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Event Archive - Rufus Wainwright, Sarah Slean

Sat. July 28th 2007 7:30pm doors at 6:30pm The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts (All Ages) 7:30pm doors at 6:30pm
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Presented by: Live Nation, The Georgia Straight
on sale friday 5/18 @ 10am

Rolling Stone calls Rufus Wainwright's Want Two “the composer's least commercial album. Filled with operatic vocals, symphonic arrangements, iconoclastic religiosity and Latin, Want Two is unlikely to steal away any Jessica Simpson fans. Instead, Wainwright's fanciful songs about love and faith place him in the rarefied company of Bjork and Brian Wilson.

“Want One was a personal album,” Wainwright explains, “and it dealt with my triumphs in personal battles, Want Two is far more broader and doesn’t dwell on one subject.”

Want Two features the same producer as Want One, Marius deVries , and showcases Wainwright’s love of opera and classical music which he synthesizes with different types of pop music, “I’m an octopus using my many arms to grab at a wide variety of styles.”

Rufus has kept busy since the 2004 release of Want Two. He has contributed to many movie and television soundtracks, including Meet The Robinsons, The Last Kiss, The Aviator and The L Word. He has also appeared on compilations such as Lifted: Songs of The Spirit and Plauge Songs.

Born in Pickering, Ontario, Sarah Slean has made quiet a name for herself since recording her first album at the age of 19. Her most recent release, Orphan Music, came out in October 2006. The album features songs recorded live performances at Toronto's Harbourfront Theatre as well as 2005’s sold out show at Vancouver's own East Cultural Centre.
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