Do you remember growing up with Barbra Streisand’s music? I recall watching her early movie clips – her auditions, that STRONG NY Accent – and the incredible emotional voice of an angel that came from her – and always seemed effortless. And on November 9 we will be fortunate enough to hear her sing LIVE! But frankly the best part of her show – is the buildup act. It is the coup of the century – my good friend Steve Leber discovered three young singers from Italy – IL VOLO – here they are – just a taste of their brilliance and talent.
Steve Leber took these three young men under his wing – and they were the opening act for Barbra’s show. And here they are singing GRANADA – something I used to play on the piano as a child.
WHAT A TREAT THAT WAS!
Of course Steve knows how to make things like that happen – he used to be THE man -and now has come back to be THE man again!
Over the course of a career spanning more than three decades, Steve Leber has earned a reputation as a rock music manager and producer, and as one of the most innovative forces in the entertainment industry.
He began his career at the William Morris Agency, establishing the company’s music division and handling such artists as the Rolling Stones, Simon & Garfunkel, Diana Ross, the Jackson Five, and the Beach Boys.
He left William Morris to form his own management company, Contemporary Communications Corporation, where he managed artists including Aerosmith, AC/DC, Def Leppard, Michael Bolton, and ‘N Sync, among others.
Early in his career, Steve established himself as a non-traditionalist and as someone who thought outside the box.
One early example was his precedent-setting arena tour of Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar. Similarly, he produced Beatlemania; unique in both concept and design, the multimedia sensation has grossed a staggering $100 million worldwide. He built on this success with family entertainment ventures including the critically-acclaimed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Coming Out of Their Shells tour. He also produced the extraordinarily successful North American tour of the world-renowned Moscow Circus, which broke box-office records at venues across the United States and was named Family Show of the Year by Performance Magazine three years in a row. He has numerous business interests, and with his son Jordan Leber, manages the Italian teen sensation Il Volo and Scott Stapp, lead singer of Creed.
WAY TO GO STEVE! Steve is also founder of GRANDPARENTS.COM – and I am a proud affiliate of that amazing organization which is growing daily to over 1.5million members. Larry King is now the national spokesperson for Grandparents.com. Here he is with Steve and his partner Joe Bernstein.