Barbra Streisand to sing for Barack Obama

She'll perform at fundraiser next week

Barbara Streisand has been confirmed to perform at a fundraiser for Barack Obama taking place in Los Angeles on September 16.

The event will take place at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, with around 700 guests paying at least $2,500 each for a seat.

Co-hosts of the event include DreamWorks partners Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen, reports Variety.

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Obama will attend several events in Los Angeles to raise funds for his campaign, including one earlier that evening at a $28,500-per-person dinner event at the city-owned Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills which will host 250 guests.

Streisand initially supported Hillary Clinton in the Democratic campaign, but got behind Obama when he became the candidate for President.

She has historically supported Democrats in US elections, performing for John Kerry in 2004 and Al Gore in 2000, as well as performing for Bill Clinton during his time as President.

On her website, Streisand recently accused Republican John McCain of choosing Sarah Palin as his co-runner in order to secure the vote of women who would have voted for Hillary Clinton, saying: “I believe John McCain chose Gov. Palin because he truly believes that women who supported Hillary – an experienced, brilliant, life-long public servant – would vote for him because his vice president has two X chromosomes.

McCain‘s selection of Gov. Palin is a transparent and irresponsible decision all in the name of trying to win this election.”

–By our New York staff.

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