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Streisand To Tour for Charity Cash

Streisand To Tour for Charity Cash

Barbra Streisand is putting her famous stage fright to the test again by announcing her first US tour in over a decade. The diva will play 20 shows in October and November throughout the US in an effort to raise millions for select charities she supports. Organizations which will benefit from the charity concert cash include those concerned with the environment, education and women's health. In a statement released through her management this morning, Streisand said, "The increasingly urgent need for private citizen support to combat dangerous climate change, along with education and health issues was the prime reason I decided to tour again. This will allow me to direct funds and awareness to causes that I care deeply about." Designated proceeds in support of philanthropic initiatives will be distributed through The Streisand Foundation. Streisand's only previous multiple city national tour, Barbra Streisand: The Concert, in 1994 was a critical and commercial smash. The actress/singer has rarely performed since, choosing mainly to take the stage at political benefits. It's a good time for Streisand to tour - last year, her latest CD, Guilty Pleasures, became her 50th gold album, and she also scored a smash-hit movie, Meet The Fockers. The full dates of Streisand's autumn tour will be announced shortly.