Showing posts with label BARBRA STREISAND. Show all posts
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Tuesday, August 08, 2017


'Never Stop Dreaming: The Life and Legacy of Shimon Peres'

Rabbi Marvin Hier With Barack Obama & Richard Trank

Former US President Barack Obama was recently interviewed for an upcoming documentary on the life of the late Israeli statesman, Shimon Peres, by Moriah Films, the two-time Academy Award™-winning film division of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

Barbra Streisand, a close personal friend of Peres, will also be interviewed for the film, which is slated for release in late Fall. President Obama and Ms. Streisand join a distinguished list of interviewees which includes former US President Bill Clinton, former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and several members of the Peres family as well as close friends and associates.

The seed for the Peres documentary, Never Stop Dreaming: The Life and Legacy of Shimon Peres was planted in January 2016, when Mr. Peres was being interviewed for a Moriah documentary about David Ben-Gurion, Israel's first Prime Minister.

At that time, Peres asked Academy Award-winners Richard Trank, principal director, producer, and writer for Moriah Films, and Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center - and the only rabbi that is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences - if they wanted to do the definitive documentary about his life. Without hesitation, Hier and Trank, said "yes".

Immediately after the interview, President Peres told Hier and Trank, “I know Moriah Films, I’ve watched a numerous amount of your films and they are outstanding. I want you to consider doing my life story. I know it is in the right hands.”

Executive producing the documentary is RatPac Entertainment, Brett Ratner and Len Blavatnik’s production company. 

About Moriah Films

Moriah Films is the film division of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, and was created to produce theatrical documentaries to educate both national and international audiences. It focuses on the 3,500-year old Jewish experience as well as contemporary human rights and ethics issues. Moriah has produced 15 films to date, two of which have received the Academy Award™ for best feature documentary, The Long Way Home (1997) and Genocide (1981). Moriah’s films are currently streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and iTunes.

Photo Courtesy of: Rubenstein PR

Thursday, January 14, 2016


New Jersey PAC

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening Celebrating Barbra Streisand. In this celebration of all things Babs, some of the finest voices from Broadway and Manhattan cabarets celebrate the music of a legend, from Funny Girl and The Way We Were to little gems from A Star Is Born and Yentl.

The stellar cast includes Bergen County's Kelli Rabke Agresta, Alexis Cole, Natalie Douglas, Molly Pope and Lucia Spina .

With more than 45 best-selling albums, Barbra Streisand has stood the test of time like no other artist. At Simply Streisand, you’ll hear an array of music from her catalog, accompanied by a three-piece band and narrated by producer Phil Geoffrey Bond. From Streisand’s humble beginnings in the cabarets of Greenwich Village straight through to her mega-stardom, Simply Streisand covers it all! Saturday, February 6, 2016 6:00 PM & 8:30 PM at The Chase Room. Get your tickets now at or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722)

Monday, April 14, 2014


Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand was spotted Sunday at Crustacean in Beverly Hills. She is a regular customer at the Los Angeles hotspot and joined a friend for lunch.

Streisand sat at a table on the first floor and enjoyed an assortment of tapas included the An’s Famous Garlic Noodles, Buddah Roll, Coconut Prawns, Crab Puffs, Dumpling Trio, Shrimp Toast, Ahi Tacos and paired it with Hot Organic Tea.

We were sent a photo by a customer, but we feel that this was a invasion of privacy, so we gave you the item with a file photo.

Sunday, November 04, 2012



Barbra Streisand In Concert

The Legend Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand performed at the MGM Grand Garden Arena the other night in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Thursday, September 20, 2012


Barbra Streisand Blogs In Huffington Post

To Tell America The Truth

Barbra Streisand

FROM HUFFINGTON POST: In this election, the people of America have to make a choice between two candidates with very different values, visions and solutions to the most pressing problems facing our country. The question voters need to ask themselves when they walk into the voting booth on November 6th is: "Will the country be better off returning to the policies of George W. Bush's Administration?"

Like Bush, Governor Romney believes we need more tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% and fewer rules for Wall Street. He wants to roll back financial reform and set Wall Street free to write its own rules again. He wants to repeal health care reform and leave 30 million people without a safety net. And the trillions in tax cuts he wants to give to millionaires and billionaires will only force more devastating cuts to critical programs that serve the middle-class.

It's hard to believe that Mitt Romney would campaign on policies that nearly destroyed the country and virtually eliminated so much of America's middle-class. With stagnant wages, escalating medical costs, foreclosures, rampant unemployment, loss of good paying jobs and the disappearance of retirement savings due to deregulation and manipulation by Wall Street, Mitt Romney and the Republican narrative fail to address the key concerns of everyday Americans.

Time and again, Republicans' policies put corporations, not the people, first. They challenge current regulations and try to block new regulations that help to protect the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat. Just recently, House Republicans went to great lengths to block the implementation of a new food safety law, while also trying to cut the budgets of agencies that oversee food safety. And many in the party either deny the science on climate change or refuse to support legislation that will begin to help mitigate the effects of global warming.

The only budget proposal that Republicans will support is the Ryan budget, which completely disinvests in America during a time when the country desperately needs investments to spur growth and competitiveness. Our country, and the notion of the American Dream, was built on the bedrock that government must play a vital role in providing investments that ultimately afford opportunity for all. If everyone was left to fend for themselves, and government failed to take the lead in investing in schools, roads, research and development, space exploration, and the Internet, we would have a very different country where the fate of a person's future would be sealed in the socio-economic status that he or she was born into. Ultimately, Mitt Romney and his party see an America where the wealth should trickle down, instead of building a strong middle class so that everyone can rise up together.


No matter how much undisclosed money floods into Romney affiliated super PACs from the likes of Sheldon Adelson, the Koch brothers, and their friends, the things they cannot change are the facts.

It's a fact that Mitt Romney became enormously wealthy, while his company, Bain Capital, bought and bankrupted companies, laid off American workers and shipped jobs overseas.

It's a fact that Mitt Romney had the 47th worst job creation record as Governor.

It's a fact that Mitt Romney has millions of dollars in Swiss bank accounts and secretive offshore investment funds in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda in order to avoid paying his fair share of U.S. taxes. And given his refusal to release more than two years of tax returns (unprecedented for a Presidential candidate), it's clear that the Romney campaign believes that the truth about what is contained in those tax returns is far more damaging than Romney's refusal to release them.

It's a fact that Mitt Romney has taken both sides on virtually every issue important to voters. He was for and then against -- gun control, a women's right to reproductive choice, health care for all, and the economic stimulus. He once believed that people's actions contributed to global warming and now he has changed his position. He was against signing the no-tax pledge and now he is a strong supporter.

It's a fact that Mitt Romney's solution to stimulate the economy is further deregulation, a tactic that led to the growth of "too big to fail" banks, the BP oil spill, the housing crisis, and ultimately, the American and global financial and economic meltdown.

And it's a fact that Republican legislators across the country are passing new voting restrictions to disenfranchise voters, shutting down non-partisan voter registration drives, and cutting back on early voting. They hope that these shameful tactics to subvert the democratic process will have an impact on the election.

While the millions raised by Mitt Romney's super PACs to defeat President Obama may not be able to change the facts, these funds can saturate the media with misinformation and lies in order to bury the truth and persuade swing-state voters.


When Barack Obama was elected in 2008, the primary goal of the Republican Party was not to fix the country and get Americans back to work, but to defeat the President four years later. They spent these past few years obstructing the passage of important legislation. Since 2007, the Senate Historical Office has shown that Democrats have had to end Republican filibusters more than 360 times, a historic record for what had been a very rarely used parliamentary procedure.

Compared to George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan, Obama has been more fiscally conservative than any other president in recent history, with the exception of President Bill Clinton.

President Obama has been far better at creating jobs than President George W. Bush. During the 7 years and 8 months of George Bush's presidency, before the financial crash, only 2.6 million new private sector jobs were created. In the final month of George Bush's presidency, the country lost 800,000 jobs, and in the last six months of the Bush Administration, the country lost over 3.5 million jobs.

However, in the last 30 months under President Obama's leadership, nearly 4.6 million new private sector jobs were created (averaging about 150,000 new jobs per month). In President Obama's last 2 ½ years in office, 40% more jobs were created than in nearly all of President Bush's eight years in office.

The last President who was elected amidst a severe economic crisis and high unemployment was Franklin D. Roosevelt. His policies strengthened government so that it would protect the people (creating Glass-Steagall to regulate the banks, the FDIC to insure bank depositors, the Securities and Exchange Commission to regulate the stock market, and Social Security to help people build a safety net for their retirement). FDR's strategy to spend money to create jobs and stimulate the economy is what ultimately helped pull the country out of a depression.

Even though the country's most respected economists have agreed on what history has already proven -- that MORE federal spending, not austerity, is necessary to stimulate the economy and create jobs, today's Republicans categorically reject this strategy. They are running on a platform of further deregulation and cutting spending to the bone, so that those earning millions will get more tax cuts, even though it means Americans who need a safety net won't have it.

Unlike Mitt Romney, President Obama believes we need to invest in education, energy, innovation and infrastructure and reform our tax system to create good jobs, grow our economy and pay down the debt in a reasoned way. He believes in an inclusive country where all people deserve equal protection and treatment under the law, as well as equal opportunity, whether they are gay, straight, black, brown, white, religious, atheist, old or young.

The choice is clear. Would you vote for a person who pays his taxes or someone who wiggles his way out of them? Do you want a President who has gained the respect of the world community or someone who on a recent diplomatic trip abroad provoked the ire and ridicule of other world leaders? Do we want a country where everyone is fending for themselves or where everyone is pitching in and working together? Do we want to go backward with Mitt Romney or move forward with President Obama?

On Tuesday, November 6th, the American people will have the power to make that choice. And I hope everyone, young and old, from red state to blue state, chooses progress over corporate profit. And over the course of the next four years, I hope we can all come together to re-build an America where opportunity and prosperity is once again within everyone's reach.


 We applaud  Miss Streisand and the Huffington Post for telling the truth. These are facts.

For someone as talented, powerful  and rich as Miss Streisand to lash out at a candidate that is only for the rich, it shows the compassion she has for the middle class and the poor. It shows the understanding she has for what is really happening in America these days and it shows that she understands how unfair everything is right now. 

Americans are suffering, not because of Barack Obama, but because of Republican greed that let Wall Street steal from us and get away with it. The Republicans let corporations dictate policy and also steal from us and then allowed us to bail them out, so the rich could keep their fortunes. Almost no one went to jail. In fact the banks and the giant companies still continue to steal from us and when caught, they pay a small fine, nothing compared to what they stole. To them, it is a cost of doing business.

It would make sense, that in the future when a bank or corporation steals from the American Public, they should be fined what they stole and millions more to show them that we will not stand for corruption. The heads of these companies should go to jail. If I stole one billion from the public, I would go to jail. Why aren't these CEO's of these companies rewarded the same way I would be? 

Now I am sure that many readers think I am Democrat. The fact is, I have been a Republican all my life. But I look at the facts when I vote, I do not go down party lines. This is a very stupid way to vote. I vote for who is best suited for the job and the fact is, Republicans have not gotten my vote in many years. George Bush was a horror and the Republicans would have you believe that Mitt Romney is different. He is not. 

Mitt Romney is for the rich. He is against the middle class and the poor. He is against the senior citizens who paid into the Medicare system all their life and now Mitt Romney wants to take it away. Mitt Romney is anti-gay and believes only straight Americans deserve the full rights and protections that marriage gives. Looking at Mitt Romney's sons, there are two that look pretty dainty to me.

All Americans should vote for Barack Obama. If you are that stupid to think that Mitt Romney will help the poor and middle class, then I would like to sell you part of the Brooklyn Bridge. 


Photo By: Sara de Boer/Retna


Sunday, June 17, 2012


Bill Clinton And Barbra Streisand

Josh Groban

Lisa Ling

Barbra Streisand

The stars came out in force for Barbra Streisand's fundraiser for the Cedars-Sinai Women s Heart Center held at Barbara Streisand's home in Malibu, California. 

Thursday, November 10, 2011


C. Noel Bairey Merz With James Brolin And Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand

Lary King And Shawn King

Sally Kellerman

Bud Cort

Marvin Hamlisch

Kenny G

Rosanna Arquette

The Cedars-Sinai Board of Govenors Gala Honoring Barbra Steisand was held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

Photos By: RD / Orchon / Retna Digital

Friday, September 23, 2011



Story by: Edward Callaghan

Barbra Streisand

The legendary Barbra Streisand almost went unnoticed by the well-heeled social crowd at the preview of this year's Antiques, Art & Design Show at the Park Avenue Armory hosted by Ellie Cullman, designer Jamie Drake and Dr. Eva Anderson-Dubin. The Brooklyn born diva was first spotted eyeing an antique table at one of the very posh booths before moving on to one of the high end jewelry displays. But it wasn't until the songstress tried- amidst the crowd like any other partygoer - to order a drink that folks started whispering about the woman in the black beret - Streisand over hearing simply smiled and nodded as if to say "Yeah, it's me". Publicist John Wegorzewski approached Streisand to welcome her back to her hometown. The singer shook pinkies with him as her hands were filled with show catalogues and said a simple "Thanks" with a big smile. Also in the fashionable crowd were Jean Shafiroff, Anka Palitz, Margo Langenberg, image guru Montgomery Frazier, actress Cassandra Seidenfeld Lyster, designer Berry Brown, "Prince of Chintz" Mario Buatta, Star Trek: The Last Generation producer Wendy Neuss, actress Cindy Guyer, model Veronica Webb and Robin Cofer with main man Domenick D'Alleva.

Photo By: RD/Kirkland/Retna

Sunday, February 13, 2011



Barbra Streisand

Tony Bennett

Matthew Morrison

Leeza Gibbons

LeAnn Rimes

Lea Michele

Kristin Chenoweth

Judy Collins

Jordin Sparks


JC Chasez

Herbie Hancock

Fran Drescher

Christina Perri

Cheryl Tiegs

James Brolin With Barbra Streisand

James Brolin and Barbra Streisand were snapped along with Judy Collins, Jordin Sparks, LeAnn Rimes, Tony Bennett, Seal, Matthew Morrison, Kristin Chenoweth, Cheryl Tiegs, at the 2011 MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute to Barbra Streisand at the Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall, Los Angeles, California the other night.

Photos By: RD/ Scott Kirkland/ Retna Digital

Sunday, June 20, 2010


Josh Brolin

Barbra Streisand

Helen Mirren

Paul Haggis

James Brolin With Barbra Streisand

Megan Fox

Josh Brolin And Diane Lane

Vienna Girardi

Talulah Riley

Wes Bentley

Kay Panabaker

Kenton Duty

Sterling Beaumon

Jake Radaker

Jake Radaker along with Sterling Beaumon, Helen Mirren, Josh Brolin And Diane Lane, James Brolin With Barbra Streisand, Kenton Duty, Talulah Riley, Kay Panabaker, Wes Bentley and many more stars attended the Los Angeles special screening of "Jonah Hex" held at the famed ArcLight Cinerama dome in Hollywood, California.

Photos By: RD / Kirkland / Retna Digital

Monday, September 28, 2009




Ageless Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand

Marty Erlichman

Ken Sunshine

The legend herself Barbra Streisand celebrated the release of "Love Is The Answer", her new album of jazz standards and classics, by singing a selection of these songs at New York's legendary Village Vanguard the other night. She last performed there in 1961 as the opening act for Miles Davis at the famed club. The reception was held at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. Her publicist Ken Sunshine also was there and our roving Retna photographer Walter McBride caught a quick snap of this public relations icon. Hey even the managers of managers Marty Erlichman was there to cheer Barbra on. Shame no one invited us to the concert. We could have used a good night out and would have loved to have seen some real talent for once!
Photos By: Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.