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Q York State of Mind! Jian Ghomeshi Takes CBC Radio One's Q to New York City for a Sold-Out Show March 28th

Vampire Weekend, Alan Alda, Cyndi Lauper and David Cross included in the lineup--
Show to broadcast on Friday, March 29 on CBC Radio One


Q with Jian Ghomeshi, CBC Radio One's daily arts, culture and entertainment magazine, is hitting the road for a special show, Q LIVE in New York City, on Thursday, March 28, 2013 from 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Gerald Lynch Theater at John Jay College in Manhattan.

The show, which sold out in less than a week, will be recorded in front of a studio audience of 600 people and will feature some of today's most exciting stars. Q LIVE in New York City will be live-streamed on cbc.ca/q starting at 7 p.m. ET. Q Producers will also be hosting a live chat on Q's website and on Twitter, using the hashtag #QinNYC.

The show will air the following day, Friday, March 29, on CBC Radio One at 10 a.m. (10:30 NT). Highlights from Q LIVE in New York City will air on CBC-TV on Sunday, April 14 at 1 p.m. and Friday, April 15 at 12:30 a.m. Q airs weekdays at 10 a.m., 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. (ET) on Sirius 159. The show will air in the U.S. through PRI (Public Radio International).  

The guest lineup for Q LIVE in New York City includes:

Brooklyn-based acclaimed indie band Vampire Weekend, who will perform a sneak peek of songs from their highly anticipated new album, Modern Vampires of the City.
Six-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner, actor, director, screenwriter, and author Alan Alda.
Grammy-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, who is making her Broadway debut as the songwriter for one of the most anticipated new musicals, Kinky Boots.
Actor, writer and stand-up comedian David Cross, who will talk about the upcoming season of Arrested Development launching on Netflix in May.

"It's incredibly thrilling to bring the show back to New York, as well as to our ever-expanding audience," said Jian Ghomeshi, host of Q. "We continue to extend our reach into the United States through our partnership with PRI, and now millions of people access Q through CBC Radio One, online and on TV. We're really excited about the tremendous stars who have agreed to stop by Q in New York. This show is going be remarkable."

Q is heard in New York City every weeknight on WNYC and is rapidly growing in popularity across North America. It can be heard on more than 125 stations in cities across the U.S., including Chicago, Boston, Austin, Nashville, Portland, Seattle and more.

The live show is sold out, but there will be a rush line starting at 6 p.m. on March 28 for those who missed a chance to get advance tickets. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and because this is a live taping, ticket holders must arrive BEFORE 6:45 p.m. to guarantee entry.  

Q would like to thank Porter Airlines, WNYC and Public Radio International (PRI).
 
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