CBC RADIO ONE'S Q WITH JIAN GHOMESHI LIVE ON LOCATION IN HAMILTON, ONTARIO, WITH THE ARKELLS ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013
Jan 16, 2013
Rita Chiarelli and Sky Gilbert included in the lineup - show to broadcast on Friday, February 1 on CBC Radio One.
Q with Jian Ghomeshi, CBC Radio One's daily arts, culture and entertainment magazine, is hitting the road again with a live show from Hamilton, Ontario on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre at Mohawk College. The show will be taped and then broadcast on Friday, February 1st at 10 a.m. (10:30 NT) on CBC Radio One.
"This road trip is the result of an impressive and spontaneous social media campaign mounted in 2011 by the great folks in Hamilton to have Q come to town," said host Jian Ghomeshi. "While we couldn't make it at that time, we're hoping it's not too late to take them up on the invitation! We're thrilled it sold out so quickly."
Special guests of the evening are Hamilton's own Arkells as they return to Q to perform throughout the show. The multiple JUNO Award-winning rockers' latest record - Michigan Left - has taken them across North America and Europe. This hometown gig will be their last before they head out on a very special cross-Canada tour in support of The Tragically Hip.
Jian also welcomes Hamilton native and one of Canada's foremost blues artists Rita Chiarelli, who will perform live on stage and discuss her latest project - the documentary and soundtrack Music from the Big House (directed by Bruce McDonald) in which Chiarelli ventures to one of Louisiana's harshest prisons to perform for inmates and bond over the shared language of music. Other guests include world-renowned McMaster University geneticist Hendrik Poinar on his career tracking deadly diseases, playwright and provocateur Sky Gilbert (of Hammertheatre) who takes on Hamilton's increasing gentrification and makes the case for preserving the city's gritty charms, and Hamilton film actor John Migliore who specializes in playing zombies.
The live show is sold out, however there will be a rush line starting at 6 p.m. on January 31st for those who missed a chance to get advance tickets (cash only at the door). Doors will open at 5:45 p.m. and because this is a live taping, ticketholders should arrive by 6:45 p.m. to guarantee entry.
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Q would like to acknowledge CBC Hamilton, the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre and Sheraton Hamilton for their support of this special event and broadcast.
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