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Tuesday, March 26, 2019: Oliver Jones, Donna Grantis and more

Today on q: jazz pianist Oliver Jones, guitarist Donna Grantis, La Vida Bohème vocalist Henry D'Arthenay, Billie Eilish performance.

Jazz pianist Oliver Jones looks back on his 77 year career

Jazz pianist and composer Oliver Jones reflects on his early beginnings, the state of Canadian jazz, and his forthcoming retirement.

From playing with Prince to her solo debut, Donna Grantis on her life with the guitar

Donna Grantis takes us through her history with the guitar, from learning her first song to going to jazz school to playing her Purple Rain solo with Prince.

Henry D'Arthenay of Venezuelan rock group La Vida Bohème isn't done fighting

A few years ago, Henry D'Arthenay and his band started noticing that their music was becoming a soundtrack for the political protest movement in Venezuela, but as violence in the country escalated, they began to feel unsafe at their own shows.

Billie Eilish shares her perspective on success, social media and fame

In this interview and studio performance, 16-year-old Billie Eilish talks about having the kind of early fame and success that speaks to how stars are made in 2018: billions of streams and video views.

Monday, March 25, 2019: James Rhodes, Billy Corgan and more

Today on q: pianist James Rhodes, q screen panel with Tina Hassannia and Charles Officer, Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins.

James Rhodes geeks out over his childhood hero Glenn Gould's piano

Pianist James Rhodes finally comes into the q studio to see and play Glenn Gould's practice piano.

Spoiler-free review: Jordan Peele's Us is a film that grows deeper with every rewatch

Our screen panel shares their spoiler-free review of Jordan Peele's latest film, Us.

Billy Corgan embraces his true self on new solo album as William Patrick Corgan

Billy Corgan, singer of the famous '90s alt-rock band the Smashing Pumpkins, is releasing his second solo record under a new moniker: his real name, William Patrick Corgan.

Friday, March 22, 2019: Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Jessica Lucas and more

Today on q: Olympic gold medallists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, q This music panel with CBC arts reporter Lisa Christiansen and music writer and critic A. Harmony, the history of black horror films, The Murders producer and star Jessica Lucas.

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir on 20 years of skating and their most iconic performances

Olympic ice dancing champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir join guest host Ali Hassan to look back at their journey from being childhood skating partners to the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history.

Like a Prayer at 30: When Madonna went from pop star to controversial music icon

When it was first released, Like a Prayer was emblematic of moral panic — but things have certainly changed since 1989. The q This panel looks at Madonna's legacy 30 years later.
In Depth

The complex history of black horror in cinema

Jordan Peele's latest film, Us, is a big moment for the black horror movie genre. Tananarive Due, the author of Horror Noire, takes us through some of the genre's history.

Jessica Lucas on her new original crime drama The Murders

In The Murders, Jessica Lucas stars as a rookie homicide detective who makes a big mistake with fatal consequences on her first day on the job.

Thursday, March 21, 2019: Mary Walsh, Anupam Kher and more

Today on q: Newfoundland actor and comedian Mary Walsh, celebrity behavioural psychologist Jo Hemmings, Todd S. Purdum's gateway to Rodgers and Hammerstein, Bollywood actor Anupam Kher.

'It's not all over': Canadian Screen Award honouree Mary Walsh on her lifetime achievement award

Canadian comedy veteran Mary Walsh is the recipient of the Earle Grey Award, in recognition of her body of work, at this year’s Canadian Screen Awards.

Anupam Kher opens up about his personal connection to Hotel Mumbai

The award-winning actor and Bollywood star has appeared in more than 500 films and counting, but he says his latest film is one of his most important roles yet.

Reality TV contestants call for more mental health support following Love Island deaths

Former Love Island star Mike Thalassitis was found dead by suicide last week at the age of 26. Now, reality TV stars are calling for producers to do more to help contestants with their mental health.

From Oklahoma! to the Sound of Music, a gateway to Rodgers and Hammerstein

Todd S. Purdum takes us through some of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's best musical moments and examines the lasting impact they had on Broadway.

Watch the eye-popping new trailer for Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

The film follows two actors trying to hit the Hollywood big time, and the Manson family murder of Sharon Tate

Wednesday, March 20, 2019: Jann Arden, D. W. Waterson and more

Today on q: Canadian singer-songwriter Jann Arden, q online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud, Nancy Drew historian Jennifer Fisher, Canadian DJ, writer and director D. W. Waterson.

From Avengers to Veep, 12 of the most buzzed-about things to watch this spring

From big blockbusters to highly-anticipated reboots, 12 things we’re excited to watch this spring.

Jann Arden on her mother, self-care and playing a TV sitcom version of herself

In a new CTV sitcom called Jann, Arden plays an egotistical, drama-queen version of herself who's desperate to get back in the spotlight, while also trying to be there for her family.

Meet D.W. Waterson, the Canadian DJ tapped by Idris Elba to work on his new show

DJ, writer and director D.W. Waterson talks about her experience as a DJ consultant and second unit director on Idris Elba's new Netflix comedy, Turn Up Charlie.

Can YouTuber Lilly Singh succeed as a late-night talk show host?

Canadian YouTuber Lilly Singh announced last week on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that she'll be hosting a new late-night talk show on NBC.