Articles tagged rufus wainwright

Early Summer 2012 New Music Playlist

The unofficial beginning of summer brings another playlist with 15 new songs by the Walkmen, Santigold, Spiritualized and more.

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Got a Bad Case of the Second Season Itch? The Cure: Kill All TV Shows Before they Make Season Three

TV is better than film. The best scripts, the best acting, and the best directing are deserting the multi-plexes for the freedom of the small screen. But all TV series should die by the end of their second season.

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“I’m Never Quite Sure What to Expect”: An Interview with Rufus Wainwright

Just as he kicks off the next leg of the tour supporting his stark, cathartic album revolving around his mother's passing, Rufus Wainwright talks to PopMatters about Shakespeare, Stieglitz, and how the first half of his performance each night is one of the hardest things he's ever had to get through.

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Rufus Wainwright: All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu

Much as we don't go to Las Vegas looking for a quaint bed-and-breakfast, we don't go to Rufus Wainwright looking for John Denver. It is drama we seek and drama we get -- emotional spectacle of the highest order.

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Spectacle: Elvis Costello with Renée Fleming (Episode 9)

The silly red hat: it’s back. At first, when I see Elvis Costello wearing that questionable fashion choice once again atop his head while

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Spectacle: Elvis Costello with Rufus Wainwright (Episode 7)

Elvis Costello wears a silly hat throughout this episode of Spectacle. It distracted me. (The offending accessory is a red, short-brimmed fedora that appears to

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7 Jan 2008 // 3:57 AM

Rufus Wainwright sings as the spirit moves him

Last fall, Rufus Wainwright had the good fortune to indulge in what he calls a 2 ½-month European “spree” to promote his latest projects - a

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14 Aug 2007 // 4:14 AM

Rufus Wainwright’s operatic life

Lots of pop artists are frustrated opera singers who load up their songs with melisma and melodrama. The results usually sound more like Ethel Merman

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Rufus Wainwright: Release the Stars

More romantically-conceived dramatics from the king of baroque pop.

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16 May 2007 // 3:57 AM

Rufus Wainwright shoots for the sky with ‘Stars’

No one ever accused Rufus Wainwright of having a taste for understatement. The singer staked his reputation on constructing pop songs that sound like they

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Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man (2005)

Lian Lunson's concert documentary, Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man, works against itself, with too many gushing tributes and not enough Cohen.

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	Rufus Wainwright: Want One

Rufus Wainwright is a small man with enormous talent and no attention span whatsoever. Call it the curse of the truly gifted: his albums veer

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21 Feb 2002 // 3:00 PM

One thing you should know about Rufus Wainwright: he’s absolutely devastating live. He’s no stranger to studio technique, as his albums will attest,

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19 Feb 2002 // 3:00 PM

S E T    L I S T 1. Grey Gardens2. Greek Song3. Rebel Prince4. California5. The Consort6. Evil Angel7. In a Graveyard8. La Complainte

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4 Jun 2001 // 4:00 PM

        Rufus Wainwright: Poses

Rufus Wainwright is the Real McCoy—talent in spades. Not that he needs to hear that repeated for the umpteenth time. When his eponymously titled

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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