Here’s a fresh Barbra Streisand snapshot:
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Here’s a fresh Barbra Streisand snapshot:
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Question by flabbergasted: Barbra Streisand is a great talent but is said to be the rudest, most demanding person imaginable. Thoughts?
Anybody ever meet Barbra Streisand if that’s possible? Absolutely no one ever has anything good to say about her. I heard that talking to her is like having 14 root canals. Is this true if anyone has first hand experience?
Answer by Jc13jach
I’ve never met her, but i’ve seen Barbra interviewed on TV, and she comes across quite arrogant in my opinion.
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(PRWEB) September 30, 2012
Barbra Streisand is a one of the most successful artists worldwide as a singer, actress, writer, director and film producer in modern entertainment history. She dominated the pop charts of the 1970s with hit songs such as The Way We Were, Evergreen, No More Tears (Enough is Enough), You Dont Bring Me Flowers and more. By the end of 1970, she was named as the most successful female singer. In 1985, she returned to Broadway with The Broadway Album.
The road to success was not easy for Barbra. During her teens, she became a nightclub singer and an aspiring actress and even appeared in some Off-Off Broadway productions.
In 1960, she performed at the Lion with her own club act and started her success as a singer. From her nightclub performances, Orson Bean booked her for a telecast on The Tonight Show. She then became a semi-regular on the talk/variety series PM East/PM West. After 2 years, Barbra started Broadway where she played Miss Marmelstein in the musical I Can Get It for You Wholesale which became a star-making role for her. She released her first album The Barbra Streisand Album and won two Grammy Awards. Following her success, she continued her appearances on The Tonight Show. In 1964, she returned to Broadway as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl. This Broadway presented her signature songs Dont Rain on My Parade and People. The plays success led to her cover appearance in Time.
Throughout her career, she has recorded 50 studio albums mostly with Columbia Records. Her albums are known for her classic renditions of cabaret and theater standards and mostly medley-filled. In 1969, she started creating albums of contemporary material. She continued her success with a new pop and ballad oriented genre in her album Stoney End which was produced by Richard Perry in 1971.
During the 1990s she started her directorial efforts. After years, she finally went back to the recording studio in 1997 and has continuously recorded albums. Her most recent album was in 2011 entitled What Matters Most.
This fall, Barbra is doing a 9-city tour for the benefit of fans who’ve missed seeing her perform. Cheap Concert Tickets can give Barbra Streisand fans the pleasure of attending a memorable concert event at afforable prices.
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Hollywood Author-Host, Paul Ryan‘s “The Art Of Comedy: Getting Serious About Being Funny” Proves Ready For It’s Closeup – Publishing – Book Reviews
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Laugh and the world laughs with you. Paul Ryan, Author of The Art of Comedy: Getting Serious About Being Funny – the ultimate comedy bible from Backstage Books, believes laughter can bring great things to your life professionally and personally. Known as “Hollywood’s premier comedy coach” for two decades including thirteen at CBS Studio Center, Ryan is ready to start a fun and funny book tour with a meet-n-greet signing, presenting his exercise-packed ‘pie-in-your-face’ informational how-to-humor guide, starting in June. This book is ideal for actors, comedians, public speakers, educators, TV Hosts and Guests, business executives needing to refine their presentation skills, and anyone who wants to develop their sense of humor. The Art of Comedy instructs how to build a character, how to incorporate improvisation into a written scene, where to turn for comic inspiration and how to bring out the ‘funny’ in anything and everything. Also included is a technical analysis of comedy greats from Robin Williams to Jerry Seinfeld.
“I wrote The Art of Comedy: Getting Serious about Being Funny because the greatest gift we can give each other is laughter and we all need a little help in getting there. Learning to be funnier in your life and career is a gift and a craft that you can develop. After spending many years helping people from all walks of life to find their ‘funny,’ I realized I wanted to be the pied piper of comedy, and reach out to as many people as possible. After all, wasn’t it Barbra Streisand who once sang, ‘People who need ‘funny’ people, are the luckiest people in the world?’ Finding ‘your funny’ is one of the most enjoyable and exciting journeys you will ever take, so fasten your seat belts for an amazing ride,” states Ryan.
Ryan, whose multi-hyphens: Director-Producer-Writer-TV Host-Actor-Comedy and TV Hosting Coach Coach-International Speaker-Spiritual Counselor-now Author, read like a dotted line on a winding road of entertainment industry success. His credits include: Series Co-Host of Mid-Morning L.A.,Tags: Robin Williams, Jerry Seinfeld, CBS Studio Center
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The Gospel According to Jazz featuring Kirk Whalum with special guest Ben Tankard
Event on 2011-09-23 19:00:00
On Friday, September 23rd, GRAMMY® Award winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum will make his way to the Harrisburg area with his smooth yet spirited musical stylings during the South Central PA Sickle Cell Council’s fundraiser “The Gospel According to Jazz.”
The event, which takes place at 7PM at Christian Life Assembly Camp Hill, PA, takes its name from Whalum’s popular The Gospel According to Jazz album series, where the Memphis, Tennessee native puts his own twist on both traditional and contemporary gospel tunes.
Before setting out on a solo career, Whalum was a session player for some of the world’s most revered musicians, including Quincy Jones, Whitney Houston, Al Jarreau and Barbra Streisand. Earlier this year, he won a Grammy® Award for Best Gospel Song for his duet with singer Lalah Hathaway, “It’s What I Do.”
Ben Tankard, a self-taught multi-instrumentalist who’s often touted as the godfather of gospel jazz, will join Whalum at the event. Tankard is the best-selling gospel jazz musician of all time. He’s earned several Stellar, Dove and Grammy awards and nominations, and his instrumental recordings, including Song of Solomon, Piano Prophet, and his latest album Mercy, Mercy, Mercy, are enjoyed by millions across the globe.
“The Gospel According to Jazz” fundraiser gives the South Central PA Sickle Cell Council (SCPSCC) a unique opportunity to harness Whalum’s star power to bring together both faith-based communities and jazz music lovers to raise money and awareness about the impact of sickle cell disease on South Central PA’s communities of color.
Tickets for “The Gospel According to Jazz,” are per person and available for purchase by calling 1-800-595-4849 (4TIX) or visiting www.scpascc.org. For general information about the concert call the SCPSCC office at 717.234.3358
at Christian Life Assembly
2645 Lisburn Rd
Camp Hill, United States
Question by Kelly R: Barry Manilow‘s “The way we were” was added to what movie as part of a soundtract?
I am trying to remember a character in a movie who sings this song. So please list any movie with this song in it. Thanks
Answer by Liaria
The Way We Were, starring Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford. Barbra Streisand performed the song.
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Answer by bookish
I never knew this before, but they did a song together called “I Won’t Be the One to Let Go.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juckUBztLV8
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Sedona AZ (PRWEB) February 20, 2007
When Ellen Degeneres hosts the Academy Awards in Hollywood, she will appear simultaneously in Sedona at an event featuring the Sedona Arts Festival and the Sedona International Film Festival. Is it magic or perhaps a Sedona vortex?
Yes, it is magic and a vortex and her name is Genii!
Genii Townsend, who began her career in Los Angeles in the world of puppetry as a designer, creator and performer, loves to say: “I grant wishes! Your wish is my command.” Genii donated an original marionette of Ellen Degeneres worth several thousand dollars that will be auctioned at the Academy Awards Celebration in Sedona to raise funds for the Sedona Arts Festival and the Sedona International Film Festival.
“I just love Ellen and her show is one of my favorites,” Genii said. “It gives me great pleasure to be able to share my talents like Ellen does in ways that enlighten others and help them have fun” she continued.
Genii owned and operated Geniiland near Hollywood for 18 years, which was a popular place for celebrities to bring their children for birthday parties. Genii has created over 5,000 marionettes, many of them, “portray puppets: of celebrities such as Cher, Whoopi, Barbra Streisand, Oprah, Deepak Chopra, Barry Manilow, Ellen Degeneres, Liza, Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Michael Crawford, Carol Burnett, Doris Day, Bob Hope and Billy Crystal.”
Genii now lives in Sedona where she is continuing to create magic, grant wishes and produce life changing programs and products. Her latest project, the Wonderful World of Wishes Club project, is a non-profit program designed to help people discover the secrets of how to make their wishes come true.
She has recently founded Imagination Celebration Unlimited, LLC to help children learn how to tap their creative power of imagination and learn successful living skills. She is creating “empower marionettes” of world-class authors and trainers such as Mark Victor Hansen, Deepak Chopra, and Les Brown and inviting them to share their wisdom and training programs with children of all ages through the power of edutainment.
“Just imagine how many lives can be blessed as we translate some of the world’s most important wisdom and success principles into a language and medium that can educate, empower and enlighten children of all ages,” Townsend said. “Our ultimate vision is to create an international network of Imagine That! Theaters that will help children realize more of their potential which will provide greater leadership capacity for society to address the challenges and the opportunities that face us.”
Many of the original pieces Genii has created have been used as fundraisers for non-profit causes. She has created a second marionette of Ellen that will be donated to Ellen or the charity of her choice. The process of creating a marionette can take Genii hundreds of hours over several weeks and because each of them is a one of a kind hand-made original and they become a family heirloom, they are valued at several thousand dollars.
Genii and her company are publishers and producers and distributors of book, electronic books and multi-media programs. When she attended Mark Victor Hansen’s Mega Book Marketing University last July, she gifted Mark with a marionette she had made for him. Genii is also helping launch an Ultimate Destiny YOUniversity to help people realize more of their potential, fulfill their purpose and manifest their ultimate destiny.
“I learned a lot about publishing and edutainment when I spent three days with Mark Victor Hansen last July. I am going back to his 2007 Mega Book Marketing University to launch our Wonderful World of Wishes,” said Townsend. “Who knows, maybe Imaginella and I will be the next bestselling authors . . . Then we can be on Ellen’s Show, produce a movie and win our own Oscar, Imagine That!”
Article by William J. Lund
Come on all of you old movie trivia buffs, challenge your brains to this trivia quiz or print it out, edit out the answers and use it for a get together, party game or such. Feel free to use this trivia quiz in any way you want.
Who cried during her Oscar acceptance speech for Shakespeare in Love?A: Gwyneth Paltrow.
Which working hours were a hit for Dolly Parton?A: 9 to 5.
Who won an Oscar for her first film role in Mary Poppins?A: Julie Andrews.
What is Golide Hawn’s real name?A: Goldie Hawn.
Which film classic took its name from Ernest Dowson’s Cynara?A: Gone With The Wind.
What was Melissa Mathison’s contribution to E.T.?A: Scriptwriter.
Who directed The Day of the Jackal in 1973?A: Fred Zimmerman.
In how many countries did A Few Good Men open simultaneously?A: 51.
Which actor said of Hollywood, “If you say what you mean in this town, you’re an outlaw?”A: Kevin Costner.
In which 1990 Robert de Niro film did the director’s parents both appear?A: Goodfellas.
In which film did Bacall say to ?Bogart, “If you want me just whistle?”A: To Have and To Have Not.
In which film did Bette Davis say, “Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night?”A: All About Eve.
Which plant was Ulma Thurman named after in Batman & Robin?A: Ivy.
Which star of Sliding Doors split with fiancé Brad Pitt in 1997?A: Gwyneth Paltrow.
What was dubbed an equal, not a sequel to Four Weddings and a Funeral?A: Notting Hill.
Who was Elwood’s brother in The Blues Brothers?A: Jake.
Who was the only British actor to win the Best Actor Oscar in the 80s?A; Ben Kingsley.
For which film did Katharine Hepburn win the first of her four 20th century Oscars?A: Morning Glory.
Which movie won Best Film in 1981?A: Chariots of Fire.
How many times was Richard Burton nominated for an Oscar, though he never won?A: Seven.
Who was the first father and son to win acting Oscars for the same film?A: Walter & John Huston.
How many years after Terminator was Terminator 2 released?A: Seven.
Who directed Eyes Wide Shut?A: Stanley Kubrick.
Which 50s film held the record for the most number of animals in a film?A: Around the World in 80 Days.
Which 60s film told of the exploits of Robert Gold an Diana Scott?A: Darling.
In which film does the heroine say, “I am big. It’s the pictures that got small?”A: Sunset Boulevard.
Which Oscar-winning actress played the medium Oda Mae Brown in Ghost?A: Whoopi Goldberg.Who was the Working Girl of the title in the film in which Harrison Ford also starred?A: Melanie Griffith.
What was Crocodile Dundee’s real first name?A: Mick.
Inside what toy does a love scene in Honey I Shrunk The Kids take place?A: Lego Brick.
For which film did Barbra Streisand win her second Oscar?A: A Star is Born–Evergreen.
Which 1994 film won the Oscar for best costume design?A: The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert.
What was John Cazale’s last film?A: The Deer Hunter.
In Casablanca, who played Sam, the pianist asked to “play it again?”A: Dooley Wilson.
Which character said, “Love means never having to say you’re sorry?”A: Oliver.
In which film did Groucho Marx say, “Either this man is dead or my watch has stopped?”A: A Day at the Races.
Who played the Nutty Professor in the 1996 remake of Jerry Lewis’s film?A: Eddie Murphy.
Who or what is Priscilla in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert?A: Bus.
What is Jim Carrey’s profession in Liar Liar?A: Lawyer.
Janet Leigh played one of the most horrific scenes where in a motel?A; Shower.
Who was cast as Princess Leia in Star Wars after her film debut in Shampoo with Warren Beatty?A: Carrie Fisher.
For which 1990 film did Bruce Joel Rubin win Best Screenplay Oscar?A: Ghost.
What was the first film to have its whole cast Oscar-nominated?A: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
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