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Friday, June 14, 2019: Orville Peck, Joe Namath and more

Today on q: country music star Orville Peck, q This music panel with Lisa Christiansen and Stuart Berman, record producer and sound engineer Mark Howard, former quarterback and actor Joe Namath.

Meet Orville Peck, the masked country music star

The mysterious country singer known as Orville Peck is writing the most honest music of his career despite the fact that he sings lonesome old-time country songs under a mask.

Celebrity double standards: Are some aging stars cut more slack than others?

The q This music panel compares the media coverage of two new album releases: Madonna's Madame X and Bruce Springsteen's Western Stars.

From Neil Young to Bob Dylan, Canadian producer Mark Howard shares stories from the studio

Grammy Award-winning Canadian music producer Mark Howard shares his memories of working with artists like Bob Dylan, Neil Young and the Tragically Hip, just to name a few.

Super Bowl champion Joe Namath on Chekhov, musical theatre and never giving up

The former New York Jets quarterback and actor joins Tom Power to share some stories from his new autobiography, All the Way: My Life in Four Quarters.

Thursday, June 13, 2019: Sergio Trujillo, Chanty Marostica and more

Today on q: director and choreographer Sergio Trujillo, actor Byron Abalos, comedian Chanty Marostica, the origin of Joy Division's debut album cover.

Tony Award-winner Sergio Trujillo on growing up in Toronto and landing in the U.S. as an illegal immigrant

The Toronto-raised choreographer was met with a standing ovation at last week's Tony Awards when he used his acceptance speech to talk openly about arriving in the U.S. as an illegal immigrant.

'Who you are on the court is who you are off the court': Byron Abalos on his basketball play, Monday Nights

Byron Abalos is the co-creator and star of Monday Nights, an interactive, immersive theatre experience that invites audience members to participate in a basketball game.

'People tell our stories, but they don't ask us permission': Chanty Marostica on the gap in trans storytelling

The Toronto stand-up comic was asked to consult on a recent episode of Designated Survivor in which a support group of trans people take turns sharing their experiences in the world.

Unknown Pleasures: Peter Saville on the interstellar origins of Joy Division's debut album artwork

This month marks the 40th anniversary of Joy Division's debut album, Unknown Pleasures. With help from the artist who designed the original cover, Peter Saville, we explore the origins of the enigmatic image.
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True North: NFB series explores how the Toronto Raptors changed the game for young Toronto basketball players

The series explores the city's red-hot youth basketball culture, history and immigrant roots.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019: Beverly Glenn-Copeland, David McMillan and more

Today on q: singer-songwriter Beverly Glenn-Copeland, q books columnist Jael Richardson, Pose creator Steven Canals on Paris Is Burning, photographer David McMillan.

At 75, Beverly Glenn-Copeland's music is finally finding an audience, but he's not letting it go to his head

For 25 years, Glenn-Copeland was a series regular on Mr. Dressup, but in his spare time, he was making his own music in relative obscurity. That all changed when a Japanese record collector discovered one of his cassettes and kick-started his career.

Pose creator Steven Canals on the lasting influence of Paris Is Burning

Canals tells us how Jennie Livingston's 1990 documentary Paris Is Burning changed his life and why the film still reverberates nearly 30 years later.

Jael Richardson's book pick: 26 Knots by Bindu Suresh

Our books columnist, Jael Richardson, fills us in on a new book to check out: 26 Knots by Bindu Suresh.

Inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Photographer David McMillan captures a city frozen in time

The Canadian photographer has taken more than 20 trips to capture images of the Ukrainian city of Pripyat, which is now an uninhabited ghost town.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019: Jakob Dylan and Andrew Slater, Kim Collier and more

Today on q: musician Jakob Dylan and filmmaker Andrew Slater, Toronto rapper Maestro Fresh Wes, Sonny Rollins and Robert Benton on Art Kane's iconic 1958 jazz photo A Great Day in Harlem, director and co-founder of the Electric Company Theatre Kim Collier.

Jakob Dylan and Andrew Slater revisit '60s Laurel Canyon music scene in new doc

Musician Jakob Dylan and director Andrew Slater tell us about their new film Echo In The Canyon, which takes a look at the breakthroughs that came out of the Laurel Canyon music scene in the mid-'60s.

Maestro Fresh Wes rallies Raptors fans with new anthem, Jurassic Park

Maestro Fresh Wes and producer Rich Kidd wrote the song Jurassic Park to celebrate the Toronto Raptors and their incredible run to the championship.

Director Kim Collier brings the power of film on stage in new play, The Full Light of Day

Collier is an award-winning director and founding member of Vancouver's Electric Company Theatre, which is pushing the technological envelope once again with its new production, The Full Light of Day.

A Great Day in Harlem: Sonny Rollins and Robert Benton celebrate 60th anniversary of the iconic jazz photo

Sixty years ago this month, Esquire magazine published its Golden Age of Jazz issue. Inside was a photograph that would go on to become a pop culture artifact.

Monday, June 10, 2019: Elizabeth Gilbert, Swamp Dogg and more

Today on q: author Elizabeth Gilbert, q screen panel with John Semley and Tina Hassannia, q theatre columnist Carly Maga on the Tonys, soul singer, songwriter and producer Swamp Dogg.

'I'm not a very private person': Elizabeth Gilbert on writing through grief and her new novel City of Girls

Gilbert talks about coping with the loss of her partner and how she managed to write her joyous new novel, City of Girls, during this time of personal mourning.

Psychedelic soul legend Swamp Dogg on LSD, Nashville and John Prine

Swamp Dogg knows the music industry from almost every perspective. The singer, songwriter, producer and A&R man joins Tom Power to reflect on his career in music.

Rock documentaries and concert films: The good, the bad and the ugly

Our screen panel takes a close look at Martin Scorsese's latest documentary, Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese, which hits Netflix this week.