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Barbra Streisand to sing at Oscars next month

Published on Jan 31, 2013 6:10 AM
 
This Oct 11, 2012 file photo shows singer Barbra Streisand performing at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday that the 70-year-old singing veteran will hit the stage on Feb 24. It will be her second performance at the Oscars, and her first in 36 years. -- PHOTO : AP

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Legendary diva Barbra Streisand will sing at the Oscars next month, her first Academy Awards performance in 36 years, organisers said on Wednesday.

Streisand has earned two Oscars, but has only performed at the top Hollywood awards show once before, in 1977 when she sang the winning song from A Star Is Born.

"In an evening that celebrates the artistry of movies and music how could the telecast be complete without Barbra Streisand?" said the show's producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

"We are honoured that she has agreed to do a very special performance on this year's Oscars, her first time singing on the show in 36 years," they added in a statement.

 
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