Posts Tagged ‘Rufus Wainwright’

ToDo ToDay: “Alive and Present,” a Jameson Dinner, and Emancipation Day

It may be 2014, but in two new exhibits at Connersmith, one could be forgiven for thinking it’s 1614. Two artists—painter Katie Miller and photographer Agniet Snoep—bring a century-bending approach to high-realist art. If Miller’s works evoke the golden age of Dutch realist painting through the subtle inclusion of more modern elements, then Snoep’s (shown) [...]

ToDo ToDay: The Wainwrights! Mardi Gras Block Party!

For Rufus Wainwright, music is almost entirely a family affair. The son of singer-songwriters Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, Rufus has been performing unofficially since birth and professionally since 1993. Most of his live shows feature a cover or two of songs and occasional appearances by his other musical relatives, including indie rocker sister [...]

The Sleigher: Rufus Wainwright and Sharon Van Etten, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”

HO HO WHO: Rufus Wainwright and Sharon Van Etten pair up for the date-rape-iest holiday duet ever to grace a piano bar.
SO REALLY I'D BETTER SCURRY: This straightforward version of the wintertime classic doesn't veer from the prototypical: straightforward piano accompaniment, sultry harmonies, playful-if-potentially-menacing back-and-forth vocals.
MAYBE JUST A HALF A DRINK MORE: Van Etten, channeling [...]