Barbra Streisand to perform at Grammys, Kris Kristofferson to introduce her


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It’s going to be a busy week for Babs. Barbra Streisand, who will be saluted at the 2011 MusiCares Person of the Year ceremony Friday night at Staples Center, will return to the stage Sunday to perform at the Grammy Awards ceremony. The eight-time Grammy winner and current nominee will be introduced by another singer-turned-actor, Kris Kristofferson, winner of three Grammys.

Streisand, who recently spoke with the Los Angeles Times’ Susan King (‘MusiCares to honor Barbra Streisand Friday’), wasn’t offering many hints as to what she’ll be performing either on the telecast or during the MusiCares event:


‘I am singing and talking for about 12 to 15 minutes,’ she said over the phone from her Malibu home, which she wrote about in her bestselling coffee-table book, ‘My Passion for Design.’ A portion of the book’s proceeds go to the Barbra Streisand Women’s Cardiovascular Research and Education program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

But that is all she will reveal about her appearance. ‘I want it to be a surprise!’

-- Randall Roberts