Jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall talks about her latest album This Dream of You, honouring her late producer Tommy LiPuma, and what she looks for in a dream collaborator. On this week's q This music panel, Lisa Christiansen and Elamin Abdelmahmoud recap the highs and lows of the 2020 CCMA Awards, and discuss Rolling Stone's updated list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Artist Michael C. Thorpe explains how he went from playing college basketball to quilting, and what being an athlete and an artist have in common.
Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn discusses his lyric-less instrumental album, Crowing Ignites. Audio engineer Susan Rogers breaks down some of the songs on Prince's album, Sign o' the Times, and shares what she felt he was trying to achieve at that moment in his career. Artists Simone Saunders and Tekikki Walker talk about finding common ground between their Canadian and American identities — and creating art that transcends geography.
Kajillionaire writer and director Miranda July talks about creative collaboration with strangers, why loneliness is her permanent state of being, and how all families are like cults. Artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory tells us about her work collaborating with artists of varying backgrounds to help build bridges and promote unity across cultural divides. Writer and director Billy Ray discusses his new two-part miniseries, The Comey Rule, adapted from the memoir of former FBI director James Comey.
In a new project, Canadian artists Adrian Stimson and AA Bronson explore the power of apology as it relates to their shared history: their ancestors were sworn enemies. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on a new book to check out: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Musician Jyoti, better known as Georgia Anne Muldrow, talks about her latest album Mama, You Can Bet! and reflects on the ways her parents influenced her.
Superstar classical pianist Lang Lang discusses the making of his newly-released rendition of Bach's iconic Goldberg Variations. Singer-songwriter Rissi Palmer talks about her new show on Apple Music Country, Color Me Country, which aims to change the image of country music. In an exclusive travel guide to the real Schitt's Creek, we visit Goodwood, Ont., the small town where much of the hit Canadian comedy was shot. As statues topple, artist Ken Lum asks us to rethink the monuments in our cities and towns.
On this week's screen panel, John Semley and Kathleen Newman-Bremang recap the 72nd Annual Emmy Awards — a virtual ceremony full of historic wins, particularly for Canadian comedy Schitt's Creek. Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer discusses how interactive art can work in a global pandemic and what connection looks like in the age of physical distancing. Academy Award-nominated actor Jude Law talks about his critically-acclaimed thriller, The Nest, about an American family plunged into uncertainty after moving into an English country manor.