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Art Connects on q: new series explores how artists are bringing people together in challenging times

Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, AA Bronson and Adrian Stimson are among the artists inspiring big change.

Country artist Rissi Palmer launches radio show to showcase people of colour in country

As a young girl Palmer loved country but thought, ‘Black people don't do that.’

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020: Adrian Stimson and AA Bronson, Jyoti and more

Today on q: artists Adrian Stimson and AA Bronson, q books columnist Jael Richardson, musician Jyoti (a.k.a. Georgia Anne Muldrow).

Their ancestors were sworn enemies. Now the two artists are exploring the power of apology

One ancestor was an Indigenous chief; the other was an Anglican missionary. But when AA Bronson approached the Siksika people, two-spirit artist Adrian Stimson decided to listen.

As statues topple, artist Ken Lum wants us to rethink the monuments in our cities and towns

After the killing of George Floyd, protesters toppled statues around the world — and triggered a heated debate about the figures we do, and don’t, put on a pedestal.

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020: Lang Lang, Rissi Palmer and more

Today on q: classical pianist Lang Lang, country music artist Rissi Palmer, q travel guide to the real Schitt's Creek, artist Ken Lum.

Schitt's Creek diehards organize fan convention, final pilgrimage to set

The hit TV comedy is coming to an end, but the so-called SchittHeads are determined to keep its memory alive.

Monday, Sept. 21, 2020: Jude Law, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and more

Today on q: Emmys screen panel with John Semley and Kathleen Newman-Bremang, artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, actor Jude Law.

How Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's mesmerizing works are bridging divides

The Mexican-Canadian artist explores how interactive art can work in a global pandemic.

q broadcast premiere: Laila Biali debuts video for newly released cover of Leonard Cohen's Anthem

On what would be Leonard Cohen's 86th birthday, Juno Award-winner Laila Biali debuts a video for her cover of the late singer-songwriter's classic song, Anthem.

Friday, Sept. 18, 2020: Kate Winslet, JJ Wilde and more

Today on q: actor Kate Winslet, singer-songwriter JJ Wilde, q This music panel with A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen, musician Neal Sugarman on Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black, artist, filmmaker and hip-hop pioneer Fab 5 Freddy, singer-songwriter Charlotte Cardin.

Amy Winehouse's Back To Black turns 10

The British star's seminal album celebrates its 10th anniversary today.

Fab 5 Freddy on how hip-hop evolved into the most dominant genre in the world

The visual artist, veejay, filmmaker and hip-hop historian discusses hip-hop's early beginnings and the role he played in its evolution.

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020: Regina King, Rich Aucoin and more

Today on q: actor Regina King, CBC arts and entertainment reporter Eli Glasner, dancer and choreographer Marie Chouinard, musician Rich Aucoin.

New film confronts the Oka Crisis through the eyes of a 12-year-old girl

Beans, which just premiered at TIFF, is partly based on the childhood experience of filmmaker Tracey Deer.

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020: Cynthia Nixon, Antony Starr and more

Today on q: actor Cynthia Nixon, editor-in-chief of ELLE Canada Vanessa Craft, film and culture critic Jesse Wente, actor Antony Starr.

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020: Reba McEntire, Unjoo Moon and more

Today on q: country star Reba McEntire, director Unjoo Moon, freelance writer and artist Frankie Huang, illustrator Sydney Smith.

Young kids are more empathetic than they get credit for, says Canadian illustrator Sydney Smith

Sydney Smith joins q's Tom Power live in studio to talk about writing and illustrating his latest project, a children's book called Small in the City.

Monday, Sept. 14, 2020: Anthony Hopkins, Tracey Deer and more

Today on q: actor Anthony Hopkins, reggae musician Jay Douglas on the late Toots Hibbert, director Tracey Deer.

Friday, Sept. 11, 2020: Lucy Liu, Stuart Semple and more

Today on q: actress Lucy Liu, q This music panel with A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen, producer and songwriter David Bendeth and songwriter and sound designer CVRE, artist Stuart Semple.

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020: Viggo Mortensen, Jean Smith and more

Today on q: actor Viggo Mortensen, artist and musician Jean Smith, author Emma Donoghue, Akilla's Escape director Charles Officer and co-writer Motion.

Vancouver artist ditches part-time job, sells over 1,500 paintings

Mecca Normal's Jean Smith started selling portraits of women’s faces for $100 US apiece; now they’re in high demand.

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020: Shania Twain, Iain Reid and more

Today on q: singer-songwriter Shania Twain, author Iain Reid, cartoonist Seth, No Ordinary Man directors Aisling Chin-Yee and Chase Joynt.

The Woman in Me at 25: Shania Twain reflects on one of the biggest country albums of all time

The Canadian icon was in Nashville struggling to pay her bills and feeling alone when the album skyrocketed.

In his sprawling comic Clyde Fans, cartooning legend Seth gives the mundane a 'mystic significance'

Seth is a Canadian cartoonist who's a legend in his field. Following the release of his new comic Clyde Fans, he describes what it was like being on the leading edge of the graphic novel movement.