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Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Barbra Streisand Presents President William Jefferson Clinton with Public Counsel's William O. Douglas Award

Hi everyone -- On the 49th anniversary of Barbra's opening on Broadway in I Can Get It For You Wholesale.

(Remember, It was just after Marty discovered Barbra in the neo-natal unit of Brooklyn hospital!).

I have added Barbra's speech from Friday night along with the approved photographs here:


Monday, 21 March 2011

Gypsy: Don't Believe What You Read.

One thing I've learned since becoming a Barbra fan is never believe what you read. Barbra wrote a song with those very lyrics in 1977 on her multi platinum album 'Superman' - and I always remind myself of those very words when I read an article relating to Barbra.

Earlier this year, Barbra confirmed to the LA Times that she would be doing her first musical since Yentl in 1983 by starring in a new big screen version of Gypsy -- it would be a bookend to Funny Girl.

Since the LA Times interview, there has been a flurry of reports and articles stating that Gypsy is dead in the water.

It's worth reminding yourself of those 1977 lyrics again - as Gypsy is far from dead.

Sources close to Barbra are telling me it's a very active project - and Barbra will play Mama Rose. All being well, and once contracts are signed off, the film will be made at Universal Pictures.

The way Barbra's life and career is reported in the media should never be taken as gospel... and the truth alert section of her website is a very valuable tool. This is one of those occasions when writers should have waited for something more official to be announced, instead of jumping on the band wagon and not giving Gypsy the chance it deserves.

I look forward to seeing Barbra Streisand as Mama Rose in 2012/13. No doubts.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Barbra Presents Clinton with Award...

Streisand presents Clinton with the 2011 William O. Douglas award at the Public Counsel's 40th anniversary event in Beverly Hills

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Barbra to introduce Bill Clinton at Award Ceremony

President Bill Clinton to Speak at Public Counsel's Annual Event Celebrating 40 Years of Service for American Families, Youth and Veterans

Forty-second President Will Receive 2011 William O. Douglas Award Presented by the Legendary Singer/Actress Barbra Streisand

LOS ANGELES, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Bill Clinton, founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and the 42nd President of the United States, will receive Public Counsel's 2011 William O. Douglas Award at its annual event on March 18. The former president will be introduced by actress/singer Barbra Streisand.

"Public Counsel is thrilled to honor President Clinton as we celebrate 40 years of fighting for the rights of families, persecuted immigrants and veterans," said Hernan Vera, Public Counsel's President and CEO. "Our nation faces huge challenges in educating our children, protecting our returning veterans, and helping Americans hurt in the economic crisis get back on their feet. We are proud to share President Clinton's vision for America as a land of opportunity and equality for all."

Public Counsel will also honor CBS Television, which will receive the Corporate Achievement Award, and the law firm of Irell & Manella LLP, which will receive the Law Firm Pro Bono Award.

What: President Bill Clinton to be honored at Public Counsel's William O. Douglas Dinner

Actress/singer Barbra Streisand to introduce President Clinton

When: Friday, March 18, 2011
5:00 P.M. Arrivals and Red Carpet
6:00 P.M. Dinner

Where: Beverly Hilton Hotel
9876 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

About Public Counsel: Public Counsel was founded in 1970 and is the nation's largest nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services through a partnership with the nation's top law firms. We provide free legal services to more than 30,000 people every year, including children in the foster-care system, persecuted immigrants seeking asylum and American military veterans. The William O. Douglas Award is named for the late Supreme Court justice noted for his support for civil rights and freedom of speech. Learn more at www.publiccounsel.org

SOURCE Public Counsel

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