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Prem Singh is the star and co-writer of the new film Tiger, about Canadian boxer Pardeep Singh Nagra. He tells us more about Nagra's story and why he's looked up to the boxer since high school.
nêhiyawak is one of the latest bands to break out of the indie-rock scene in Canada. They dropped by the q music studio to perform some songs off their debut EP starlight.
Andrea Martin reminisces about her days on the set of SCTV, among Canadian stars like Eugene Levy, John Candy and Catherine O'Hara. 78/52 director Alexandre O. Philippe argues why the Psycho shower scene is "probably the most iconic" moment in movie history. nêhiyawak perform songs off their debut EP starlight in the q music studio. Actor Prem Singh talks about playing his "dream role" as boxer Pardeep Singh Nagra in the film Tiger.
Brooklyn-based visual artist Mickalene Thomas joins Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about her new exhibition, Mickalene Thomas: Femmes Noires, which opens tomorrow at the Art Gallery of Ontario. She discusses her inspirations and how her powerful images make us rethink how society looks at the black female body.
John Legend talks about being the first black man to win the EGOT, working with Kanye West, his new Christmas album and more. Our online culture panel discusses the impact of family blogging on kids and whether or not chasing 'likes' online has gone too far. Tina Hassannia reviews Aziz Ansari's Toronto comedy show in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against the comedian. Artist Mickalene Thomas talks about her new show at the AGO and how her work reclaims the black female body.
John Legend sits down with Tom Power to talk about being the first black man to win the EGOT, working with Kanye West, his new Christmas album and more.
Jason Mantzoukas is an actor who's best known for breathing life into shady but hilarious characters in shows like Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Parks and Recreation and The League. If you were driving, you'd probably think twice before picking him up from the side of the road, but that's exactly where the story begins in his new movie The Long Dumb Road. Mantzoukas plays an aimless car mechanic who gets a ride from a teenager heading off to art school, and in classic road movie style, hijinks ensue. He joined Tom Power from New York to talk about the movie and what it's like when fans confuse him with the characters he plays.
Abigail Whitney: How the U of T student juggles school, a high-profile modelling gig and directing her first play
Abigail Whitney is breaking out on a number of fronts right now. She's a theatre major at the University of Toronto, the face of a prominent cosmetics ad campaign for Sephora and she's making her directorial debut on stage with a new play called Les Frères (The Brothers), which explores her Haitian heritage. The play follows three Haitian-American brothers who return home to be with their father who is terminally ill. The show tackles themes like sibling tensions, family secrets, gentrification and the Haitian immigrant experience. Whitney stopped by the q studio to talk about what it's like to balance the responsibility of directing a show like this with everything else she's got on the go.
There's a little bar in downtown Toronto called The Cameron House. It looks unassuming from the outside, but if you go in, you're pretty much guaranteed to see amazing live music. Doug Paisley is a Toronto-based musician who performs regularly at The Cameron House and he's kept an informal residency there after his last record came out. He joined Tom Power to talk a bit more about his new record Starter Home and play a few songs live in the q studio.
Alessia Cara has been pegged as the next huge pop star for a while now, but this year seemed to make it official. The Brampton, Ont. singer-songwriter won the best new artist award at the 2018 Grammys, making her the first Canadian ever to win the honour. Now, Cara is delivering the album that will put her over the top. She talks to Tom Power about how she's feeling in advance of the release of her second album, The Pains of Growing, which drops this Friday.
Canadian singer-songwriter Alessia Cara talks about the power and problems that come with celebrity. Actor Jason Mantzoukas tells us how he feels about being confused with the shady characters he plays. Singer-songwriter Doug Paisley performs live in the q studio. University of Toronto student, model and theatre director Abigail Whitney tells us about her new play Les Frères.
Michael Bublé : The Canadian singer on career rumours, his son's cancer recovery and a shift in mindset
Michael Bublé talks about his new album, how his perspective on life changed in an instant when his young son was diagnosed with cancer in 2016 and why he's now ready to move on.
Michael Bublé opens up about how his perspective changed when his young son was diagnosed with cancer in 2016 and why he's now ready to move on. The q screen panel discusses why Deadpool 2 is being re-released as a PG-13 version for the holiday season. Our fashion columnist Mosha Lundström Halbert unpacks Dolce & Gabbana's "racist" ad controversy and why it could mean disaster for the brand.
Faouzia: How do you balance a music career and an engineering degree? Just ask this powerhouse singer
Faouzia is an 18-year-old singer-songwriter from Manitoba. She'll often say she comes from Winnipeg, but if you want to get specific, she grew up in the small town of Carman. Her family moved there from Morocco when she was just a toddler. These days, Faouzia is bowling people over with her incredible voice, and when she's not writing, performing or recording new music, she's studying math, physics and chemistry in university. She sits down with Tom Power in the q studio to discuss what it's like to launch her music career while continuing to forge ahead with her studies, and performs two original songs for us on the grand piano.
Rufus Wainwright's new opera Hadrian is inspired by the historical Roman emperor who fell deeply in love with a young Greek man named Antinous. The production just had its world premiere last month with the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto. Opera has been a huge part of Wainwright's life for a long time. He stopped by the q studio to talk about what opera means to him, as well as his current tour, which celebrates his first two pop records. He also takes some time to perform his song In a Graveyard from his 2001 album Poses on q's grand piano.
Rufus Wainwright talks about composing operas and looks back on 20 years since his debut album. The q This music panel makes the case that Kanye West's 808s & Heartbreak is the most influential album of the last decade. Sesame Street music director Bill Sherman tells us what goes into making the show's great songs. Powerhouse singer Faouzia discusses balancing a music career and an engineering degree.
Steven Caple Jr. knows a thing or two about being the underdog. With just one feature film under his belt, he was offered the chance to direct Creed II, the latest instalment in the Rocky franchise. The cast includes Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone, and the story sees the return of Rocky's most notorious adversary, Ivan Drago. To say the stakes are high for Caple Jr. would be something of an understatement. He talks to guest host Saroja Coelho about what it was like to step into the ring with those big expectations.
In the late 19th century, Vincent van Gogh was roaming the French countryside, creating wild and vivid paintings that his contemporaries couldn't understand. He was lonely, poor and spent miserable periods of his life in and out of asylums. Nobody would think that he'd one day be celebrated as a great artist. Julian Schnabel is not the first filmmaker to play out Van Gogh's life and tragedy on the big screen, but as an artist and painter himself, he does bring a new perspective to the story. The film is called At Eternity's Gate and it's a portrait of Van Gogh in his final years. Schnabel joined guest host Saroja Coelho in the q studio to talk about his new film and what makes it different from all the other films about Van Gogh's life.
At Eternity's Gate director Julian Schnabel talks about creating a portrait of Vincent van Gogh on film. Creed II director Steven Caple Jr. discusses putting his mark on the Rocky franchise. Myles McNutt breaks down the controversy surrounding George R. R. Martin's latest book. Measha Brueggergosman throws a q block party for Fredericton.
Actor Isla Fisher talks about her children's book series and why she prefers writing for kids. Graphic novelist Jarrett J. Krosoczka tells us why he doesn't hide the hard truths about addiction from kids. Director and animator Brad Bird shares how his childhood and parenting experiences inspired Incredibles 2.