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.
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.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 »
Maybe he was sick of the lack of media attentionamaybe he had enough of the late night talk show hosts poking fun at his ageamaybe he realized that belonging to a party that has been associated with rich, white men was not going to connect with votersRead more »
I am reposting this statement that I wrote in 2003, as our country was debating the impending war with Iraq. I hate to say I told you so...
Some Questions to Think About (Before Going to War)... (Originally posted: February 3rd, 2003)
I wrote these questions in September, 2002, but didn't put them on my website until 2003. I think they are still relevant questions and are worth considering:
1. How many body bags does the military expect to send home to America? Read more »
The folks who gave us the Willie Horton ads, the Swift boat campaign, the purges of black voters in Florida and endless other dirty electoral tricks are at it again. Like crack addicts confronting the irresistibRead more »
By ROBERT PEAR
WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats said Tuesday that they had developed legislation to override the Supreme Court decision on contraceptives. The bill would ensure that women have access to coverage for birth control even if they work for businesses that have religious objections.
The bill, developed in consultation with the Obama administration, would require for-profit corporations like Hobby Lobby Stores to provide and pay for contraceptive coverage, along with other preventive services, under the Affordable Care Act.Read more »
By MATT APUZZO
WASHINGTON — Civil rights groups have spent a decade fighting requirements that voters show photo identification, arguing that this discriminates against African-Americans, Hispanics and the poor. This week in a North Carolina courtroom, another group will make its case that such laws are discriminatory: college students.Read more »
Opponents of fracking rallied outside Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s fund-raiser in Manhattan on Monday, calling on him to ban the drilling method. Individual towns now may impose a ban.
RUBY WASHINGTON / THE NEW YORK TIMES
By KATE TAYLOR and THOMAS KAPLAN
In a decision with far-reaching implications for the future of natural gas drilling in New York State, its highest court ruled on Monday that towns can use zoning ordinances to ban hydraulic fracturing, the controversial extraction method known as fracking.Read more »
Barbra:Even within the madness and turmoil of the world... these little creatures contribute to humanity
By Dr. David Suzuki, EcoWatch
Bees may be small, but they play a big role in human health and survival. Some experts say one of every three bites of food we eat depends on them. The insects pollinate everything from apples and zucchini to blueberries and almonds. If bees and other pollinators are at risk, entire terrestrial ecosystems are at risk, and so are we.Read more »
Too bad politicians can't learn from these animals...
This is Leo the African Lion, Baloo the Black Bear, and Shere Khan the Bengal Tiger.
The threesome were rescued as babies from the basement of an Atlanta drug dealer’s home when it was raided by authorities.
They were starving, traumatized, and had bacterial infections.Read more »
By Dana Liebelson
The 8 best lines from Ginsburg's dissent on the Hobby Lobby contraception decisionRead more »
By Paul Krugman.
Ah — so we learn that Ezra Klein’s Vox is under attack — as is the current Democratic agenda — because it’s “tired”, recycling ideas from the 60s and even earlier.
Indeed. You know what else is tired? The whole engineering agenda, which keeps recycling old ideas like conservation of energy and mass.Read more »
By Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog
That’s the reason for the tempest in the teapot of Hillary and Bill Clinton’s personal finances?
It can’t be about how much money they have. Wealth has never disqualified someone from high office. Several of the nation’s greatest presidents, who came to office with vast fortunes – JFK, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and his fifth cousin, Teddy – notably improved the lives of ordinary Americans.Read more »
By EDUARDO PORTER
Climate change is not an event in your children’s future. It is bearing down upon you now. And there is nothing you — or anyone else — can do to prevent the hit.
Over the next quarter-century, heat-related death rates will probably double in the southeastern states. Crop losses that used to happen only once every 20 years because of cataclysmic weather will occur five times as often.Read more »
By Agence France-Presse
The world’s oceans need saving from pollution and overfishing, and an independent panel warned on Tuesday that urgent action was needed within five years.
The Global Ocean Commission said cutting down on single-use plastics products, restricting fishing on the high seas, and establishing binding regulations for offshore oil and gas exploration are key parts of the rescue plan.
In all, the former heads of state and business leaders offered eight proposals for ocean health in their report, “From Decline to Recovery – A Rescue Package for the Global Ocean.”Read more »
By PAUL KRUGMAN
On Sunday Henry Paulson, the former Treasury secretary and a lifelong Republican, had an Op-Ed article about climate policy in The New York Times. In the article, he declared that man-made climate change is “the challenge of our time,” and called for a national tax on carbon emissions to encourage conservation and the adoption of green technologies. Considering the prevalence of climate denial within today’s G.O.P., and the absolute opposition to any kind of tax increase, this was a brave stand to take.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 »
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”
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.
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 »
A rare interview with Barbra Streisand. Her epic career in music, on stage and in films has spanned six decades. A quadruple threat having won Oscars, Emmys, Grammys and a Tony, she's truly in a class of her own. And now she's got a new role, promoting awareness for heart disease, the number one killer of women in America.Read more »
During today's special presentation of Release Me with Bonus DVD on QVC, Barbra called in on the phone to discuss the album with her friend and creative collaborator Richard Jay-Alexander. Click here to watch the video of her calling in and to take advantage of the one day only special price!Read more »
We've set aside a limited number of tickets for Barbra's upcoming shows in Las Vegas, San Jose & Los Angeles just for fans of barbrastreisand.com! Purchase tickets before the general public until 3:00 pm PT tomorrow at ticketmaster.com using the code RELEASEME.
BarbraNews.com Exclusive Report.
Last night, when Barbra walked onto the stage and looked up at Marvin's picture - before heading to the microphone - the audience could already sense that they were in for something very special.Read more »
To celebrate her new album of previously unheard recordings, RELEASE ME, Barbra sat down to discuss the songs and what went into making each. Here is her interview about the Randy Newman track "I Think It's Going To Rain Today" from the Stoney End sessions.
Barbra Streisand's longtime collaborator Richard Jay- Alexander is scheduled to appear on QVC® Thursday, September 20 at 7 AM and noon (ET) to offer the singer’s upcoming album "Release Me," which has been specially packaged with a bonus DVD for the multimedia retailer.
The album features 11 previously unreleased songs recorded throughout Streisand's career.
The DVD is a track-by-track commentary from Barbra filmed in August and also features archival footage of Streisand in the studio.Read more »
Meet the Incomparable Barbra Streisand at one of four forthcoming concerts, with 2 top level house seat tickets included. These amazing tickets are not available through Ticketmaster.
The following shows are included:
Meet the Incomparable Barbra Streisand on Monday, October 8 with
2 Top Level House Tickets to her Wells Fargo Center Show in Philadelphia
Meet the Incomparable Barbra Streisand on Thursday, October 11 with
2 Top Level House Tickets to her Barclays Center Show in Brooklyn, NYRead more »
The magic of Barbra Streisand in concert continues this fall with the addition of three NEW live performances in the US with special guests Chris Botti and Il Volo.
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