and barbra streisand


Rules: put your mp3 player, iTunes, Spotify, etc on shuffle and list the first ten songs, then tag people! No fair skipping!

I was tagged by @whatfallsaway and @scully-loves-ruthie! Thank you! :)

1. The Way We Were - Barbra Streisand

2. Just Like A Child - James Morrison

3. Only Tearsdrops - Emmelie De Forest

4. Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O’Connor

5. Hate & Love - Jack Savoretti

6. I See You - Kristin Amparo

7. Come Away With Me - Norah Jones

8. Heaven Is A Place On Earth - Belinda Carlisle

9. Fernando - Frida (Swedish Version)

10. I Can Still Make Cheyenne - George Strait

I’m just tagging a few people, no pressure :) @smackalicious, @jamofappreciation, @lunenn, @fabulouspatsystone, @frangipanidownunder, @alittlemissfit

Today Beyoncé became the first black woman and second woman in the entertainment sphere to win a Peabody Award. The organization stated, “Lemonade draws from the prolific literary, musical, cinematic, and aesthetic sensibilities of black cultural producers to create a rich tapestry of poetic innovation. The audacity of its reach and fierceness of its vision challenges our cultural imagination, while crafting a stunning and sublime masterpiece about the lives of women of color and the bonds of friendship seldom seen or heard in American popular culture.“

The first woman to win a Peabody was Barbra Streisand, whose work has won four times: three times for her landmark television specials (My Name is Barbra, Color Me Barbra, and Barbra Stresiand: The Concert). The fourth win was as executive producer for Serving in Silence, a documentary about a Army colonel discarded for not hiding her homosexuality.

For those unfamiliar, the Peabody Award has been given out since 1941. It recognizes distinguished and meritorious public service by American radio, television stations and networks, online media, producing organizations and individuals.

NOTE: This stat does not take into account the personal awards given to some few individuals (such as Oprah) that honor their body of work as a whole


“…what Streisand accomplishes in Funny Girl is at once a redefinition of what a musical star can look like as well as a reconfirmation of what so many of us return to the movies to find: pristine encapsulations of talent in motion. Such talent, as exemplified in Streisand’s performance and throughout her peerless career, is indeed, as Kael declared, its own form of beauty. But with the lights low and the screen bright, it can also be its own elusive form of magic, as pure and pleasurable as any ever captured on film.”

On her 75th birthday, here’s how the singular and supreme Barbra Streisand broke out her own way with an unconventional movie star presence in Funny Girl, by Matthew Eng