An All-Star Tribute to the Legendary Performer
A MusiCares® Tribute to Barbra Streisand
Available on DVD and Blu-ray November 13th from Shout! Factory
Actress, singer, director, writer, composer, producer, designer, author, photographer and activist — Barbra Streisand defines the term “icon” in so many ways. On February 11, 2011, Barbra Streisand was honored as the MusiCares® Person of the Year. At a gala event in Los Angeles, Barbra and an all-star cast of guests including Tony Bennett, Faith Hill, Diana Krall, Barry Manilow, Seal, Stevie Wonder and more performed many of the songs she made famous throughout her illustrious career. On November 13th, Shout! Factory will release A MusiCares Tribute to Barbra Streisand, a collection of these never-before-seen performances on DVD and Blu-ray. Fans can pre-order their copy by visiting http://www.shoutfactory.com/?q=node/215670.
The annual MusiCares Person of the Year tribute dinner and silent auction take place in Los Angeles during GRAMMY® Week. Each year, the dinner honors a recording artist who has made important contributions to the world of music and has demonstrated extraordinary humanitarian and philanthropic efforts. The event generates significant financial support for MusiCares and draws attention to the critical work of the organization.
Streisand is an eight-time GRAMMY® winner and GRAMMY Legend and The Recording Academy® Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. An unparalleled talent, Streisand is the only artist ever to receive Oscar®, Tony®, Emmy®, GRAMMY, Directors Guild of America, Golden Globe®, National Medal of Arts and Peabody awards, as well as France’s Légion d’honneur and the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award. She is also the first woman film director to receive the Kennedy Center Honors.
Streisand is the only performer to have a No. 1 album in five consecutive decades. She has earned 51 gold, 30 platinum and 18 multiplatinum albums, each of which exceeds all other female singers, according to the Recording Industry Association of America. The RIAA also notes that she tops the RIAA’s list of female singers with sales of 71.5 million albums. With the debut of Love Is The Answer at No. 1 in 2009, the time span between her first and most recent No. 1 album is 46 years — exceeding that of any other performer or act.
Barbra Streisand is being recognized by MusiCares for her extraordinary creative accomplishments as well as her philanthropic work, which has included a remarkable range of charitable activities over the years. Barbra has been a champion of women’s rights, gender equality and human rights the world over. The Streisand Foundation has given millions of dollars in grants to numerous nonprofit organizations, and more than $21 million was directed to causes she supports from her two most recent concert tours.
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 MusiCares Tribute to Barbra Streisand Program Listing
Down With Love / Get Happy/ Make Someone Happy – Diana Krall
Guilty – Seal
Somewhere – Leona Lewis
On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever) / Lazy Afternoon – Herbie Hancock and Nikki Yanofsky
My Man – Lea Michele
Come Rain or Come Shine – Jeff Beck, LeAnn Rimes and BeBe Winans
Send in the Clowns – Faith Hill
One Less Bell to Answer / A House Is Not a Home – Kristin Chenoweth and Matthew Morrison
Memory – Barry Manilow
Smile – Tony Bennett
People – Stevie Wonder featuring Arturo Sandoval
Windmills of Your Mind – Barbra Streisand
The Promise (I’ll Never Say Goodbye) – Barbra Streisand
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