An Encounter With Rufus Wainwright

Posted by The G on May 16, 2011 under Encounters with G | Be the First to Comment

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Rufus Wainwright and Geoffrey Dicker

Rufus Wainwright and G

The Rufus on fire!  Rufus Wainwright is so talented.  Whether he’s singing original songs or covering Judy Garland’s entire Carnegie Hall show, you know you’re going to get quality music from Rufus.  The singer who has survived drug addiction and gay bashing has just written an opera called “Prima Donna,” which focuses on a day in the life of an opera star.  Rufus Wainwright also created the concept of “Blackoutsabbath,” a program in which people are asked to live “off the grid” as much as possible on selected dates to help the environment.  As you can expect, I ran into Rufus as he was on foot and he was super nice.  Though I’ve seen him in concert a few times before, I’d never met him before.  When someone is as creative as he is, you never know how they’ll be when you meet them. I was very happy that Rufus was very nice during our brief encounter.  Thanks again Rufus!

Rufus Wainwright News

Posted by The G on February 17, 2010 under GNN | Be the First to Comment

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From Left: Rufus Wainwright, Scarlet Johansson, Gavin Friday. Taken at Carnegie Hall, October 2009

Singer Rufus Wainwright has announced details for his next album, his 6th studio album.

The album, entitled, “All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu” will be released on April 5, 2010.  See the track list after the jump.

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Rufus Wainwright, Scarlett Johansson and Prince?

Posted by The G on October 5, 2009 under G Reviews | Read the First Comment

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Rufus Wainwright, Scarlett Johansson and Fred Armisen as Prince.

Rufus Wainwright, Scarlett Johansson and Fred Armisen as Prince.

In one of the most unusual pairings ever, Rufus Wainwright, Scarlett Johansson and Fred Armisen (from Saturday Night Live)dressed as Prince performed a song called “Mister Pussy” at Carnegie Hall on October 4, 2009 as part of Gavin Friday’s AIDS benefit concert.  As the comedian-currently-dressed-as-Prince made his way to the stage, Rufus kept whispering “Pussy” into the microphone.  It was definitely the funniest moment of the star-studded evening.  Was this an homage to Prince’s classic Pussy Control?  Only Jehovah knows for sure, but the audience sure seemed to love it.

More pictures of Rufus, Scarlett and Gavin Friday after the jump.

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Bono, Lady Gaga, Courtney Love, Scarlett Johansson and Rufus Wainwright at Carnegie Hall!

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Bono performing live at Carnegie Hall!

Bono performing live at Carnegie Hall!

As usual, I was in the right place at the right time, and tonight’s place to be was Carnegie Hall in Manhattan for “Gavin Friday and Friends,” a benefit concert to raise money for AIDS research.

This star-studded sold-out event featured performances by U2 (performing T. Rex’s “Children of the Revolution”), Lady Gaga, Courtney Love, Rufus Wainwright, Scarlett Johansson, Antony, Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Maria McKee, Shane MacGowan (of the Pogues) and Lydia Lunch, just to name a few.  There’ll be more pictures to come – so bookmark this site and tell a million of your friends –  but for now, feast your eyes on these pictures (including a rare solo-piano performance from Lady Gaga).

See them plus the set list after the jump.

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