Barbra Streisand returned to regular concert performances with this lavish production at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. Performing on New Years Eve 1993 and January 1, 1994 Streisand was a smash hit and a U.S concert toured followed through the first half of 1994. The tour concluded in July in Anaheim, California and the final performance was filmed for a HBO special and won Barbra two Emmys the following year. However THIS performance is the MGM Grand concert which was filmed but not released in any format until 2004.
Filmed during her North American concert tour in 2006, legendary vocalist Barbra Streisand captivates her audience with renditions of her best-loved hits, including "The Way We Were" and "People," as well as 14 songs that she's never before sung live, such as "Down With Love" and "Come Rain or Come Shine." Streisand is also joined by popular operatic quartet Il Divo on a night to remember.
Originally broadcast as an exclusive special on HBO, Barbra Streisand launched her September 6, 1986 concert One Voice, in part, as a protest against Reagan-era nuclear arms proliferation in the late Cold War; the event marked the diva's first official live performance since 1972.
For more than 40 years, Barbra Streisand has been perfecting her skills as actor, singer, writer and director -- in the process selling more than 80 million records and winning Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Peabody and Golden Globe awards … and the honor of being the first female subject of the American Film Institute series "The Directors." The special includes interviews with Mimi Rogers, Marvin Hamlisch, Lauren Bacall, Pierce Brosnan and more.
Timeless: Live in Concert, recorded at her Las Vegas show on New Year's Eve 1999, takes as its subject the star herself. It opens with a dramatization of her first, amateur recording session, with young Lauren Frost playing a part described in the credits as "Young Girl," though Streisand later refers to her as "mini-me." Frost doesn't get too far before being joined by Streisand herself on a stirring version of "Something's Coming" from West Side Story. The rest of "Act One" traces Streisand's career from her club days to her movie performances. "Act Two" has less of a narrative structure, though it is equally autobiographical, with Streisand displaying and commenting on videos of herself performing with other stars and building up to the stroke of midnight with a combination of old, recent, and new specially written songs. At 57 that night, Streisand remains in good voice.
On February 11, 2011, Barbra Streisand was honored as the 2011 MusiCares Person of the Year. At a gala event in Los Angeles, Barbra and an all-star cast of guests performed many of the songs she made famous throughout her illustrious career. Features guests Tony Bennett, Herbie Hancock, Faith Hill, Diana Krall, Barry Manilow, Leann Rimes, Seal, Stevie Wonder, and others, as well as two songs performed by Streisand herself. Proceeds from the sale of this product will provide essential support for MusiCares®, which ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need.
A Happening in Central Park was performed and taped by video cameras on Saturday, June 17, 1967. The concert, sponsored by Rheingold Beer, and free to the public, was held in the Sheep Meadow section of New York City's Central Park. Barbra's television sponsor, Monsanto, captured the event on videotape for airing on CBS at a later date. Barbra took a weekend off from the filming of Funny Girl to perform the concert. On Friday night, June 16th, Barbra and crew rehearsed until very late. Many photos of Barbra in which she wears a headband were taken the evening of the dress rehearsal. (The cover of Barbra's A Christmas Album is actually a photo from the Friday night dress rehearsal in Central Park.) On that evening she tried on different gowns and worked with hairdresser Fred Glaser on alternate hairstyles. Director Robert Scheerer also worked out some of his camera blocking at the Friday night rehearsal. He utilized seven color video cameras to capture the concert.
A mulitcultural musical potpourri, Barbra's fifth television spectacular is her most adventurous. Performing a startling array of new songs and classic hits, with genre-bending arrangements, Barbra Streisand... and Other Musical Instruments is a feast for the eyes and ears.
Barbra Streisand was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Still in her teens, she left home to pursue her dreams of becoming an actress. She went on to conquer the worlds of stage, screen, and music, winning the Tony Award, multiple Oscars, Emmys, and selling out concerts around the world. She's the most successful female recording artist in popular music history and the only singer to have a number-one album in five consecutive decades. This concert video, recorded on October 11th & 13th, 2012, captures Barbra's triumphant return to her hometown. With special guest Chris Botti and a thrilling duet with her son, Jason Gould, Barbra achieves yet another career milestone, proving along the way that you can take the girl out of Brooklyn, but you can't take Brooklyn out of the girl!
Pop diva Barbra Streisand makes a rare concert appearance in this special, headlined and shot on September 26, 2009, at New York City's Village Vanguard.
Songs and interviews from the album Guilty Pleasures
Bonus DVD accompanying the special edition CD "The Movie Album". The DVD contains Barbra performing "Wild Is The Wind" & "I'm In The Mood For Love", with excepts from the films they originate from playing in the background.
In 1985, Barbra Streisand released "The Broadway Album," which remains one of her most popular records. Barbra's first television special on HBO debuted in 1986. The special—which combined an interview with director William Friedkin with documentary footage of Barbra in the recording studio making 'The Broadway Album' - was only 40 minutes long. The best of Broadway comes to life in the tour, as Streisand rehearses "Putting it Together," "Can't Help Lovin' That Man of Mine" and "If I Loved You." Also included is the music video for "Somewhere."