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Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019: Chilina Kennedy, Hot Chip and more

Today on q: musical theatre star Chilina Kennedy, singer-songwriter Esthero, composer Ian Cusson, English synth-pop band Hot Chip.

Canadian musical theatre star Chilina Kennedy brings The Band's Visit to the q studio

Chilina Kennedy drops by the q studio to perform a song from the hit Broadway musical The Band's Visit, which just opened last night at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto.

Esthero protests streaming royalties by interrupting her own song on Spotify

Canadian singer-songwriter Esthero is protesting against the low royalties paid by streaming services to artists by inserting an anti-Spotify message into her latest single on Spotify.

Changing the past: How composer Ian Cusson rewrote part of the famous Louis Riel opera

Métis composer Ian Cusson has created a new aria for the 1967 opera, Louis Riel, which originally included sacred music from the Nisga'a First Nation without the community's consent.

Hot Chip on the importance of pop music in troubled times

English synth-pop band Hot Chip drop by the q music studio to chat with Tom Power and perform a few songs from their latest album, A Bath Full of Ecstasy.

Céline Dion: 25 fascinating facts about the Canadian music icon

When did she first appear on TV? Why did she disappear for months? And which smash hit almost didn't happen?

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019: Kurt Browning and Ron MacLean, Hong Chau and more

Today on q: figure skater Kurt Browning and sportscaster Ron MacLean, q books columnist Jael Richardson, actor Hong Chau.

Kurt Browning and Ron MacLean lace up for the return of Battle of the Blades

World champion figure skater Kurt Browning and Hockey Night in Canada host Ron MacLean are the head judge and host of the fifth season of Battle of the Blades, which is returning to television after a six-year hiatus.

Jael Richardson's book pick: Turbulence by David Szalay

Our books columnist, Jael Richardson, fills us in on a new book to check out: Turbulence by David Szalay.

Hong Chau puts a new spin on the Patty Hearst story in American Woman

Actor Hong Chau joins q's Tom Power to discuss her first starring role in a feature film called American Woman, which premiered last week at TIFF.

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019: Haviah Mighty, Sydney Smith and more

Today on q: Polaris Prize winner Haviah Mighty, comedians Franco Nguyen and Tim Blair of TallBoyz, gateway to the music of Chavela Vargas, illustrator Sydney Smith.

Toronto rapper Haviah Mighty on winning the 2019 Polaris Music Prize

Haviah Mighty joins Tom Power live in the q studio to reflect on winning the $50,000 Polaris Music Prize.

Tim Blair and Franco Nguyen of TallBoyz on bringing a new perspective to sketch comedy

Tim Blair and Franco Nguyen of the four-man sketch comedy troupe TallBoyz join Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about their brand new show on CBC.

From Ad Astra to Joker to Parasite, 13 must-see films this fall

Top films from Cannes, TIFF and Venice are hitting theatres — along with a reboot of a Disney megahit.

A gateway to the music of Chavela Vargas

Catherine Gund, co-director of the documentary, Chavela, gives you an introduction to Chavela Vargas and explains why the singer was such a trailblazing figure in Latin music.

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. 16, 2019: Luke Wilson, Jonny Harris and more

Today on q: actor Luke Wilson, q screen panel with John Semley and Lara Zarum, actor Mandy Moore, actor and comedian Jonny Harris.

Luke Wilson on family, breaking type and his new film Guest of Honour

Luke Wilson sat down with q's Tom Power at TIFF to talk about how the loss of his father shaped his character in Atom Egoyan's new film Guest of Honour.

Hits and misses from the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival

Our screen panel recaps the best and worst films from this year's Toronto International Film Festival.

Mandy Moore on how This is Us reignited her passion for acting

Mandy Moore's character on how the new hit TV series, This is Us, challenges her to 'find common ground' with foreign experiences.

'Smalltown audiences are up for a laugh': Jonny Harris reflects on five seasons of Still Standing

Ahead of the fifth season of CBC's Still Standing, comedian Jonny Harris joins q's Tom Power to look back at some of the highlights from the show.

Friday, Sept. 13, 2019: The Lumineers, Luke Kirby and more

Today on q: Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers, q This with Lisa Christiansen and A. Harmony, YouTuber Elle Mills, actor Luke Kirby.

The Lumineers explore the impact of addiction in new album and film

Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers join q's Tom Power to discuss their most ambitious project yet: a three-part album and film about the cycle of addiction.

The Walkman is back — Sony reboots its famous music player

The q This music panel discusses the Sony Walkman on its 40th anniversary and its impact on portable music.

YouTuber Elle Mills shares her Ottawa block party playlist

In this edition of the q block party, Elle Mills shares a playlist of songs that take us through her early life as just a regular kid growing up in Ottawa.