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Wednesday, April 21, 2021: Shaka King, Tamara Taylor and more
Today on Q: director Shaka King, musician Art d'Ecco, actress Tamara Taylor.
Law & Order: Organized Crime star Tamara Taylor on joining a show with a huge legacy
Tamara Taylor plays mathematician Angela Wheatley on the new series Law & Order: Organized Crime. The Canadian actress is no stranger to playing geniuses on crime dramas — she previously played a forensic pathologist on Bones.
Canadian rocker Art d'Ecco's new album harkens back to what TV used to be like
Musician Art d'Ecco talks about his new album In Standard Definition, which looks at our relationship with television and why we're all too eager to escape into drama on the small screen.
'That ending is not a Hollywood ending': Director Shaka King on making Judas and the Black Messiah
Shaka King joined q's Tom Power to discuss his new crime thriller about the rise and fall of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, and the importance of setting the record straight on the Black Panther Party's legacy.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021: Paul Raci, Terri Lyne Carrington and more
Today on Q: actor Paul Raci, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, actor Eli Goree.
1st-time Oscar nominee Paul Raci discovered acting by interpreting films for his deaf parents
Paul Raci, 73, is a best supporting actor nominee at this year's Academy Awards for his portrayal of Joe, the head of a shelter for deaf people, in Sound of Metal.
Jazz drummer Terri Lyne Carrington tells us why versatility is her key to success
Multi-Grammy-winning drummer Terri Lyne Carrington — who's played alongside the likes of Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston and Joni Mitchell — reflects on her incredible career and shares how a Canadian legend, the late Oscar Peterson, helped her on her journey.
Halifax's Eli Goree on playing Muhammad Ali in One Night in Miami
Actor Eli Goree, known for roles on Riverdale and HBO's Ballers, talks about his performance as Cassius Clay (also known as Muhammad Ali) in the Oscar-nominated film One Night in Miami.
Monday, April 19, 2021: T.J. Martin and Dan Lindsay, Kathleen Newman-Bremang and more
Today on Q: Tina directors T.J. Martin and Dan Lindsay, culture critic Kathleen Newman-Bremang, actor and comedian Andrew Phung, Nomadland director Chloé Zhao.
New Tina Turner doc shows how the singer is still processing the trauma of her past
Directors T.J. Martin and Dan Lindsay talk about their triumphant new Tina Turner documentary, how they built a relationship with the iconic singer, and what it was like sharing her incredible life story.
How Amazon Prime's Them retraumatizes Black audiences
Culture critic Kathleen Newman-Bremang unpacks the recent backlash to Amazon Prime's new Black horror anthology Them, which is being criticized for its gratuitous racist violence.
Kim's Convenience star Andrew Phung shares his musical tribute to Calgary
Canadian actor Andrew Phung creates a playlist of songs that remind him of his hometown of Calgary.
Nomadland filmmaker Chloé Zhao on casting non-actors and making films for people who don't agree with her
Chloé Zhao has made history as the first Chinese woman and woman of colour to be nominated for best director at the Oscars. She’s also nominated in the best adapted screenplay and best picture categories for Nomadland.
Friday, April 16, 2021: Mickey Guyton, Margaret Atwood and more
Today on Q: country artist Mickey Guyton, author and poet Margaret Atwood, Red Sky Performance executive and artistic director Sandra Laronde.
Mickey Guyton explains how racism hindered her country music career for more than a decade
Country artist Mickey Guyton talks about confronting anti-Black racism, and why she's become an advocate for Black people and women in country music today.
Margaret Atwood on alien invasions, rare curse words, and why reading poetry isn't like eating Cracker Jack
In an unforgettable interview with q host Tom Power, Atwood also discusses her new poetry collection, Dearly.
Red Sky Performance founder Sandra Laronde reflects on 20 years of the Indigenous dance company
The executive and artistic director of Red Sky Performance, Sandra Laronde, talks about celebrating the Canadian dance company's 20th anniversary with a new film called More than Dance, We are a Movement.
Thursday, April 15, 2021: Giacomo Gianniotti, Kelly Fyffe-Marshall and more
Today on Q: actor and director Giacomo Gianniotti, filmmaker Kelly Fyffe-Marshall, country singer Brett Kissel, Blue Rodeo singer and guitarist Greg Keelor.
Grey's Anatomy actor Giacomo Gianniotti on the show's fandom, his character arc and directorial debut
Toronto's Giacomo Gianniotti, who played Dr. Andrew DeLuca on Grey's Anatomy, joined Q’s Tom Power to discuss his transition from acting to directing one of network TV's biggest successes.
How Greg Keelor's new solo album was delayed — and transformed — by the pandemic
Blue Rodeo’s Greg Keelor talks about his new solo album, Share the Love. It was set for release in 2020, but the pandemic prompted him to scrap the original studio version and re-record it live off the floor.
How Kelly Fyffe-Marshall's short film Black Bodies helped her heal from the trauma of racial profiling
Two years ago, Canadian filmmaker Kelly Fyffe-Marshall was the target of racial profiling. After that highly publicized event, she channelled her trauma into a short film called Black Bodies.
Brett Kissel on the inspiration for his new song Die To Go Home
Canadian country singer Brett Kissel introduces us to his song Die To Go Home off his latest album What Is Life. He says the record is a deep dive into love, gratitude and hard truths.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021: Rickie Lee Jones, Chris Buck and more
Today on Q: singer-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones, fashion contributor Mosha Lundström Halbert, backup singer Merry Clayton, photographer Chris Buck.
Legendary backup singer Merry Clayton makes her comeback after life-altering car accident
Merry Clayton joined Q’s Tom Power to discuss her first solo album in more than 25 years, Beautiful Scars, which she made in the aftermath of a near-fatal car accident in 2014 that took both her legs.
From runaway kid to '80s superstar, Rickie Lee Jones recalls a life on the road in candid new memoir
Singer-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones discusses her new memoir, Last Chance Texaco, in which she details her tumultuous childhood, family history and rise to fame.