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July 31: A new documentary about famed makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin shows us the darkness behind the glamour
Kevyn Aucoin was perhaps the most influential makeup artist ever. Now, there's a new documentary about Aucoin's life, which sheds some light on his struggles with illness, addiction and perfection.
Canadian record producer Murda Beatz explains how playing video games with the rapper lead to one of the the biggest songs of 2018.
Jason Mraz is continuing to spread his spirit of love, peace and kindness with his new album, Know.
Today on q, with guest host Ali Hassan: YouTube star turned comic turned director Bo Burnham on his first feature film, Legendary songwriter Benny Andersson on what it's like to reunite with his former band, ABBA, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory shares the songs that remind her of Iqaluit, Tina Hassannia and DeAnne Smith of the q Screen Panel.
July 30: Bo Burnham on creating comedy from a life of growing up online and his new film Eighth Grade
Bo Burnham was one of the first self-made YouTube stars, which launched him into an arena-filling stand-up comedy career. But he left it all behind a few years ago to focus on writing and directing his first feature film, 8th Grade.
Just For Laughs in Montreal just wrapped up, and we've convened the q screen panel to weigh in on one of the festival's most talked about comedians.
In today's edition of the q block party, we invited mask dancer and visual artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory to share a list of songs that remind her of Iqaluit, a place where she has lived for the past 13 years.
You may know Benny Andersson as a member of pop music royalty. Once a part of the Swedish pop group ABBA, Andersson has gone from belting out "Dancing Queen" to writing and recording rock, orchestral and fiddle albums. Andersson joins Tom Power to talk about why it's important for him to keep creating and what it's like to reunite with ABBA after so many years.
Today on q: Blindspotting co-writer and star Daveed Diggs, Canadian singer-songwriter Astral Swans, q music panel with Lisa Christiansen and Cadence Weapon, gateway to Pete Seeger with the Decemberists' Colin Meloy, Toronto indie-pop band Alvvays.
Toronto indie-pop band Alvvays return with their sophomore album, Antisocialites. They talk to host Tom Power about the 'separation narrative' that runs through the record and why they're not too keen on being too confessional in their music.
Colin Meloy, frontman of The Decemberists, has released a picture book about the folk singer. He takes us through the essentials of Pete Seeger's music in this q gateway.
Every Friday, our q music panel looks at the biggest stories in music news. Today, rapper Cadence Weapon and CBC Vancouver's Lisa Christiansen join guest host Chris dela Torre to discuss whether or not we're closer to famous artists than ever before.
July 27: Hamilton star Daveed Diggs on comedy, race and gentrification in his new film, Blindspotting
Daveed Diggs' work on the smash hit musical Hamilton helped launch him into an impressive career away from the stage. His latest project, Blindspotting, explores racial tensions in Oakland.
Country music star Kenny Chesney discusses rebuilding his sanctuary on his latest album. Voice actor Jim Cummings talks about the magic of voicing Winnie-the-Pooh and Tigger for more than 30 years. Andrew Phung of Kim's Convenience shares his Calgary block party playlist. Comedian Fortune Feimster talks about The Mindy Project, Champions and being unabashedly herself on stage.
When Kenny Chesney's sanctuary in the U.S. Virgin Islands was left devastated by Hurricane Irma, the country music star began writing songs to pay homage to what he had lost.
July 26: Comedian Fortune Feimster talks The Mindy Project, Champions and being unabashedly herself on stage
Fortune Feimster joins guest host Chris dela Torre live from Montreal, where she's taking the stage at the Just for Laughs festival this weekend.
Jim Cummings, the voice of Winnie-the-Pooh and Tigger, talks about how he's brought these iconic characters to life for the past three decades.
Canadian actor Andrew Phung creates a playlist of songs that remind him of his hometown of Calgary, Alta.
Actor Simon Pegg opens up about toxic fandom and the reality of Hollywood success. Toronto's Peter Birkemoe discusses Sabrina, the first graphic novel to be longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff walks us through the impolite history of the comedy roast. Canadian singer-songwriter Kaia Kater shares how the banjo helped her understand her Afro-Caribbean roots.
Simon Pegg talks about his new reality as a Hollywood action star and opens up about his former struggle with depression and alcoholism.