U.S. singer Pink says she tested positive for COVID-19

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The U.S. singer Pink had tested positive for COVID-19, she said Friday, also announcing that she is donating $500,000 US each to two emergency funds.

Quibi gambles with mobile-only streaming platform amid COVID-19

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Creators of the freshly minted subscription streaming platform Quibi had a tough sell on their hands even before the COVID-19 pandemic spiralled us into uncertain financial times.

LeVar Burton to livestream short story readings via Twitter

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The longtime host of Reading Rainbow will read children’s stories on Monday mornings, YA fiction on Wednesday afternoons and short stories for adults on Friday evenings.

Bill Withers, soul singer behind Lean on Me, dead at 81

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Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, has died from heart complications, his family said in a statement.

J.K. Rowling launches Harry Potter At Home for housebound kids and families

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The online hub will feature content and activities for fans and first-time readers of the series to access in self-isolation during the global coronavirus pandemic.

Nunavut drumming group finds new way to get together, despite physical distancing

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A drumming group in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, is finding a new way to host its weekly drum dance, which has been going on for more than a decade. On Tuesday night, Julia Ogina hosted the gathering over...

Cineplex will keep its 165 movie theatres across Canada closed indefinitely

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Canada's largest movie exhibitor, Cineplex Inc., will keep its doors closed nationwide into the foreseeable future amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

N.S. musicians use social media to spread love during pandemic

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Nova Scotia musicians are using their craft in novel ways to entertain, build community and send love at a time when self-isolation and physical distancing is the new normal.

Jazz great Ellis Marsalis Jr. dead at 85; fought coronavirus

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Ellis Marsalis Jr., jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical clan that includes famed performer sons Wynton and Branford, has died after battling pneumonia brought on by the new coronavirus, one of his sons...

46 Canadian picture books to read in spring 2020

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April 2 is International Children's Book Day! To celebrate, CBC Books shares this round-up of Canadian picture books coming out this spring.

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