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MGM GRAND ANNOUNCES BARBRA STREISAND CONCERTS

 LAS VEGAS, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Barbra Streisand, the pre-eminent entertainer of our time, will perform two eagerly awaited concerts New Year's weekend at the MGM Grand Garden, a new 15,000-seat theater in Las Vegas, it was announced Tuesday by MGM Grand.
 Streisand, performing her first paid concert appearance in 27 years, will perform Dec. 31, New Year's Eve, and also the evening of Jan. 1.
 The rare concert appearances by Streisand will be the inaugural attraction in the MGM Grand Garden theater, announced Richard Sturm, senior vice president-marketing & entertainment of MGM Grand Hotel Inc., and Marty Erlichman, Streisand's representative.
 MGM Grand Garden, a state-of-the-art venue for both entertainment and sporting events, is part of the new $1 billion MGM Grand mega- entertainment resort in Las Vegas, which opens Dec. 18. Besides the MGM Grand Garden, the complex also includes the 5,005-room MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, along with MGM Grand Adventures, a 33-acre theme park.
 Streisand has performed in concert rarely since 1966, and on each of those occasions, only as a fundraiser for charitable or social issues she supports. The possibility of the just-concluded arrangement for her to appear at the MGM Grand Garden has been the subject of intense rumor and speculation for several weeks, and the appearances are expected to be internationally anticipated on a scale unprecedented for entertainment events.
 "We are absolutely thrilled that Barbra Streisand will be opening the new MGM Grand Garden," said Larry Woolf, MGM Grand Hotel Inc. chairman, president and chief executive officer. "There is no entertainer in the world of higher ability and stature to open our new entertainment complex.
 "Barbra Streisand performing New Year's weekend at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas will be the entertainment event of the year ... or in many years, for that matter."
 Tickets for the two concerts go on sale Sunday, Nov. 7, by phone sales only via 800-929-1111 or 702-891-7777.
 Streisand's current Columbia Records album, "Back to Broadway," is one of the few recordings ever to appear as No. 1 on the Billboard &harts in its first week of release and continues as one of the world's hottest sellers. It is among her 21 Platinum records and 37 Gold records.
 She is one of the most acclaimed performing and creative artists of all time, having been honored with Grammy, Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Golden Globe awards, among many other tributes. Streisand is, uniquely, an entertainment talent who has achieved the highest position as film director and producer, screenplay writer and songwriter, motion picture and stage actress, concert and recording performer and equally, as a powerful activist for charitable, political and social causes.
 MGM Grand Inc. (NYSE: MGG) is a public hotel, casino and travel company based in Las Vegas.
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 /CONTACT: Tom Bruny, MGM Grand, 702-891-2260/
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