FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2019 file photo, Barbra Streisand introduces "BlacKkKlansman" at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Streisand’s return to New York City’s Madison Square Garden in 13 years attracted political figures like Bill and Hillary Clinton as well as pop superstar Mariah Carey. Streisand performed a show-stopping concert Saturday night, Aug. 3 in front of feverish fans, who gave the iconic singer several standing ovations, including Carey, who showed up to her seat as Streisand ended her first song of the night. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Clintons, Mariah Carey turn out for Barbra Streisand concert

August 04, 2019 - 12:37 am

NEW YORK (AP) — Barbra Streisand's return to New York City's Madison Square Garden after 13 years attracted figures from pop superstar Mariah Carey to Bill and Hillary Clinton for a concert that turned political.

Backed by an orchestra with more than a dozen talented musicians, Streisand performed Saturday night to several standing ovations. Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, U.S. Rep. Jerry Nadler and Rev. Al Sharpton also attended the show.

It's not unusual for a Streisand show to turn political, and on Saturday, the prominent Democrat remixed "Send in the Clowns" to take jabs at President Donald Trump.

Streisand thanked the political figures in the audience for their efforts and said she wished she could have sung at Hillary Clinton's inauguration like did at Bill Clinton's 1993 inaugural gala.

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