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By BROOKE NEVILS | October 12, 2006
The movie star and highest-selling female recording artist of all time will perform tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at Washington's Verizon Center. The only artist to have received Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe, Cable Ace and Peabody Awards, Streisand is sharing the stage with international opera sensation Il Divo. The Verizon Center is at 601 F St. N.W. in Washington. Tickets are $100-$735, and are available by calling 410-547-SEAT or visiting ticketmaster.com.
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By Mary Johnson, For The Baltimore Sun | June 5, 2014
2nd Star theater company is offering audiences a lively rendition of the 1964 Tony-winning Jerry Herman classic, "Hello Dolly!" - one that seems destined to set local benchmarks. In the troupe's artfully nostalgic production at Bowie Playhouse, audiences are invited back to the 1890s, when hardworking clerks dream of sampling a swanky big-city restaurant - where their bosses and exquisitely gowned women are the clientele. Serving as director and producer, 2nd Star president Jane B. Wingard delivers an award-worthy production with a dynamic cast, strong support from musical director Joe Biddle and his pit musicians, and skilled choreography by Vince Musgrave.
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By Art Buchwald | December 28, 1992
I'VE just returned from Aspen even though I am not a skier. haven't skied in some of the greatest winter resorts in the world. I know that this is a terrible thing to admit. It's like saying, "I'm in sales but I don't play golf." But that's the way it is.I go to places like Aspen because I enjoy sitting in hotel lobbies in front of large fireplaces, drinking hot chocolate and talking about weather conditions on the various mountains that I haven't been on.I also like to go into town and try on ski clothes and buy Briko's snow goggles to wear over my wool cap.Occasionally I'll meet another person who doesn't ski, and then we'll throw snowballs at each other.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | March 31, 2014
Lorraine D. Mihok, a retired John Carroll School office administrator, died March 6 at Symphony Manor Assisted Living of complications from a fall following a stroke she suffered in 2012. The Forest Hill resident was 75. Born Lorraine Dailey in Baltimore, she was the daughter of Irving Dailey, a trucking firm owner, and Stella Dailey, a homemaker. Raised on East Preston Street, she was a 1956 graduate of the Catholic High School of Baltimore, where she excelled academically. She became a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. secretary and worked at its Lexington Street headquarters.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2013
The happy convergence of Midweek Madness time with Barbra Streisand's 71st birthday means a little levity is in order. I always did have a soft spot for every moment of "Color Me Barbra," because it was the first Streisand album I owned and the beginning of a life-long, unrequited romance. The TV special that generated that album includes this comic gem -- a harried Marie Antoinette getting a hurried last song in.
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By Frank Rizzo and Frank Rizzo,The Hartford Courant | December 24, 1991
NEW YORK -- After decades of being the quintessential private person, the reclusive diva, the reluctant star, Barbra Streisand is suddenly spilling her guts.There's Streisand being playful on the cover of Vanity Fair. There's Streisand being grilled by Mike Wallace on "60 Minutes." And there's Streisand being interviewed by a platoon of journalists during a recent weekend in Manhattan.The reason for this outpouring of personal detail has been to promote "The Prince of Tides," the new film that she produces, directs and stars in with Nick Nolte.
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By Mary McNamara and By Mary McNamara,Special to the Sun | August 4, 2002
MALIBU, Calif. -- It isn't Graceland. They tell you that right up front. The folks who run the Ramirez Canyon Park, formerly the Barbra Streisand Center for Conservancy Studies, formerly the Barbra Streisand Malibu estate, are sick of the Graceland comparisons, and they want everyone to know that this is not a tourist attraction in the traditional sense. No tram ride, no gift shop (although there are a few pine cones and postcards for sale), no snack bar (although the admission price includes a very nice tea)
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,SUN FILM CRITIC | November 15, 1996
In "The Mirror Has Two Faces," Barbra Streisand takes on one of the key issues of our time: What is the proper way to love Barbra Streisand?She finally reaches a state of philosophical purity and zen transcendence that enables her to conclude humbly: "Don't love me for my beauty. No, love me for my compassion, my intelligence, my talent."But then she thinks it over and adds: "Oh, OK. Go ahead. Love me for my beauty." Less a film than a long, two-hour Barbra infomercial, the movie is meant to be a romantic comedy on the theme of appearance vs. character, but it turns quickly into something far more rancid: an exercise in obsessive mirror-gazing and self-mythologizing that comes to feel icky.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2013
The Stillpointe Theatre Initiative's cool production of "Hair" trims out a few things, all for justifiable reasons in the context of this particular concept for the classic '60s musical. I didn't care at all about the lack of nudity -- honest -- but I did rather miss the droll ballad "Frank Mills. " I learned that song from a now obscure 45 recording (anyone remember 45s?) by Barbra Streisand, and I thought you might get a kick out of it for your Midweek Madness diversion.
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By Fort Worth Star-Telegram | December 16, 1998
Two recently published books celebrate the snipings of overpaid celebrities: "Hollywood and Whine," by Boze Hadleigh (Birch Lane Press, $19.95) and "Stupid Celebrities," by Ross and Kathryn Petras (Andrews McMeel Publishing, $9.95).A sampling from "Hollywood and Whine":"I don't mean to be a diva, but some days you wake up and you're Barbra Streisand." -- Courtney Love, after showing up hours late for a photo shoot"I want a man who's kind and understanding. Is that too much to ask of a millionaire?"
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By Jonah Goldberg | February 24, 2014
Cancel the philosophy courses, people. Oh, and we're going to be shuttering the political science, religion and pre-law departments too. We'll keep some of the English and history folks on for a while longer, but they should probably keep their resumés handy. Because, you see, they are of no use anymore. We have the answers to the big questions, so why keep pretending there's anything left to discuss? At least that's where Erin Ching, a student at Swarthmore College, seems to be coming down.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2013
The Stillpointe Theatre Initiative's cool production of "Hair" trims out a few things, all for justifiable reasons in the context of this particular concept for the classic '60s musical. I didn't care at all about the lack of nudity -- honest -- but I did rather miss the droll ballad "Frank Mills. " I learned that song from a now obscure 45 recording (anyone remember 45s?) by Barbra Streisand, and I thought you might get a kick out of it for your Midweek Madness diversion.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2013
The happy convergence of Midweek Madness time with Barbra Streisand's 71st birthday means a little levity is in order. I always did have a soft spot for every moment of "Color Me Barbra," because it was the first Streisand album I owned and the beginning of a life-long, unrequited romance. The TV special that generated that album includes this comic gem -- a harried Marie Antoinette getting a hurried last song in.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | May 13, 2011
Ben Vereen didn't miss his calling. He was born to be an actor, singer and dancer, and he has enjoyed considerable success in the entertainment business for at least 40 years. But it seems that he would have been just as well cut out for an entirely different career — motivational speaker. "A lot of my friends are not here, but I'm still here," Vereen said by phone from Los Angeles, the words coming in rapid-fire fashion. "I lost a daughter. I got hit by a car and was pronounced dead.
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By LIZ SMITH and LIZ SMITH,Tribune Media Services | July 30, 2008
I WANT to believe that our country can see beyond race as a factor in voting for a presidential candidate ... but on some level, it would be naive to think that race will not be a factor. I do believe, however, that there is much less racism, sexism and homophobia among the younger generation and that we have come a long way." That's Barbra Streisand, talking to Politico.com. The Oscar/Emmy/Grammy/Tony winner concedes that in the matter of stars speaking out on anything other their latest film, there is resistance: "On a very basic level, many people think celebrities have so much already, so we shouldn't be entitled to political opinions.
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By LIZ SMITH and LIZ SMITH,Tribune Media Services | July 7, 2008
This rapacious new breed prowls alone and in packs, operating on any level. Anytime, anywhere and with anybody. Who are they? Your secretary, a doctor's receptionist or ... a go-go dancer!"
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By John Hill and John Hill,Providence Journal | July 22, 1995
Foxwoods casino in Connecticut has suspended and fined one of its managers and "counseled" two other workers for helping Barbra Streisand win at blackjack July 1, Foxwoods president G. Michael Brown said Thursday.The manager and the two other employees were not identified, and Mr. Brown would not say how much the manager was fined or how long his suspension would be, saying only that the fine was "substantial" and the suspension "lengthy."Mr. Brown issued a statement saying that the manager "violated certain procedures in order to encourage entertainer Barbra Streisand to win at blackjack when she shouldn't have."
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | September 11, 1995
Pasadena, Calif. -- "ER" didn't win Emmy awards in the major categories last night, but the NBC medical drama won enough Emmys to tie records set in 1981 by "Hill Street Blues" for most wins by a series in one year and by a new series."
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By Tribune Media Services | October 15, 2007
EVER SINCE Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie made a not-so-secret appearance at the opening night of the new off-Broadway show, Jump, tickets have been selling with a bounce. The couple, now living in New York, took their children to see the martial arts comedy-spectacle from Korea. They sat quietly in the back two rows with a group of kids who were laughing through the entire performance. When they tried to make a discreet exit from the Union Square Theater, the customary swarm of cameras caught them.
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By LIZ SMITH and LIZ SMITH,TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES | August 20, 2007
DO you believe what you read in the English papers? If so, you'll believe that Glenn Close, Barbra Streisand and Meryl Streep are all elbowing and shoving in order to win the coveted role of a lifetime. That is to play the silent-screen actress Norma Desmond in the eventual movie version of the musical Sunset Boulevard. In this triumvirate, Streep, an Oscar winner many times over, is the youngest contender - she's 58. Her good friend Close is 60. And superstar Streisand is 65 and now riding high after a moneymaking concert-tour abroad.
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