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Barbra Streisand to Perform at LGBT-Focused Fundraiser for Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is bringing out the big fundraising guns as the race for the White House enters its final three months. With time of the essence, the Clinton camp has tapped music legend and gay icon Barbra Streisand to headline an LGBT-focused New York campaign fundraiser on Sept. 9 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York, Billboard has confirmed.
According to Buzzfeed, which first reported the news, the invite for the "LGBT for Hillary" event features a rainbow H logo and lists dinner ticket prices starting at $1,200 and ranging up to $250,000 per, with those who pony up six figures earning a meet-and-greet with the candidate.
Streisand has been firmly in Clinton's corner all year, defending the former Sec. of State against detractors who've criticized her high-dollar speeches in front of Wall Street bankers and hedge fund managers, and lashing out at Rep. candidate Donald Trump for his controversial statements. The New York show -- whose capacity has not been announced -- will benefit the Hillary Victory Fund, with money raised going to Hillary for America, the Democratic National Committee and state parties.
The singer is in the midst of a nine-date tour in support of her upcoming album of duets, ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, which features the screen and song legend pairing up with a roster of actors including: Alec Baldwin ("The Best Thing That Ever Has Happened"), Antonio Banderas ("Take Me To The World"), Jamie Foxx ("Climb Ev'ry Mountain"), Seth MacFarlane ("Pure Imagination"), Melissa McCarthy ("Anything You Can Do"), Chris Pine ("I'll Be Seeing You"/ "I've Grown Accustomed To Your Face"), Anne Hathaway and Daisy Ridley ("At the Ballet"), Patrick Wilson ("Loving You"), Hugh Jackman ("Any Moment Now") and the late Anthony Newley ("Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)?").
Her tour is slated to wrap up in Toronto on Aug. 23, giving her plenty of time to rest up for the Clinton fundraiser.