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Barbra Streisand is going back to her roots.
The Oscar- and Grammy-winning diva was born and raised in Brooklyn, but has never performed publicly there. That will change on October 11 when she will give a concert at the new Barclays Center arena, which is still under construction.
Streisand was raised in Flatbush and attended Erasmus Hall High.
"Brooklyn to me means the Loews Kings, Erasmus, the Yeshiva I went to, the Dodgers, Prospect Park, great Chinese food," Streisand said on her web site. "I'm so glad I came from Brooklyn‚ down to earth. I guess you CAN come home again."
Tickets for the concert, called "Barbra Back to Brooklyn," will go on sale on May 21.
Streisand is one of the world's best-selling recording artists and is one of the few entertainers who have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award.
"They just don't get any bigger than this daughter of Brooklyn and proud graduate of Erasmus Hall High School...," Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz wrote on her site. "So, no more tears, music fans‚ Brooklyn's very own funny girl, Barbra Streisand, will create new memories as the main event this October at Barclays Center!"
With The Associated Press