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Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022: Stephen Malkmus, David Foster and more

Today on Q with Tom Power: musician Stephen Malkmus of Pavement, writer Ian Keteku and poet Libin Ahmed, musician Daniela Gesundheit, producer and songwriter David Foster.
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Pavement's Stephen Malkmus on the band's history and why now felt like the right time for a reunion tour

Ahead of Pavement’s second performance in Toronto, co-founder, lead singer and guitarist Stephen Malkmus sat down for a conversation with Tom Power.
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Dreams in Vantablack's Ian Keteku and Libin Ahmed on the power of poetry to change perceptions

In the new animated anthology series Dreams in Vantablack, 12 young Black Canadian poets share poems that reflect their realities. Series director Ian Keteku and poet Libin Ahmed joined Tom Power to tell us more.
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Daniela Gesundheit on Alphabet of Wrongdoing and why bringing Jewish prayers to a secular audience matters

The singer-songwriter joined Tom Power to talk about her new album of reimagined Jewish ceremonial prayers.
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Music icon David Foster tells the stories behind his biggest hits

The award-winning producer sat down with Tom Power to talk about some of the massive songs he's helped create with the likes of Céline Dion, Whitney Houston, Michael Bublé and more.
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Monday, Sept. 26, 2022: Shania Twain, Ola Dada and more

Today on Q with Tom Power: singer-songwriter Shania Twain, comedian Ola Dada, playwright Olivier Choinière.

From Timmins, Ont., to Tennessee: Shania Twain reflects on her climb to fame

Looking back at life’s ups and downs, Shania Twain sees herself as a mountain climber. And the pop-country crossover superstar from Timmins, Ont., takes fans on the journey of her artistic emergence in a new documentary Not Just a Girl on Netflix, which was directed by Joss Crowley. 
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Ola Dada was a financial advisor hanging out at open mic nights. Now, he's a full-time comedian on the rise

The Nigerian Canadian standup comic sat down with Tom Power to tell us about his journey to reaching the semifinals of Canada's Got Talent and recording his first comedy album.
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In Olivier Choinière's play Public Enemy, a family bickers over conspiracy theories and vaccinations

The Québécois playwright spoke with Tom Power about updating his controversial 2015 hit Public Enemy and why he thinks it offers an eerie glimpse into the future we're now living.
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Friday, Sept. 23, 2022: Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Peggy Baker and more

Today on Q with Tom Power: actor Da'Vine Joy Randolph, dancer and choreographer Peggy Baker, entertainment reporter Teri Hart, recording engineer Ron Skinner.
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Da'Vine Joy Randolph talks On the Come Up and her journey from opera singer to scene-stealing actor

Randolph sat down with Tom Power to talk about her new film, On the Come Up, and how a Canadian classmate inspired her own come up that saw her move from opera singer to actor.
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Ahead of her retirement, Peggy Baker reflects on her 50-year dance career

The Canadian dancer and choreographer spoke with Tom Power about her decision to retire after five decades — and why she wanted to try something completely new with her final production.
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All the off-screen drama surrounding Olivia Wilde's Don't Worry Darling, explained

Entertainment reporter Teri Hart joined Tom Power to unpack all the messy behind-the-scenes drama around the film. She also answered the question many moviegoers are wondering: is Don't Worry Darling worth seeing?

The story of the Glenn Gould Steinway piano in studio Q

Gould believed an old piano was better than a new one, and took a particular liking to the one that currently resides in the Q studio.
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Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022: Black Thought, Atsuko Okatsuka and more

Today on Q with Tom Power: rapper Black Thought, comedian Atsuko Okatsuka, drag queens Trixie and Katya, pianist James Rhodes.
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Black Thought on his new album Cheat Codes and how rap excellence is valued in pop music

Black Thought joined Tom Power for a wide-ranging chat about his new collaboration with Danger Mouse, his gig on The Tonight Show with The Roots and what it means to be considered one of the greatest rappers of our time.
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Atsuko Okatsuka on TikTok fame, her 'chaotic upbringing' and preparing for her first HBO special

Okatsuka joined Tom Power live in studio to talk about her comedy journey, how she and her grandmother started a viral TikTok trend and how she feels about reaching a huge comedy milestone.
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'We live a road comedy': Trixie and Katya on headlining Just for Laughs, their comedic influences and more

The hilarious and beloved drag queens joined Tom Power to talk about their comedy, friendship and what they think binds them together.
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James Rhodes geeks out over his childhood hero Glenn Gould's piano

Rhodes is an avid fan of the Canadian pianist, whose practice piano resides in the Q studio. In 2017, he stopped by to see Gould's piano in person and share what Gould's music means to him.
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Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022: Kenny Loggins, Jason Loftus and more

Today on Q with Tom Power: singer-songwriter and guitarist Kenny Loggins, filmmaker Jason Loftus, music producer Bob Ezrin.
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Kenny Loggins looks back on his career, from movie soundtracks to yacht rock to his biggest collaborations

The musician spoke with Tom Power about his new memoir, Still Alright, which shares the highs and lows of his five-decade career.
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Eternal Spring director Jason Loftus on the challenges of making a documentary that's critical of China

The filmmaker joined Tom Power to discuss his new animated documentary about a group of Chinese activists who risked their lives to hack China's state TV for a few hours one night in 2002.
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Bob Ezrin is looking for someone with Glenn Gould's 'artistic excellence, innovation and humanitarianism'

The Canadian music producer spoke with Tom Power about his work as the chair of the jury for this year's Glenn Gould Prize, which is awarded to someone who's enriched the human condition through the arts over their lifetime.
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Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022: Anthony Michael Hall, André Dae Kim and more

Today on Q with Tom Power: actor Anthony Michael Hall, actor André Dae Kim, artist Audie Murray.
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Anthony Michael Hall on Brat Pack fame and how The Class updates The Breakfast Club for a new generation

The actor spoke with Tom Power about revisiting John Hughes's '80s classic in his new movie, The Class, which sees him play the authoritarian principal instead of the nerd.

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