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Streisand back in Brooklyn Oct. 11 for show

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Barbra Streisand sings "You'll Never Walk Alone" at the end of the 53rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shubert Theatre in Los Angeles on Nov. 4, 2001. Photo Credit: AP

Who says you can't go home again?

Barbra Streisand Brooklyn's most famous singer, will return to the borough where she was born on Oct. 11 to perform in the new 19,000-seat Barclays Center.

Regular sale tickets will range from $90 to $650, with $1,500 tickets available during pre-sale, Barclays Center chief executive Brett Yormark said.

If the ticket sales are robust, another concert date might be added.

"The consumer will dictate that," Yormark said. "If that situation presents itself, we'll encourage the appropriate parties to do that."

The concert represents a coup for both Brooklyn and the Barclays Center, which is set to open Sept. 28 with a concert by another Brooklyn-born star, Jay-Z.

"Brooklyn to me means the Loew's Kings, Erasmus, the Yeshiva I went to, the Dodgers, Prospect Park, great Chinese food. I'm so glad I came from Brooklyn," Streisand said in a prepared statement.

The booking represents "her chance to come home. She's never done a venue in Brooklyn before," Yormark said. Streisand did perform as a member of the Erasmus Hall High School chorus.

"Any time she performs live, it's a big deal," said Chelsea author William J. Mann, whose biography about the star's early life, "Hello Gorgeous: Becoming Barbra Streisand," will be released this year.

Fans of the diva, who turned 70 on April 24, are elated at the chance to see a superstar who rarely tours and "doesn't enjoy performing live," despite being history's top-selling female recording artist, Mann said.

The timing of the show seems fated because "it will be 50 years ago this October that she signed her first record contract with Columbia Records" in New York, he said, adding, "She's paying tribute to her roots."

Streisand performed at the Village Vanguard in Manhattan in 2009, but for only about 120 people, many of them celebrities, leaving masses of her fans yearning for a look and a listen.


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