Singer Barbra Streisand kicks off her concerts at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York, on Thursday Oct. 11, 2012 (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK (AP) — Barbra Streisand was full of Brooklyn pride as she belted out well-known tunes with passion during a concert at the newly built Barclays Center.
Thursday night’s three-hour show was Streisand’s return to her hometown, where she’s also performing Saturday on her “Back to Brooklyn” tour.
The 70-year-old told the crowd of 18,000 that the last time she performed solo in the New York City borough was “on somebody’s stoop on Pulaski Street” as an 8-year-old.
She entered the stage in a shimmery black blazer and long skirt, holding her hands close to the microphone as she hit the right notes on more than two dozen songs, including “People,” ”Evergreen” and “The Way We Were.”
“Hello Brooklyn,” she yelled. “Who said you can’t come home again, right? Just Thomas Wolfe.”
A video from “summer 1979″ played on a large screen as people from Streisand’s Login to read more