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Perry Farrell And Rufus Wainwright Line Up For David Byrne And Talking Heads Tribute

17th December 2014

Rocker Perry Farrell, singer Rufus Wainwright and hip-hop band The Roots are set to salute David Byrne and the Talking Heads at a special tribute concert next year (15).ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, O.A.R., Steve Earle...

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21st November 2014

Singer Rufus Wainwright is launching his own cell phone app featuring video clips, exclusive photographs, ticket pre-sales and chats.

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Rufus Wainwright's Career Concerns

29th August 2014

Rufus Wainwright thinks he'd be more successful if he wasn't open about his sexuality.The Canadian-American singer feels being gay has held him back in his native America and wonders if he'd have more success if...

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Travel Issues Prompt Rufus Wainwright To Cancel Italian Show

4th July 2014

Rufus Wainwright scrapped a concert in Rome, Italy on Thursday night (03Jul14) after his flight was cancelled.The Canadian singer was due to perform at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in the city but travel issues...

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Rufus Wainwright Wants Fans To Fund Opera Recording

26th March 2014

Singer Rufus Wainwright has launched an online campaign to fund the recording of his opera.The Canadian star composed Prima Donna himself and premiered the show in Manchester, England in 2009. Wainwright now wants to...

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Mick Jagger To Kickstart New British Airways Music Initiative

24th February 2014

Sir Mick Jagger and singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright have shared their playlists with British Airways bosses as part of a new inflight programme that will allow fans to listen to their favourite tracks as they fly.Kicking...

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Robbie Williams To Launch Album In London

4th October 2013

Robbie Williams will launch 'Swings both Ways' with a special show at the London Palladium in November.The singer's latest set of swing numbers - both covers and originals - will be unveiled at the concert,...

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Robbie Williams Swings With Lily Allen

12th September 2013

Robbie Williams duets with Lily Allen on his new album 'Swings Both Ways'.The 39-year-old singer and the 28-year-old pop star have teamed up for a version of classic song 'Dream a Little Dream of Me',...

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Robbie Williams Working With Lily Allen, Michael Bublé And More For 'Swings Both Ways'

By Joe Wilde | 12th September 2013

Robbie Williams has announced plans to release a new album in time for the festive period, with the big band and swing album Swing Both Ways set to be released in the UK on 8...

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Glastonbury Festival Weather 2013: Get Your Wellies On

By Elinor Cosgrave | 26th June 2013

The weather forecast for the Glastonbury Festival this weekend does not look brilliant: expect a lot of cloud. However, those visiting the Glastonbury Festival this year may be pleased (or rather not depending on your...

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Rufus Wainwright Challenges Van Dyke Parks To Write An Opera

28th February 2013

Singer Rufus Wainwright has challenged famed songwriter Van Dyke Parks to follow in his footsteps by writing an opera.Wainwright premiered his first opera, titled Prima Donna, in Manchester, England, in 2009, and he has now...

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Frank Ocean, Glee Up For Glaad Media Awards

16th January 2013

Frank Ocean, 'Glee' and 'Cloud Atlas' are among this year's GLAAD Media Award nominations.The annual Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation awards ceremony celebrates all aspects of the media - including film, music and television...

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Frank Ocean And Adam Lambert Nominated For Glaad Awards

16th January 2013

Singers Frank Ocean, Adam Lambert and Rufus Wainwright are among the nominees for the 2013 Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (Glaad) Media Awards.The stars are contenders in the Outstanding Music Artist category, as are...

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Stocking Fillers: Best Christmas Songs Of 2012

By Holly Williams | 18th December 2012

Many consider Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' the last true Christmas song to be released; it's hard to believe that was back in 1994! Since then, there's been a sputtering...

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The Show Must Go On? David Letterman Props Up Entertainment Industry During Hurricane Sandy

By Hayley Avron | 30th October 2012

The mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg has been making sure that the city's residents were fully prepared for Hurricane Sandy, which hit New York last night. And whilst the majority of New York citizens...

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Rufus Wainwright Joins Baby, It's Cold Outside Club

12th October 2012

Rufus Wainwright and Sharon Van Etten have become the latest celebrity couple to record a rendition of festive favourite Baby, It's Cold Outside for a new Christmas compilation.The singer/songwriters' version of the classic Frank Loesser...

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Rufus Wainwright Tries Synchronised Swimming

11th October 2012

Singer Rufus Wainwright tried out synchronised swimming at a charity event in California over the weekend (06-07Oct12).The star performed at Hearst Castle, a landmark building close to the city of San Simeon, during a gala...

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George Michael Pays Tribute To Medical Staff

5th September 2012

George Michael paid tribute to the medical staff who saved his life as he resumed his European tour last night (04.09.12).The 'Careless Whisper' singer was forced to postpone his 'Symphonica' tour last November after falling...

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Rufus Wainwright Delays Honeymoon For Charity Gig

28th August 2012

Singer Rufus Wainwright postponed his honeymoon to play a charity gig with a friend just days after his wedding.The star married his longterm partner Jorn Weisbrodt at his home in Montauk, New York on Thursday...

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Rufus Wainwright Weds

24th August 2012

Singer Rufus Wainwright married his longterm partner Jorn Weisbrodt at his home in Montauk, New York on Thursday (23Aug12).The star wed the theatre producer in front of around 250 guests including music legend Lou Reed,...

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Rufus Wainwright Marries

24th August 2012

Rufus Wainwright has got married.The 39-year-old singer tied the knot with German-born theater producer Jorn Weisbrodt in front of 250 guests at his home in Montauk, New York yesterday (23.08.12).Following the ceremony, the celebrations continued...

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Rufus Wainwright To Wed Long-term Partner

20th August 2012

Rufus Wainwright is to wed his long-term partner Jorn Weisbrodt on Thursday (23.08.12). The 39-year-old singer and the German-born theatre producer - who got engaged in November 2010 - are to tie the knot at...

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Rufus Wainwright Prepares For Wedding

20th August 2012

Singer Rufus Wainwright will wed theatre producer Jorn Weisbrodt on Thursday (23Aug12).Wainwright, the son of singers Loudon Wainwright Iii and the late Kate MCGarrigle, will exchange vows at his home in Montauk, New York in...

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Rufus Wainwright To Wed Long-term Partner

20th August 2012

Rufus Wainwright is to wed his long-term partner Jorn Weisbrodt on Thursday (23.08.12). The 39-year-old singer and the German-born theatre producer - who got engaged in November 2010 - are to tie the knot at...

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Scarlett Johansson Collaborates On Bonnie & Clyde Track

31st July 2012

Scarlett Johansson has returned to working on her singing career.The actress has collaborated with Lulu Gainsbourg on a cover of French music legend Serge Gainsbourg's 'Bonnie & Clyde'. The track comes from Lulu's tribute album...

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Rufus Wainwright Eyes Movie Musical Inspired By His Life

25th June 2012

Singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright is set to write a big screen musical inspired by his own colourful life.The movie will feature several tracks from the star's back catalogue and is provisionally titled The Great White Way,...

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Rufus Wainwright Plays Down Church Criticism

20th May 2012

Singer Rufus Wainwright played down comments he made about the run-down Catholic church in New York which inspired his new ballad Candles after branding it "crappy" on a Dvd special.The gay singer penned the track...

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Amy Winehouse 'Freaked Out' By Adele's Success?

16th May 2012

Amy Winehouse felt ''competitive'' towards Adele. The 'Rehab' singer - who passed away from accidental alcohol poisoning last year - was ''freaked out'' by the worldwide acclaim 'Someone Like You' hitmaker Adele received, according to...

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Rufus Wainwright Felt Impending Doom Before 9/11

25th April 2012

Singer Rufus Wainwright was burdened with an "ominous" sense of impending doom just hours before terrorists crashed planes into New York's World Trade Center in 2001.The songwriter was attending a New York Fashion Week event...

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Josh Hutcherson Honoured At Glaads

22nd April 2012

Actor Josh Hutcherson was among the honourees at this years 23rd annual Media Awards for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. The Hunger Games actor won the Vanguard Award, which honours those who strive...

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