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November 10, 1993 | By W. Speers, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER This story also contains information from the Associated Press, the New York Post, the New York Times and USA Today
Barbra Streisand will auction off at least $4 mil worth of her household goodies March 3 and 4 at Christie's in Manhattan. But not to worry that she needs the bucks. What she needs is space - to stock more goodies. Storage space was considerably reduced with her recent gift to the State of California of her Malibu compound, which has five houses. "If you're not going to use something, you have to let it pass on, go on its way and live a life with somebody who will appreciate it," the entertainer says in the December issue of Architectural Digest.
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August 17, 2016 | By David Patrick Stearns, CLASSICAL MUSIC CRITIC
For the first time in decades, Barbra Streisand is singing dangerously. Often. Not because her voice has suddenly regained what it has gradually lost over the years. When Streisand, 74, opened the East Coast leg of her tour Thursday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, her voice had a thinning tone, raspy edges, and an occasional frog in the throat. Sorry, the world has not yet invented cosmetic surgery for vocal cords. The difference - which will doubtless be evident Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center - is that she isn't wasting her energy avoiding or masking what her voice can no longer do. Thus, she's free to explore avenues of expression that could perhaps have come only from a woman of her age and experience.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 8, 2012 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
It could be Philadelphia's last chance to hear the legendary Barbra Streisand in concert. On Oct. 8, she'll launch her first North American tour in six years with a performance at the Wells Fargo Center. Although Streisand, who turned 70 in April, said her 2000 tour would likely be her last, she put on 20 shows across the United States in 2006, followed by seven more in Europe the following year. In her long career, the singer turned actress and director - and activist - has been honored with two Oscars, 10 Grammys, a Tony and a dozen Golden Globes.
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October 11, 2012 | By Dan Gross
BARBRA STREISAND doesn't do lobbies. The diva, in town early to prepare for the launch of her new tour, was ushered out a side door at the Four Seasons on Sunday afternoon. Streisand, who rehearsed at the Liacouras Center last week and performed Monday at the Wells Fargo Center, released a new album on Tuesday. Italian teenage singing sensations Il Volo , who opened for Streisand, did their "Rocky" runs up the Art Museum steps and also visited the Liberty Bell.   Already a burglary at Hotel Monaco Hotel Monaco (5th & Chestnut)
LIVING
May 21, 1997 | By W. Speers This article contains material from the Associated Press, Reuters, New York Post, New York Daily News, Washington Post, USA Today, Star and Inquirer staff writer Dan DeLuca
James Brolin confirms on Rosie O'Donnell's TV show scheduled for today that he's engaged to Barbra Streisand. The star of TV's Aamco commercials ("Double-A" beep-beep "MCO"), who calls the singer "Beezer," reveals that he asked her four or five times before getting the correct result. Didn't say anything about a nups date. Streisand, 55, is divorced from Elliott Gould. Brolin, 56, is twice divorced. In a statement to TV's Entertainment Tonight, Brolin said: "She's one of the sweetest little girls I've ever met. " Our Babs?
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 2001 | by Sandra Barrera Los Angeles Daily News
Barbra Streisand was honored Thursday by the American Film Institute as its first woman director to ever receive its Lifetime Achievement Award. Sidney Poitier, the AFI's 1992 recipient, presented the award to the overwhelmed Streisand. "There's still more to do, so much more to learn, before I can truly feel worthy of this tremendous honor," she told those who had come to the Beverly Hilton to wish her well. All the biggest names in Hollywood were on hand for the gala dinner and awards ceremony, including Jack Nicholson, who as a younger man appeared with Streisand in the film "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 1994 | By Ann Kolson, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
More than two hours before show time, the work begins. Seated before a lighted mirror in a cramped dressing room at the Charles Playhouse here, wearing a bathrobe, head wrapped in a yellow towel, Jim Bailey begins to transform himself into Barbra Streisand. He is surrounded by pots of makeup, lip liners, eye pencils, a bottle of Miss Dior scent. There are stacks of Streisand tapes. A copy of the black, low-cut Empire gown, slit way up the front, that Streisand wears on her current concert tour hangs on a clothes rack.
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October 10, 1991 | By Francis Davis, Special to The Inquirer
Ever hear of "Barbra Strident?" The name appears on a divider card in in the female-vocal section a secondhand record store in San Francisco. Right after "Barbra Streisand, All Titles 1963-1973, Plus The Way We Were, Funny Lady, Classical Barbra, The Broadway Album, and Yentl" comes Barbra Strident. A little too gaudy at times? That's the judgment of Michael Mascioli, co- owner of the store, Medium Rare, and an ex-Philadelphian. He concedes that she also has never lost her touch, but "she's always gone back and forth.
NEWS
August 19, 1994 | by Mark de la Vina, Daily News Staff Writer
BARBRA STREISAND: THE CONCERT. HBO, 9 p.m. Sunday. Second only to Woodstock in the hype sweepstakes, Barbra Streisand's concert tour has inspired scads of jokes from David Letterman and requests for tickets from the White House. So when HBO airs "Barbra Streisand: The Concert" at 9 p.m. Sunday, viewers can see what all the fuss was about while determining if the folks who doled out $350 for the top-priced ticket were devoted fans or just tinsel- headed lemmings. The Babs Love-In will be available on video at $29.98 on Sept.
NEWS
November 15, 1996 | by Francesca Chapman, Daily News Staff Writer
Early in "The Mirror Has Two Faces," Barbra Streisand's heroine, Rose, resists some well-intentioned makeover advice from a friend, who's suggesting: "How about a perm?" "I tried that once," Rose sighs. "I looked like Shirley Temple on crack. " Aha! We haven't forgotten Streisand's infamous '70s poodle perm - and neither, apparently, has the star, though she's now one of the '90s' biggest glamourpusses. That winking self-effacement doesn't mean "The Mirror Has Two Faces" - "a film by Barbra Streisand . . . directed by Barbra Streisand . . . starring Barbra Streisand . . . with 'Love Theme' composed by Barbra Streisand" - isn't as self-conscious and Streisand-obsessed as "Prince of Tides" or her other vanity productions.
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August 17, 2016 | By David Patrick Stearns, CLASSICAL MUSIC CRITIC
For the first time in decades, Barbra Streisand is singing dangerously. Often. Not because her voice has suddenly regained what it has gradually lost over the years. When Streisand, 74, opened the East Coast leg of her tour Thursday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, her voice had a thinning tone, raspy edges, and an occasional frog in the throat. Sorry, the world has not yet invented cosmetic surgery for vocal cords. The difference - which will doubtless be evident Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center - is that she isn't wasting her energy avoiding or masking what her voice can no longer do. Thus, she's free to explore avenues of expression that could perhaps have come only from a woman of her age and experience.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 2016 | By Molly Eichel, Staff Writer
August is coming, and for the pessimists among us, that means summer is about to wind down. But there are still so many ways to keep that summer tan going for as long as possible. Here are the five events you need to know about in August. Allen Iverson Celebrity Basketball Game 7:30 p.m. next Friday, Liacouras Center , 1776 N. Broad St., $15-$100, 215-204-2400. We talking 'bout charity? A.I. hosts producer Jahlil Beats, rapper Pusha T, and boxer Danny "Swift" Garcia in a celeb b-ball game.
NEWS
May 24, 2016 | By Rita Giordano, Staff Writer
Arthur William Gerold, 92, costumer to a variety of performers, from Oscar winners to elephants, died on Friday, May 13, at Neshaminy Manor in Doylestown from complications of old age. Born in West New York, N.J., Mr. Gerold became the first general manager of the Lambertville Music Circus in the 1950s. In 1955, he joined the Van Horn Costume Co. of Philadelphia, one of the oldest theatrical costume providers in the world. Mr. Gerold went on to buy Van Horn in 1962 after it merged with the Brooks Uniform Co. The business moved to New York City, and he remained owner until 1981.
NEWS
May 18, 2016
It's a problem when one has to read Twitter and Facebook for one's job and every 15 minutes one is confronted with a new faux outrage. Monday's is about CBS not picking up Drew , a new fall series wannabe about an adult Nancy Drew as a New York detective. The drama reportedly skewed "too female. " The show was to star Sarah Shahi , who's about as female as you can get and we would think skews "too male," and came from producers Joan Rater and Tony Phelan , who also had another drama in the running at CBS, called Doubt . Doubt is a legal drama starring Katherine Heigl , also quite female, and Laverne Cox , also female - except in North Carolina.
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July 17, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
For much of her Broadway and film career, Idina Menzel - who, amazingly, is on her first major solo tour - has been a star, but a star at a certain remove. Her first professional theater gig, the 1995 sensation Rent , was an era-defining, bare-bones musical with frank talk about AIDS. That got more ink than Menzel's big solo, "No Day But Today. " When she got to Broadway again as Elphaba in 2003's Wicked , with its soaring signature song, "Defying Gravity," the "full-volume soprano" (as the New York Times' Stephen Holden called her)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 27, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sarah Hyland , the older sister on Modern Family , on Tuesday took out a restraining order against her ex-bf, Matt Prokop . She claimed he was abusing her verbally and physically throughout their relationship. When she broke up with him face to face, her TV mom, Julie Bowen , was present and had to intervene. Hours before the show's season premiere on Wednesday night, she posted this Instagram message beneath a photo of the ensemble cast: "Tonight's the night!!! Season 6 premiere of #modernfamily on abc 9/8c!
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July 12, 2014 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
The divorce album is one of pop's strangest quasi-traditions, treating the rights, wrongs, and ruin of a personal relationship with the arts of the pop love song. Marvin Gaye did it with Here, My Dear , Bob Dylan with Blood on the Tracks , and husband-and-wife folkies Richard and Linda Thompson made one together in Shoot Out the Lights . This year, producer/songwriter/singer Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds and Toni Braxton, a singer he has produced two albums for, made one of the best duet records in this line, titled Love, Marriage & Divorce . (Babyface divorced Tracey Edmonds in 2005, and Braxton let go of Keri Lewis in 2013.)
NEWS
June 13, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
WHAT'S a long commute to work? A half hour? An hour? Any period of time on I-95 or the Schuylkill Expressway? NTSB accident investigators are looking into what role the commute of Kevin Roper - the driver charged in the accident that injured comedian Tracy Morgan - played in the fatal crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. Wal-Mart driver Roper, who pleaded not guilty to death by auto and assault by auto charges yesterday, lived in Georgia. His job was based in Delaware.
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May 16, 2014 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
For all his accomplishments, there are things Barry Gibb has never done. As one-third of the Bee Gees, Gibb wrote, alone or with brothers Maurice and Robin, British psychedelia, pop, theatrical ballads, blue-eyed soul, disco smashes, and Euro-house. He wrote hits for brother Andy Gibb, Dionne Warwick, Barbra Streisand, and "Islands in the Stream" for Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton. Despite mega-success and tenure in the music biz, Gibb, 67, has had shockingly little opportunity to express himself apart from the Bee Gees: one solo album, Now Voyager , and two albums that he wrote for Streisand, Guilty and Guilty Pleasures . He recorded a baroque-pop effort, 1970's The Kid's No Good , that was shelved, with another unreleased solo, Moonlight Madness , and morphed into a soundtrack for the film Hawks . He has performed solo only infrequently.
NEWS
April 21, 2013 | By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press
DENVER - A crowd of marijuana smokers expected to swell to 80,000 gathered Saturday in Denver to mark the counterculture holiday known as 4/20 on the first celebration since Colorado and Washington state made pot legal for recreational use. Reggae music filled the air, and so did the smell of marijuana, as revelers gathered by midmorning in a park just beside the state Capitol. Few police were in sight, though public marijuana use is still prohibited here. "People aren't afraid to come out and celebrate it the way they used to be," said Charles Bade, 52, of Denver.
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