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Monday, Nov. 11, 2019: Ryan Dillon, Sylvia Tyson and more

Today on q: Elmo puppeteer Ryan Dillon, q screen panel with Jason Gorber and Kathleen Newman-Bremang, Center for Asian American Media's Stephen Gong on Sessue Hayakawa and The Dragon Painter, singer-songwriter Sylvia Tyson.

How Sesame Street puppeteer Ryan Dillon brings Elmo to life

On the 50th anniversary of Sesame Street, Ryan Dillon, the puppeteer and voice behind Elmo, joins q's Tom Power to talk about how he went from a childhood fan of the show to claiming centre stage.

Martin Scorsese's fight against Marvel movies

Our screen panel discusses Martin Scorsese's recent New York Times op-ed, in which he writes that Marvel movies are "closer to theme parks than they are to movies."

How one of Hollywood's first Asian stars challenged stereotypes 100 years ago

Long before movies like Crazy Rich Asians and The Farewell came along, a silent film called The Dragon Painter tried to blaze a trail for Asian representation on screen.

Sylvia Tyson revisits her songwriting roots and the early days of Ian & Sylvia

Sylvia Tyson will be among the newest inductees in the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame on Sept. 5. She and former partner Ian Tyson are each being inducted on the eve of the release of a brand-new music collection, called Ian and Sylvia: The Lost Tapes.

Friday, Nov. 8, 2019: Ringo Starr, Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu and more

Today on q: The Beatles’ Ringo Starr, q This with Lisa Christiansen and Rollie Pemberton, theatre director Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu.

From knighthood to beetroot juice, 10 things we learned about Beatles drummer Ringo Starr

In a new q interview, Starr also talks about his photography, his All-Starr band, and how an illness inspired him to drum.

What makes a posthumous release a good one?

The q This music panel takes a look at the value and risk of posthumous releases. This week, George Michael fans heard the singer's first new original single since his death nearly three years ago.

Theatre director Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu on seeing her own story reflected in Claudia Dey's play Trout Stanley

Award-winning theatre director Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu is putting her own spin on Claudia Dey's play Trout Stanley for a new production that's on now at Toronto's Factory Theatre.
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Fascinating animated timeline of bestselling music from past 50 years goes viral — watch

From the Beatles to Madonna and Céline Dion to Drake, the timeline gives an incredible look at pop history

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019: Michael Palin, Roberto Campanella and more

Today on q: comedian Michael Palin, Winnipeg singer-songwriter Begonia, choreographer Roberto Campanella.

Michael Palin finds a new audience for Monty Python in North Korea

Michael Palin has never shied away from crossing borders, whether that's in comedy or his travels, but he's now pushed that even further with a new book all about his trip to North Korea.  

q's Thursday Headliner: Winnipeg singer-songwriter Begonia

Begonia drops by the q studio to perform a few new songs from her debut album, Fear.

How Roberto Campanella choreographed a ballet to Beethoven's 9th Symphony

Veteran choreographer Roberto Campanella has choreographed a new ballet based on the work of Beethoven, a composer that choreographers generally refuse to touch.

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019: Pete Townshend, Loreena McKennitt and more

Today on q: musician Pete Townshend of The Who, q online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud, Ashley Clark's gateway to the work of Wesley Snipes, musician Loreena McKennitt.

'Be patient, the good stuff will come': The Who's Pete Townshend on crafting songs and writing his first novel

Pete Townshend joins q's Tom Power live from London to talk about his latest project, a novel called The Age of Anxiety.

Céline Dion talks Courage, life after René Angélil and her new outlook

Céline Dion sat down with q’s Tom Power in Montreal to talk about her new tour, music and why she’s more courageous now than ever before.

The fall of Deadspin and what it means for online journalism

Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud walks us through what happened at Deadspin last week and what it means in the age of the internet where clicks equal dollars.
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A new retrospective looks at the work of actor Wesley Snipes

Major League: Wesley Snipes in Focus is a new retrospective taking place at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Loreena McKennitt's journey to save the 'Lost Souls'

Canadian musician Loreena McKennitt joins Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about her new album Lost Souls, her first collection of new music since 2006.

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019: Karen Kain, Demi Moore and more

Today on q: the National Ballet's former principal dancer-turned-artistic director Karen Kain, singer-songwriter Niall Horan, actor Demi Moore.

Karen Kain shares highlights from her 50-year career with the National Ballet of Canada

Karen Kain, the National Ballet's former principal dancer-turned-artistic director, has just announced that after 50 years with the company, she'll be retiring.

Niall Horan on life after One Direction and the 'risk' of making new music

Niall Horan sat down with q's Tom Power to talk about his forthcoming sophomore album, growing up, and life on the other side of One Direction.

'I'm sharing my perspective from the inside out': Demi Moore takes charge of her own story with new memoir

For years, Demi Moore's life was scrutinized by paparazzi and splashed across the pages of glossy magazines. Now, she's taking control of her own narrative.
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'Indescribably painful': Lorde delays new album after death of beloved dog

In a heartfelt letter to fans, the 22-year-old singer says 'a light that was turned on for me has gone out.'