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July 31: A new documentary about famed makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin shows us the darkness behind the glamour

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 12:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

July 31: Murda Beatz on producing Drake's Nice for What

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 12:00pm
Canadian record producer Murda Beatz explains how playing video games with the rapper lead to one of the the biggest songs of 2018.
Categories: Syndicated

July 31: Jason Mraz wants to make the world a better place through music

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 12:00pm
Jason Mraz is continuing to spread his spirit of love, peace and kindness with his new album, Know.
Categories: Syndicated

Full episode: Bo Burnham, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Benny Andersson 30/07/18

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 12:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

July 30: Bo Burnham on creating comedy from a life of growing up online and his new film Eighth Grade

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 12:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

July 30: Why Hannah Gadsby's Netflix special Nanette is a historic moment for comedy

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 12:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

July 30: Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory's musical tribute to Iqaluit

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 12:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

July 30: ABBA's Benny Andersson remembers the song that sparked his love for piano

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 12:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Full episode: Daveed Diggs, Alvvays, the Decemberists' Colin Meloy and more 27/07/18

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 12:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

July 27: Alvvays explain the 'separation narrative' at the heart of their new album

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 12:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

July 27: A gateway to the music of Pete Seeger with the Decemberists' Colin Meloy

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 12:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

July 27: Demi Lovato, Nicki Minaj and the dangers of getting too close to our favourite artists

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 12:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

July 27: Hamilton star Daveed Diggs on comedy, race and gentrification in his new film, Blindspotting

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 12:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Full episode: Kenny Chesney, Jim Cummings, Andrew Phung, Fortune Feimster 26/07/2018

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 12:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

July 26: Kenny Chesney helps rebuild his sanctuary on Songs For The Saints

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 12:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

July 26: Comedian Fortune Feimster talks The Mindy Project, Champions and being unabashedly herself on stage

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 12:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

July 26: Jim Cummings on the magic of voicing Winnie-the-Pooh for more than 30 years

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 12:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

July 26: Kim's Convenience star Andrew Phung's musical tribute to Calgary

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 12:00pm
Canadian actor Andrew Phung creates a playlist of songs that remind him of his hometown of Calgary, Alta.
Categories: Syndicated

Full episode: Simon Pegg, Peter Birkemoe, Kliph Nesteroff, Kaia Kater 25/07/2018

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 12:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

July 25: Simon Pegg on toxic fandom and the reality of Hollywood success

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 12:00pm
Simon Pegg talks about his new reality as a Hollywood action star and opens up about his former struggle with depression and alcoholism.
Categories: Syndicated