A-list comes to Washington for White House Correspondents Dinner

A-list comes to Washington for White House Correspondents Dinner

WASHINGTON, April 27 (UPI) -- Politics, entertainment and the news media blended in Washington Saturday for what has become called the nerd prom, the White House Correspondents' Dinner.

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60-year-old safe at Vegas bar is a bust

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- It was a letdown of atomic proportions when the owners of a Las Vegas bar opened a 60-year-old safe found while remodeling -- and discovered only receipts.
Regis: Streisand's the one that got away

Regis: Streisand's the one that got away

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Regis Philbin was a bit melancholy in discussing his pending departure from his long-running television series without ever having Barbara Streisand on.

Streisand to auction off belongings

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Barbara Streisand says she is auctioning off memorabilia from her career, along with clothing and furniture, to help charities.

Clintons attend rare Streisand club gig

NEW YORK, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- A rare appearance by U.S. singer Barbara Streisand at a small club was attended by Bill and Hillary Clinton as well as other celebrities, witnesses say.

Streisand tour sets box office record

NASHVILLE, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Rumors claimed early ticket sales were slow, but Barbara Streisand's first live concerts after a six-year hiatus broke box office records in the United States.

Streisand tour sets box office records

NEW YORK, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Barbara Streisand's recent U.S. tour set new box office records for 14 of her 16 concerts.

Live album to come from Streisand tour

NEW YORK, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Columbia Records plans to release a two-disc live album later this year featuring two U.S. recordings from Barbara Streisand's current North American tour.
Barbara Streisand
Barbra Streisand appears at the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation's Tenth Annual Grand Slam for Children At Risk at MGM in Las Vegas, NV, October 1, 2005..(UPI Photo/Roger Williams)

Barbra Streisand (pronounced /ˈstraɪsænd/ STRYE-sand; born Barbara Joan Streisand, April 24, 1942) is an American singer, actress, director and songwriter. She has won two Academy Awards, nine Grammy Awards, four Emmy Awards, a Special Tony Award, an American Film Institute award, and a Peabody Award.

She is one of the most commercially and critically successful female entertainers in modern entertainment history, with more than 71.5 million albums shipped in the United States and 140 million albums sold worldwide. She is the best-selling female artist on the Recording Industry Association of America's (RIAA) Top Selling Artists list and the only female recording artist in the top ten. Her achievement is all the more remarkable, as she is the only artist who was not a part of the rock and roll genre. Along with Frank Sinatra, Cher, Jamie Foxx and Shirley Jones, she shares the distinction of being awarded an acting Oscar and also recording a #1 pop single on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.

According to the RIAA, Streisand holds the record for the most Top 10 albums of any female recording artist; a total of 31 to her credit since 1963. Streisand also has the widest span (46 years) between first and latest Top 10 albums of any female recording artist. With her 2009 album, Love Is the Answer, she became the only artist to achieve number 1 albums in five consecutive decades. Her RIAA tally shows she has released 51 Gold albums, 30 Platinum albums, and 13 Multi-Platinum albums in the United States.

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