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Streisand honoured by MusiCares

Barbra Streisand is to be honoured as the 2011 MusiCares Person Of The Year.

The Recording Academy and the MusiCares Foundation said Streisand would receive the award on February 11 at a dinner and concert in Los Angeles.

The annual gala is among the festivities that will lead up to the 53rd annual Grammy Awards on February 13.

The awards show will air on CBS.

The 68-year-old has won eight Grammy Awards. She is being honoured for her creative accomplishments and philanthropic work.

MusiCares was established by The Recording Academy in 1989. It helps people in the music industry during times of need.

James Taylor and Aretha Franklin are among those who have been previously honoured with the award.

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