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Pop diva Barbra Streisand makes a rare concert appearance in this special, headlined and shot on September 26, 2009, at New York City's Village Vanguard. Mounted in honor of the release of Streisand's album Love is the Answer (which hit stores on the very same day that the concert was shot), the set presents a combination of tunes from that record ("In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning," "The Gentle Rain," "Some Other Time") and Streisand favorites ("Evergreen," "The Way We Were.") The location bears special significance for Barbra, as one of the venues she first performed at, as a teenager in the late 1950s; appropriately, a number of folks associated with both that club, and with Streisand's decades-long career, turn up to show their appreciation, including Lorraine Gordon, widow of Village Vanguard founder Max Gordon; Streisand manager Marty Erlichman; and Rick Edelstein, the waiter who arranged Barbra's first audition at the Vanguard. Many celebrities also turn up to voice appreciation, including Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Nicole Kidman. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi