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Announcing q live at the Junos, featuring Bahamas, Emma Donoghue and more: tickets here

It will also feature musical performances by Donovan Woods and Kaia Kater, and comedy by Chanty Marostica.

Opera legend Jessye Norman shares stories from her incredible decades-long career

Ahead of receiving the Glenn Gould Prize in Toronto, opera singer Jessye Norman joined guest host Laurie Brown to reflect on her early career and the importance of the arts.

Friday, Feb. 15, 2019: Jessye Norman, Sam Lipsyte and more

Today on q: opera singer Jessye Norman, q This music panel with Lisa Christiansen and Tabassum Siddiqui, singer-songwriter Ashley McBryde, satirical novelist Sam Lipsyte.

Satirical novelist Sam Lipsyte turns his eye to the dark side of mindfulness and fake gurus

Lipsyte talks about his new novel Hark, which explores the world of spiritual leaders, the people who follow them and the situations in which they appear so compelling.

Ashley McBryde performs from her Grammy-nominated album live in the q studio

Ashley McBryde shares some music from her Grammy-nominated debut album, Girl Goin' Nowhere, and tells us why staying true to herself was the key to her success.

Ryan Adams allegations raise questions about music industry gatekeepers

The q This music panel discusses the multiple allegations of abuse levelled against American singer-songwriter Ryan Adams.

From Casablanca to La La Land, the greatest romantic movies of all time

There are countless movies about love, but which ones have lasted? We gather some of the best

Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019: Bing Liu, Mélissa Laveaux and more

Today on q: Minding the Gap director Bing Liu, voice over artist Redd Pepper, writer and former music executive Will Ashon on the Wu-Tang Clan, singer-songwriter Mélissa Laveaux.

'What I had experienced somebody actually cares about': Minding the Gap's Bing Liu on sharing stories of abuse

Liu's Oscar-nominated documentary Minding the Gap follows a group of young skateboarders to take a raw and honest look at child abuse in small town America.

Meet Redd Pepper, the voice over artist behind some of the biggest movie trailers

Voice over artist Redd Pepper talks about his decade-spanning career and why the classic movie trailer phrase, 'In a world...' will never get old.

Will Ashon on the legacy of the Wu-Tang Clan's debut album

Writer and former music executive Will Ashon look backs on what made Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) such an important album and why there may never be anything like it again.

Singer Mélissa Laveaux brings the sounds of Haiti to the q studio

Mélissa Laveaux sits down with guest host Laurie Brown to chat about her latest album Radyo Siwèl and performs some new music for us.

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019: Ludwig Göransson, Sugar Sammy and more

Today on q: Grammy-winning record producer and film composer Ludwig Göransson, q books columnist Jael Richardson, Grammy- and Juno-winning soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan, comedian Sugar Sammy.

Childish Gambino producer Ludwig Göransson on creating the biggest song of the year

Göransson is the man behind the massive hit This Is America, which made history this past weekend when it became the first rap song to win song of the year at the Grammys.

Barbara Hannigan on her early career and mentoring young classical artists

Nova Scotian soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan tells us what shaped her into the musician she's become and why she's so keen to mentor young artists.

Fluent in four languages, outrageous in all of them — Sugar Sammy brings an outsider's perspective to Paris

Canadian comedian Sugar Sammy joins Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about how he generates laughs — and outrage — across cultural boundaries.

Jael Richardson's book pick: The Matchmaker's List by Sonya Lalli

Our books columnist, Jael Richardson, fills us in on a new book to check out: The Matchmaker's List by Sonya Lalli.

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019: Christine Goerke, Emily King and more

Today on q: opera star Christine Goerke, Sesame Street's music director Bill Sherman, Canada Reads panellist Lisa Ray, singer-songwriter Emily King.

Brie Larson wants to save her Captain Marvel press tour from being 'overwhelmingly white'

'I want to go out of my way to connect the dots,' she said of her effort to give more women and underrepresented critics access

'Opera singers, they're just like you': Christine Goerke on drawing power from self-doubt in COC's Elektra

Soprano Christine Goerke talks about how she gets into the right head space to play one of the most difficult roles in opera, Elektra.

Why Lisa Ray is championing David Chariandy's Brother for Canada Reads 2019

The actor, model and philanthropist defends her book pick and tells us why she's participating in the great Canadian book debate.

How finding space to create helped Emily King find her sound

Grammy-nominated R&B singer Emily King drops by the q music studio to chat with Tom Power and perform a few songs from her new album, Scenery.

What makes a great Sesame Street song? Bill Sherman gives us a lesson

Bill Sherman is the man behind the music on Sesame Street. He tells us what goes into making a great Sesame Street song and why composers should never dumb it down for kids.

Monday, Feb. 11, 2019: Henry Rollins, LP and more

Today on q: musician, actor, author and spoken word artist Henry Rollins, singer-songwriter LP, q screen panel with Charles Officer and Tina Hassannia, music journalist Briana Younger on 21 Savage.

'I don't have a drop of confidence': Henry Rollins shows us a different side of himself

Henry Rollins is a man with many sides. The musician, actor, author and spoken word artist joins Tom Power to share a few stories and open up about the side of himself that he doesn't often show on stage.