'Barbra Streisand is always a joy to watch'
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Thursday 10 June 2010
Tom Jones (no, not that one) and Harvey Schmidt’s famous little off-Broadway blockbuster – New York’s musical Mousetrap, the longest running show in Broadway history – has the distinction (one of many) of having three of its songs recorded by Barbra Streisand.
Friday 23 October 2009
Friday 02 October 2009
Despite their widely trumpeted achievements, the likes of Madonna and Mariah Carey have some way to go before they acquire the kind of career momentum wielded by Barbra Streisand, whose debut appeared in 1963 and whose last studio album – 2005's Guilty Pleasures, written and produced by Barry Gibb – sold more than 300,000 units in the UK alone.
Sunday 27 September 2009
Thursday 13 August 2009
In the bloated 1969 film version of the musical Hello, Dolly!, even the flagrantly opulent sets didn't stand a chance against a screen-hogging Barbra Streisand in the title role. Samantha Spiro, fresh from her turn in Funny Girl has scary shoes to fill as the widowed busybody Dolly Gallagher Levi. She wears them lightly. Small, neat and budgerigar-like, she nips around, sticking her beak into everyone's affairs.
Thursday 18 June 2009
Friday 12 June 2009
Saturday 23 May 2009
Tuesday 19 May 2009
Porn star Marilyn Chambers, who was found dead at the age of 56 at her Los Angeles-area home in April, died of complications of heart disease, coroner's officials said yesterday.
Friday 15 May 2009
Friday 01 May 2009
Tuesday 18 November 2008
Saturday 18 October 2008
Thursday 07 August 2008
Allen Toussaint talks of his sporadic, unbought solo work and the royalties from the hits he's created for others with equal affection.
Sunday 20 July 2008
Bobby Digital is the alter-ego of RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan. This guise has acted as a repository for his more idiosyncratic, left-field ideas, with often stunning results.
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