First published in The Hollywood Reporter (January 30, 2013) by Erin Carlson ☛ “In an evening that celebrates the artistry of movies and music, how could the telecast be complete without Barbra Streisand?” said the ceremony’s producers, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, in a statement Wednesday. “We are honored that she has agreed to do a very special performance.” No word on what that entails. Streisand, who last performed at the Academy Awards in 1977, when she sang “Evergreen” from A Star Is Born, for which she shared the best original song Oscar with lyricist Paul Williams. The legendary entertainer also scored a best actress Oscar for 1968’s Funny Girl. She was nominated in 1973 for her role in The Way We Were and later for producing 1991’s The Prince of Tides, a best picture contender, as well as co-writing the song “I Finally Found Someone” from 1996’s The Mirror Has Two Faces. She also has won eight Grammys, four Emmys and a special Tony Award in 1970. The Oscars will be presented February 24th at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.