They didn't send flowers

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Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond sang "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" together for the first time in 24 years, helping John Kerry raise $5 million at last night's concert at Disney Hall. Billy Crystal emceed and didn't toss all his barbs at the Republicans, saying that his first impression of Kerry was that he "could be Ed Muskie's stunt man." My correspondent reports it was a looong evening, with Willie Nelson following an 8-year-old cellist prodigy, then Angie Stone, Diamond, Streisand, their duet, and back to Crystal to introduce Kerry and his wife, who both spoke. Besides a ton of Hollywood figures, councilmen Antonio Villaraigosa and Jack Weiss, mayoral hopeful Bob Hertzberg, county supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky and ex-governor Gray Davis were in the house. AP story.


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