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Jessye Norman, Sam Lipsyte and more 15/02/2019 [Full episode]

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:00pm
Ahead of receiving the Glenn Gould Prize in Toronto, opera legend Jessye Norman shares some stories from her incredible decades-long career. The q This music panel discusses the allegations levelled against Ryan Adams and what this story says about music industry gatekeepers. Country singer Ashley McBryde shares some music from her Grammy-nominated debut album, Girl Goin' Nowhere. Satirical novelist Sam Lipsyte turns his eye to the dark side of mindfulness and fake gurus.
Categories: Syndicated

Jessye Norman: The opera legend shares stories from her incredible decades-long career

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:00pm
Ahead of receiving the Glenn Gould Prize in Toronto, opera singer Jessye Norman joined guest host Laurie Brown to reflect on her early career and the importance of the arts.
Categories: Syndicated

Sam Lipsyte: The satirical novelist turns his eye to the dark side of mindfulness and fake gurus

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:00pm
Sam Lipsyte talks to guest host Laurie Brown about his new novel Hark, which explores the world of spiritual leaders, the people who follow them and the situations in which they appear so compelling.
Categories: Syndicated

Ashley McBryde: The country singer performs from her Grammy-nominated album live in the q studio

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:00pm
Ashley McBryde shares some music from her Grammy-nominated debut album, Girl Goin' Nowhere, and tells us why staying true to herself was the key to her success.
Categories: Syndicated

Bing Liu, Mélissa Laveaux and more 14/02/2019 [Full episode]

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:00pm
Minding the Gap director Bing Liu discusses the importance of sharing stories of abuse. Voice over artist Redd Pepper talks about his decade-spanning career voicing some of the biggest movie trailers. Writer and former music executive Will Ashon looks back on the Wu-Tang Clan's debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). Canadian singer-songwriter Mélissa Laveaux brings the sounds of Haiti to the q studio.
Categories: Syndicated

Redd Pepper: Meet the voice over artist behind some of the biggest movie trailers

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:00pm
Voice over artist Redd Pepper talks about his decade-spanning career and why the classic movie trailer phrase, "In a world" will never get old.
Categories: Syndicated

Mélissa Laveaux: The singer brings the sounds of Haiti to the q studio

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:00pm
Mélissa Laveaux sits down with guest host Laurie Brown to chat about her latest album Radyo Siwèl and performs some new music for us.
Categories: Syndicated

Bing Liu: The Minding the Gap director on sharing stories of abuse

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:00pm
Bing Liu's Oscar-nominated documentary Minding the Gap follows a group of young skateboarders to take a raw and honest look at child abuse in small town America.
Categories: Syndicated

Ludwig Göransson, Sugar Sammy and more 13/02/2019 [Full episode]

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 12:00pm
Grammy-winning record producer and film composer Ludwig Göransson talks about creating the biggest song of the year, Childish Gambino's This Is America. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on a new book to check out: The Matchmaker's List by Sonya Lalli. Canadian soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan tells us what shaped her into the musician she's become and why she's so keen to mentor young artists. Comedian Sugar Sammy discusses how he generates laughs - and outrage - across cultural boundaries.
Categories: Syndicated

Ludwig Göransson: The Grammy-winning This Is America producer on creating the biggest song of the year

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 12:00pm
Ludwig Göransson is the man behind Childish Gambino's massive hit This Is America, which made history this past weekend when it became the first rap song to win song of the year and record of the year at the Grammys.
Categories: Syndicated

Barbara Hannigan: The soprano and conductor on her early career and mentoring young artists

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 12:00pm
Nova Scotian soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan tells us what shaped her into the musician she's become and why she's so keen to mentor young artists.
Categories: Syndicated

Sugar Sammy: Fluent in four languages, outrageous in all of them - the Canadian comedian brings an outsider's perspective to Paris

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 12:00pm
Canadian comedian Sugar Sammy joins Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about how he generates laughs - and outrage - across cultural boundaries.
Categories: Syndicated

Christine Goerke: The opera star on drawing power from self-doubt in COC's Elektra

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:00pm
Soprano Christine Goerke talks about how she gets into the right head space to play one of the most difficult roles in opera, Elektra.
Categories: Syndicated

Emily King: How finding space to create helped her find her sound

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:00pm
Grammy-nominated R&B singer Emily King drops by the q music studio to chat with Tom Power and perform a few songs from her new album, Scenery.
Categories: Syndicated

Lisa Ray: Why she's championing David Chariandy's Brother for Canada Reads 2019

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:00pm
The actor, model and philanthropist defends her book pick and tells us why she's participating in the great Canadian book debate.
Categories: Syndicated

Christine Goerke, Emily King and more 12/01/2019 [Full episode]

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:00pm
Soprano Christine Goerke talks about how she gets into the right head space to play Elektra, one of the most difficult roles in opera. Sesame Street's music director Bill Sherman tells us what goes into making a great Sesame Street song. Canada Reads panellist Lisa Ray champions her book pick, Brother by David Chariandy. Singer-songwriter Emily King performs in the q music studio.
Categories: Syndicated

Henry Rollins, LP and more 11/02/2019 [Full episode]

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 12:00pm
Musician, actor, author and spoken word artist Henry Rollins shows us a different side of himself. Singer-songwriter LP talks about becoming an unlikely sensation. The q screen panel discusses the British Academy Film Awards and the Canadian Screen Awards. Music journalist Briana Younger unpacks the details around 21 Savage's immigration case.
Categories: Syndicated

LP: The pop polymath on becoming an unlikely sensation

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 12:00pm
Singer-songwriter LP started out singing in the band Cracker and went on to write songs for the likes of Rihanna and Cher. Now she has her own devoted fan base. She joined Tom Power live in the q studio.
Categories: Syndicated

Henry Rollins: The musician, actor and spoken word artist shows us a different side of himself

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 12:00pm
Henry Rollins is a man with many sides. The musician, actor, author and spoken word artist joins Tom Power to share a few stories and open up about the side of himself that he doesn't often show on stage.
Categories: Syndicated

Jackie Shane: A rare interview with a living legend

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 12:00pm
Soul singer Jackie Shane built a loyal audience on Toronto's Yonge Street strip in the '60s. In 1971, she disappeared from the public eye, but now she's agreed to speak with CBC's Elaine Banks.
Categories: Syndicated