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November 10, 1985

Dan Sullivan's review of Barbra Streisand's new album of Broadway tunes ("Streisand Does It Her Way," November 3) was a waste of time for all concerned. Whatever else he may be, when Sullivan tries to be a music critic--disaster.

Streisand took a gamble with this album. Let's hope it pays off and is the first of many such projects. Let's hope Stephen Sondheim's exposure gains him more mainstream acceptance.

Let's hope that Sullivan, with his patronizing allowance that the album has "some nice things on it," has reached the end of a short road as a music critic, and goes back to reviewing Equity Waiver and dinner theater productions.

MARK SILVERSTEIN

Los Angeles

FOR THE RECORD - IMPERFECTIONS
Los Angeles Times Sunday November 24, 1985 Home Edition Calendar Page 99 Calendar Desk 2 inches; 42 words Type of Material: Correction
Bill Simmons of Burbank wrote to beef about the butcher person who edited the Nov. 10 letter he co-wrote with Mark Silverstein in praise of Barbra Streisand's new LP. Though the editorial cuts have been upheld as choice by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, we do apologize for leaving out Simmons' name.

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