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Thursday, April 28 • 10:30am - 11:45am
A Conversation Between Van Dyke Parks and Rufus Wainwright

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Composer, arranger, producer and musician Van Dyke Parks has recorded eight of his own albums and has worked on countless albums for artists spanning generations, such as The Beach Boys, the Grateful Dead, Randy Newman, U2 and others. Singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright has recorded six albums of baroque pop and a full-length opera in his growing, successful and genre-pushing career. Representing different generations, Parks and Wainwright will discuss how they created some of the most provocative music of the modern era.

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Van Dyke Parks

Songwriter, Producer, Composer, Artist, Arranger – Smile, Orange Crate Art, “Black Sheep,” Fifth Dimension   Since establishing himself in 1963 with an arrangement job on “The Bear Necessities,” for Disney’s The Jungle Book, Van Dyke Parks has made an art of every aspect of music creation.  First signed to MGM Records in 1964, Van Dyke has since recorded eight of his own albums.  As arranger... Read More →
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Rufus Wainwright

Songwriter, Artist – "Going to a Town," "Oh What a World," Want One, Release the Stars   Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation. The New York born, Montreal bred, Grammy-nominated singer songwriter has released six acclaimed studio albums, including Want One, Want Two and Release the Stars, as well as two live LPs including his Judy Garland tribute, Rufus Does... Read More →

Thursday April 28, 2011 10:30am - 11:45am
Hollywood Ballroom #2 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

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