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Herald Phil to hit stage with Gumi, JK Kim Dong-wook

The Herald Philharmonic Orchestra will take stage alongside a number of special guests, including K-pop ballad powerhouses Gumi and JK Kim Dong-wook and soprano singer Shin Della.The orchestra’s upco...

Updated : 2016.08.31 17:17

Girl group April to promote eco-friendly school meals

The members of girl group April were appointed promotional ambassadors for eco-friendly school meals by the Seoul Metropolitan Government on Wednesday, according to the group’s agency DSP Media. The ...

Updated : 2016.08.31 16:27

New social media platform links hardcore music fans

NEW YORK (AFP) - Passionate about a band but too shy to share it on Facebook? A new site is hoping to carve out a niche in the crowded social media world by reaching the inner geek of hard-core music fans.Called Fans and accessible at fans.com, the platform lets music lovers trade insights...

Updated : 2016.08.31 16:06

Ga-in returns as solo artist

Son Ga-in of K-pop girl group Brown Eyed Girls is returning as a solo artist with a new album. To gear up for her return to the spotlight, the performing artist, better known simply as Ga-in, began u...

Updated : 2016.08.30 16:33

Beyonce slays at MTV VMAs

NEW YORK (AP) - Beyonce owned the MTV Video Music Awards by winning video of the year and giving a 16-minute performance featuring her recent hits from “Lemonade,‘” working various stages with stro...

Updated : 2016.08.29 14:52

2PM gears up for new album

K-pop boy band 2PM is currently preparing for a new release. The six-member act is scheduled to announce a new album next month, according to the group’s management agency JYP Entertainment on Monday...

Updated : 2016.08.29 13:46

MC Mong returns with new album

Korean hip-hop artist MC Mong is returning to the scene with his first full-length album in two years.  The 36-year-old will be releasing his seventh studio album, “U.F.O,” next week, but has no co...

Updated : 2016.08.29 13:29

Quiet battle for the sound of silence in UK shops

LONDON (AFP) -- Nigel Rodgers is in hell. A campaigner against piped music for decades, he stands in a shoe shop on London’s Oxford Street which is blaring out loud pop music, wincing visibly.“It’s just as bad as passive smoking,” said the 63-year-old, sporting a blue blazer with a red...

Updated : 2016.08.29 13:27

[Herald Review] A celestial night with Mahler

 Upon hearing about the choir’s careless preparation for the world premiere of his Eighth Symphony, Austrian composer Gustav Mahler, known for his drive for perfection, threatened to cancel the enti...

Updated : 2016.08.28 17:31

[Highlights] Arts and entertainment calendar

Classical Music  “Ivan Fischer & Budapest Festival Orchestra”: Budapest Festival Orchestra is returning to Korea for the fourth time in six years. Conducted by Hungarian conductor and composer Ivan...

Updated : 2016.08.26 17:40

Mamamoo to unveil first subunit tracks

K-pop quartet Mamamoo will be releasing its first subunit tracks this month, the group announced on its official social media channels on Friday.The first subunit, Angel Line, consisting of members So...

Updated : 2016.08.26 17:30

[Album Review] Crystal Castles bring the noise on ‘Amnesty (I)’

Crystal Castles“Amnesty (I)”Casablanca RecordsElectro-punk noisemakers Crystal Castles return with a lineup that‘s 50 percent new and a sound that’s still 100 percent uncompromising. Original voca...

Updated : 2016.08.26 17:14

[Album Review] Dolly Parton’s ‘Pure and Simple’ is just that

Dolly Parton“Pure and Simple”(Dolly/Sony Music Nashville)In the ebbs and flows of her nearly lifelong career, Dolly Parton is at high tide again.The 70-year-old is on her biggest American tour in 25...

Updated : 2016.08.26 17:13

[Album Review] Lisa Hannigan in striking control on ‘At Swim’

Lisa Hannigan“At Swim”(ATO)What is most striking about Lisa Hannigan is her control.It’s an unexpected skill considering how the Irish singer first gained attention as part of the band that brought...

Updated : 2016.08.26 17:10

NCT Dream releases new music video

NCT Dream, the third subunit of Neo Culture Technology, unveiled both Korean and Chinese versions of the music video for its debut single “Chewing Gum” on Aug. 24.Within less than a day of the relea...

Updated : 2016.08.25 15:19