Barbra Streisand returned to her hometown Thursday night for the first of two sold-out performances at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Brooklynites have been waiting for this moment for years, for decades. The Barclays Center will be the first new major sports and entertainment indoor arena in New York since 1968.
Hamlisch died Monday after a brief illness, family spokesman Jason Lee said.
Pre-sale tickets for the October 11th show at the new Barclays Center sold out in minutes, and now resellers and scalpers want tens of thousands of dollars for them.
The 10-time Grammy award winning artists was raised in Flatbush and graduated Erasmus Hall High School.