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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.

Toy Story 4 trailer reveals Keanu Reeves' new Canadian character

The actor will voice a Canadian motorcycle stunt rider named Duke Caboom.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019: John Cleese, Amanda Brugel and more

Today on q: actor and comedian John Cleese, q screen panel with John Semley and Tina Hassannia, actor Amanda Brugel

John Cleese on Monty Python, Life of Brian and why he's now taking aim at the failings of world leaders

The British comedy legend reflects on his career and discusses his latest stage show, Why There Is No Hope, in which he examines what he sees as the failings of the world's leaders.

Amanda Brugel on The Handmaid's Tale, fighting for good roles and rejecting stereotypes

From Kim's Convenience to Orphan Black, Amanda Brugel has had parts in multiple Canadian productions, but she says we still have far to go when it comes to recognizing Canadian film industry talent.

Do fan campaigns to save TV shows actually work?

When it comes to the practicality of fan campaigns, do they actually work? Or is there more at play behind the scenes?
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10 fascinating facts about Dick Dale, 'King of the Surf Guitar'

The surf legend has died at 81, but he lived a colourful life on his own terms

Monday, March 18, 2019: Johnny Marr, Jeff Thomas and more

Today on q: Juno Awards panel with q This' Tabassum Siddiqui and A. Harmony, guitar legend Johnny Marr, and award-winning photographer Jeff Thomas.

Junos 2019: Highlights from the biggest night in Canadian music

Shawn Mendes, Arkells and Jessie Reyez all picked up prizes, while Sarah McLachlan and Corey Hart brought the house down with their electric performances.

'Urban Iroquois' photographer Jeff Thomas feels he's finally kept the promise he made 40 years ago

'If I was able to walk out, I would dedicate myself to producing something relevant to the Indigenous community,' the photographer vowed 40 years ago from his hospital bed.

How Brexit and Trump's election inspired Johnny Marr to create his latest album

On his new album, Call the Comet, Marr imagines an alternate reality. He talks about his relationship with Morrissey and how music can become an ideal escape.

Friday, March 15, 2019: q Live at the Junos

q Live at the Junos, with Tom Power: musician Bahamas, author Emma Donoghue, musician Kaia Kater, musician Jim Cuddy and Olympic champion Natalie Spooner, musician Donovan Woods, comedian Chanty Marostica and more.
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'His poetry will go on': top Canadian writers pay tribute to beloved poet Patrick Lane

Susan Musgrave, Esi Edugyan and Margaret Atwood are among the luminaries honouring Lane, who died last week at 79

Thursday, March 14, 2019: Michael Bublé, Emmanuel Jal and more

Today on q: Grammy and Juno-winning singer-songwriter Michael Bublé, pianist and composer Kris Bowers, Juno-nominated musician Emmanuel Jal.

'This is good therapy for me': Michael Bublé on career rumours, his son's recovery and a shift in mindset

Canadian singer Michael Bublé talks about his new album and how his perspective on life changed in an instant when his young son was diagnosed with cancer in 2016.

Green Book composer Kris Bowers on teaching Mahershala Ali piano

The pianist and composer tells us how he taught Mahershala Ali to play piano like Don Shirley for Green Book.

From child soldier to Juno nominee: Emmanuel Jal finds joy in painful past

When Emmanuel Jal was just seven years old, he was forced to become a child soldier in Sudan. He tells us how songwriting has helped him escape the trauma of his past.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019: Shawn Mendes, Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk, and more

Today on q: singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes, Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh, q books columnist Jael Richardson, musicians Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida.
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Shawn Mendes on success, anxiety and his love for Ronaldo

The Canadian megastar rose to fame in his teens, but his just-released album is all grown up.

Watch Celine Dion's show-stopping Aretha Franklin tribute

Jennifer Hudson also performed as part of a celebration to the late Queen of Soul

'Committed to the work': Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida on marriage and music

In a new documentary called I'm Going To Break Your Heart, Kreviazuk and Maida give us a window into the difficulties of their relationship and professional partnership.

How Trump's travel ban made Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh feel more at home in America

Kinan Azmeh has a new album out this week called Uneven Sky, which explores the concept of home.

Jael Richardson's book pick: The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson

Our books columnist, Jael Richardson, fills us in on a new book to check out: The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson.
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'The greatest drummer ever': from Elvis to the Beach Boys, 17 of Hal Blaine's most unforgettable hits

This week legendary drummer Hal Blaine died at 90 years old, but he leaves an incredible musical legacy

Tuesday, March 12, 2019: Alessia Cara, Alexander Skarsgård and more

Today on q: Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Alessia Cara, fashion stylist and Canada Reads panellist Joe Zee, actor Alexander Skarsgård.