Hot Sheet: Rufus, and
BY Advocate.com Editors
April 09 2010 1:40 PM ET
Rufus Wainwright — All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu
Wainwright’s edgy new album, All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu, showcases the artist's love for opera and has a melancholy tone. Wainwright’s alter ego, Lulu, similar to Shakespeare’s dark lady, is said to represent the dark woman who lives inside all of us. The album’s first single is “Who Are You New York?” and there are several Shakespearean sonnets sprinkled into Wainwright’s track listing.
Toni Braxton — Pulse
Pulse is Toni Braxton’s first album with Atlantic Records and promises to usher in the return of the R&B diva. The video for “Yesterday,” Braxton’s song with the very ripped Trey Songz, features a shirtless Songz in passionate embraces with Braxton, wearing underwear and heels. The diva did double duty by filming and releasing the videos for her next two singles within one day of each other.
Natalie Merchant — Leave Your Sleep
Natalie Merchant’s Leave Your Sleep is a concept two-disc compilation album featuring music adapted from 19th- and 20th-century British and American poetry about childhood. Merchant’s fifth album, Leave Your Sleep features Celtic tones in addition to a variety of influences from other cultures.
- WATCH: The Cure for Gay Wedding-Related Depression
- The South's Longer Wait for Equality
- WATCH: Catholic School Tells Trans Teen 'Wear Girl's Gown or Don't Walk at Graduation'
- Florida Teen Arrested, Expelled for Same-Sex Relationship
- The Small Southwestern Town That Went Rogue
- Editor's Letter: Why One Couple's Story Should Worry You
Sign Up For Email Updates
- Health News Calcium Bad, Cinnamon Good, PreP Fails: Baffling Health News 10 min 28 sec ago
- Comics and Graphic Novels Coming Out HIV-Positive in the Comic Book Store 13 min 26 sec ago
- Transgender WATCH: Catholic School Won't Let Trans Grad Wear Men's Garb 37 min 30 sec ago
- Politics Minnesota Antibullying Bill Dies in Senate 1 hour 10 min ago
- Music Q&A Quickie: Colton Ford on Sex, New Music, and The Lair 2 hours 11 min ago
- Marriage Equality Special Communion Bread Makes Debut for Minneapolis Church 2 hours 21 min ago
- Commentary Can Marc Carson's Murder Have as Much Impact as Matthew Shepard's? 9:09 AM