Joking that she wanted to revisit highlights of her career before her "memories become misty and water-colored," Barbra Streisand took the crowd at the Verizon Center Thursday night on a journey through her nearly six decades of song and cinema.
It was not the most coherently organized exercise in nostalgia, and some of the side trips didn't add much to the experience. But none of that mattered. Considering how superbly Streisand sounded, she could have owned the place singing the alphabet.
At 74, the voice remains ageless. Few pop vocalists achieve that consistency, let alone back up the vocal steadiness with so much interpretive power.