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"For the sake of a couple of bucks, they deserted us": Vancouver's last classical record store to close

Sikora's Classical Records has been open 40 years, but couldn't survive the age of Spotify and Amazon

Tickets here: Serena Ryder, Kardinal Offishall and more join us for a live holiday special

It's q for the holidays!

Monday, November 19, 2018: John C. Reilly, Karina Longworth and more

Today on q: actor John C. Reilly, q screen panel with John Semley and Tina Hassannia, Cary Elwes presents an oral history of The Princess Bride, film critic and podcast host Karina Longworth.

John C. Reilly on his return as Ralph in Disney's Ralph Breaks the Internet

John C. Reilly plays Ralph in Ralph Breaks the Internet, the new sequel to Disney's Wreck-It Ralph. He joins guest host Saroja Coelho to talk about reuniting with cast member Sarah Silverman and why the character of Ralph is close to his heart.

Have we reached peak reality dating TV?

Reality dating shows are having a moment right now. With a reboot of Temptation Island on the way, the q screen panel discusses what exactly draws us into this guilty pleasure.

Cary Elwes reveals secrets from the set of The Princess Bride

Actor Cary Elwes presents an oral history of The Princess Bride to mark the beloved film's 30th anniversary earlier this year.

You Must Remember This host Karina Longworth on sexism in Howard Hughes' Hollywood

Karina Longworth talks about her latest book Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood. She talks about the objectification female actors faced in the film industry of the '30s and '40s.

Nirvana's MTV Unplugged at 25: fascinating facts about the landmark live show

Everyone thought it would be a disaster, but it became one of the most important live albums of all time.

Friday, November 16, 2018: Susan Harris, Classified and more

Today on q: The Golden Girls creator Susan Harris, Classified, Choclair and Maestro Fresh Wes perform live in the q studio, q This music panel with Lisa Christiansen and Tabassum Siddiqui, a brief history of Las Vegas residencies, rapper Classified.

The Golden Girls creator Susan Harris on pushing the boundaries of the sitcom

Harris talks about The Golden Girls' enduring popularity and how the show broke down walls in the sitcom genre.

Classified on the power of lifting people up through music

East Coast rapper/producer/songwriter Classified drops by the q studio to chat about his latest record, Tomorrow Could Be the Day Things Change.

Classified, Choclair, Maestro Fresh Wes perform LIVE in the q studio

Classified, Choclair and Maestro Fresh Wes perform a very special medley live in the q studio.

Netflix greenlights music competition series featuring Cardi B, Chance the Rapper and T.I.

The q This music panel is joined by special guest panellist Classified to discuss Netflix's recent announcement that it has greenlit a new show called Rhythm + Flow.

Mobsters, golf carts and glitter: A brief history of Las Vegas concert residencies

Who says Las Vegas is where entertainers go to retire? Sarah Feldberg, the former editor of Las Vegas Weekly, tells us how the Las Vegas residency got its start and who made these concerts cool again.

Look back at Gordon Lightfoot's early days as a 'famous country dancer'

In honour of his 80th birthday, we chart Lightfoot's rise to the top in this CBC From the Vaults clip.

Thursday, November 15, 2018: Carol Off, Michael K. Williams and more

Today on q: As It Happens host Carol Off, actor Michael K. Williams, Adrian Morris and Frank Kadillac of Neon Dreams.

Carol Off reflects on As It Happens on its 50th anniversary

This year As It Happens celebrates its 50th anniversary. In tribute, Carol Off drops by the q studio to reflect on what the show means to Canadians and share her memories of London, Ont., in a special live edition of the q Block Party.

Michael K. Williams on his reputation as one of the most compelling tough guys on screen

For actor Michael K. Williams, the role of Omar Little on The Wire was life-changing. It paved the way for similarly astounding performances on Boardwalk Empire and The Night Of. Williams joins Tom Power in the q studio to reflect on his career.

Neon Dreams on their new music and leaving the Hedley tour

Neon Dreams is one of Canada's most buzzed-about bands. With new music out and their debut album on the way, they joined Tom Power for a performance and chat about their rise, and why having tough conversations about sexual misconduct in the music industry is important to them.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018: Tim Blake Nelson, Christine and the Queens and more

Today on q: actor Tim Blake Nelson, q online culture panel with Elamin Abdelmahmoud and Amanda Hess, novelist Erwan Larher, singer-songwriter Christine and the Queens.

Tim Blake Nelson on reuniting with the Coen brothers for Netflix's The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Nearly two decades after O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Nelson has reunited with the Coen brothers to play the title character in their new film The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. He tells us why it's one of the toughest roles he's ever had.

Christine and the Queens on reinventing herself as Chris

Hélöise Letissier, better known as Christine and the Queens, talks about the latest evolution of her on-stage persona: Chris. She tells us exactly who Chris is and where her need for reinvention comes from.

'Superwoman' YouTuber Lilly Singh is taking a break from the platform

Our online culture panel discusses news that Canadian YouTuber Lilly Singh, known online as "Superwoman," is stepping away from the platform indefinitely.

Novelist Erwan Larher remembers surviving Paris Bataclan attack in new memoir

Three years ago, terrorist attacks in Paris left 130 people dead, 90 of which were killed at the Bataclan theatre. Erwan Larher was there on that terrible night, and he's released what he describes as a "non-fiction novel" based on his experiences.

Neil Young loses home to California wildfire, blasts Trump in scathing open letter

The veteran rocker is just one of many celebs calling for action and praising firefighters