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6 things we learned about superstar Canadian conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Yannick Nézet-Séguin joined Q’s Tom Power for a feature interview about his meteoric rise in music, from conducting at age 10 to directing Montreal’s Orchestre Métropolitain, the Philadelphia Orchestra and New York’s Metropolitan Opera.
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Friday, Jan. 28, 2022: Samantha Bee, Jann Arden and more

Today on Q with Tom Power: political comedian Samantha Bee, singer-songwriter Jann Arden, pianist Lang Lang.
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Samantha Bee says her podcast Full Release is an 'antidote' to the frenetic nature of late-night TV

The Toronto-born political comedian spoke with Tom Power about leaning into long conversations and what happens when you drop the script.
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Jann Arden on her new album Descendant

The Canadian singer-songwriter joined Tom Power live on the air to introduce us to a track off her latest release.
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Pianist Lang Lang on his rendition of Bach's Goldberg Variations

Lang Lang is one of the biggest names in classical music. He spoke with Tom Power about making two versions of Bach's Goldberg Variations.
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Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022: Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Lexxicon and more

Today on Q with Tom Power: conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, musical artist Lexxicon, YouTuber Elle Mills.
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Lexxicon is on a mission to bring Afro-fusion to the mainstream

The Toronto artist spoke with Tom Power about the influences behind his new album and novel, both titled Tropicon Islands.
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'It's addicting': Elle Mills on YouTube and the pressure to get views

The Canadian YouTuber spoke with Tom Power about navigating success and the dangers of burnout.
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Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022: John Darnielle, Ethan Eng and more

Today on Q with Tom Power: musician and novelist John Darnielle, filmmaker Ethan Eng, photographers Constance Hansen and Russell Peacock, Canada Reads contenders.
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John Darnielle on Devil House and the connection between writing songs and novels

The musician and novelist spoke with Tom Power about his latest book, Devil House, and how his time working as a nurse in a pediatric psych ward helped him become the artist he is today.
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Ethan Eng on Therapy Dogs and inadvertently capturing the last year of high school before the pandemic

Therapy Dogs director and co-writer Ethan Eng joined Tom Power to discuss the inspiration behind his 2019 docu-film about his final year in high school.
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Rhythm Nation 1814: A look back at Janet Jackson's iconic record

Photography duo Constance Hansen and Russell Peacock took us back to the day they shot the cover art for Janet Jackson's 1989 album.
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Canada Reads 2022 contenders introduce us to their chosen books

To kick off this year's battle of the books, all five Canada Reads panellists joined Tom Power live on the air to reveal the titles they're championing.
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Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022: Michael Schur, Ray Strachan

Today on Q with Tom Power: TV writer and producer Michael Schur, actor Ray Strachan.
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Michael Schur on his new book — a hilarious and thought-provoking guide to being perfect

In this extended interview, the TV comedy writer (best known for The Office, Parks and Recreation, and The Good Place) imparts some wisdom about living an ethical life.
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Ray Strachan on stepping into the role of Martin Luther King Jr. in The Mountaintop

The Canadian actor spoke with Tom Power about preparing for the role and why it's so important to remember that the civil rights hero was still human.
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Monday, Jan. 24, 2022: Ali Eisner, Carrie Mae Weems and more

Today on Q with Tom Power: puppeteer Ali Eisner, screen panel with Radheyan Simonpillai and Teri Hart, guitarist and singer-songwriter Brad Barr, photographer and multimedia artist Carrie Mae Weems.
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Puppeteer Ali Eisner on how joining the Fraggle Rock reboot fulfilled a childhood dream

The Canadian puppeteer spoke with Tom Power about working on one of the most anticipated reboots of the year: Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock.
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Euphoria Season 2 ups the ante — but does it rely too heavily on shock value?

On this week's screen panel, Radheyan Simonpillai and Teri Hart discussed the return of Euphoria, plus the upcoming Weird Al Yankovic biopic, starring Daniel Radcliffe.
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Brad Barr of The Barr Brothers on his new song Baseball

The guitarist and singer-songwriter shared the backstory behind a new track off his latest solo instrumental album, The Winter Mission.
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'Photographs and art tell us who we are': Carrie Mae Weems on art, class and culture

The photographer and multimedia artist joined Tom Power to discuss her work and how she feels about being called an artist ahead of her time.

Kiefer Sutherland on his vulnerable side, new album and relationship with Toronto

The actor and musician spoke with Q’s Tom Power about his new album, Bloor Street, which pays homage to his hometown of Toronto.
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Friday, Jan. 21, 2022: Deborah Cox, Tanya Tagaq and more

Today on Q with Tom Power: singer-songwriter Deborah Cox, animator Andrea Dorfman and poet Tanya Davis, singer-songwriter Tanya Tagaq.
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Deborah Cox on her journey from Céline Dion backup singer to record-breaking R&B diva and actor

The Canadian singer-songwriter joined Tom Power to look back on her incredible career.
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Tanya Tagaq on her latest single Teeth Agape

The Inuk singer's new song expresses her fierce desire to protect her children from harm.

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