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Tuesday, July 16, 2019: Rob Thomas, Mosha Lundström Halbert and more
Today on q: musician Rob Thomas, graffiti artist, filmmaker and hip-hop pioneer Fab 5 Freddy, q fashion columnist Mosha Lundström Halbert.
Why digital-only clothing could be the future of fashion
A fascinating new trend is taking over the world of fashion: digital clothing and accessories that only exist virtually.
Fab 5 Freddy on how hip-hop evolved into the most dominant genre in the world
The visual artist, veejay, filmmaker and hip-hop historian discusses hip-hop's early beginnings and the role he played in its evolution into a huge cultural influence.
From Smooth to Unwell: Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas reflects on his biggest hits and new solo album
Thomas dropped by the q studio to perform some music and reflect on some of his stand out career landmarks, both as the lead singer of Matchbox Twenty and as a solo artist.
Monday, July 15, 2019: Howie Mandel, Sally Rooney and more
Today on q: comedian Howie Mandel, q screen panel with John Semley and Tina Hassannia, actor, musician and playwright Beau Dixon, author Sally Rooney.
'I celebrate the fact that I'm Canadian': Howie Mandel on championing Canadian comedy and Just for Laughs
Howie Mandel looks back on his long career in comedy and tells us what inspired him to become a part of the Canadian comedy empire, Just for Laughs.
The next 007 will reportedly be a black female actor named Lashana Lynch
Our screen panel discusses reports that a relatively unknown actor named Lashana Lynch — a black woman — has been cast as 007 in the next James Bond film.
Beau Dixon's new play Bloom: A Rock 'n' Roll Fable helps him honour his mother's memory
Actor, musician and playwright Beau Dixon tells us about his new play, Bloom: A Rock 'n' Roll Fable, and how he's honouring his mother through his art.
'I'm doomed to keep telling these stories': Sally Rooney on being called the first great millennial author
At just 28 years old, Irish novelist Sally Rooney has already been heralded as the voice of her generation. She joined us to reflect on her rapid rise to the rank of literary sensation.
Friday, July 12, 2019: Mira Sorvino, Catherine MacLellan and more
Today on q: actor Mira Sorvino, q This music panel with Lisa Christiansen and A. Harmony, the history of the Amen drum break, singer-songwriter Catherine MacLellan.
'I've always been here': Mira Sorvino on returning to the big screen in Stuber
Mira Sorvino's latest project is a buddy-cop comedy called Stuber. She talks about the film and how she feels about returning to the big screen after allegedly being blacklisted in Hollywood.
Where have all the slow jams gone?
The q This music panel compares this week's Billboard charts to the charts from exactly 25 years ago.
An introduction to the Amen break, one of music's most sampled pieces
Artist and writer Nate Harrison breaks down the history of the Amen drum break, which originated from a Winstons number called Amen Brother.
Catherine MacLellan revisits her father's history with depression in a new documentary
Catherine MacLellan, daughter of Gene MacLellan, dropped by q to perform and talk about her documentary The Song and the Sorrow.
Thursday, July 11, 2019: The Strumbellas, Peter Frampton and more
Today on q: Juno-winning rock band The Strumbellas, DJ Spinna's gateway to Stevie Wonder, singer Rosina Kazi of the band LAL, musician Peter Frampton.
The Strumbellas tackle stardom and family on Rattlesnake
Juno-winning band Ontario rock band The Strumbellas joins us live in the q studio in the second edition of the q Thursday Headliner.
What do we lose when spaces for artists disappear? Rosina Kazi tells us what it means for our communities
As cities across the country continue to change, more and more small, accessible spaces for artists are starting to disappear. LAL's Rosina Kazi tells us why and what this means for artists.
'Nothing's gonna keep me from playing': Peter Frampton on preparing for his farewell tour
Frampton reflects on the highlights of his career, his latest album of blues covers and how it feels to head out on his final tour.
DJ Spinna's essential guide to the music of Stevie Wonder
DJ Spinna is a renowned hip hop producer and co-founder of the Stevie Wonder tribute party, "Wonder-Full." He gives us an essential guide to the music of Stevie Wonder.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019: Kevin Bacon, Carly Rae Jepsen and more
Today on q: actor Kevin Bacon, q books columnist Jael Richardson, playwright and composer Cliff Jones, pop star Carly Rae Jepsen.
Kevin Bacon talks longevity, bribing DJs and playing cops from Boston
Kevin Bacon joins q's Tom Power to tell us how he really felt about his famous role in Footloose, why he always seems to keep filming in Boston and how he once got duped by Bernie Madoff.
Jael Richardson's book pick: Your Life Is Mine by Nathan Ripley
Our books columnist, Jael Richardson, fills us in on a new book to check out: Your Life Is Mine by Nathan Ripley.
'I'm alive again': Playwright Cliff Jones on seeing Kronborg — The Hamlet Rock Musical back on stage
Canadian playwright Cliff Jones tells us how his idea for a Hamlet musical became bigger than he ever imagined and even shaped his entire life.
Carly Rae Jepsen on her new album Dedicated and why she's 'obsessed' with love
Canadian pop star Carly Rae Jepsen joins Tom Power in the q studio to shed some light on the songwriting process, her brand new album, Dedicated, and the lasting legacy of her very first breakout hit, Call Me Maybe.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019: Perry Farrell, Rhiannon Giddens and more
Today on q: alternative rock icon Perry Farrell, photographer Glen E. Friedman, comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff, folk musician Rhiannon Giddens.