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.

Like what you hear? Pre-order Partners now at Amazon and iTunes.

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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"I am against judicial reforms driven by nakedly partisan reasoning...we must be ever-vigilant against those who would strong-arm the judiciary into adopting their preferred policies. It takes a lot of degeneration before a country falls into dictatorsRead more »
President Kennedy once said that "In serving his vision of the truth, the artist best serves his nation."

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 »
The party that holds the majority in both the House and the Senate controls the entire congressional agenda. Everything from what bills are considered, to how long committees debate them, to whether bills get reported out onto the floor, and finally whethRead more »
What more will it take for the Republican leadership to finally show some integrity and hold Bush accountable for his actions? Our congress, who is supposed to serve as the checks and balances of the executive branch of government, has completely lost theRead more »
Mark Crispin Miller is the author of Fooled Again, a book about the Bush Administration's assault on democracy. The book has been virtually impossible to promote since it has been met with a near total media blackout. The author has asked that Barbra writRead more »
Why are we really fighting this war? First it was the search for WMDs. None were found. Then it was hunting for the terrorists and "smoking them out." We've only created a breeding ground for more terrorists. Finally, President Bush insisted the mission iRead more »
On December 14, 2005 Bush gave a speech concerning the situation we are facing in Iraq. Recently, public support for the war has plummeted (the latest CBS news poll shows that 60% of Americans support decreasing our troop levels or bringing our troops homRead more »
This is the original letter I wrote to the L.A. Times regarding their firing of Robert Scheer:Read more »
Last week Democratic Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid shut down the Senate. Frustrated, angry and seeking answers, Reid threatened to delay legislative action until the Intelligence Committee followed through on its promised investigation of prewar IraqRead more »
If there was ever a time in history to impeach a President of the United States, it would be now. In my opinion, it is two years too late. We should have done this before the election to spare the country the misjudgment, the incompetence and the malfeasaRead more »
Cronyism, corruption, incompetence, high crimes and misdemeanors with the Bush Administration, the list goes on and on. I can't help but feel like I am back in 1972, when Richard Nixon was embroiled in a complex web of political scandals. Today, there maRead more »
How lucky for George Bush that his well-timed nomination of Judge Roberts to the Supreme Court has taken the heat off of Karl Rove. Let's hope that the press does not forget about Mr. Rove and the White House's role in the leak of undercover CIA agent VRead 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 »

By Valerie Volcovici, Reuters

The Obama administration on Tuesday released an updated report on how climate change requires urgent action to counter impacts that touch every corner of the country, from oyster growers in Washington State to maple syrup producers in Vermont.

"Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present," the report said.Read more »

THE BLOG

By Robert Redford

On Friday we learned that a lot of Republican U.S. senators and a smattering of Democrats are once again trying to make an end run around a legitimate process to assess the impacts of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, in favor of moving legislation authorizing its immediate construction.

While the political process in Washington, D.C. has come to give a lot of us pause, the good news is, it only furthers the resolve of tens of thousands of Americans to work harder to make their voices heard.Read more »

By Eleanor Clift, The Daily Beast

She’s a political novice—and that may be what it takes to knock off Wisconsin’s governor, of whose jobs plan she says: ‘I’ve seen eighth-graders’ term papers that are more thoughtful.’Read more »

By Dana Davidsen, CNN

Elizabeth Warren contends America's middle class struggles against a system that's "rigged" and favors those who wield power in money and politics.Read more »

WASHINGTON — In a major environmental victory for the Obama administration, the Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate the smog-causing pollution from coal-fired power plants that wafts across state lines from 27 Midwestern and Appalachian states to the East Coast.Read more »

“Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” the new book by the French economist Thomas Piketty, is a bona fide phenomenon. Other books on economics have been best sellers, but Mr. Piketty’s contribution is serious, discourse-changing scholarship in a way most best sellers aren’t. And conservatives are terrified. Thus James Pethokoukis of the American Enterprise Institute warns in National Review that Mr. Piketty’s work must be refuted, because otherwise it “will spread among the clerisy and reshape the political economic landscape on which all future policy battles will be waged.”Read more »

BY EMILY ATKIN

A Texas family claiming they were sickened because of pollution from hydraulic fracturing operations near their home should be awarded $2.95 million for their troubles, a jury ruled on Tuesday.
The Parr family had sued Aruba Petroleum Inc. in 2011, alleging the oil and gas producer exposed them to hazardous gases, chemicals and industrial waste that seeped into the air from 22 wells drilled near the family’s 40-acre plot of land, which sits atop the Barnett Shale.Read more »

By Jeff Goodell, Rolling Stone
24 April 14

The president came into office promising to make fighting climate change a priority. Now, he finally seems to be getting serious about itRead 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 »

Watch the video below and enjoy something that an exclusive audience of some 200 Hollywood and political heavyweights will see Thursday night: a video showcasing why Barbra Streisand has taken on the cause of heart disease in women.

The video is being shown during an intimate fund-raiser tonight at the spectacular Malibu home Streisand shares with her actor husband, James Brolin. (iVillage is lucky to be one of only a handful of media organizations in attendance!)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 »

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 »

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