On May 6, award-winning songstress Barbra Streisand headlined the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, where she played for a hometown crowd. She took her fans on a musical journey, performing songs from each of her albums. Streisand released all of her albums on Columbia Records, which has been her record label for decades. Throughout her respected career, she has received Emmy awards, a Tony award, Academy Awards, and multiple Grammy awards.

Streisand's set-list

She opened her set with "The Way We Were," and it was followed by "Everything." She paid homage to Carole King with "Being at War With Each Other," which was an appropriate tune given the current political climate.

Streisand delivered a solo rendition of "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," which was well-received by all. She picked up the pace with the dance tune "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)," where she sang with her three backup singers, and they all did the Donna Summer classic justice.

"Evergreen" was an absolute gem, and equally noteworthy was "Being Alive." She closed the first half of her show with a dynamic version of "Papa, Can You Hear Me?"

Following the intermission, Streisand changed into an evening gown and kicked off her second act with "Pure Imagination." It was followed by "Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)?" as well as "Loving You" and "Losing My Mind."

She continued with "Isn't This Better" and expressed her gratitude in the witty "How Lucky Can You Get?" Streisand concluded her set with the fan-favorite "Don't Rain on My Parade," and she returned for an encore that included such songs as "People," as well as covers of "Happy Days Are Here Again" and "Everything Must Change." Her final vocal of the night was "I Didn't Know What Time It Was."

Dignitaries in the audience

Her Barclays Center show featured such dignitary guests as former United States president Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the first female presidential candidate in last year's presidential election.

Streisand's fans greeted Hillary and Bill Clinton with a standing ovation.


In summation, Barbra Streisand put on a glorious homecoming concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. She was comfortable performing these classic songs live, and she showcased her tremendous pipes and powerful range. Her vocals were timeless and nostalgic.

Rating: A