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Friday, August 17, 2018: Eric Roberts, Great Lake Swimmers and more

Today on q: actor Eric Roberts, q music panel with Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe and Jarrett Martineau, infinite guitar inventor Michael Brook, Toronto indie-folk band Great Lake Swimmers.

'It's about the satisfaction of a good part': Eric Roberts reflects on his prolific acting career

This year alone, Eric Roberts has appeared in 20 films and TV shows, with another 49 projects ready to hit screens — and he's filming three more right now. He joins Laurie Brown to discuss his reputation as the Hardest-Working Man in Hollywood.

'We are happy for her to be in heaven with God': Narada Michael Walden remembers Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin's longtime friend and collaborator, Narada Michael Walden, opens up about the singer's incredible legacy and sheds some light on what she was like in the recording studio.

Great Lake Swimmers acoustically evolve on The Waves, The Wake

On their new album, Great Lake Swimmers forgo an instrument they've relied upon for a decade and a half: the acoustic guitar. Today, they give a sneak preview of The Waves, The Wake live in the q studio.

U2's With or Without You and the origin of the infinite guitar

Michael Brook talks about inventing the infinite guitar, the instrument famously heard on U2's hit song, With or Without You.

q This reflects on Aretha Franklin's life and music

Our q This music panel remembers Aretha Franklin and reflects on another musical icon who just celebrated her 60th birthday yesterday, Madonna.

Thursday, August 16, 2018: Remembering Aretha Franklin and Mary Pratt

Today on q: We look back on Aretha Franklin's incredible legacy, her deep roots in the civil rights movements and her music. Beaverbrook Gallery's Tom Smart remembers his friend, the late Canadian artist Mary Pratt.

'We are happy for her to be in heaven with God': Narada Michael Walden remembers Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin's longtime friend and collaborator, Narada Michael Walden, opens up about the singer's incredible legacy and sheds some light on what she was like in the recording studio.

Curator remembers famed Canadian painter Mary Pratt

Beaverbrook Gallery's Tom Smart curated Mary Pratt's breakthrough national tour in 1995. He joins Laurie Brown to talk about Pratt's life and artistic legacy.
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'So much love, respect and gratitude': Tributes flood in for Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul

Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Carole King, Elton John among the celebrities honouring Franklin

Remembering Aretha Franklin, the undisputed Queen of Soul

Aretha Franklin has died in Detroit at age 76. Franklin’s longtime collaborator H.B. Barnum, author Craig Hansen Werner and Juno-award-winning Toronto artist Jully Black join us to remember the undisputed Queen of Soul.

Great Lake Swimmers acoustically evolve on The Waves, The Wake

On their new album, Great Lake Swimmers forgo an instrument they've relied upon for a decade and a half: the acoustic guitar. Today, they give a sneak preview of The Waves, The Wake live in the q studio.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018: Jon M. Chu, The Beaches and more

Today on q: Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu, actor and activist Ta'Kaiya Blaney, Wayne Kramer of the MC5, Canadian all-female rock band The Beaches.

Crazy Rich Asians: 10 things we learned about the buzzy new film

Director Jon M. Chu talks about life in between, great expectations, and 15-minute decisions

Ta'Kaiya Blaney on Kayak to Klemtu, and the power of blending art with activism

Ta'Kaiya Blaney was just 10-years-old when she started writing songs about environmental issues. Now at 17-years-old, she continues to spread that message through film as well.

Wayne Kramer of the MC5 reveals the secrets of Kick Out the Jams

Guitarist Wayne Kramer breaks down exactly where the MC5's signature song came from, and what it means a half-century down the line.

The Beaches on their Juno nomination and debut album Late Show

The Beaches dropped by the q studio to perform three songs from their record and discuss how the album came together.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018: Jenny Han, Haley Joel Osment and more

Today on q: author Jenny Han, online culture panel with Elamin Abdelmahmoud and Angela Watercutter, actor Haley Joel Osment.

Author Jenny Han on the Netflix adaptation of To All The Boys I've Loved Before

Jenny Han talks about the new film adaptation of her New York Times best-selling novel To All The Boys I've Loved Before, and shares why she feels representation on screen is important.
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Find out what it means to me: 7 fascinating facts about Aretha Franklin's groundbreaking hit Respect

We pay tribute to the Queen of Soul's unforgettable song, which became an anthem for changing times.

Drake's In My Feelings challenge sparks questions about Shiggy, people behind viral fads

Our new online culture panel unpacks the story behind how things go viral online and how celebrities cash in on these fads.

Haley Joel Osment talks The X-Files reboot, The Sixth Sense and avoiding the pitfalls of child stardom

Former child star Haley Joel Osment discusses his new role on The X-Files reboot and how he processed starring in The Sixth Sense when he was only 10 years old.

Monday, August 13, 2018: Brian Henson, Catherine O'Hara and more

Today on q: director and puppeteer Brian Henson, q screen panel with Tina Hassannia and Eli Glasner, U-God's Wu Tang Clan origin story, comedy icon and Schitt's Creek star Catherine O’Hara.

Brian Henson on The Happy Time Murders and why he wanted to make an R-rated puppet movie

Brian Henson's The Happy Times Murders doesn't shy away from sex and drugs, which according to him, isn't far off from his father's original vision for the Muppets.

Is the Oscars' new 'popular film' category a good idea?

Our screen panel weighs in on recent changes to the Oscars, including a shorter broadcast and a new award category for outstanding achievement in popular film.

Journeying through the road movie genre, from Bonnie & Clyde to Little Miss Sunshine

David Laderman, author of Driving Visions: Explore the Road Movie, gives us a gateway into the world of the road movie genre.

Vivica A. Fox shares the behind-the-scene stories that made her a Hollywood success

From blockbusters like Independence Day to bloody revenge thrillers like Kill Bill, Fox has done it all. She talks to Tom Power about her new memoir in which she reveals the secrets to her success.