BARBRA: Back to Brooklyn
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 »
Watch Barbra perform "Evergreen" with special guest Chris Botti from her "Back To Brooklyn" show!
"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."
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 »
To celebrate her remarkable career plus her dedication to raising awareness on women's heart health issues, Glamour magazine is honoring Barbra with its Lifetime Achievement Award at 2013's Women of the Year event.
Read more at glamour.com, and congratulations Barbra!
Columbia Records has announced the simultaneous release of a CD and a CD/DVD package of Barbra’s critically acclaimed 2012 “Back To Brooklyn” concert, set to be released on November 25. Filmed and recorded over two nights, the CD and DVD capture the superstar’s celebratory return to her hometown of Brooklyn, NY. Read more »
Two years before 9/11, Presidential candidate George W. Bush was already privately talking about invading Iraq. Mickey Herskowitz, a long-time Bush family friend who worked with the candidate as a ghostwriter on his memoir, claimed Bush wasRead more »
I was very impressed with General Tony Zinni's (Ret.) interview on "Meet the Press" April 2, 2006. He spoke so clearly and compellingly about the poor judgments that were made by the Bush Administration before sending the country into war with IraRead more »
I am proud to be a part of a community of artists and filmmakers who have shown their activism and social consciousness through their workRead more »
Researchers at Southern Methodist University have linked a string of 2009 and 2010 earthquakes in Texas to the injection of fracking wastewater into the ground, according to a new study.
The researchers examined the group of more than 50 earthquakes that hit the area of Cleburne, Texas in 2009 and 2010, and found that they could have happened because of wastewater injection wells associated with fracking operations. Before 2008, the Fort Worth Basin of Texas had never experienced an earthquake.Read more »
By PAUL KRUGMAN
Six years have passed since the United States economy entered the Great Recession, four and a half since it officially began to recover, but long-term unemployment remains disastrously high. And Republicans have a theory about why this is happening. Their theory is, as it happens, completely wrong. But they’re sticking to it — and as a result, 1.3 million American workers, many of them in desperate financial straits, are set to lose unemployment benefits at the end of December.Read more »
By Charles P. Pierce at 9:00am
President Obama speaks on economic inequality yesterday at the Center for American Progress in Washington.Read more »
By LYDIA POLGREEN
JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president and an enduring icon of the struggle against racial oppression, died on Thursday, the government announced, leaving the nation without its moral center at a time of growing dissatisfaction with the country’s leaders.Read more »
By Tara Culp-Ressler, ThinkProgress
05 December 13
Michigan lawmakers are currently deciding whether to advance a bill that would require women in the state to purchase a separate insurance policy for abortion coverage, even in cases of rape or incest. If it's approved, Michigan would join a long list of other states that have attacked abortion access by preventing women from using their own insurance to pay for it.Read more »
UK is collaborating in peddling the corporate line that neonicotinoid pesticides are safe to use – they are anything but.
It's the new DDT: a class of poisons licensed for widespread use before they had been properly tested, which are now ripping the natural world apart. And it's another demonstration of the old truth that those who do not learn from history are destined to repeat it.Read more »
By PAUL KRUGMAN
’Tis the season to be jolly — or, at any rate, to spend a lot of time in shopping malls. It is also, traditionally, a time to reflect on the plight of those less fortunate than oneself — for example, the person on the other side of that cash register.Read more »
By Igor Volsky, ThinkProgress
Ohio Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D) has asked Attorney General Eric Holder to review two voting measures making their way through the state legislature that she claims could "suppress the voting rights of African Americans and other minorities."
The proposed bills (S. 238 and H.B. 269) would reduce the number of absentee-voting days by six, prevent newly registered voters from voting the day they register, and require voters to present valid identification - a driver's license, a state or military ID card, or a passport - when casting a ballot.Read more »
By Tara Culp-Ressler, ThinkProgress
Monday marks the International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women, the United Nations' annual effort to raise awareness about the women around the world who fall victim to gender-based violence. It's the beginning of a 16-day period of activism, culminating with Human Rights Day on December 10th - an attempt to make the point that addressing violence against women is an inextricable part of ensuring basic human rights for everyone around the world.Read more »
Sometimes, as LBJ used to say, it starts to rain and you can't run from it, you can't hide from it, and you can't make it stop. I'm starting to feel that way about the Supreme Court.Read more »
By JIM ROBBINS
ON the first of November, when Mexicans celebrate a holiday called the Day of the Dead, some also celebrate the millions of monarch butterflies that, without fail, fly to the mountainous fir forests of central Mexico on that day. They are believed to be souls of the dead, returned.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 »
By Rebecca Keegan, Los Angeles Times
Barbra Streisand and donors such as designers Ralph Lauren and Diane von Furstenberg gave more than $22 million for the new research facility. Cedars-Sinai will announce the dedication at Streisand's Malibu home Thursday night at an event to be attended by Bill Clinton.Read more »
Barbra’s Concerts at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Oct 11 and Oct 13 have been sold out. Keep checking BarbraStreisand.com for more information.
Meet special Guest President Bill Clinton and Barbra Streisand at her Malibu compound on June 14 at the "Follow Your Heart" Event where Barbra, Josh Groban, David Foster and more surprise guests will perform!
Be one of only 200 people that will experience a magical once-in-a-lifetime invitation-only experience at Barbra Streisand and James Brolin's Malibu compound on June 14 to benefit the Women's Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
This exclusive opportunity includes:
•2 tickets Read more »
I was shocked to hear about Donna. She was so vital the last time I saw her a few months ago. I loved doing the duet with her. She had an amazing voice and was so talented. .. It's so sad. - Barbra Streisand
We will have more seats available for pre-sale on May 14th for the October 11th Barclays Arena Show.
Please check back at BarbraStreisand.com on Monday (14 May) when we will announce the time that more tickets will be available to purchase using your codes.
We apologize to those who were unable to secure tickets from our limited allotment, and we are doing everything we can to accomodate as many fans as possible.
The New York Times - City Room Blog.
By JOSEPH BERGER
Barbra Streisand performing on a public school stage in Brooklyn at age 7 as part of her yeshiva school. Her principal, whom Ms. Streisand identified as Mrs. Weisselberg, looks on. Photo: Barwood Films.Read more »
Mort Lindsey was the musical director for a number of Barbra’s concerts, including The Concert in Central Park. Mort passed away recently at the age of 89. Here is Barbra’s reflection on the passing of her longtime friend:Read more »
The Brooklyn-born and raised, world-acclaimed superstar will perform a concert on Thursday, October 11th, in Brooklyn at Barclays Center, the new 19,000-seat sports and entertainment venue.
Streisand will be making a triumphant return to her native borough. Raised in the Flatbush neighborhood and a graduate of Erasmus Hall High School, Streisand will perform publicly for the first time in Brooklyn.Read more »
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By Andrew Sullivan, The Daily Beast
This is the kind of reality that makes Sean Hannity's head explodes. So far, the GOP candidates have been running against a fictional president with a fictional record. Obama didn't campaign to increase government spending, but inheriting what was in the final quarter of 2008 an annualized contraction of 9 percent of GDP, he opted for a stimulus. That accounts for much of the spending.Read more »
Surprising, but true: More women now die of heart disease than men, yet cardiovascular research has long focused on men. Pioneering doctor C. Noel Bairey Merz shares what we know and don't know about women's heart health -- including the remarkably different symptoms women present during a heart attack (and why they're often missed).Read more »
LOS ANGELES, CA.
March 13, 2012.Read more »