Vivian Rashotte

Vivian Rashotte is a digital producer, writer and photographer for Q with Tom Power. She's also a visual artist. You can reach her at

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Comedian Matt Rogers gets honest about the real reason why celebrities make Christmas albums

Matt Rogers is one-half of the hugely popular podcast Las Culturistas. He joins Q’s Tom Power to chat about his debut album, Have You Heard of Christmas?, and his ongoing quest to be crowned the ‘Prince of Christmas’ by Mariah Carey.
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How Jani Lauzon got drafted into the big leagues of professional puppetry

Over the years, Lauzon has eked out a living as a rock and roll singer, an actor on stage and screen, and a puppeteer for Jim Henson, among other things. She sits down with Q’s Tom Power to talk about her remarkable career.
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At 77, Dolly Parton has officially entered her Rockstar era

After building an empire as one of the most successful country artists of all time, Parton has released her first-ever album of rock songs. She talks to Q's Tom Power about the inspiration behind her new album, titled Rockstar.
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Jinkx Monsoon and BenDeLaCreme reflect on the importance of chosen family this holiday season

The drag superstars sit down with Q’s Tom Power to talk about The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show, creating new traditions, and building a safe and merry community for everyone to enjoy this Christmas.
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Blue Rodeo on the 30th anniversary of Five Days in July

On the 30th anniversary of Blue Rodeo's celebrated album Five Days in July, Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor joined Q's Tom Power to share how the road-weary rock band found refuge in Keelor’s Ontario farmhouse to create a Canadian masterpiece.
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Semisonic's Dan Wilson looks back on his 'quintessentially '90s' hit Closing Time

After writing songs for the likes of Adele and The Chicks, Wilson has returned to Semisonic to make the band’s first album in more than 20 years. In an interview with Q’s Tom Power, he reflects on Semisonic’s breakout hit, Closing Time.
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Geddy Lee recalls Neil Peart's incredible Rush audition — and how he showed up with his drums in garbage bags

In an interview with Q’s Tom Power about his long-awaited memoir, My Effin' Life, the Rush frontman shares the story behind the late Neil Peart’s audition to join the band.
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Metric look back on some of their biggest hits

Twenty years ago, Metric burst onto the scene with an undeniably infectious album called Old World Underground, Where Are You Now? Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw join Q’s Tom Power to talk about some of their early music, plus their new album.
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What Brett Emmons of The Glorious Sons thinks about Blame Brett — the hit breakup anthem named after him

For the first time, Brett Emmons shares what it’s like to be the subject of the massive breakup hit Blame Brett by his ex-girlfriend’s band, The Beaches.
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'Every night I went on stage in terror': Patti LuPone recalls being tested by Evita

The Broadway legend's performance in Evita brought her massive acclaim and her first Tony Award, but she struggled to hit the high notes night after night.