Barbra Streisand | ENCORE

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways... I love thee in movies, I love thee on the stage, I loved thee in my 20's, and still to this day.  Barbra Streisand, I love thee!

Seriously. LOVE.

To say that Streisand is an icon would be perhaps one of the largest understatements ever uttered. But then again, how else to describe her?

Recording artist, actor, concert performer, producer, director, author and songwriter. Oscars,  Emmys, Golden Globes, Grammys... Her talents, her looks, her life; iconic. All inimitable.

I'm a little hesitant even to write about her. Am I worthy? But she has a new album coming out that I've already fallen for, so write I shall, and if I sound a little breathless, a little gushy, a little star-struck, well, I am!

ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, from the greatest star to ever come out of Broadway, was released August 26th. 

The album that returns Streisand to her roots, features pairings like The Best Thing That Has Ever Happened, with Alec Baldwin and Any Moment Now, with Hugh Jackman. The album also includes collaborations with Antonio Banderas, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Melissa McCarthy and others.

It will follow the recording artist’s nine-city August North American concert tour: THE MUSIC…THE MEM’RIES…THE MAGIC! during which she will perform hits from her ground-breaking career.

I've listened to, watched, admired, and often tried to emulate her, and I'm sure many of you have too. She is amazingly gifted, amazingly strong, amazingly beautiful, and quite simply, amazing.

A lovely piece has been done by MTV on the album, and you can preview some of the numbers there.

I encourage you to expand your musical library with ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, by clicking the ORDER ENCORE link now.

Whether I'm worthy or not, I'm still showin' my hero some love! Thank you, Barbra Streisand, for continuing to make the magic happen!