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Barbra Streisand to Perform at Village Vanguard Sept. 26

Not since Lorraine Gordon gave Julia Roberts the boot has the Village Vanguard hosted such a mega-celeb: On Saturday, Sept. 26, Barbra Streisand will appear at the famed Greenwich Village haunt to give an exclusive performance for contest winners. According to her official site, this free show marks Streisand’s first club appearance since 1961, when she visited the Vanguard to open for Miles Davis.

The gig coincides with Streisand’s new jazz- and cabaret-centered album, entitled Love Is the Answer and scheduled for release on Sept. 29. The disc features Streisand in collaboration with the Diana Krall quartet and Johnny Mandel. (Pre-ordering the disc or LP is one of four ways to enter to win tickets to the show. For all the options, visit

Could this be the beginning of a trend? Bette Midler at the Blue Note perhaps? Or maybe Liza at Jazz Standard?

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