Martha Wainwright

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'Socially distanced Venetian gondolas!' – Rufus Wainwright on his dream festival
With festival season cancelled, we’re starting a new series asking stars for their dream lineups. First up is Rufus Wainwright, blending opera and Florence Welch

Interview by Dave Simpson

02, Jul, 2020 @4:00 PM

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Rufus and Martha Wainwright review – quirky, magnificent festive blowout
Chrissie Hynde, Neil Tennant and Sophie Ellis-Bextor joyously topped up the Wainwright siblings’ big-hearted Christmas fundraiser, A Not So Silent Night

Ian Gittins

08, Dec, 2019 @11:36 AM

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Q&A: protesters interrupt debate on Bill Leak, accusing cartoonist of racism
Panellists including the former News Corp chief executive Kim Williams try to distinguish respect for Leak from dismay at some of his work

Joshua Robertson

13, Mar, 2017 @7:52 PM

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It's Christmas! The best festive songs, chosen by Slade, Neil Diamond, the Waitresses and more
Slade, Loretta Lynn, Run-DMC and Mike Batt have given us some all-time Christmas classics. But what’s the one Christmas song they couldn’t get through the holidays without? They – and other festive hitmakers – give us their picks

Dave Simpson

22, Dec, 2016 @5:00 PM

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Martha Wainwright: Goodnight City review – joyful versatility

Ally Carnwath

20, Nov, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Martha Wainwright: Goodnight City review – uplifting and powerful

Dave Simpson

10, Nov, 2016 @9:30 PM

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Rufus Wainwright: my family values
The singer-songwriter talks about his relationship with his father, Loudon Wainwright III, having a child with Leonard Cohen’s daughter and his marriage to Jörn

Interview by Caroline Rees

22, Apr, 2016 @12:00 PM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs about brothers and sisters results
RR regular John Hindle has picked this week’s playlist, which you can read about and listen to here as we continue our slightly tweaked format

John Hindle

03, Mar, 2016 @12:00 PM

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Celebrities share their favourite Christmas rituals
There’s nothing like a festive family tradition, especially homemade ones – seven celebrities tell us how they do Christmas

Interviews by Becky Barnicoat

19, Dec, 2015 @6:00 AM

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The Wainwright Sisters review – Martha and Lucy weave a powerful magic
The siblings’ contrasting voices give an uncanny, eerie edge to a night of lullabies, folk songs and covers sung to them as children

Jude Rogers

11, Nov, 2015 @2:51 PM

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Various Artists: Joy of Living: A Tribute to Ewan MacColl review – an engrossing portrait
This centenary collection of Ewan MacColl covers serves brilliantly to show off his songwriting skills

Neil Spencer

25, Oct, 2015 @8:00 AM

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Top five: weirdest crowdsourcing offers

Danny Wright: From four grams of Rhydian's hair to the chance to play strip poker with Daniel Bedingfield, here are the strangest things available in exchange for a crowdsourcing pledge

Danny Wright

27, Nov, 2013 @5:27 PM

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