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Wednesday, July 6, 2022: Dolly Parton, Fantastic Negrito and more

Today on Q with guest host Elamin Abdelmahmoud: country music icon Dolly Parton, freelance music journalist A. Harmony, singer-songwriter Fantastic Negrito, screen panel with Jenna Benchetrit and Kelly Boutsalis, singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards.

'I absorbed everything': How growing up in a family of 12 kids turned Dolly Parton into a country icon

In her new book Songteller, Parton recounts the stories behind 150 of her best-loved songs.
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Unpacking R. Kelly's 30-year prison sentence

Freelance music journalist A. Harmony joined guest host Elamin Abdelmahmoud to discuss what R. Kelly's prison sentence means for his legacy, his victims and the music industry at large.
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Fantastic Negrito's new album explores his 18th century ancestors' forbidden love

The Grammy-winning musician joined Tom Power to tell us how a discovery about his ancestry changed his life and inspired his new album, White Jesus Black Problems.
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What does the return of summer blockbusters mean for movie theatres?

Our screen panellists Jenna Benchetrit and Kelly Boutsalis joined guest host Elamin Abdelmahmoud to discuss some of summer's biggest blockbusters and how movie theatres are recovering since the pandemic began.
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How inflation is impacting touring musicians in Canada

Canadian singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards joined guest host Elamin Abdelmahmoud to talk about the huge challenges and expenses musicians are facing now that they're finally able to get back on the road.
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Tuesday, July 5, 2022: Greg Kinnear, Cedella Marley and more

Today on Q with guest host Elamin Abdelmahmoud: actor Greg Kinnear, rapper Big Sean, Bob Marley's daughter Cedella Marley.
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Greg Kinnear on his new series Black Bird and the weight of telling a true crime story

The actor spoke with Tom Power about his latest role in the new Apple TV+ series Black Bird, plus the twists and turns his career has taken in show business.

'Broken on the inside': How rapper Big Sean battled depression and came out on top

The hip-hop artist seemed to have it all — success, riches, fame — but the reality was a different story.
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Cedella Marley on The Bob Marley One Love Experience and her father's legacy

A new immersive exhibit exploring the life of Bob Marley is on now in Toronto. The reggae legend's daughter joined guest host Elamin Abdelmahmoud to tell us more.
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Monday, July 4, 2022: Mustafa, Maestro Fresh Wes and more

Today on Q with guest host Elamin Abdelmahmoud: poet and musician Mustafa, Q This music panel with A. Harmony and Niko Stratis, rapper Maestro Fresh Wes.
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Mustafa on When Smoke Rises and his journey from child poet to acclaimed musician

The Canadian musician joined Tom Power for a rare in-depth conversation about his debut album and why Toronto's Regent Park community is so important to his art.
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What's the song of the summer for 2022?

Freelance music journalist A. Harmony and culture writer Niko Stratis joined guest host Elamin Abdelmahmoud to share their picks for the tune you’ll be blaring all summer long.
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'They're making monuments': Maestro Fresh Wes on Season 2 of Race Against the Tide

The Canadian rapper spoke with guest host Elamin Abdelmahmoud about his latest gig as the new host of CBC's Race Against the Tide, which pits the best sand sculptors in the world against each other.

10 things we learned about Buffy Sainte-Marie, a Canadian living legend

At 81, Buffy Sainte-Marie is still building on her incredible artistic legacy. The Cree folk musician sat down with Q's Tom Power for an in-depth conversation about her life, music and activism.
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Thursday, June 30, 2022: Buffy Sainte-Marie and more

Today on Q with Tom Power: musician Buffy Sainte-Marie, musician Jeremy Dutcher and his mom Lisa Perley-Dutcher.
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Jeremy Dutcher is joining forces with his mom to establish the first Wolastoqey immersion school

The musician and his mother, Lisa Perley-Dutcher, spoke with Tom Power about collaborating on a series of fundraising concerts across the country to support the first Wolastoqey immersion school in New Brunswick.
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Wednesday, June 29, 2022: Alexisonfire, David West Read and more

Today on Q with Tom Power: George Pettit and Dallas Green of Alexisonfire, music theorist and composer Andrew Schartmann on the Super Mario Bros. soundtrack, writer and producer David West Read.
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'We suffer so well together': Alexisonfire on breaking up and reuniting for the band's new album Otherness

George Pettit and Dallas Green of Alexisonfire sat down with Tom Power for a career-spanning interview that starts in St. Catharines, Ont., where the band met, to the band's eventual breakup and reunion.
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How Koji Kondo's Super Mario Bros. soundtrack redefined video game music

Music theorist and composer Andrew Schartmann joined us to shed some light on why the 1985 Super Mario Bros. soundtrack was so groundbreaking.
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David West Read on reimagining Romeo and Juliet with the jukebox musical & Juliet

The Toronto writer and producer joined Tom Power to talk about his work on the hit musical & Juliet, which reimagines Romeo and Juliet as a modern-day romantic comedy, set to songwriter Max Martin's biggest pop hits.
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Tuesday, June 28, 2022: Max Martin, Bruno Capinan

Today on Q with Tom Power: songwriter and producer Max Martin, singer-songwriter Bruno Capinan.
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Pop hitmaker Max Martin on his 1st jukebox musical & Juliet

In a rare career-spanning interview, the songwriter and producer spoke with Tom Power about his first musical, which weaves his biggest hits into a feminist retelling of Romeo and Juliet.
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Bruno Capinan on their new album Tara Rara and the dream that inspired it

The Toronto-based, Brazil-born singer-songwriter spoke with Tom Power about their latest album, Tara Rara, and how it helped them explore their own identity.

General Idea's AA Bronson on Q: A visual companion guide

Between 1969 and 1994, the Canadian art collective General Idea shook up the establishment with gonzo projects that combined pop culture and LBGTQ+ activism. With a massive retrospective opening at the National Gallery of Canada, the trio’s sole surviving member, AA Bronson, joined Tom Power to reflect on General Idea’s legacy of artistic troublemaking.

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