Barbra Streisand back on stage

Brooklyn, NY — About a month before I went to see the theatrical force otherwise known as Barbra Streisand deliver one of her two “Back to Brooklyn” concerts, at the new Barclays Center, in downtown Brooklyn, I saw her perform at a memorial concert in honor of the late Marvin Hamlisch. Taking the stage at the Juilliard School, the seventy-year-old …

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MSO Pops, honoring Hamlisch and Richard Rodgers

Milwaukee, WI — The concerts, planned as a tribute to Richard Rodgers, also became memorials for Hamlisch. -Mary Ohara Stacy “I interviewed Marvin Hamlisch a couple of times, and his passion for American music always impressed me. Hamlisch had surprising range as a composer —He cherished the Golden Age of Cole Porter, the Gershwins, Berlin and the rest. He feared …

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Thanks for the tribute to Marvin Hamlisch at Juilliard!

These are Marvin’s melodies,  Marvin Hamlisch lives in them. This is who Marvin Hamlisch was.” — Terre Blair Aretha Franklin gave a soulful rendition of “Nobody Does It Better” from the James Bond film “The Spy Who Loved Me” Franklin, in a white suit, changed some of the lyrics to the sexy James Bond song “Nobody Does It Better,” to …

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