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Rufus Wainwright
Rufus Wainwright in concert in Chicago
Rufus Wainwright in concert in Chicago
Background information
Birth name Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright
Born July 22, 1973 (1973-07-22) (age 34)
Origin Rhinebeck, New York, U.S.
Genre(s) Baroque/chamber pop
Operatic pop
Piano rock
Opera
Instrument(s) Vocals
Piano
Guitar
Years active 1993–present
Label(s) Geffen Records
Dreamworks Records
Website www.rufuswainwright.com

Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright (born July 22, 1973) is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter. Since 1998, he has recorded five albums of original music, several EPs, and numerous tracks included on compilations and film soundtracks. He is the son of Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, brother of Martha Wainwright, and half-brother of Lucy Wainwright Roche. Rufus Wainwright playing in London. ... is the 203rd day of the year (204th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Rhinebeck is a village located in the Town of Rhinebeck in Dutchess County, New York. ... This article is about the state. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Baroque pop as a style originated in the mid 1960s as the flipside of sunshine pop. ... Operatic pop is a subgenre of pop music, where lyrical opera voices sing pop songs. ... Piano rock, sometimes referred to as piano pop, is a term for a style of rock music that is based around the piano, and sometimes around piano-related instruments, such as the Fender Rhodes, the Wurlitzer electric piano, and keyboard-based synthesizers, rather than the guitar as is the case... For other uses, see Opera (disambiguation). ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... A short grand piano, with the lid up. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Geffen Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMGs Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. ... When David Geffen sold his Geffen Records to MCA Records he joined Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg to form Dreamworks SKG, with subsidiary DreamWorks Records. ... is the 203rd day of the year (204th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Canadian-American refers to a member of that group of people living in the United States who were born, raised, or (to a lesser extent) possess ancestral ties to Canada. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... // Extended play (EP) is the name typically given to vinyl records or CDs which contain more than one single but are too short to qualify as albums. ... Loudon Snowden Wainwright III (born September 5, 1946) is an American songwriter, folk singer, humorist, and actor. ... Kate McGarrigle (born on February 6, 1946 in Saint-Sauveur-des-Monts, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian folk music singer-songwriter, who writes and performs as a duo with her sister Anna McGarrigle. ... Martha Wainwright (born May 8, 1976) is a Canadian-American folk-pop singer. ... Lucy Wainwright Roche (born 1981) is a singer-songwriter like her parents Suzzy Roche and Loudon Wainwright III, her maternal aunts The Roches and paternal half-siblings Martha Wainwright and Rufus Wainwright, with all of whom she has sung. ...

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Biography

Early years

Rufus Wainwright was born in Rhinebeck, New York, to folk singers Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III (a direct descendant of Peter Stuyvesant, the last Director-General of New Netherland[1]). His parents divorced when he was a child, and he lived with his mother in Montreal, Canada for most of his youth. Wainwright is both a U.S and Canadian citizen.[2] He attended high school at the Millbrook School in downstate New York (which would later inspire his song "Millbrook") and later briefly studied classical and modern piano at Concordia and McGill Universities in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He began playing the piano at age six and started touring at thirteen with "The McGarrigle Sisters and Family" (a folk group featuring Rufus, his sister Martha, his mother Kate, and aunt Anna). His song "I'm A-Runnin'", which he performed in the movie Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller, earned him a nomination for a 1989 Genie Award (for Best Original Song).[3] He was also nominated for a 1990 Canadian Juno Award (for Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year).[4] Rhinebeck is a village located in the Town of Rhinebeck in Dutchess County, New York. ... Kate McGarrigle (born on February 6, 1946 in Saint-Sauveur-des-Monts, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian folk music singer-songwriter, who writes and performs as a duo with her sister Anna McGarrigle. ... Loudon Snowden Wainwright III (born September 5, 1946) is an American songwriter, folk singer, humorist, and actor. ... Pieter Stuyvesant is also the name of a Dutch cigarette brand from Imperial Tobacco. ... This is a list of Directors, appointed by the Dutch West India Company, of the 17th century Dutch province of New Netherland (Nieuw Nederland in Dutch) in North America. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... Millbrook School is a private, coeducational preparatory school located in Dutchess County, New York, USA. It is governed by a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees, and is accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools and the Board of Regents of the State University of New York. ... This article is about Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. ... McGill University is a public co-educational research university located in Montréal, Québec, Canada. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Martha Wainwright (born May 8, 1976) is a Canadian-American folk-pop singer. ... Anna McGarrigle (born 1944 in Saint-Sauveur-des-Monts, Quebec) is a Canadian folk music singer/songwriter who writes and performs as a duo with her sister Kate McGarrigle. ... Rufus Wainwright in Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller is the name of a 1988 film starring Rufus Wainwright. ... The Genie Awards are given out to recognize the best of Canadian films and television, by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. ... The Juno Awards are awards of achievement presented to Canadian musical artists and bands. ...


Wainwright came out as gay while still a teenager.[5] In 1999, he told Rolling Stone that his father recognized his son's homosexuality early on. "We'd drive around in the car, he'd play 'Heart of Glass' and I'd sort of mouth the words, pretend to be Blondie. Just a sign of many other things to come as well."[6] Wainwright later said in another interview that his "mother and father could not even handle me being gay. We never talked about it really."[7] For other uses, see Coming out (disambiguation). ... GAY can mean: Gay, a term referring to homosexual men or women The IATA code for Gaya Airport Category: ... This article is about the magazine. ... Music sample Heart Of Glass Problems? See media help. ... Blondie is the name of an American rock band that first gained fame in the late 1970s, and which has sold over 140 million records. ...


Wainwright became interested in opera during his adolescent years and the genre strongly influences his music. (For instance, his track "Barcelona" features lyrics from the libretto of Giuseppe Verdi's opera Macbeth.) During this time, he also became deeply interested in Édith Piaf, Al Jolson and Judy Garland. “Verdi” redirects here. ... Édith Piaf (December 19, 1915–October 11, 1963) was one of Frances most beloved singers,[1] and became a national icon. ... Al Jolson (May 26, 1886–October 23, 1950) was a highly acclaimed American singer, comedian and actor of Jewish heritage whose career lasted from 1911 until his death in 1950. ... Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 - June 22, 1969) was an Academy Award-nominated American film actress and singer, best known for her role as Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz (1939). ...


At age 14, Wainwright was sexually assaulted in London's Hyde Park after picking up a man at a bar.[7] He remained chaste for five years after the incident. Elsewhere, however, he claims it made him promiscuous.[7] In an interview years later, he described the event: "I said I wanted to go to the park and see where this big concert was going on. I thought it was going to be a romantic walk in the park, but he raped me and robbed me afterwards and tried to strangle me".[8] Wainwright claims that he survived only by pretending to be an epileptic and faking a seizure.[9] This page deals with sexual assault as a medical emergency and gives information on how victims, first-aiders and medical personnel can respond. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... “Hyde Park” redirects here. ... This article is about the neurological disorder as it affects humans. ...


Rise to fame, debut album

Through weekly shows at Cafe Sarajevo, Wainwright became a fixture on the Montreal club circuit and eventually cut a series of demo tapes produced by Pierre Marchand (who also produced Wainwright's later album, Poses) - DreamWorks executive Lenny Waronker acquired the demo tapes and signed Wainwright to his label. The singer moved to New York City in the spring of 1996 and began performing regularly at Club Fez, building a loyal local audience. He relocated to Los Angeles that fall, and began recording his first studio album, 1998's Rufus Wainwright. Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... Pierre Marchand (born 1958 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian musician and record producer. ... Poses is Rufus Wainwrights second album, released by DreamWorks in 2002. ... This article is about the film studio. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Rufus Wainwright is the self-titled debut album of Canadian-American singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright. ...


Wainwright's self-titled debut received critical acclaim; Rolling Stone magazine recognized it as one of the best albums of the year and named the singer "Best New Artist" of the year. Wainwright toured with Sean Lennon in the summer of 1998 and began his first headline tour later that year. In December 1998, he appeared in a Gap commercial directed by Phil Harder, performing Frank Loesser's "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?". The promotion increased dramatically both his visibility and his record sales. On March 1, 1999 Wainwright started a headlining tour at Maxwell's in Hoboken, New Jersey. This article is about the music magazine. ... The Grammy for Best New Artist has been awarded since 1960. ... Sean Taro Ono Lennon (aka Sean Ono Lennon, born October 9, 1975) is an American singer, songwriter, musician and actor. ... For other uses, see Gap. ... Phil Harder is a music video director. ... Image:FrankLoesser1. ...


Poses

By summer 1999 he had taken some time off to live and put music on the back burner. He lived in the Chelsea Hotel in NYC for six months, during which he wrote most of his second album. On June 5, 2001, Poses, Wainwright's second album, was released to critical acclaim, but limited record sales. A well-known residence for artists, musicians and writers, the Hotel Chelsea is located in the neighborhood of Chelsea in New York City. ... New York, New York redirects here. ... Poses is Rufus Wainwrights second album, released by DreamWorks Records in 2001. ...


From 2001 to 2004, he toured with Tori Amos, Sting, Ben Folds, and Guster, as well as headlining the 2001 and 2002 tour in support of "Poses." He often performs with his sister Martha Wainwright (now herself an emerging artist) on backup vocals. Despite a growing cult following and critical acclaim, Wainwright has experienced somewhat limited commercial success in the United States, although the release of his Release the Stars album saw increased media attention there, as did the associated 2007 US tour.[10] Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos on August 22, 1963) is an American pianist and singer-songwriter. ... Sting in Budapest, 2000 Gordon Matthew Sumner, CBE (born October 2, 1951), usually known by his stage name Sting, is an English musician from Newcastle upon Tyne. ... Benjamin Scott Folds (born September 12, 1966, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina[1] is an American singer-songwriter and the former frontman of the musical group Ben Folds Five. ... Guster is an alternative rock band that is known for its live performances, unique sound, humor, and cult following formed by Adam Gardner, Ryan Miller, and Brian Rosenworcelin 1991 while attending Tufts University in Boston. ... Poses is Rufus Wainwrights second album, released by DreamWorks Records in 2001. ... Martha Wainwright (born May 8, 1976) is a Canadian-American folk-pop singer. ... This article does not discuss cultist groups, personality cults, or cult in its original sense of religious practice. See cult (disambiguation) for more meanings of the term cult. A cult following is a group of fans devoted to a specific area of pop culture. ... Release the Stars is Rufus Wainwrights fifth studio album released on May 15, 2007. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Addiction

Wainwright became addicted to crystal meth in the early 2000s and temporarily lost his vision owing to overuse. His addiction reached its peak in 2002, during what he described as "the most surreal week of my life." During that week, he played a cameo role in the UK comedy television programme "Absolutely Fabulous"; spent several nights partying with the president's daughter, Barbara Bush[11]; enjoyed a "debauched evening" with his mother and Marianne Faithfull; sang with Antony of Antony and the Johnsons for Zaldy's spring 2003 collection; and, throughout, experienced recurring hallucinations of his father. He decided shortly after that he "was either going to rehab or I was going to live with my father. I knew I needed an asshole to yell at me, and I felt he fitted the bill".[12] Methamphetamine is a synthetic stimulant drug which induces a strong feeling of euphoria and is highly psychologically addictive. ... This article is about the television series. ... For the wife of George H.W. Bush, see Barbara Bush. ... Marianne Faithfull (born 29 December 1946) is an English singer and actress whose career spans over four decades. ... Antony and the Johnsons is a Mercury Prize-winning music act from New York City. ...


Seeking guidance, he telephoned his friend Elton John, who persuaded him to check in to rehab at the Hazelden Foundation in Minnesota. He detoxed and underwent therapy at the facility which he has claimed in several interviews gave him 'a second chance'. Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... The non-profit Hazelden Foundation, based in Center City, Minnesota, pioneered the so-called Minnesota Model of care for alcoholism and drug addiction that is now the most widely used in the world. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Largest metro area Minneapolis-St. ...


The Want albums

Wainwright's album, Want Two, from which four songs were released as the EP Waiting For A Want, was released by DreamWorks/Geffen on November 16, 2004. It is a companion/sequel to the 2003 release Want One. Afterward, a live iTunes Sessions EP entitled Alright, Already: Live in Montréal was released March 15, 2005. A DVD entitled All I Want, featuring a biographical documentary, music videos, and live performances, was released internationally in mid-2005. The same year was also notable for two major contributions as solo vocalist to a pair of important records: the Mercury Prize winning Antony and the Johnsons' I Am a Bird Now and Burt Bacharach's At This Time. Want Two is the fourth album by American singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright. ... This article is about the film studio. ... is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Want One is Rufus Wainwrights third album, released on Sept. ... This article is about the iTunes application. ... // Extended play (EP) is the name typically given to vinyl records or CDs which contain more than one single but are too short to qualify as albums. ... is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... The Mercury Music Prize, now officially known as the Nationwide Mercury Prize, is a music award given annually for the best British or Irish album of the previous 12 months. ... Antony and the Johnsons is a Mercury Prize-winning music act from New York City. ... I am a Bird Now is the second album by New York band Antony and the Johnsons. ... This biographical article needs additional references for verification. ...


The Want One and Want Two albums were repackaged as Want for a late-November 2005 release to coincide with the start of a British tour. The version of Want One is that which contains the two extra songs "Es Muß Sein" and "Velvet Curtain Rag". The Want package in the UK has two new extra tracks: "Chelsea Hotel No. 2" (Leonard Cohen cover) and "In With the Ladies", which replace "Coeur de Parisienne — Reprise d'Arletty" and "Quand Vous Mourez de Nos Amours" from 2004's augmented edition. Want One is Rufus Wainwrights third album, released on Sept. ... Want Two is the fourth album by American singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright. ... Want One is Rufus Wainwrights third album, released on Sept. ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... Leonard Norman Cohen, CC (born September 21, 1934 in Westmount, Quebec) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet and novelist. ...


Release the Stars

Rufus' fifth studio album Release the Stars was released by Geffen on May 15, 2007. The album was produced by Wainwright himself and featured Richard Thompson, Teddy Thompson, Martha Wainwright, Kate McGarrigle, Neil Tennant, Joan Wasser, Julianna Raye, Larry Mullins (professionally known as Toby Dammit), and Sian Phillips.[13] It reached number 2 in the UK, and debuted at number 23 in the USA. The first single of the album, Going to a Town was released on April 3, 2007 on the iTunes music store. The second single released from the album was 'Rules and Regulations' with the third and final release being a 500-copy physical release of 'Tiergarten'.Release the Stars was recently certified gold in the UK. The accompanying 'Release the Stars' World tour saw Rufus visit North America, Europe, Asia and Australia and finished on February 14th 2008 with a final concert at the Radio City Music Hall in New York. [14] Release the Stars is Rufus Wainwrights fifth studio album released on May 15, 2007. ... Geffen may refer to: Geffen, Hebrew word גֶּפֶן gephen (pl. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Teddy Thompson Teddy Thompson (born 1976) is an English singer-songwriter. ... Martha Wainwright (born May 8, 1976) is a Canadian-American folk-pop singer. ... Kate McGarrigle (born on February 6, 1946 in Saint-Sauveur-des-Monts, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian folk music singer-songwriter, who writes and performs as a duo with her sister Anna McGarrigle. ... Neil Tennant (right) with collaborator Chris Lowe (left) Neil Francis Tennant (born July 10, 1954 in North Shields, Tyne and Wear, England) is an English musician, who, with his colleague Chris Lowe, makes up the successful pop duo, Pet Shop Boys. ... A live photo from Flowerpot show December 2005 Joan Wasser is a violinist and singer/songwriter in the indie rock world. ... Siân Phillips, CBE is a Welsh actress who was born Jane Elizabeth Ailwên Phillips in Betws, Carmarthenshire, Wales, on May 14, 1934. ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... This article is about the iTunes application. ... Release the Stars is Rufus Wainwrights fifth studio album released on May 15, 2007. ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... Radio City Music Hall at Christmas 2005 Radio City Music Hall is an entertainment venue located in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... This article is about the state. ...


Rufus Does Judy Garland

On June 10, 2006, NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday broadcast an interview of Wainwright by Scott Simon. The segment concerned Wainwright's sold-out pair of Carnegie Hall shows June 14 & 15, 2006 in which he performed the entire Judy Garland concert album recorded there in 1961.[15] He later repeated his performance at the London Palladium, the Paris Olympia, and the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.[16] Live CD and DVD recordings of the concerts were released on December 4, 2007. The DVD is titled Rufus! Rufus! Rufus! Does Judy! Judy! Judy!: Live From the London Palladium. The CD album, Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall, is a recording of his show at that legendary New York venue.[17] is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... NPR logo For other meanings of NPR see NPR (disambiguation) National Public Radio (NPR) is a private, not-for-profit corporation that sells programming to member radio stations; together they are a loosely organized public radio network in the United States. ... Weekend Edition is the name given to a set of American radio news magazines produced and distributed by National Public Radio (NPR). ... Scott Simon is the host of National Public Radios Weekend Edition Saturday. ... Carnegie Hall is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City located at 881 Seventh Avenue, occupying the east stretch of Seventh Avenue between West 56th Street and West 57th Street. ... is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 - June 22, 1969) was an Academy Award-nominated American film actress and singer, best known for her role as Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz (1939). ... The London Palladium in 2004 The London Palladium is a 2,286 seat West End theatre located off Oxford Street in the City of Westminster. ... The Olympias entrance and billboard Paris Olympia is a music hall at 28, Blvd. ... Hollywood Bowl in 2005. ... is the 338th day of the year (339th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Rufus Wainwrights sixth album, Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall, is a live recording of his June 2006 tribute concert to Judy Garland. ...


In 2008, Garland's daughter Lorna Luft indicated her strong approval of Wainwright's recordings of her mother's songs. [18] Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 - June 22, 1969) was an Academy Award-nominated American film actress and singer, best known for her role as Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz (1939). ... This image is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...


Prima Donna

Following his 2007-2008 tour, Wainwright plans to write his first opera, Prima Donna which he says will be about "a day in the life of an opera singer."[19] The opera has been commissioned by Metropolitan Opera general manager Peter Gelb.[20] There are four characters. He is, thus far, writing the libretto in French.[21] Look up Prima donna in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, the lead section of this article may need to be expanded. ... Peter Gelb (born 1953[1]) is an American arts administrator. ...


Music

In addition to his baritone singing voice, he plays both piano and the guitar, often switching between the two instruments when performing live. While some of his songs feature just Wainwright with his piano, his later work is often accompanied by rock instrumentation or a symphony orchestra, displaying complex layering and harmonies with an operatic feel. Wainwright is an avid opera fan, and the influences on his music are evident, as well as his love of Franz Schubert's Lieder.[citation needed] Some of Wainwright's songs have been described as "Popera" (Pop Opera) or "Baroque Pop". Many of his compositions are densely packed, dizzying amalgams of strings, horns, operatic choruses, ragtime rhythms and his own distinctively warm vocal timbre.[22] For other uses, see Baritone (disambiguation). ... A short grand piano, with the lid up. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... This article is about the genre. ... Harmony is the use and study of pitch simultaneity, and therefore chords, actual or implied, in music. ... For other uses, see Opera (disambiguation). ... Schubert redirects here. ... Lied (plural Lieder) is a German word, literally meaning song; among English speakers, however, it is used primarily as a term for European classical music songs, also known as art songs. Typically, Lieder are arranged for a single singer and piano. ... Operatic pop is a subgenre of Pop music, where lyrical opera voices sing pop songs. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... For other uses, see Opera (disambiguation). ... Baroque pop as a style originated in the mid 1960s as the flipside of sunshine pop. ...


Work in film, broadcasting and theatre

In addition to his role in Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller, Wainwright has appeared in the films The Aviator and Heights. He has also recorded tracks especially for films, including Brokeback Mountain, I Am Sam, Moulin Rouge!, Shrek, Meet the Robinsons and Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man. He is also seen in the Denys Arcand film L’Âge des Ténèbres.[23] Rufus Wainwright in Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller is the name of a 1988 film starring Rufus Wainwright. ... For other uses, see Aviator (disambiguation) The Aviator is an Academy Award-winning 2004 American biographical drama film, directed by Martin Scorsese, and based largely on the book Howard Hughes: The Secret Life by Charles Higham. ... Heights is a movie released in 2004. ... This article is about the motion picture. ... I Am Sam is a 2001 drama film that tells a story about a mentally handicapped father and his efforts to retain custody of his daughter. ... Moulin Rouge is a 2001 Academy Award-winning jukebox musical film directed by Baz Luhrmann. ... For other uses, see Shrek (disambiguation). ... Meet the Robinsons is a computer-animated film and the 46th animated feature produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. ... Georges-Henri Denys Arcand, C.C., C.Q. born June 25, 1941 in Deschambault, Quebec, Canada is an Academy Award winning film director, screenwriter and producer. ... Days of Darkness is a compliation double cd released by Spitfire Records. ...


In 2005 a DVD called All I Want (Rufus Wainwright album) was released, including a full-length documentary, 'A Portrait of Rufus Wainwright', performances at Central Park SummerStage and Cambridge Corn Exchange, studio sessions, music videos, and two bonus Easter Eggs, a twelve-minute documentary from 1998 featuring Rufus and his family, and a short tribute to the McGarrigle Sisters featuring Rufus and Martha. Summerstage now in its 20th season is New Yorks Premiere outdoor concert stage in Central Park (New York City, USA) that provides a series of free and paid performances of music, dance, performance art,reading and spoken word throughout the summer months . ... The Cambridge Corn Exchange is a concert venue in Cambridge. ...


In May 2006, Rufus was one of three special guests (the others being Robbie Williams and Frances Barber) to star with the Pet Shop Boys in a concert at London's Mermaid Theatre where he covered "Casanova in Hell", a track from the latest Pet Shop Boys album Fundamental. The critically acclaimed show was broadcast on the UK's BBC Radio 2 and repeated on BBC 6 Music and released as a CD, Concrete in October 2006, that included Rufus's contribution. For other people with the same name, see Robbie Williams (disambiguation). ... Frances Barber (born on 13 May 1958 in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England) is a British actress. ... Pet Shop Boys are an English dance music duo, consisting of Neil Tennant who provides main vocals, keyboards and occasionally guitar, and Chris Lowe on keyboards and occasionally on vocals. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Mermaid Theatre, opened in 1959 with a production of Lock Up Your Daughters, was the first theatre built in the City of London since the time of Shakespeare (later theatres were built in the so-called West End, outside the boundaries of the traditional City). ... Fundamental is the sixteenth album, the ninth of entirely new music, by the British band Pet Shop Boys. ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... BBC Radio 2 is one of the BBCs national radio stations and the most popular station in the UK. As well as having most listeners nationally, it ranks first in all regions above local radio stations. ... BBC 6 Music is one of the BBCs newest radio stations, launched on March 11, 2002 and originally codenamed Network Y. It is only available via digital media - DAB radio, the Internet and the various forms of digital television. ... Concrete is the seventeenth album by the British band Pet Shop Boys. ...


During June 2007, Wainwright was a part of the multi-artist True Colors Tour [24], which travelled through 15 cities in the United States and Canada. The tour, sponsored by the Logo channel, began on June 8, 2007. Hosted by comedian Margaret Cho and headlined by Cyndi Lauper, the tour also included Debbie Harry, The Gossip, the Indigo Girls, The Dresden Dolls, The MisShapes, Erasure and other special guests. Profits from the tour helped to benefit the Human Rights Campaign. In August 2007 Wainwright said he considered it a "great honor" to perform on that gay rights tour.[25] The True Colors Tour 2007 is a music tour created by Cyndi Lauper. ... Logo is an American digital cable television channel owned by Viacoms MTV Networks division. ... is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Margaret Cho (born December 5, 1968) is an American comedian, fashion designer and actress. ... Cynthia Ann Stephanie Cyndi Lauper (born June 22, 1953) is an American Grammy Award- winning singer, MTV VMA-winning video and Emmy Award-winning film, television and theatre actress. ... Deborah Ann Harry (born July 1, 1945, in Miami, Florida) is a singer-songwriter and actress most famous for being the lead singer for the punk rock/new wave band Blondie. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Beth Ditto. ... Indigo Girls are an American folk rock duo, consisting of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. ... The Dresden Dolls are an American musical duo from Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Misshapes are a Post Punk/New Wave Collective from New York City founded in East Village Manhattan in 2002. ... This article is about the a musical group Erasure. ... HRC logo The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is one of the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equal rights organization in the United States. ...


Wainwright continued to tour during 2007,[26] and embraced forms of expression not usually part of mainstream American music concerts. This included dressing in red lipstick and stiletto heeled shoes to perform Judy Garland songs, and expressing his concerns against the current US political situation. His performances were critically acclaimed.[27] United States may refer to: Places: United States of America SS United States, the fastest ocean liner ever built. ...


Themes

Wainwright's oeuvre contains several recurring themes: opera, literature, pop culture, and, more recently, politics (see, "Waiting for a Dream," "Gay Messiah," and "Going to a Town.") attraction, yearning and love (often unrequited) are some underlying themes for a significant portion of his work (perhaps most poignantly in "Harvester of Hearts"), albeit in various and dissimilar forms. In "Foolish Love," Wainwright describes the joys of initial infatuation such as his with stateside radio producer Jon W. Knowles (whose birthday ironically is "April Fools"), while in "The Art Teacher," he tackles a first-person infatuation between a schoolgirl and her teacher.[28] Other songs address full-blown love and the consequences of falling out of love such as This Love Affair and Peach Trees. For other uses, see Opera (disambiguation). ...


Wainwright also sings about his family relationships. "Beauty Mark," "Little Sister," and "Dinner at Eight" address, respectively, his experiences with his mother, sisters, and father.


Religion and religious imagery also appear in his music. (See "Agnus Dei," "Gay Messiah," and "Greek Song.") Wainwright is also fascinated by experiences in the world and distant geography ("Oh What A World" and "April Fools"). At least a few of Wainright's songs address his experiences with crystal meth and rehab (see "Go Or Go Ahead" and "I Don't Know What It Is"). Methamphetamine is a synthetic stimulant drug which induces a strong feeling of euphoria and is highly psychologically addictive. ...


Wainwright wrote the song "Millbrook" about his high school, Millbrook School, in Millbrook, NY. This song was also the inspiration and namesake of the Los Angeles indie band Millbrook.[29] The song "Matinee Idol" from the same album was written about the late River Phoenix. Millbrook School is a private, coeducational preparatory school located in Dutchess County, New York, USA. It is governed by a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees, and is accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools and the Board of Regents of the State University of New York. ... Millbrook is a village in Dutchess County, New York, USA. The population was 1,429 at the 2000 census. ... In popular music, indie music (from independent) is any of a number of genres, scenes, subcultures and stylistic and cultural attributes, characterised by perceived independence from commercial pop music and mainstream culture and an autonomous, do-it-yourself (DIY) approach. ... River Jude Phoenix (August 23, 1970 – October 31, 1993) was an Academy Award- and Golden Globe-nominated American film actor. ...


The song "Memphis Skyline" is a tribute to the late singer Jeff Buckley, who drowned in Memphis in the Wolf River, a tributary of the Mississippi, on May 29, 1997. The two met each other briefly in the '90s when Wainwright was an up-and-coming act. By this time, Buckley had already released his first album (Grace), and was well on his way to stardom. He has said that he had been irritated that Buckley played at Sin-é, a café on the Lower East Side, as he [Wainwright] was rejected three times by the club. The two met several months prior to Buckley's drowning, during a gig Wainwright was playing. Buckley supposedly helped out with some technical problems, and the two chatted over beers for a few hours. The song references "Hallelujah," a Leonard Cohen song which Buckley notably covered, and which Wainwright later did likewise. Jeffrey Scott Buckley (November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997), raised as Scotty Moorhead,[1] was an acclaimed American singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... is the 149th day of the year (150th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Sin-é (pronounced shin-ay, the Irish for thats it) is the name of a current music venue in New York City, as well as the name of a previously existing venue which was important in exposing many New Yorkers to vital talent in the early 1990s. ... Leonard Norman Cohen, CC (born September 21, 1934 in Westmount, Quebec) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet and novelist. ...


The song "Sanssouci" ("carefree" in French) was inspired by 18th century Prussian monarch Frederick the Great's Rococo summer palace of the same name in Potsdam, outside Berlin, Germany. "Tiergarten," also from Release the Stars, refers to the Berlin Tiergarten, and is written about his boyfriend of three years, German arts administrator Jörn Weisbrodt.[30][31] Frederick the Great Frederick II of Prussia (Friedrich der Große, Frederick the Great, January 24, 1712 – August 17, 1786) was the Hohenzollern king of Prussia 1740–86. ... A style of 18th century French art and interior design, Rococo style rooms were designed as total works of art with elegant and ornate furniture, small sculptures, ornamental mirrors, and tapestry complementing architecture, reliefs, and wall paintings. ... This article is about the German palace. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... Release the Stars is Rufus Wainwrights fifth studio album released on May 15, 2007. ... Tiergarten (Animal Garden) is a large park and a former borough of Berlin, since 2001 a part of the expanded borough Mitte. ...


Discography

Albums

  • Rufus Wainwright (May 19, 1998), US Heatseekers #24, UK #171
  • Poses (June 5, 2001), US #117, UK #132
  • Want One (September 23, 2003), US #60, UK #88
  • Want Two (November 16, 2004), US #103, UK #21
  • Release the Stars (May 15, 2007), US #23, UK #2, Australia #58, Canada #7, UWC #14
  • Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall (December 4, 2007) US # 171, UK, #171

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EPs, DVDs, etc.

  • Waiting For A Want (EP; 2004, DreamWorks) — available only on iTunes
  • Alright, Already: Live in Montréal (EP; 2005, DreamWorks/Geffen) — available only on iTunes to North American buyers
  • All I Want (DVD; 2005) - features documentary + live concert footage and music videos
  • Want (2005, DreamWorks/Geffen) — repackaging Want One and Want Two as one album, with two extra tracks
  • Tiergarten (EP; 2007, Geffen) — contains one track: "Supermayer Lost in Tiergarten" remix (available digitally and in limited vinyl release)
  • Rufus! Rufus! Rufus! Does Judy! Judy! Judy!: Live From the London Palladium (DVD)

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Singles

  • "I Don't Know What It Is" (2004, UK #74)[32]
  • "Crumb by Crumb" (2005, UK #49 - airplay chart only)
  • "Hallelujah" (2007, UK #148)
  • "Going to a Town" (2007, UK #54)[33] - iTunes
  • "Rules and Regulations" (2007) - iTunes (UK)
  • "Tiergarten" (2007) - limited edition 12" single (500 copies) featuring the "Supermayer Lost in Tiergarten" remix

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Contributions

Soundtracks

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Guest appearances

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Compilations

  • "Sonnet 29 - When in Disgrace With Fortune & Men's Eyes.." from When Love Speaks (2002, EMI Classics)
  • "The Origin of Love" from Wig in a Box (2003, Off Records)
  • "Spotlight On Christmas" from Maybe This Christmas Too? (2003, Nettwerk Records)
  • "My Funny Valentine" from Sweetheart 2005: Love Songs (2005, Live More Musically)
  • "Spotlight On Christmas" and "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?" from The McGarrigle Christmas Hour (2005, Nonesuch)
  • "Katonah" from Plague Songs (2006, 4AD)
  • "Lowlands Away" (with Kate McGarrigle) from Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, and Chanteys (2006, ANTI-)
  • "Harvest" (with Chris Stills) from Sounds Eclectic: The Cover Project (2007, Hear Music)

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Other

  • "Ode to Antidote", created for a Viktor & Rolf ad campaign for their perfume, Antidote. (2006)
  • Bloom, composed and recorded voicings for the dance production entitled, "Bloom", as performed by the Stephen Petronio Dance Company. (2006)
  • Yellow Lounge (2007, Deutsche Grammophon), a compilation album of classical pieces chosen by Wainwright, and two Wainwright songs performed by the Fauré Quartett.

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Awards and nominations

Genie Awards

  • 1989 - Nominated, Best Original Song, I'm A-Runnin' [34]

Juno Awards

Source is the Juno Awards database[35]

  • 1990 - Nominated, Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year
  • 1999 - Won, Best Alternative Album; Rufus Wainwright
  • 2002 - Nominated, Best Songwriter; "Poses," "Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk," and "Grey Gardens"
  • 2002 - Won, Best Alternative Album; Poses
  • 2005 - Nominated, Adult Alternative Album of the Year; Want Two
  • 2008 - Nominated, Adult Alternative Album of the Year; Release the Stars
  • 2008 - Nominated, Songwriter of the Year; "Going to a Town" / "Release the Stars" / "Do I Disappoint You?"

Other

  • 1999 - Outstanding Music Album, GLAAD Media Awards
  • 1999 - Debut Album of the Year, Gay/Lesbian American Music Awards
  • 2004 - Nominated, Shortlist Music Prize
  • 2008 - Outstanding Music Artist, GLAAD Media Awards (Release the Stars)
  • 2008 - Nominated, Brit Award Best International Male Artist
  • 2008 - Nominated, Meteor Award Best International Male Artist

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References

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  2. ^ http://www.charleston.net/news/2008/jan/12/singer_readies_solo_concerts27185/ Singer readies for solo concerts By Len Righi The Morning Call
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  11. ^ "Baroque Pop Idol", Mother Jones, May 14, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-05-14. (English) 
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  32. ^ UK Chart runs
  33. ^ UK Chart runs
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Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 234th day of the year (235th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 238th day of the year (239th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 239th day of the year (240th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 76th day of the year (77th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 76th day of the year (77th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...

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