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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 08:38 PM
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OK. Barbara Streisand is the entertainment tonight. Here.
Edited on Sat Apr-25-09 08:44 PM by babylonsister
On CBS. She gets better with age.

You've got to be taught
To hate and fear,
You've got to be taught
From year to year,
It's got to be drummed
In your dear little ear
You've got to be carefully taught.

You've got to be taught to be afraid
Of people whose eyes are oddly made,
And people whose skin is a diff'rent shade,
You've got to be carefully taught.

You've got to be taught before it's too late,
Before you are six or seven or eight,
To hate all the people your relatives hate,
You've got to be carefully taught!
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 08:42 PM
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1. i've got harry potter on abc.....
:smoke:
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 08:44 PM
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2. The Johnson's are way more fun
on Larry King :rofl:
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 08:45 PM
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3. Phew-saved! Thanks!
:hi:

I'm older; Barbara is good. Helluva voice.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 08:47 PM
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4. For a Barb fix, check out the Youtube clips with Judy Garland, etc. Great stuff. nt
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 08:49 PM
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5. I've seen that one-classic! But she rarely has concerts, and I
can't afford them anyway, so this is good.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:10 PM
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11. I wish I had decent TV reception to see it. Thanks for these updates. nt
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:07 AM
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26. I saw that program when it originally aired. I've been a fan of hers since and last night's
show was wonderful! She still has her glorious voice, and she looked stunning.

PS...her furbaby was absolutely adorable!
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MarjorieG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 08:58 PM
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6. The song after that was new and wonderful, as were a couple only an actress who sings can do.
The song about the important interactions we have, not always resulting in long term relationships.

Really wonderful voice. Almost like she is doing more with less. Maybe happier. Really great.

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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:49 PM
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15. I don't know an actress who can sing like Barbra does.
She seems happy, and maybe with age getting more comfortable performing. She was definitely appreciated.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 09:45 AM
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30. Or a singer. Barbra's got a really extraordinary voice. nt
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 08:59 PM
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7. Best of the best.

:loveya: :) :) :)
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:00 PM
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8. That doggone Barbra Streisand. What a troublemaker she is.
Strong woman, speaks her mind, very generous to Democratic candidates, wildly talented.

Damn her!
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:05 PM
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9. Yes, drats!
I always feel like I'm showing my age, which I am, but damn, she's good.

Billy Holiday's 'My Man'? Phew!

When I hear a good voice, I always wonder where Whitney Houston could be now if she had been able to pursue her career; her voice is, or was, awesome.

:hi:
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:08 PM
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10. Hey babylonsister. Yes. It's interesting once in a while to run into a
Republican old money type who cannot abide Barbra Streisand's strength and independence and politics, but who just the same listens to her music because she is so much better than just about anybody else ever.

Whitney Houston has that towering voice. Would that we had heard much more of it over the last 15 years.


:hi:
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:12 PM
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12. forgot to say... I heard Streisand doing "My Man" on a friend's stereo
(! stereo !) some many moons ago --

--and it blew me away. I am yet to find my way back to where I was before I heard her perform that song.

No human being can have a voice like that with that range and control and power, and yet she has it.




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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:16 PM
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13. And for you younger folks who have never heard Barbra Streisand's early
recordings, I recommend the experience.

http://www.barbrastreisand.com/

Treat yourself to a voice that comes along maybe once every 3 or 4 centuries.

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Booster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:44 PM
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14. Absolutely the best of the best. I would say that Celine Dion is
a distant second. I've seen them both in concert and both voices are just amazing. I wonder what it feels like to be able to sing like that. Barbra's more classy, while Celine is more flashy. I like them both, but no one tops Barbra.
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gblady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:54 PM
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16. thanks for the reminder.....
5 to 8 here on the West Coast...
wanted to catch that...
but I forgot about it.
Thanks!!!
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:59 PM
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17. Perfect!
:thumbsup:
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gblady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:56 PM
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23. I'm so glad I saw it....
had me in tears several times....
something about that voice of hers.
....really moves me!
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:03 PM
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18. It might be that she was referring to my post.
It might be that is bullshit.
It might be that is the truth.
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:13 PM
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19. My memory says that's from "Free to be - you and me" Marlo Thomas
and about 35 years old.
right or wrong about that memory, let me say that:

When this was first going down all those years ago it was wonderful, brought tears to my eyes, helped me raise my very small son.
The fact that this much time later it still is novel, and worthy of great tribute is just enraging to me.

Is that all we have progressed to, that this is still not incorporated into the evolution of the American people?

Fuck the partisan divide.

Thank you for posting this Babylonsister, it's just pulling that particular string in me.
If it still needs to be said, so be it, and say it.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:20 PM
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21. 'South Pacific', you've GOT to be carefully taught. Older stuff, Rogers and
Hammerstein...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You%27ve_Got_to_Be_Carefully_Taught

You've Got to Be Carefully Taught
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


"You've Got to Be Carefully Taught" is a show tune from the 1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific.

South Pacific received scrutiny for its commentary regarding relationships between different races and ethnic groups. In particular, "Youve Got to Be Carefully Taught" was subject to widespread criticism, judged by some to be too controversial or downright inappropriate for the musical stage.<1> Sung by the character Lieutenant Cable, the song is preceded by a lyric saying racism is "not born in you! It happens after youre born..."

Rodgers and Hammerstein risked the entire South Pacific venture in light of legislative challenges to its decency or supposed Communist agenda. While on a tour of the Southern United States, lawmakers in Georgia introduced a bill outlawing entertainment containing "an underlying philosophy inspired by Moscow."<2> One legislator said that "a song justifying interracial marriage was implicitly a threat to the American way of life."<3> Rodgers and Hammerstein defended their work strongly. James Michener, upon whose stories South Pacific was based, recalled, "The authors replied stubbornly that this number represented why they had wanted to do this play, and that even if it meant the failure of the production, it was going to stay in."<3>
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:22 AM
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27. Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote musicals that had important social messages.
South Pacific, The King and I, Flower Drum Song, The Sound of Music and Carousel. They won a Pulitzer Prize.

Just an anecdote. Years ago I worked for a law firm on Madison Ave. in NY. We had several floors in a classic older building and my offiwce as on the 6th floor, the only floor where there were other tenants. One of those tenants was Richard Rodgers (he was quite old) and I saw him most every day. One day I got on the elevator with him and a young woman came on to the elevator. Between the 6th and 5th floor she started to hum, by the time we reached the lobby, she was belting out a song like (but not with the same talent) as Ethel Merman. Rodgers just walked on and I was hysterically laughing!

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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 09:39 AM
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28. An audition! Gotta grab the moment. That's really funny!
:spray:
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:47 AM
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32. It was like a scene right out of a movie!
:rofl:
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:17 PM
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20. Barbra (not Barbara) was featured on AMC tonight ... in "Funny Girl" - an excellent movie.
I'm not much for musicals, but 'Funny Girl' is outstanding. It's one of the few (along with 'West Side Story') that I can sit through.

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SCRUBDASHRUB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:26 PM
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22. She was also great in "What's Up, Doc?"


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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 11:04 PM
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25. Indeed. That's a romp of a movie.
:rofl:

Judy: Love means never having to say you're sorry.
Howard: That's the dumbest thing I ever heard.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 09:45 AM
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29. That was a TERRIFIC rehash of Bringing Up Baby. Loved it!
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 11:01 PM
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24. Ha! Yes, Barbra.
Funny Girl was the first one I ever saw. She hasn't lost her voice. And I say that because a lot of people do as they age.

Thank goodness mine is in fine fiddle! :silly:
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 09:46 AM
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31. Seeing the "Don't Rain on My Parade" scene still puts shivers up myspine.
You know you're seeing something special.

Like Garland's Over the Rainbow scene. On television it doesn't hit you, but in a theatre you realize that something special is happening on screen.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 08:46 PM
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33. I remember the evening Streisand and Katherine Hepburn tied for Best Actress
for the Oscars.

FUNNY GIRL for Streisand, THE LION IN WINTER for Hepburn.

http://theenvelope.latimes.com/news/archives/env-1969oscarstext,0,6381319.story

Not a bad year at the movies, IMO.


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