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Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Concerts

Kate McGarrigle

January 19, 2010 Kate McGarrigle, who died Monday, performs a 2004 concert as a tribute to Emmylou Harris.

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Kate McGarrigle

January 19, 2010 Kate McGarrigle, who died Monday, performs a 2004 concert as a tribute to Emmylou Harris.

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August 17, 2007 The budding alt-pop icons bring their decidedly different sounds to WXPN's daytime concert series.

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June 9, 2007 Hear Rufus Wainwright recorded live in concert from New York's Gramercy Theater.

Studio Sessions

Rufus Wainwright joins Wade Goodwyn in NPR's Studio 1 to play a few of his hits.

April 19, 2014 The singer-songwriter stopped by NPR's studios to perform a few of his hits.

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Rufus Wainwright.

August 16, 2012 Hear the singer explore the emotional events that inspired his new album, Out of the Game.

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May 18, 2007 The son of folk-singing parents, Wainwright exudes proficiency and individuality.

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Interviews & Profiles

Rufus Wainwright joins Wade Goodwyn in NPR's Studio 1 to play a few of his hits.

April 19, 2014 The singer-songwriter stopped by NPR's studios to perform a few of his hits.

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In 1994, a cover by the late Jeff Buckley helped save "Hallelujah" from musical obscurity.

December 2, 2012 Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" is a popular power anthem now, but almost never saw light of day.

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June 8, 2007 Rufus Wainwright's new album, Release the Stars is huge, operatic and, of course, dramatic.

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June 10, 2006 Singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright is taking on Judy Garland's classic 1961 Carnegie Hall show.

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Discover Songs

May 10, 2007 Killer new music from The White Stripes; So-called "math rock" by the group Battles; A reissue f...

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February 16, 2005 A Dust Brothers collaboration from Beck; New music from Manuel Guajiro Mirabal; A soundtrack fro...

September 15, 2003 The Beatley sounds of Sleepy Jackson; England's singer/songwriter Thea Gilmore; Putting the 'fun...

More Stories

Rufus Wainwright performs a Tiny Desk Concert, at the NPR Music offices on July 24, 2012.

August 20, 2012 By the middle of Wainwright's final song, "Montauk," few dry eyes remained in the NPR offices.

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Rufus Wainwright's new album, Out of the Game, comes out May 1.

April 22, 2012 Wainwright's music throws lines in the air with a grace and confidence rarely heard in modern music.

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Release the Stars

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  • Album: Release the Stars
  • Artist: Rufus Wainwright
  • Label: Geffen
  • Released: 2007
 

Poses

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  • Album: Poses
  • Artist: Rufus Wainwright
  • Label: DreamWorks
  • Released: 2001
 

Judy at Carnegie Hall

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Want One

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  • Album: Want One
  • Artist: Rufus Wainwright
  • Label: DreamWorks
  • Released: 2003
 

Carnival, Vol. 2: Memoirs of an Immigrant

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  • Album: Carnival, Vol. 2: Memoirs of an Immigrant
  • Artist: Wyclef Jean
  • Label: Sony
  • Released: 2007
 

Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall

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  • Album: Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall
  • Artist: Rufus Wainwright
  • Label: Geffen
  • Released: 2007
 

Alive 2007

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  • Album: Alive 2007
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  • Label: Virgin
  • Released: 2007
 

Audio Day Dream

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  • Album: Audio Day Dream
  • Artist: Blake Lewis
  • Label: RCA
  • Released: 2007
 

Fox Confessor Brings the Flood

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