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Critics Torn Over Rufus Wainwright's Performance Tribute To Shakespeare's Sonnets

Rufus Wainwright has divided opinion with a recent performance of his new album 'Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets', a celebration in the 400th anniversary of the playwright's death, which took place at the...

Rufus Wainwright's Shakespeare Hint

Rufus Wainwright revealed his mum used a Shakespeare sonnet as a subtle hint to say she knew he had been masturbating.The 42-year-old American-Canadian singer-songwriter is dedicating his latest album 'Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare...

Florence Welch Performs Shakespeare Sonnet

The Florence + The MAChine star has recorded a sonnet by the revered British playwright for Rufus' new project, which marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. Actors Helena Bonham Carter, Carrie...

Wainwright Sisters Team Up For New Album

The daughters of Loudon Wainwright III and sisters of Rufus Wainwright will release Songs in the Dark in November (15). The project features tracks written by their dad and mothers Kate MCGarrigle...

Who Is Emile Haynie? New Album 'We Fall' Features Some Impressive Guests

Grammy winning record producer Emile Haynie makes a career turning point by unleashing his first album as a recording artist, 'We Fall', complete with collaborations with some of the biggest talent in the music industry...

Mark Ronson Still Stunned By Stevie Wonder Song

Mark Ronson gets ''messed up'' when he thinks about working with Stevie Wonder.The 'Uptown Funk' hitmaker was left ''speechless'' when the legendary singer agreed to lend his vocals to 'Uptown's First Finale' - the first...

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

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...

Rufus Wainwright's Career Concerns

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...

Travel Issues Prompt Rufus Wainwright To Cancel Italian Show

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...

Rufus Wainwright Wants Fans To Fund Opera Recording

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...

Mick Jagger To Kickstart New British Airways Music Initiative

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...

Robbie Williams To Launch Album In London

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,...

Robbie Williams Swings With Lily Allen

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',...

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

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...

Glastonbury Festival Weather 2013: Get Your Wellies On

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...

Rufus Wainwright Challenges Van Dyke Parks To Write An Opera

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...

Frank Ocean, Glee Up For Glaad Media Awards

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...

Frank Ocean And Adam Lambert Nominated For Glaad Awards

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...

Stocking Fillers: Best Christmas Songs Of 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...

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

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...

Rufus Wainwright Joins Baby, It's Cold Outside Club

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...

Rufus Wainwright Tries Synchronised Swimming

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...

George Michael Pays Tribute To Medical Staff

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...

Rufus Wainwright Delays Honeymoon For Charity Gig

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...

Rufus Wainwright Weds

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,...

Rufus Wainwright Marries

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...

Rufus Wainwright To Wed Long-term Partner

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...

Rufus Wainwright Prepares For Wedding

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...

Rufus Wainwright To Wed Long-term Partner

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...

Scarlett Johansson Collaborates On Bonnie & Clyde Track

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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