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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Listen Musical Stocking Stuffers: New Music Tuesday

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

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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

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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.

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Listen Rufus Wainwright: Timeless but Modern WXPN

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

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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...

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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.

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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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