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From Let Go to Love Sux, Avril Lavigne has always had a clear vision for her music
As her debut album Let Go turns 20 and she releases a new album, Avril Lavigne looks back on her early days as a teenage artist writing songs about skater boys.
Wednesday, May 25, 2022: Connor Seidel, Amaka Umeh and more
Today on Q with Tom Power: producer Connor Seidel, actor and singer Angela Lansbury, performing artist Amaka Umeh.
Connor Seidel on the inspiration behind 1969 — his homage to '60s and '70s Quebecois folk music
The Montreal producer joined Tom Power to discuss his new album, 1969, and why that era resonated with him and the artists featured on the project.
Angela Lansbury on Murder, She Wrote and her long career in acting
On the 35th anniversary of Murder, She Wrote, actor and singer Angela Lansbury joined Tom Power to reflect on the long-running series, plus, her incredible career on stage and screen.
Amaka Umeh is the first Black actor to play Hamlet on stage at the Stratford Festival
The Toronto-based performing artist spoke with Tom Power about what she wants to bring to the famously complex role.
Tuesday, May 24, 2022: Rosie Perez, Thom Yorke and Stanley Donwood, plus more
Today on Q with Tom Power: actor Rosie Perez, Donna Summer's former producer Pete Bellotte, poet Liz Howard, musician Thom Yorke of Radiohead and artist Stanley Donwood.
Rosie Perez on celebrating the Spanish-speaking diaspora in the casting of Now & Then
The actor spoke with Tom Power about her starring role in the new Apple TV+ series Now & Then, plus, her journey from dancer to Oscar nominee.
Donna Summer's former producer Pete Bellotte shares his stories from the studio
This month marks the 10th anniversary of Donna Summer's death. Her former collaborator Pete Bellotte joined us to pay tribute to the late Queen of Disco.
Liz Howard reads a poem from her new collection Letters in a Bruised Cosmos
The Canadian writer shared a poem from her second book, Letters in a Bruised Cosmos, which is shortlisted for the 2022 Griffin Poetry Prize.
Rocker Thom Yorke and artist Stanley Donwood's new book looks at the art of creating Radiohead's album covers
Yorke and Donwood spoke with Tom Power about Radiohead's new book and virtual exhibition, which dive into the symbiotic relationship between the band's sound and art.
Monday, May 23, 2022: Ed Sheeran, David Attenborough and more
Today on Q with Tom Power: singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, broadcaster David Attenborough, dancer and choreographer Laurieann Gibson.
Friday, May 20, 2022: Nilüfer Yanya, Andrea Jin and more
Today on Q with guest host Talia Schlanger: musician Nilüfer Yanya, pop culture critic Drew Magary and comedian Andrea Jin.
Nilüfer Yanya triumphs on her sophomore record Painless
U.K. musician Nilüfer Yanya was discovered on Soundcloud and quickly became an artist to watch with her acclaimed first album Miss Universe. She talks with guest host Talia Schlanger about writing her follow-up record, Painless, playing her dad's traditional Turkish instruments on the album and embracing the uniqueness of her voice.
Comedian Andrea Jin is a Grandma's Girl — and a Juno Award winner
With her debut album Grandma's Girl, Vancouver comic Andrea Jin took home the 2022 Juno Award for Comedy Album of the Year. Jin talks about what the recognition means to her, and why her grandma comes up so often in her comedy.
Pop culture critic Drew Magary questions why bad special effects in movies and TV still happen
Drew Magary talks about his Defector article Bad Special Effects are a Choice, in which he argues that there is a crisis in CGI.
Thursday, May 19, 2022: Dave Foley & Kevin McDonald, Son Lux, Raven Chacon and more
Today on Q with guest host Talia Schlanger: Kids in the Hall's Dave Foley & Kevin McDonald, experimental band Son Lux, composer Raven Chacon, Vancouver comic Charlie Demers.
The Kids in the Hall are back: Dave Foley & Kevin McDonald talk about the troupe's return to TV
After 27 years, the Kids in the Hall are back with a new sketch comedy show. Dave Foley and Kevin McDonald reminisce over how the Kids got together and talk about how their comedic chemistry has only strengthened over time.
Son Lux on scoring one of the most complex films of the year, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Everything Everywhere All at Once is a psychedelic sci-fi adventure about multiverses, life and death, creation and destruction, love and heartbreak. Experimental band Son Lux talk about the unique challenge of scoring a film that's about everything, everywhere, all at once.
Composer Raven Chacon on his Pulitzer Prize-winning piece of music Voiceless Mass
Diné artist and composer Raven Chacon created Voiceless Mass over the course of the pandemic as a testament to people whose voices are rarely heard.
Charlie Demers digs deep to make people laugh, even in times of existential struggle
Over the pandemic, as live shows came to a halt, Charlie Demers questioned whether he'd still be a comedian when it was all over. On his new album I Hope I Don't Remember This My Whole Life, the Vancouver comic returns to the stage and rediscovers the power of humour.
Wednesday, May 18, 2022: Avril Lavigne, Ivan Decker & Eman El-Husseini, Raffi and more
Today on Q with guest host Talia Schlanger: pop punk star Avril Lavigne, comedians Ivan Decker & Eman El-Husseini, children's musician Raffi.
Avril Lavigne talks about her new album Love Sux, and looks back on 20 years as a pop punk icon
Avril Lavigne burst onto the scene in 2002 with her signature sound and look on the record Let Go — a cultural touchstone for some of today's biggest stars. Now, she's back with a new album called Love Sux, which marks a return to her pop punk roots.
Comedians Ivan Decker and Eman El-Husseini are back on the road to make Canadians laugh
Q guest host Talia Schlanger catches up with Canadian comedians Ivan Decker and Eman El-Husseini who are on the road with comedy legend Rick Mercer for the Just for Laughs Comedy Night in Canada tour.
Raffi reimagines children's songs that didn't age well for his new collaborative album
Children's entertainer Raffi has always put kids and their well-being first. His new album with Lindsay Munroe, Nursery Rhymes for Kinder Times, rewrites the script on old children's songs for a contemporary audience.
Tech columnist Alyssa Bereznak on TikTok's treatment of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's court battle
Alyssa Bereznak reports on how TikTok users are making toxic videos and memes of Johnny Depp's libel suit against Amber Heard, mainly targeting the actress.