Alert about Pete Hamill’s 1963 Article in The Saturday Evening Post.

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I wanted to write an addendum to the Truth Alert I posted below because I couldn’t stop thinking about which “friend “could possibly have so misjudged me. I decided to track down Pete Hamill, who wrote the 1963 article that appeared in the Saturday Evening Post. Read more »

This week, a landmark House Resolution (H RES 799) calling for the investigation by the House Judiciary Committee of the impeachment of Vice President Dick Cheney for High Crimes and Misdemeanors passed in the House of Representatives.

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Barbra Streisand mesmerized her capacity-packed audience at London's 02 Arena as she brought her first ever record-breaking, box-office European tour to an end.Barbra Streisand Enthralls Fans At Her European Tour Finale!
 (July 25th, London, UK)

Barbra Streisand mesmerized her capacity-packed audience at London's 02 Arena as she brought her first ever record-breaking, box-office European tour to an end.
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Nicolas Cage, Pierce Brosnan, Dan Ackroyd, Bryan Adams, and more all came out to London's O2 Dome last night to catch Barbra's second-to-last concert of her first ever European Tour.Nicolas Cage, Pierce Brosnan, Dan Ackroyd, Bryan Adams, West Theatre favorite Elaine Paige, designer Julien Macdonald, Donna Karan and life-long fan Richard E. Grant (seeing the show for a second time!) all came out to London's O2 Dome last night to catch Barbra's second-to-last concert of her first ever European Tour. Barbra will perform her final show of the Tour this Wednesday at the O2.Read more »

Barbra Streisand returned to London after 13 years to eight standing ovations at the 02 Arena - the seventh stop on her first ever, record-breaking European tour.

Streisand's voice excelled in London's newest state of the art arena, which made the most of the incredible vocal range Barbra naturally exudes, much to the appreciation of the 15,000 capacity audience.

The star-studded audience included Impressario Andrew Lloyd Webber, actress Joan Collins, actor Richard E Grant, designer Randolph Duke, novelist Kathy Lette and other luminaries.Read more »

Read the reviews from London!

"Streisand has Europe wanting more" (Reuters)

"And the voice, oh the voice. What an instrument of beauty and wonder it is, whether wrapping itself around a grief-stricken You Don't Bring Me Flowers, slipping into French during Ma Premiere Chanson or being fabulously sultry on Unusual Way. And when she hummed the first bars of The Way We Were, I had a genuine attack of goose-bumps."

- John Aizlewood, Evening Standard

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Barbra Streisand tonight continued her box-office, record-breaking European tour at Ireland's Palladian Mansion, the State Historic Castletown House, which was once the ancestral (O Conghaile) home of the former Speaker of the Irish House of Commons William Conolly.

This is the sixth stop on Streisand's first ever European tour, and it was her first performance in Ireland, as part of her series of concerts. Read more »

Barbra's 17,000 devoted fans braved the traffic queues due to the heavy downpours earlier in the day to give her a standing ovation as she appeared in the palatial open-air setting of Ireland's Historic Castletown House.

After the rains stopped and the clouds parted, a breathtaking rainbow appeared behind Barbra just as she finished her opening number, "Starting Here, Starting Now". The excited crowd called to Barbra to turn around and witness a moment that one would have had to see to believe! Read more »

Last night, Barbra performed in Manchester for the first time. Here's what the press had to say!

Last night, Barbra performed in Manchester for the first time. Here's what the press had to say!

"ait is only in live performance, in her first UK appearance in the first tour she has ever done in Europe, that the power, range and unique tonal quality of her voice becomes fully apparent."

"From the first song, the big ballad "Starting Here, Starting Now", the audience's faith was justified. It was a voice of enormous power but superb control."Read more »

Barbra Streisand tonight continued her record-breaking European tour with yet another house box-office record at Manchester's M.E.N Arena.
 
This is the fifth stop on Streisand's first ever European tour, and it was her first performance as part of her UK series of concerts.
 
If the 14,000 fans in attendance were nervous about Streisand's recent vocal illness it was quickly dissipated as Streisand was greeted by thunderous applause and a standing ovation upon taking the stage and again after the first song.
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Check out these exclusive photos of Barbra as she was presented with the "Legion of Honor" from President Nicolas Sarkozy. Joining Barbra was her husband Jim, her son Jason and her dog Sammie!

Click on a photo to view the larger image.Read more »

From Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung Wunderbarbra - Wonderbarbra Her performance not only touched the stars that shone above the Waldbühne, Streisand also extended the night sky's infinity with her heavenly show. Standing ovations before she has s

Wunderbarbra - Wonderbarbra

Her performance not only touched the stars that shone above the Waldbühne, Streisand also extended the night sky's infinity with her heavenly show. Standing ovations before she has sung one note - more premature praise is not possible.Read more »

Morgenpost/dpa, Sunday 1st July 2007 Barbra Streisand A great artist fills Germany with enthusiasm

Morgenpost/dpa, Sunday 1st July 2007

Barbra Streisand A great artist fills Germany with enthusiasm

"I am happy to be here", said the diva dressed in a long black dress: On Saturday evening, American entertainer Barbra Streisand gave her first concert in Germany ever and she mesmerized her audience.

Barbra Streisand in the capital about the capital:Read more »

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RT @hubpos: @BarbraStreisand @BNBuzz Evergreen is my favorite song. Just heard on radio two days ago. Very emotional being married 50 years.
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