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

Watch Dozens Of Covers Later, 'Hallelujah' Endures

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


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

Watch Rufus Wainwright: Tiny Desk Concert

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


Rufus Wainwright.

Read Rufus Wainwright On World Cafe WXPN

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


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

Read First Listen: Rufus Wainwright, 'Out Of The Game'

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

Kate McGarrigle

Listen Kate And Anna McGarrigle At Carnegie Hall

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


Listen Musical Stocking Stuffers: New Music Tuesday

December 4, 2007 – A look at the week's new CD releases by Lizzy Goodman of Blender.


Listen Rufus Wainwright and Neko Case in Concert WXPN

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


Read Operatic Pop Singer Rufus Wainwright in Concert

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

Listen Rufus Wainwright's Operatic Period: 'Stars'

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


Listen Rufus Wainwright: Timeless but Modern WXPN

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


Listen The White Stripes, Rufus Wainwright, Elliott Smith

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


Listen Wainwright to Channel Judy Garland, Live

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


Listen Beck, Mary Gauthier, Rufus Wainwright

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

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