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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Marvin, Groucho, Ann-Margret

The first time I saw Marvin Hamlisch, he was playing piano at Carnegie Hall. It was May 6, 1972 and the occasion was “An Evening With Groucho.” My childhood hero, Groucho Marx, was performing a show of reminiscences, comedy and song, and Hamlisch was his accompanist. The audience, jammed with knowledgeable Groucho-philes, responded favorably to his glissandos and general keyboard …

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