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Thursday, July 7, 2022: Denzel Washington, Nabil Ayers and more
Today on Q with guest host Elamin Abdelmahmoud: actor Denzel Washington, record executive Nabil Ayers, vice-chair of the board of trustees for the National Gallery of Canada Roshi Chadha, DJ Dr. Jay de Soca Prince.
Denzel Washington on playing Macbeth and the legacy of Sidney Poitier
Denzel Washington takes on the part of Lord Macbeth in Joel Coen’s new Shakespearean project The Tragedy of Macbeth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, June 28, 2022: Max Martin, Bruno Capinan
Today on Q with Tom Power: songwriter and producer Max Martin, singer-songwriter Bruno Capinan.
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.