Favorite daughter Streisand plans Brooklyn concert

May 9, 2012 - 11:18 AM
Streisand Concert

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2011 file photo, actress Barbara Streisand arrives at the 10th Annual Celebration of Dreams, in Santa Barbara, Calif. Brooklyn’s new Barclays Center arena announced Wednesday, May 9, 2012, that Streisand will give a concert at the venue on Oct. 11. (AP Photo/Michael A. Mariant, file)

NEW YORK (AP) — Superstar Barbra Streisand is coming home to Brooklyn.

The Oscar- and Grammy-winning diva was born and raised in Brooklyn but has never performed publicly there — until now.

Brooklyn's new Barclays Center arena announced Wednesday that Streisand will give a concert there on Oct. 11.

Barclays Center is still under construction and will be home to the NBA's Nets. CEO Brett Yormark says Streisand's concert will be a defining moment for the arena.

Streisand spokesman Ken Sunshine said that performing near her old neighborhood will be very emotional and poignant for Streisand.

Streisand is one of the world's best-selling recording artists and is one of the few entertainers who have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award. She rarely performs in public.

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