By Lisa Petrillo

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – As the only artists to achieve number one albums in each of six decades, Barbra Streisand’s brand new concert tour called “The Music… The Mem’ries… The Magic” is truly all about that.

“Mem’ries light the corners of my mind,” sang out Streisand to a packed house.

The tour, which officially opened Tuesday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles – threw a friends and family rehearsal show the night before.

CBS4’s Lisa Petrillo was invited by the show’s co-director – Miami’s own Richard Jay-Alexander.

“I’ve been working with Barbra for 16 years but this is unlike anything we’ve ever done and tonight this is the first audience that’s ever seen this,” said Alexander.

This production includes duets with special guests such as Baby Face, Seth MacFarlane and Jamie Foxx along with heartfelt tributes to her songs from those unforgettable films.

Alexander says audiences will reminisce and be awed.

“I’ve been here for 12 weeks working with Barbra and the team. It’s going to be such a special show celebrating six decades of number one hits. It’s a remarkable career, unlike anyone else,” Alexander said.

It’s been a busy time for the star whose been in talks about starring in the remake of Gypsy.

Last November, she received the medal of honor at The White House along with other notables including Miami’s own Gloria and Emilio Estefan and her friend Steven Spielberg.

At age 74, it’s clear Streisand’s instrument is stronger than ever.

“Does she still blow your mind every time you hear her sing?” Petrillo asked.

“Every single day. All day. It’s pretty remarkable, if I’ve never worked another day in my life, that’s it. I’d be fine,” said Alexander.

“The Music… The Mem’ries… The Magic”is on now through the end of the month playing in nine selected cities. Click here for more information.

Lisa Petrillo

Comments