Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand: A Life in the Movies

Posted on 04/19/2013 by | Movies & TV | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentOne of the great what-if stories in Hollywood history has Elvis Presley turning down the starring role opposite Barbra Streisand in A Star is Born. Well, although we never got to see an Elvis-Babs pairing (he would have been SO much cooler than Kris Kristofferson), Monday, April 22, brings the next best thing: Streisand on the same stage with the Elvis of presidents, Bill Clinton. He’ll present her with the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Chaplin Award in honor of …

Marvin Hamlisch: Music for the Generations

Posted on 08/7/2012 by | News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

LegacyComposer, conductor, pianist – Marvin Hamlisch was all those things. But he was, above all, a consummate showman.  His death at age 68 leaves a gap because he was one of the few musicians — folks like Wynton Marsalis and John Williams come to mind as his peers — whose musical vocabulary and knowledge were so broad and deep as to welcome new audiences into music in a way that underlined the universality of that unique art. As a pops …

Paul Williams: More Alive Than Ever

Posted on 06/4/2012 by | Movies & TV | Comments

Entertainment“I’m a pretty run-of-the mill alcoholic,” says Oscar winner Paul Williams. “I never came out of a blackout with a Russian arms dealer, or with Norman Mailer and a couple of hookers in a Paris hotel.” The 5-foot-2, bespectacled songwriter smiles. “I’d come out of a blackout in the boys department at Sears, trying on sweaters.” Paul Williams ought to be one of Hollywood’s great cautionary tales: Winner of an Oscar, a Grammy, and a Golden Globe (and a nominee …