zaterdag 16 maart 2013

Barbra Streisand to perform at Peres’ 90th birthday

Legendary Jewish-American singer and actress Barbra Streisand is set to perform in Israel on June 18 at the opening ceremony of Shimon Peres’s annual Presidential Conference, which will also honor his 90th birthday.

Streisand, 70, has visited multiple times and is known as a supporter of Israel, but her June 18 appearance will mark her first official performance in the Jewish state.

Israeli fans and various promoters have attempted several times to organize a performance by Streisand at a large venue, such as the Ramat Gan Stadium or the Caesarea Amphitheater, without success.

The Israeli Presidential Conference, which runs June 18-20, attracts some 4,500 attendees and features 200 leaders in their fields, including former heads of state, academics, scientists, journalists and artists.

Source: TimesOfIsrael