Posts Tagged ‘Barbra Streisand’

Hello Gorgeous: Charting the First Lap of a Star Who Outran Them All

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Books

hellogorgeous When Barbra Streisand tied Katharine Hepburn for the 1968 Best Actress Oscar, she became one of the few Jewish film actresses to nab Hollywood’s highest honor, a list that, to this day, numbers only six in Oscar’s 84 years of ceremonies. That she remains the only true star that on that extremely short list makes [&hellip
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The New Queen of Karaoke

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Music, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

By Verne Vergara A new queen has been crowned. After two rounds of semifinals and a final round on the evening of Nov. 13, the judges of Our Town’s Karaoke Idol event picked a winner. All three events took place at the dinner clubs Lips. As the clock approached contest start time at 9:30, the [&hellip
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Nora Ephron: In Memoriam

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film

ephron “Tell me I’ll never have to be out there again.”   It’s that line, delivered by Marie (Carrie Fisher) to Jess (Bruno Kirby), after learning that their mutual best friends Harry and Sally (yes, Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan) have switched up their friendship from platonic to “it’s complicated,” that makes Nora Ephron’s screenplay for [&hellip
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