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To Bahamas, Robbie Lackritz is more than an engineer, he's his producer, collaborator, manager and last but not least, his friend. They discuss their relationship and what it feels like to have their work result in a Grammy nomination.
Award-winning record producer and songwriter David Foster talks about some of the massive hits he's helped create with the likes of Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Michael Bublé and more.
Music icon David Foster tells us the stories behind his biggest hits. Bahamas and Robbie Lackritz peel back the curtain on their Grammy-nominated album Earthtones. The q This music panel breaks down what to expect at the 2019 Grammys. Soul singer Jackie Shane speaks with CBC's Elaine Banks after disappearing from the public eye for decades.
Sting talks about writing, producing and starring in his musical The Last Ship. Actor and playwright Haley McGee discusses her latest show The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale, in which she revisits all of the gifts she's received from boyfriends past and reassesses their worth. Detainment director Vincent Lambe addresses his controversial Oscar-nominated short film about the 1993 murder toddler James Bulger.
Who has the right to tell someone's story? That question is at the heart of a debate surrounding the Oscar-nominated film Detainment, about the 1993 murder of two-year-old James Bulger at the hands of two 10-year-old boys. Director Vincent Lambe discusses his motivation to tell this story.
In Haley McGee's latest show The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale, the actor and playwright revisits all of the gifts she's received from boyfriends past and reassesses their worth, post-breakup.
After completing a 12-week tour in the U.K. and Ireland, Sting is bringing his Tony-nominated musical The Last Ship to Toronto for a limited run. He found some time in between rehearsals to stop by the q studio (while still dressed in his costume) for a conversation about the show.
Filmmaker Joe Berlinger tells us why he made two Ted Bundy films and discusses the popularity of true crime stories. Our online panel talks about a shift in the social media landscape's content-stealing culture as comedians call for a boycott of the popular F--kJerry account. Actor Dawn Jani Birley tells us about her role in a new adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet, which is narrated entirely in American Sign Language. Folklorist William Ferris talks about recording and capturing the memories of musicians in the American South in the '60s and '70s.
Joe Berlinger discusses the popularity of true crime stories and why he believes there's value, beyond entertainment, in examining a criminal mind.
Actor Dawn Jani Birley plays Horatio in a new take on Shakespeare's Hamlet, which is narrated entirely in American Sign Language. While some actors have speaking roles, no one interprets the sign language for the audience.
Folklorist William Ferris talks about recording and capturing the memories of musicians in the American South in the '60s and '70s. His compilation album Voices of Mississippi? has earned a Grammy nomination for best historical album.
Midnight Shine's Adrian Sutherland performs a special stripped-down solo set and talks about using classic rock songwriting to address the issues facing his home of Attawapiskat.
Award-winning author Esi Edugyan explains what she wanted to say about one of history's greatest injustices in her latest novel Washington Black. That book won the 2018 Giller Prize, was shortlisted for the Man Booker and the Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, and appeared on former U.S. president Barack Obama's year-end list of favourite books.
Jeremy Larter: The filmmaker on his new comedy Pogey Beach - and why he's poking fun at P.E.I. stereotypes
Filmmaker Jeremy Larter joins Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about Pogey Beach, a new comedy that plays with East Coast stereotypes.
Giller Prize-winning author Esi Edugyan talks about journeying into the past in her latest novel Washington Black. Adrian Sutherland of the band Midnight Shine performs live in the q studio. Violinist Er-Gene Kahng discusses the life and music of Florence Price, a pioneering African-American composer. Filmmaker Jeremy Larter tells us about his new comedy Pogey Beach - and why he's poking fun at P.E.I. stereotypes.
Author Marlon James tells us why he wanted to write "an African Game of Thrones" and opens up about his experience with a voluntary exorcism. The q screen panel discusses the changing significance of the Super Bowl and whether its elaborate and expensive ads can be seen as art. Art detective Arthur Brand explains how he tracks down and recovers lost art.
Art recovery expert Arthur Brand tells us why valuable art could be in your very own backyard.
Man Booker Prize-winner Marlon James discusses his new novel, Black Leopard, Red Wolf, and opens up about his experience with a voluntary exorcism.
The q This team discusses the Super Bowl halftime show with Maroon 5 and breaks down the Juno Awards nominations. Toronto singer-songwriter Charlotte Cornfield shares new music live in the q studio. Pose star Dominique Jackson explains why the series is making history right now for its depiction of the trans community. Ice carving artist Steve Buzak sheds some light on the world of weather-dependent art.
Charlotte Cornfield drops by to perform a few new songs from her upcoming record, The Shape of Your Name, which comes out this April.