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European jazz festival in Sept.

Last year’s inaugural European Jazz Festival in Korea showcased diverse jazz musicians and unique jazz styles from eight European nations.This year, 13 acts from the United Kingdom, Sweden, Switzerla...

Updated : 2014.07.30 20:49

Gaga on Bennett duet CD: Jazz comes easier than pop

NEW YORK (AP) ― Lady Gaga is a bonafide pop star, but the singer says recording jazz music was easier than pop. Gaga has spent two years recording an album of jazz standards with Tony Bennett called ...

Updated : 2014.07.29 20:28

Under-15 performers banned from working late at night

New legislation aimed at improving long-criticized practices and protocols in the entertainment industry took effect on Tuesday.The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said Monday that actors, singers and other performers under the age of 15 are banned from working between the hours of...

Updated : 2014.07.29 20:25

5 Seconds of Summer get hands-on with ticket sales

INGLEWOOD, California (AP) ― The rising pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer gave its feverish female fans the surprise of a lifetime by personally selling tickets Saturday morning for an upcoming conce...

Updated : 2014.07.27 19:17

Legendary singer returns, kinder, gentler

It is early afternoon on July 14, one of the hottest days of the year so far, and I am panicked at the thought of having to ask singer Shin Hae-chul to pose in the white-hot heat in a tiny park where ...

Updated : 2014.07.25 21:25

Eyelike: Sistar brings summer sounds on new EP

Sistar brings summer sounds on new EPSistar“Touch & Move” (LOEN Entertainment)Known for their sexy dance moves and powerful vocals, K-pop girl group Sistar has returned with the new summertime-insp...

Updated : 2014.07.25 21:10

MC Mong to drop first album in 5 years

MC Mong. (IS Entertainment Group)Well-known hip-hop artist and entertainer MC Mong announced that he would return to his musical roots for the first time in four years with the release of a new album ...

Updated : 2014.07.24 20:51

Singer Yoo Chae-yeong dies of gastric cancer

Singer and actress Yoo Chae-yeong died Thursday following a months-long battle against advanced gastric cancer. She was 41. According to her agency 150 Entertainment, Yoo was diagnosed with advanced g...

Updated : 2014.07.24 20:50

One Direction to release film

LONDON (AFP) ― Hit boy band One Direction is to release a concert film to be screened in cinemas around the world, the group said on Tuesday.The recording of a concert at San Siro Stadium in Milan, Italy, will be screened in cinemas on October 11 and 12.Called “Where We Are,” the same n...

Updated : 2014.07.23 19:14

‘Weird Al’ on his weirdly successful week in music

LOS ANGELES (AP) ― Attention pop stars: If “Weird Al” Yankovic shows up at your concert or has tracked down your personal email address, you’re likely his next parody conquest. Such was the case f...

Updated : 2014.07.22 20:32

Knife Party, Krewella to join Seoul electronic music festival

Internationally renowned electronic music acts Knife Party and Krewella will be making their way to Seoul to perform at this year’s edition of the electronic dance music festival Global Gathering Kor...

Updated : 2014.07.22 20:31

Seeger tribute at Newport honors traditional folk

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) ― There are few musicians as inextricably linked to the Newport Folk Festival as the late Pete Seeger. Newport, known as the place where Bob Dylan cast aside his acousti...

Updated : 2014.07.21 19:52

Eyelike: Swings returns with new EP

Swings returns with new EPSwings“Mood Swings II Part. 2: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder” (CJ E&M)South Korean rapper Swings, who shook up the local hip-hop scene by setting off an unprecedented dis ...

Updated : 2014.07.18 20:27

Mraz opens Kakao Music room for Korean fans

The geek in the pink American pop singer-songwriter Jason Mraz is finding new ways to keep in touch with his Korean fan base.In commemoration of Mraz’s newest album, “Yes,” released on Wednesday, W...

Updated : 2014.07.18 20:04

Michelle Obama salutes Grammy Museum

LOS ANGELES (AP) ― Michelle Obama says every arts organization in the country should embrace the mission of the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, which focuses on education.Six million American children ...

Updated : 2014.07.17 20:23