by Bill Risser
Filmed at Ignite Phoenix
I have a near fanatical love for Barbra Streisand. It began with my introduction to her as a 16 year old in 1977 (it was 1972's Streisand: Live at the Forum that was my gateway drug). I've seen her 3 times in concert, including her 1994 Vegas comeback. I still insist one of the biggest travesties in the history of the Oscars is her non-nomination for Best Director for Yentl in 1985. I've had close brushes with her and I am determined that fate intends for us to meet. Fortunately, my wife is cool with that. I guess as I look back on this description, I can drop the ""near"" from near fanatical.