SHOW BUSINESS: Barbra Streisand: The Way She Is

Embarking on her long-awaited tour, Barbra Streisand looks inward -- and lets fly at the press

Barbra Streisand is not happy. Here she is, a pop superstar revered by millions, newly embarked on her first paid concert tour in 28 years. Yet all she hears is complaints.

Take those ticket prices. With a top fee of $350 a seat, the Streisand show (which begins its five-city U.S. swing this week in Washington) far surpasses even the priciest predecessors in the can-you-top-this field of concert extravaganzas. But Streisand doesn't see a problem. "I think this price is fair," she says. "If you amortize the money over 28 years, it's $12.50 a year. So is it worth $12.50 a...

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