Rock 'n' roll legend Little Richard dead at 87

Rock 'n' roll legend Little Richard dead at 87

Little Richard, the electrifying and flamboyant showman whose classic tunes helped spur the explosion of rock ‘n’ roll and influenced countless musicians, has died. He was 87. Pastor Bill Minson, a close friend of the rocker, told The Associated Press that Little Richard died Saturday morning. His son, Danny Jones Penniman, also confirmed Richard’s death, which […]

How a musical inspired by Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill 'speaks to our times'

How a musical inspired by Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill 'speaks to our times'

Alanis Morissette and her milestone album Jagged Little Pill are back in the spotlight, with a new Broadway musical inspired by the monster-selling 1995 alt-rock record sparking a wave of nostalgia and appreciation. The Ottawa-born singer-songwriter was the woman of the hour in New York Thursday night as Jagged Little Pill the musical celebrated opening night on […]

Looking back to Apollo 11: How we did so much with so little

Looking back to Apollo 11: How we did so much with so little

This story is part of Moon Landing: 50th Anniversary, a series from CBC News examining how far we’ve come since the first humans landed on the moon. It had about 1.5 per cent of the computing power in a cell phone, but the giant Saturn V — still the world’s most powerful rocket — was mighty […]

Arrested Development gets little fanfare for fifth season

Arrested Development gets little fanfare for fifth season

Arrested Development has made a huge mistake. You probably missed Netflix’s debut Friday of the second half of the comedy’s fifth season. Previous returns of Arrested, a longtime critical and cult hit, have been greeted with loud fanfare but, this time around, it’s more a resigned whimper. Arrested Development’s status as a pop-culture force has […]

We laugh along with Harold Pinter’s ‘comedy of menace’ in Little Menace: Pinter Plays at Soulpepper

We laugh along with Harold Pinter’s ‘comedy of menace’ in Little Menace: Pinter Plays at Soulpepper

Little Menace: Pinter Plays From left, Diego Matamoros, Alex McCooeye, Gregory Prest and Maev Beaty in Soulpepper’s Little Menace: Pinter Plays.  (DAHLIA KATZ) Written by Harold Pinter. Directed by Thomas Moschopoulos. Until March 10 at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane. soulpepper.ca or 416-866-8666 The title of Soulpepper Theatre’s latest production, […]

A night when little went right for the Raptors

A night when little went right for the Raptors

Did that game kind of take the air out of a special road trip that was developing? I don’t think that’s necessarily so, stuff happens and it was a bit of a mixed up jumble players who are a bit leg heavy to start and couldn’t close the deal when they got close at the […]

‘Expect a little dustup’: Trudeau, premiers brace for fractious first ministers meeting

‘Expect a little dustup’: Trudeau, premiers brace for fractious first ministers meeting

Senior officials from multiple provinces are predicting a tense and difficult first ministers meeting when premiers gather to discuss the economy and trade with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Montreal on Friday. “You can expect a little dustup. There’s no doubt about that,” said one provincial source who spoke to CBC News on condition they […]

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