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Sunday, 30 December 2007

New Audio Blog

Allison Waldman has sent her 2nd audio blog to BarbraNews.

Copy this into your browser: http://www.barbranews.com/25DecAlly.mp3

Thanks to Allison for doing this!!

Friday, 21 December 2007

New Audio 'Byte'.

Can You Hear Me? Can You Hear Me?

Allison J. Waldman

No, I don't need emotion. Well, yes I do, but that's not what I need right now. Right now, I need you're attention, dear Barbra buddies. The Barbra Byte is changing! Instead of reading what I have to say about Barbra -- those memories, insights and comments that hopefully amuse and inform you all -- the Barbra Byte from now on will be in live audio! Sort of like a podcast, the Barbra Byte will continue the tradition started here on BarbraNews.com a few short years ago -- thank you, Craig for the netspace -- only now you can hear me speaking directly to all of you.

I hope you enjoy this Barbra Byte, which I'm calling, "Be Aware" -- and check back soon for more audio Barbra Bytes. There will definitely be a new one in time for the New Year! Till then, happy holidays, everyone!

Put this address into your web browser, to hear the audio:

Happy Days,
Allison J. Waldman

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Barbra Inducted Into GRAMMY Hall Of Fame

The Recording Academy® announced the newest additions to its GRAMMY Hall Of Fame®, adding 70 recordings to a timeless list that now includes 798 titles. The Hall Of Fame serves as a celebration and reminder of the triumphs and achievements of the recording arts. Selections are drawn from all categories of music, acknowledging the diversity of musical expression for which The Recording Academy has become renowned.

Barbra is one of the artists to be included.

Tuesday, 11 December 2007


I'd like to draw your attention to a correction in the Sally Kirkland Interview from 2002. We quoted Karen Swenson's 'The Second Decade' book, and said there was a story about Barbra throwing Sally Kirkland in the pool. Infact, the book describes how Barbra jumped in the pool – and taunted Sally to follow -- something which Sally, in retrospect, thought very impulsive and a very Juliet-like thing to do because it forced her to act maternal in response. We'd like to apologize for asking a question which was misleading to Ms. Kirkland.

Also – in the same interview, Sally described how Barbra is deaf in one ear. We can strongly deny this claim. To the contrary, Barbra has been tested to have nearly supersonic hearing.

BarbraNews does extensive research before interviewing – and I'd like to apologise for the lengthy delay in updating this. The Kirkland interview was one of my first -- and I'm sure you'll agree that the recent interviews (Jay Landers, Richard Jay-Alexander) are far more superior.

The interview will be updated very soon with the correct information.

Monday, 10 December 2007

A Barbra Love Story

Congratulations to Roddy and Sandy from The Barbra Streisand Message Board!!

They both met on the message board in May of this year -- and then met in person in Dublin (for Barbra's first Irish Concert). "They started over coffee... started out as friends!". They have been dating ever since -- and are due to move in with each other in Scotland!

Congratulations from myself -- and everyone at BarbraNews!!

Thursday, 6 December 2007

The Barbra Streisand Wine Club

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(and then search Streisand)

Barbra Streisand Official Wine Club

Join the one and only Official BARBRA STREISAND Wine Club!

• NO membership fee!

• Club members receive two bottles of premium BARBRA STREISAND label wines every other month.

• Each shipment includes two bottles (one red/one white) from our boutique collection of wines.

• Wine varieties are carefully selected for you, and will differ for each club shipment (varieties include Cabernet, Chardonnay, Syrah and more…).

• Club members receive 15% off ALL Celebrity Cellars wines, including collectible etched bottles!! (Excludes Wine Clubs)

• Members also receive advance notice and exclusive access to pre-orders of special wine releases and etched wine collections!

• The cost is $59.50 (plus tax and shipping.) That’s a savings of over $10.00 per shipment, just for being a club member!

• By joining, you simply agree to accept the first three shipments. (Processed when your order is shipped every other month)

• NO additional costs or hidden charges!! After three shipments, your club order is automatically processed, unless you choose to cancel your membership.

• Pre-Order BARBRA STREISAND Wines Today!
 BARBRA STREISAND Special Collection wines have a GUARANTEED SHIP DATE of December 10th.

Image is a temporary illustration of the actual product.


Click here -- and then search 'Streisand'


This is a unique, hand etched and painted collectible version of the now famous Streisand poster showcasing an elegant Barbra in the midst of performance and bathed in the spotlight.
The wine itself is a 2004 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon offering up subtle notes of cassis, black cherry, currants and chocolate. Very dark ruby-purple in color, it is a richly textured wine with ripe flavors of sweet cherry, plum and cassis. Slight earthy notes of tobacco, coffee and cedar combine with firm tannins and a subtle framework of oak to complete this delicious wine. Though enjoyable at present, this classic wine has the structure and intensity to improve with aging.

Barbra's Grammy Nomination

Barbra Streisand has garnered her 39th Grammy Nomination this morning -- as her 62nd album "Live In Concert 2006" was nominated in the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album category. The album was released on May 8th. Her last nomination was in 2003 for "The Movie Album".

Good luck Barbra!

Click here to order a copy of this album.

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Barbra's Concert DVD Coming Soon

BarbraNews has been assured that Barbra's Live In Concert 2006 DVD will be released in the first quarter of 2008. Not long to wait. I'll have news on Track Listing + Cover Art soon.

BarbraNews Shop + Review of 2006 Tour.

USA * Canada * UK/Europe
Click here for the European Tour Website from 2007
Click here to read our SPECIAL review of the 2006 Tour -- Excellent pictures.