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Vulture Festival Video: Rufus Wainwright Talks to Julie Klausner and Performs

We're still buzzing from the excitement of this past weekend's first-ever Vulture Festival, and one of the highlights of the weekend was a long session of music and conversation with Rufus Wainwright. The iconic singer-songwriter spoke with Vulture's Julie Klausner about everything from his late mother to his love of Lana Del Rey to his operatic career and beyond. Watch the full conversation in this video, as well as two of the songs he performed ("Walking Song," by his mom, and his legendary rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah"). Rufus forever!