Barbra Streisand — actress/singer/director/writer/ composer/producer/designer/ author/activist and eight-time GRAMMY winner, GRAMMY Legend Award and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient — was honored as the 2011 MusiCares Person of the Year at its 21st annual benefit gala on Feb. 11 in Los Angeles.
An all-star group of performers paid tribute to Streisand, including Jeff Beck, Tony Bennett, Kristin Chenoweth, Darren Criss, Herbie Hancock, Diana Krall, Barry Manilow, Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, LeAnn Rimes, Seal, Donna Summer, BeBe Winans, Stevie Wonder, and Nikki Yanofsky. Streisand also performed a medley of her hits, including "Happy Days Are Here Again," "The Way We Were," "Evergreen," and "Finally Found Someone."
The legendary artist was honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year in recognition of her renowned creative accomplishments as well as her philanthropic work, which has included an extraordinary range of charitable activities over the years. Proceeds from the dinner and concert provide essential support for MusiCares, which ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need.