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Tuesday, 30 March 2010

"Barbra Streisand to Headline Bookexpo America"

Annual Book Convention Welcomes Show Business Legend on Opening Night

Norwalk, CT, March 30, 2010: Barbra Streisand, the legendary actress, singer, and director, will appear at this year’s BookExpo America (BEA) at the Opening Night Keynote Reception on Tuesday, May 25th. She will be interviewed before thousands of booksellers and book industry professionals about My Passion for Design, to be published by Viking on November 16, 2010. It will be Ms. Streisand’s first appearance on behalf of the book.

“We are honored to welcome Barbra Streisand to our stage,” notes Steven Rosato, Event Director for BookExpo America. “One of the truly exceptional things about having a distinguished guest like Ms. Streisand headline our event for us is that it calls attention to the strength, vitality, and excitement that is so much part of the book industry. We are deeply grateful to Ms. Streisand for committing her time and energy to what is certain to be a stellar moment at BEA.”

In her first book, My Passion for Design, Barbra Streisand reveals another aspect of her talent: the taste and style that have inspired her extraordinary homes and collections. My Passion for Design will focus on the architecture and construction of her newest homes, the dream refuge that she has longed for since the days when she shared a small Brooklyn apartment with her mother, brother, and grandparents.

BookExpo America will take place May 25th – May 27th at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. It is a business convention, open only to members of the book trade. The Opening Night Keynote Reception will be in the Special Events Hall and all registered attendees will be admitted.

ABOUT REED EXHIBITIONS: Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organizer. In 2007 Reed brought together over six million industry professionals from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held in 38 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, and organized by 39 fully staffed offices.

Reed organizes a wide range of events, including exhibitions, conferences, congresses and meetings. Its portfolio of over 500 events serves 47 industry sectors, including:
Aerospace & aviation, automobiles, building & construction, electronics, energy, engineering, entertainment, environment, food & hospitality, gifts, healthcare, IT, jewelry, life sciences & pharmaceuticals, property, manufacturing, medical education, packaging & converting, printing & visual communication, security, sports & recreation, travel.

My Passion for Design: A Private Tour

Monday, 29 March 2010

New All About Barbra Magazine Coming...

It's here! Issue number 2 of the newly re-launched All About Barbra STREISAND - and what an issue it is!!

This issue will ship Mid April – please make sure you order now.
It's packed with great, exclusive features, including:

The Vanguard – come to the show via an ‘exclusive’ article by Richard Jay-Alexander, one of Barbra’s closest friends. You won’t read this anywhere else! We Are The World: All About Barbra takes you ‘inside’ the recording session in another ‘World Exclusive’ written by Barbra’s personal A&R, Jay Landers, who accompanied Barbra on the day.

Also, Spotlight on Barbra’s husband, actor James Brolin / WIN a hand-written note by Barbra in our exclusive competition in support of the Nothing’s Impossible Project. / The Oscars / On A Clear Day / Happy Birthday, Barbra, your messages to Barbra! / All the latest news and pictures rounded up in Just For The Record… plus lots more…

**We are using a ‘direct mailing' company make sure you’re on the first listing and get your issue quickly and on time!


Wednesday, 24 March 2010

A Letter From Barbra.

Barbra Streisand.
March 5, 2010

Dear Friend,

As we go about our everyday lives, it’s easy to take for granted the strong, steady beating
of our hearts. But, sadly, the odds are that many of us will someday face serious cardiac
problems. The fact is heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death for both men
and women in the United States.

Women tend to worry more about breast cancer because it’s always in the news. But heart
disease takes the lives of 500,000 mothers, daughters, sisters and friends every year—more
than all cancers combined.

In fact, while the mortality rate for men with coronary artery disease has been declining for the
past 30 years, the number of women who die from it is rising. This is due, in part, to the fact
that diagnostic and treatment methods have been geared towards men.

Women have paid a huge price for the medical and scientific community not knowing about
the important gender differences in heart disease. What gives me hope is knowing that the
Cedars-Sinai Women’s Heart Center is here for us.

Through gender-specific heart research, the development of new diagnostic tools,
breakthrough clinical trials using stem cells to enable the heart to heal itself, and specialized
care for women, the Women’s Heart Center is improving the detection and treatment of
women’s heart disease. When you consider that 40 percent of women don’t survive their first
heart attack, you can see why I’m excited about this work!

I’m writing to you today because I deeply believe that women’s heart disease is an epidemic
worthy of our philanthropic support. If you share this belief, I hope you will join me in
supporting Cedars-Sinai Women’s Heart Center by sending a donation today.
Even a small gift will help save women’s hearts and lives.

Thank you, in advance, for your kind generosity. Working together, we can make a real

Warm regards,

Barbra Streisand

P.S. I have played many roles over the years, but one that makes me particularly proud is the
role I play as a supporter of the Cedars-Sinai Women’s Heart Center. It is an honor to have the
opportunity to ask for your support of this wonderful program.

Barbra Streisand

Click here to make an online donation to the Women's Heart Center.

If you prefer to make a donation by mail (check), please send to this address:

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Blvd Suite 2416
Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Singers on Sondheim: Day 1, Streisand

Taken from Playbill:

Singers on Sondheim: Day 1, Streisand

This week, as Stephen Sondheim (and the world) celebrates his 80th birthday, I wanted to share some thoughts on one of America’s most influential songwriters from the performers who bring his music to life.

Today, I give you Barbra Streisand. Streisand is no stranger to Sondheim’s work, having included songs like “Send in the Clowns,” from A Little Night Music “Being Alive,” from Company, and “Not While I’m Around,” from Sweeney Todd on her albums “The Broadway Album” and “Back to Broadway.”

I remember watching Sondheim watching Streisand perform some of his songs at Madison Square Garden in New York City in 2006. It was a magical moment seeing one master watch another.


“Isn’t it rich?” Your words and your music are rich in substance and wit… and compassion. A rich mind…a rich talent.

“Are we a pair?” It was so exciting to work with you on The Broadway Album…your openness…your willingness to reexamine a standard you wrote many years before…like “Send in the Clowns.” When I was exploring it, even wrote a new bridge for me. In “Putting It Together,” you took a song that was about making art and revised the words to make it about recording music. How many writers would do that? Somehow you were able to say exactly what I wanted to say, but in rhymes! It’s brilliant! Thank you. Thank you!

And you wrote special lyrics, just for me, to “I’m Still Here” when I opened in my first concert after not singing in public for 27 years.

“Isn’t it bliss?” Your music gives me so much to work with as an actress…the intricacy of the lyrics…the layers of meaning. You always find original ways to say things. Yet every word, every note, feels inevitable. You capture the truth in the most poetic way. It’s just how I like things…simply complex.

You’re the best at what you do. Keep writing, Stephen. I’m not done yet…and neither are you.


Thursday, 18 March 2010

New DVD: One Night Only. Barbra Streisand And Quartet at the Village Vanguard. Full Details.

Barbra Streisand live at the Village Vanguard, New York’s legendary jazz club.

In the early 60’s, clubs like the Village Vanguard were scattered throughout Greenwich Village. Now it stands alone, the last of its kind.

In September 2009, a select group of fans and friends had the rare opportunity to experience Barbra’s performance in the ultimate up-close-and-personal setting. Accompanied only by piano, bass, guitar and drums, this is the artist at her most intimate.

This special concert will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on May 4, 2010.

•Here’s To Life
•In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
•Gentle Rain
•Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
•If You Go Away (Ne Me Quitte Pas)
•Where Do You Start?
•Nobody’s Heart (Belongs To Me)
•Make Someone Happy
•My Funny Valentine
•Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered
•Evergreen (Love Theme From A Star Is Born)
•Some Other Time
•(Encore) The Way We Were

Pre-order Links:

DVD + CD. Special Edition 2 disc set: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003BZXI1O?ie=UTF8&tag=barbranewsc02-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=1789&creativeASIN=B003BZXI1O

DVD only (no CD): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003BZXHX8?ie=UTF8&tag=barbranewsc02-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=1789&creativeASIN=B003BZXHX8

Blu-ray: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003BZXI6E?ie=UTF8&tag=barbranewsc02-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=1789&creativeASIN=B003BZXI6E

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Barbra To Present Award At This Year's Academy Awards.

It's true! Barbra is planning on attending and presenting an award at this year's Academy Awards.

Barbra won Oscars® in 1968 for her lead performance in “Funny Girl” and in 1976 for the Original Song “Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born).”

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2009 will be presented on Sunday, March 7, 2010, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PT/ 8 p.m. ET. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

Monday, 1 March 2010

Cover Art Released For Forthcoming Vanguard DVD

Cover Art now available at Barbra's Official Website.

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.