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[Herald Interview] Following the call of a creative mind

Musically, Steve Barakatt has little left to prove in Korea. The New Age composer and pianist from Quebec, Canada, is so adored by Koreans that he finds himself returning again and again to give conce...

Updated : 2014.09.23 20:41

‘Lion King’ sets musical box office record

NEW YORK (AP) ― Here’s something the folks at Disney can take real pride in: “The Lion King” is the top ticket of all time. With a worldwide gross of over $6.2 billion, “The Lion King” stage mus...

Updated : 2014.09.23 20:40

‘Nutcracker’ set in desert

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) ― It’s danced to Tchaikovsky’s famous melody, but it’s not your traditional Christmas “Nutcracker”: the Joburg Ballet has set it in the Kalahari desert among ancient Bushmen p...

Updated : 2014.09.22 19:46

[Herald Interview] ‘Advertising is about creating value’

When someone asked Kim Hong-tack if he knew where the highest number of suicide attempts took place in Seoul, his mind immediately went blank. “I always thought of suicide as a major and pressing soc...

Updated : 2014.09.21 19:04

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Exhibition“The Art of Dansaekhwa”: Kukje Gallery in Seoul brings together the works of key Dansaekhwa artists from the 1970s and 1980s in the exhibition “The Art of Dansaekhwa,” which runs through...

Updated : 2014.09.19 20:59

The art of reading trends

This is the 15th in a series highlighting women and their accomplishments in the various facets of the Korean entertainment industry. ― Ed. While you may be unfamiliar with the name Lee Shin, chances...

Updated : 2014.09.18 21:08

Peter Fonda’s ‘Easy Rider’ bike going to auction

NEW YORK (AP) ― The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in “Easy Rider” has come to symbolize the counterculture of the 1960s. Now it’s for sale. The auction house Profiles in Hist...

Updated : 2014.09.18 21:05

Chinese vases soar 120 times past estimate to fetch $1.2m

NEW YORK (Bloomberg) ― A pair of Chinese porcelain vases sold Monday for $1.2 million at Doyle New York, soaring 120 times past its low estimate. The two 16-inch tall glazed vases, painted with branc...

Updated : 2014.09.17 20:46

History meets modern art, high tech

Move over galleries, museums and theaters. Royal palaces are the new face of Seoul’s vibrant art and culture scene ― at least for nine days starting on Sept. 20. The first-ever Royal Culture Festiva...

Updated : 2014.09.17 20:45

Venezuela’s newest shortage: Breast implants

CARACAS (AP) ― Venezuela’s chronic shortages have begun to encroach on a cultural cornerstone: the boob job.Beauty-obsessed Venezuelans face a scarcity of brand-name breast implants, and women are so desperate that they and their doctors are turning to devices that are the wrong size or ...

Updated : 2014.09.17 20:40

Festival attracts prominent writers to Seoul, Jeju

Writers from 13 countries will come together in Seoul’s historic neighborhood of Bukchon and the southern resort island of Jejudo to communicate through literature at the 2014 edition of the Seoul In...

Updated : 2014.09.15 20:20

Updating a venerated institution

How do you renovate a popular 18th-century museum with minimum disruption to the visitors? Hotel Biron, the Paris location of the two-site Rodin Museum in France, has undertaken just that challenge wi...

Updated : 2014.09.12 21:14

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Pop music“Let’s Rock Festival”: The upcoming “Let’s Rock Festival” is gearing up to feature some of the country’s most notable indie bands in a two-day outdoor rock fest. The festival will incl...

Updated : 2014.09.12 21:09

Sookmyung Univ. dean named chief of Korea National Ballet

Hwang Sun-hyeHwang Sun-hye, dean of Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul, has been appointed the new president of the Korea National Ballet, the Culture Ministry announced Thursday. She will run the...

Updated : 2014.09.11 20:02

Conductor Chang parts with Qatar Philharmonic

Chang Han-naCellist-turned-conductor Chang Han-na has resigned from her position as music director of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, citing “irreconcilable differences with the management.” Her a...

Updated : 2014.09.10 20:43