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Rufus Wainwright
Rufus Wainwright

Background information
Birth name Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright
Born July 22, 1973
Born place Rhinebeck, New York, United States
Origin Montreal, Canada
Genre(s) Baroque Pop
Operatic Pop
Years active 1993—present
Label(s) Geffen Records
Website Website

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Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright (born July 22, 1973) is a Canadian American singer-songwriter. He has recorded six albums of original music, EPs, and tracks on compilations and film soundtracks.

All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu (2010) Milwaukee At Last!!! (2009) Release The Stars (2007) Want (2005) Want Two (2004) Want One (2003) Poses (2001) Rufus Wainwright (1998)

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Rufus Wainwright Has Baby, Viva, With Leonard Cohen's Daughter

February 21, 2011
Rufus Wainwright has had a baby with the daughter of Leonard Cohen, Lorca. The singer, who is in a gay relationship with Jorn Weisbrodt, announced the birth on his website.  Read more 

Mark Ronson Working With The Black Lips And Rufus Wainwright

February 4, 2011
Mark Ronson has announced that he is currently working on projects with The Black Lips, Rufus Wainwright and Daniel Merriweather. The producer, whose recent solo album 'Record Collection' featured the likes of Wiley, Duran Duran and MMDR, spoke about his collaboration plans in a new interview.  Read more 

Rufus Wainwright Announces London Royal Opera House 2011 Gigs

November 22, 2010
Rufus Wainwright has announced details of a series of shows at London’s Royal Opera House next year. The singer will play the venue on July 18, 19, 21, 22 and 23.  Read more 

Rufus & Martha Wainwright's Mother Kate McGarrigle Dies

January 19, 2010
Rufus and Martha Wainwright's mother Kate McGarrigle has died of cancer aged 63. The folk singer passed away yesterday in her native Montreal surrounded by her friends and family after losing her battle with clear cell sarcoma.  Read more 

Rufus Wainwright Opera Set For Manchester Debut

October 9, 2008
An opera written by the singer Rufus Wainwright will debut at the Manchester International Festival next summer, it's been confirmed. Prima Dona, which tells the story of an Opera singer, will be staged on July 10th, 12th, 14th, 17th and 19th.  Read more 

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