BARBRA: Back to Brooklyn


One of the most breathtaking tracks on the album is her virtual duet with Elvis Presley to his 1956 ballad “Love Me Tender.” -- Lindsay Lowe, Parade Magazine

What a terrible loss for us all. First Robin who was a genius and now Lauren. It was my privilege to have known her, to have acted with her, and to have directed her. And, most of all, to have had her as a wise and loving friend. She was an original. Even with all those great films we can visit again and again, she will be missed. - Barbra.

Columbia Records has announced the upcoming release of Barbra Streisand’s “Partners” album, to debut on September 16th, 2014, featuring 12 inimitable new Streisand duets with the world’s greatest male vocalists.Read more »

Barbra and Michael collaborate on "It Had to Be You." Watch a clip of them in the recording studio together here.

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Barbra has officially joined Instagram! Follow her at instagram.com/barbrastreisand!

By Barbra Streisand.

During a Congressional hearing this year, Texas Rep. Joe Barton (R) invoked Noah's Ark saying, "I would point out that if you're a believer in the Bible, one would have to say the Great Flood is an example of climate change and that certainly wasn't because mankind had overdeveloped hydrocarbon."

Really? Because 97% of the world's climate scientists beg to differ today.Read more »

Barbra was in Washington on Wednesday to raise awareness for Women's Heart Disease - the #1 killer of Women. Here are some tweets that came out of Washington:

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Just days before Joan Baez was scheduled to perform at Walter Reed Hospital for recovering soldiers, she was told she was "not approved" by the army to take part in the program. Over the long span of her career, Joan Baez has beenRead more »
I would like to strongly recommend these two books by John Nichols:

The Genius of Impeachment: The Founders' Cure for Royalism Dick: The Man Who is President (Dick Cheney)

They both address important issues regarding holding ourRead more »
The Iraq war has cost more in American lives and resources than the Bush Administration originally advertised. I recently read that we have now spent upwards of $340 billion dollars on this failed war, with much of the money going into the hands of privatRead more »
Thank you all for raising your voices by coming out to vote. My faith in the American public has been restored. Harry Truman once said to the people "I wonder how many times you have to be hit on the head before you find out who's hitting you." WellRead more »
Bush has created chaos in Iraq and in our own country. The same person who called Kerry a flip-flopper committed the biggest flip-flop when he said he didn't believe in nation building and then went on to invade Iraq. Where are the conservative princiRead more »
Here they go againafrustrated by plummeting approval ratings and the relentless scandals, the Republicans have a new ad coming out, just in time for next month's election, that is determined to provoke fear and panic in American voters. As Herman GoerinRead more »
Below is a link to a great article from The NY Times titled "Beyond Fossil Fuels" by Robert B. Semple Jr. The piece acknowledges that while stopping global warming is an overwhelming and daunting task, everyone has the power to make a difference by makiRead more »
As I have been traveling through the country on my musical tour, I have been thinking about the upcoming election, which is less than a month away. So far, I have been in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York and currently I am in Washington DC, the epicenter ofRead more »
I am so sick of talk show hosts who say things like "everyone thought that there were WMDs in Iraq at the time of the invasion." That is just not true! And I am frustrated at Democrats for not refuting this claim more forcefully. On April 13, 2006, aRead 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 »

New Rule: Nobody can use the phrase "our greatest problem" anymore unless you're talking about global warming. President Bush has been saying we're in a war on terror, and now I get it: he's not saying terr-or, he's saying Terra, as in Terra FirmRead more »

By Bill McKibbon, Rolling Stone
When world leaders gather in New York this fall to confront climate change, tens of thousands of people (and maybe you) will be there to demand they take action before it's too late

This is an invitation, an invitation to come to New York City. An invitation to anyone who'd like to prove to themselves, and to their children, that they give a damn about the biggest crisis our civilization has ever faced.Read more »

By Justin McCurry, Guardian UK

Tepco hails 'major milestone' in cleanup operation three years after earthquake and tsunami damaged reactors at nuclear plant.

The operator of the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has started pumping groundwater into the Pacific ocean in an attempt to manage the large volume of contaminated water at the site.Read more »

By Jane Ayers, Reader Supported NewsRead more »

By Zack Ford, ThinkProgress

A federal judge ruled Monday that Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, and unlike in many other states, this may mean that marriage equality has permanently arrived in Oregon. Due to the precedent set in Hollingsworth v. Perry, the case challenging California’s Proposition 8, only the state can appeal a ruling, but Oregon’s Attorney General is not defending the ban and thus will not likely appeal. The decision takes effect immediately, meaning couples can begin marrying immediately.Read more »

By Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog

According to a report released last week in the widely-respected health research journal, The Lancet, the United States now ranks 60th out of 180 countries on maternal deaths occurring during pregnancy and childbirth.

To put it bluntly, for every 100,000 births in America last year, 18.5 women died. That’s compared to 8.2 women who died during pregnancy and birth in Canada, 6.1 in Britain, and only 2.4 in Iceland.

A woman giving birth in America is more than twice as likely to die as a woman in Saudi Arabia or China.Read more »

By Brandon Baker, EcoWatch
14 May 14

Regardless where you live, May 24 marks the annual opportunity to March Against Monsanto.

The event protesting the GMO (genetically modified organisms) giant will simultaneously take place in more than 400 cities in 52 countries that span six continents. That’s up from 36 cities in 286 countries last year. Among the marches is one in St. Louis, MO, which is home to Monsanto’s headquarters.

Click here for a full list of March Against Monsanto events.Read more »

OP-ED COLUMNIST
By PAUL KRUGMAN

Everywhere you look these days, you see Marxism on the rise. Well, O.K., maybe you don’t — but conservatives do. If you so much as mention income inequality, you’ll be denounced as the second coming of Joseph Stalin; Rick Santorum has declared that any use of the word “class” is “Marxism talk.” In the right’s eyes, sinister motives lurk everywhere — for example, George Will says the only reason progressives favor trains is their goal of “diminishing Americans’ individualism in order to make them more amenable to collectivism.”Read more »

By Elizabeth Warren, Reader Supported News

Earlier this week, Speaker John Boehner announced the formation of a new select committee to investigate Benghazi led by Rep. Trey Gowdy.Read more »

By Al Jazeera America and Associated Press

Wyoming, the U.S.'s leading coal-producer, has become the first state to reject new K-12 science standards put forward by national education groups after officials objected to the teaching of man-made global warming as a fact.

The Wyoming Board of Education decided recently that the Next Generation Science Standards needed more review after questions were raised over the treatment of global warming.Read more »

By Robert Redford, Reader Supported News

The art of storytelling is at our core. It's the lifeblood of how we communicate and how we decide what deserves our attention and what we are content to ignore as a passing fad. We've accomplished storytelling on the silver screen and the latest Internet meme, but is the art of storytelling dead when it comes to complicated, politically charged issues like our environment and the need for swift action to combat climate change?Read more »

By Burlington Free Press

Standing on the Statehouse steps before a legion of activists, Gov. Peter Shumlin signed into law a bill Thursday that could make Vermont the first state to require genetically modified foods to be labeled — and the first state to be sued over it.

"Today, we are the first state in America that says simply, 'Vermonters have spoken loud and clear. We want to know what's in our food,'" Shumlin said, comparing the issue to other laws that were first in the nation, banning slavery and allowing same-sex marriage. "We are pro-choice. We are pro-information."Read more »

By Al Gore, Reader Supported News

The latest National Climate Assessment provides clear evidence of what many Americans are already experiencing in their daily lives: the growing impact of extreme weather events linked to global warming.

When Pensacola, Florida, gets two feet of rain in 26 hours, that is exactly the kind of extreme and destructive event that scientists have long warned will become way more common.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 »

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"I adored her. She was a wondrous spirit who was great to me. Phyllis paved the way for all the female comedians who followed in her footsteps. The public knew her as a self-deprecating, wise-cracking, complainer. In fact, she was a lovely, smart and sensitive woman. I will always be grateful to her and I will cherish her memory forever. "

By Alex Ben Block - HollywoodReporter.com

Entertainer exceeds $20 million goal for the cardiovascular program at Cedars-Sinai, now re-named the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center -- and donates $10 million herself.

Barbra Streisand has exceeded her goal of raising $20 million to boost a regenerative-medicine research fund and efforts to fight heart disease among women, a source close to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center tells The Hollywood Reporter.Read more »

<p>Tickets to all of Barbra's recently announced concerts this October in the US and Canada are on sale now! We hope to see you at the shows!</p>Read more »

The BarbraStreisand.com Fan Pre-Sale ends today! Click the links below and use the password EVERGREEN to get your tickets before they go on sale to the general public. We hope to see you at the shows!Read more »

Adding to her previously announced return to Brooklyn, the magic of Barbra Streisand in concert continues this fall with the addition of NEW live performances in the US and Canada with special guests Chris Botti and Il Volo!
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"I’m devastated. He was my dear friend. He’s been in my life ever since the first day I met him in 1963, when he was my rehearsal pianist for “Funny Girl.” He played at my wedding in 1998… and recently for me at a benefit for women’s heart disease. The world will remember Marvin for his brilliant musical accomplishments, from “A Chorus Line” to “The Way We Were,” and so many others, but when I think of him now, it was his brilliantly quick mind, his generosity, and delicious sense of humor that made him a delight to be around.Read more »

Barbra speaks at the closing ceremony of the Aspen Ideas Festival on Tuesday afternoon at the Aspen Institute.

Barbra Streisand hosts fundraiser for Cedars-Sinai Women's Heart Center with special guest President Bill Clinton in Malibu, CA on Thursday, June 14, 2012.

Photos by Alex J. Berliner.

Jim Brolin and Barbra Streisand:

Dr. Noel Bairey Merz, President Bill Clinton, Barbra Streisand:Read more »

Her Heart is Our Mission

For women struggling with heart disease, the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute is leading the way in next-generation care. Our groundbreaking research and education have one goal: to wipe out the No. 1 killer of women.

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http://www.streisandwomensheartcenter.org

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