Rufus Wainwright



Rufus Wainwright admits his sister Martha is as talented as him, if not more

Rufus Wainwright admits his folk singer sister Martha “is as talented, if not more, than me — and it’s taken me years to even state that.” He tells Naomi Watts...

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 prompted him to postpone the show at the last minute.

Rufus Wainwright admits sister Martha may be more talented

Is singer Martha Wainwright more talented than her older brother? Rufus Wainwright thinks so.

Calgary Folk Music Fest: Good weather? Check. Great music? Definitely. Prices? Bleh.

It really is the other most wonderful time of the year.

Gemma Arterton Sings At Tim Rice Tribute Concert

The former Bond girl was joined a host of musicians including The Who star Roger Daltrey, Rufus Wainwright, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Rice's long-term collaborator Andrew Lloyd-Webber to celebrate the works of the Oscar-winning songwriter on Tuesday (08Jul14).

Proms director hits back at dumbing down claims

Proms director Roger Wright has defended this year's event after it was accused of "dumbing down". Paloma Faith will be performing with an orchestra, while Rufus Wainwright and the Pet Shop Boys will also take to the stage during the classical music event.

The magazines that bring out the best of the Hamptons

If your only getaway is sipping a drink on your back porch, this group of magazines can give you a taste of the Hamptons. And there’s no traffic. Just don’t...

Today's Birthdays

Game show host Alex Trebek is 74. Opera singer Licia Albanese is 101. Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta is 82. Actress Louise Fletcher is 80. Actor-singer Bobby Sherman is 71. Rock singer Don Henley is 67. Actor Willem Dafoe is 59. Actor John Leguizamo is 50. Actor-comedian David Spade is 50. Actor Colin Ferguson is 42. Singer Rufus Wainwright is 41. Actor Keegan Allen is 27. Actress Selena ...

Ironworks adds rising stars to summer shows

Singer songwriter Michael Cassidy and Ella The Bird (Siobhan Wilson) return to the Highlands to perform at the Ironworks Summer Showcases. Michael will appear on Saturday, July 26, after his stunning performance as part of this year's goNORTH festival and supporting Twin Atlantic.

Montrealer wins prestigious songwriting award

Montreal's Alejandra Ribera is $5,000 richer after one of her tunes won the SOCAN Songwriting Prize Tuesday.


Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright (born 22 July 1973) is a Canadian-American . Wainwright was born in Rhinebeck, New York, USA, to folk singers Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle (they divorced while he was a child). He began to play the piano at age six, and by age thirteen he was touring with his sister Martha Wainwright, mother Kate, and aunt Anna as the McGarrigle Sisters and Family.

Read more about Rufus Wainwright on

User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License and may also be available under the GNU FDL.

Privacy Policy | |