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Legendary Singer/Performer Barbra Streisand Makes Only Florida Stop at the BankAtlantic Center

Monday, 06.12.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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Legendary Singer\/Performer Barbra Streisand Makes Only Florida Stop at the BankAtlantic Center

Streisand will perform in only 11 venues in the US; First tour since 1994; Tickets Go On Sale June 19

Streisand will perform in only 11 venues in the US

First tour since 1994; Tickets Go On Sale June 19

SUNRISE, Fla. – Sunrise Sports & Entertainment announced today that legendary performer Barbra Streisand will play the BankAtlantic Center on Saturday, Oct. 28. Streisand, who will visit only 11 venues in the United States, is touring for the first time since 1994 and appearing in the South Florida market for the first time in nearly five decades.

Multi-platinum quartet Il Divo will perform with Streisand as her special guest.

"This the biggest tour announcement of the last 10 years in South Florida and we are absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to be part of entertainment history," Sunrise Sports & Entertainment chief operating officer Michael Yormark said. "As one of only 11 venues that Streisand will visit, it is further proof that the BankAtlantic Center is the 'Center of it All' for South Florida entertainment and one of the premier venues in the world."

"Streisand's tour is the top entertainment event in the country in 2006," said Eliot Weisman, Executive Vice President of Programming for the Sinatra Theatre presented by BankAtlantic. "It is quite a statement for her to choose the BankAtlantic Center over all the other available venues in the state of Florida."

Tickets for the show can be purchased starting Monday, June 19 at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone (954-523-3309 in Broward County, 305-358-5885 in Dade County and 561-966-3309 in Palm Beach County) or www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets will be available at the BankAtlantic Center box office starting Tuesday, June 20 at 10 a.m. There will be a six ticket limit per person.

Tickets will also be available exclusively to American Express Cardmembers from June 12 at 1 p.m. to June 18 at 2 p.m. American Express will offer VIP packages exclusive to their "Gold Card Events" and "By Invitation Only" eligible members. Many of the best seats in the BankAtlantic Center will be available through this exclusive pre-sale.

Barbra Streisand has not toured since 1994 and has not toured in Florida since 1963. Her many accolades include two Academy Awards, six Emmys, eleven Golden Globes (including the prestigious Cecile B. DeMille award in 2000), ten Grammy's (including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995), a Tony award (1970: Star of the Decade), two Cable Ace awards, the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award (2001), as well as a number of other honors.

Ms. Streisand is the highest-selling female recording artist of all time and has had number one albums in each of the last four decades – the greatest longevity statistic for any solo artist.

For more information about the tour please visit www.barbrastreisand.com.

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