October 1, 2002
NC-17:Babs' memories of way Dems were (AP, October 1, 2002)
Barbra Streisand emerged from semiretirement Sunday night to headline a Hollywood gala fund-raiser for the Democratic Party. And she'll be making an encore stage appearance next week to serenade Chicago's own Rev. Jesse Jackson. [...]
Streisand delivered a nine-song set at the Kodak Theatre, home of the Oscars. In the audience, celebrities including Christian Slater and Julia Louis-Dreyfus rubbed shoulders with top House Democrats.
Streisand, a longtime backer of liberal causes and candidates, wore a sweeping, metallic green gown and performed--among other selections--her hit ''The Way We Were,'' with lyrics altered to convey she missed a Democratic Congress and administration.
''Scattered pictures of the House we left behind,'' she sang. ''Lovely Democratic memories, of the way we were.''
If you get a chance to see it, there's a really fine Tod Browning concert film of the event. Posted by Orrin Judd at October 1, 2002 10:41 AM