Tuesday, September 18, 2007

I'm Giving Away Rufus Wainwright Tix for this Sunday

That's right you heard me. The wonderful people over at Fanscape have so graciously decided to include me in their newest giveaway. The tickets are for this Sunday at the Hollywood Bowl and here are the details:

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright performs his final tribute concert to Judy Garland on the Hollywood Bowl stage on Sunday, September 23, at 7 p.m., with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. As a follow-up to his celebrated 2006 tribute to Garland's 1961 Carnegie Hall concert - which Entertainment Weekly described as "a reminder of Garland's heartbreaking legacy and her influence on Wainwright's own beautifully lush pop"- Wainwright performs a collection of Garland's most popular standards, show stoppers and cinematic hits. Additionally, Wainwright, like Garland, makes use of a stage ramp extending over the pool circle section of the audience. He is joined by musical director and conductor Stephen Oremus and a handpicked quartet including pianist Mark Hummel, bassist Dave Phillips, drummer Steve Bartosik and guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli. Producers Jared Gellar and David J. Foster lend their well-honed expertise to the ambitious endeavor.

The Hollywood Bowl concert comes at the end of Wainwright's summer-long national tour in support of his new album, Release the Stars. The album is Wainwright's fifth studio full-length and his first self-produced effort. Wainwright, whom NME hails as "the best songwriter of his generation," will continue to tour internationally after the Hollywood Bowl performance.

Conductor Stephen Oremus served as music director and conductor for Wainwright's Garland tribute performances at Carnegie Hall, the London Palladium and the Olympia in Paris. He was also the music supervisor and arranger of the original Broadway production of Wicked as well as of the subsequent productions of that musical.

So how do you win? Knowing full well that this is a coveted pair of tickets, you'll have to do a small bit of research. Answer this question: Rufus played at Coachella this year...what night did he play? Email me at celeste.aubrey@gmail.com . Good luck to the winner!



Blogger Aubrey said...

We have a winner. Man that was fast.

September 18, 2007 at 3:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What was the answer?

September 19, 2007 at 9:12 AM  
Blogger Aubrey said...

Friday night the 27th.

September 19, 2007 at 9:14 AM  
Blogger Dan B (no, not Bennett, think harder) said...

Speaking of Judy Garland, there is an exciting and popular group on Yahoo called the Judy Garland Experience. The group features ultra rare audio files that are frequently changed. This week they have Judy and Count Basie's complete July, 1968 concert from JFK Stadium, a multi part audio biography on Garland, episodes of The Bing Crosby Show Featuring Judy, phone calls, random rare songs, and loads of other fascinating sound bites (including a rare 1977 Forest Hills concert performance of Frank Sinatra's. Why is there a Frank Sinatra concert posted on a Judy group you ask? You will just have to join to find out).
The group also has dozens of photo albums filled with the rarest pictures of Judy found anywhere. The membership to the group includes other celebrities, Garland family members, historians, authors, as well as people who have made films about Judy, and the most diverse cross section of Judy Garland fans anywhere. The only thing missing is you!
Be sure to stop by our little Judyville and check it out, you may never want to leave!

September 19, 2007 at 1:28 PM  

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