Barbra Streisand to perform in Brooklyn

Barbra Streisand, right, and husband James Brolin arrive at the MusiCares Person of the Year gala in her honor on Feb. 11, 2011, in Los Angeles.
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Barbra Streisand, right, and husband James Brolin arrive at the MusiCares Person of the Year gala in her honor on Feb. 11, 2011, in Los Angeles.
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(CBS/AP) Babs is coming back to Brooklyn.

Oscar and Grammy-winning diva Barbra Streisand, born and raised in Brooklyn, will give a concert on Oct. 11 at Brooklyn's new Barclays Center arena. It is her first performance in the New York City borough.

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The Barclays Center is still under construction and will be home to the NBA's Nets. CEO Brett Yormark says Streisand's concert will be a defining moment for the arena.

Streisand spokesman Ken Sunshine said that performing near her old neighborhood will be emotional and poignant for Streisand.

Streisand is one of the world's best-selling recording artists and is one of the few entertainers who have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award. She rarely performs in public.