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Rufus Wainwright commemorates Pride with a ‘Rufus Does Judy’ livestream

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Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall was an impressive song-for-song recreation of Garland’s Grammy-winning live album, which successfully served as her career comeback 60 years ago.Although met with only modest commercial success, Wainwright’s 2007 effort was well-received by critics, and would go on to earn him his first Grammy nomination.With Rufus Does Judy at Capitol Studios, Wainwright again performs from the Garland repertoire, only this time at one of L.A.’s most famed studios and solely as a livestream, set to premiere Thursday, June 10, on what would have been Garland’s 99th birthday.The show is also a scaled-back affair, with a four-piece band — all donning facemasks emblazoned with Garland’s visage — replacing a sumptuous 36-piece.

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