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[Herald Interview] Minzy’s sister debuts with ‘Rebirth’

Looking to continue her family’s musical background, Gong Min-young, the older sister of popular K-pop idol Minzy of 2NE1, made her official debut as a contemporary Christian music singer on Friday w...

Updated : 2014.10.30 20:41

Hip-hop trio Young Fathers surprise Mercury winners

LONDON (AFP) ― Young Fathers, an underground hip-hop trio from Scotland with roots in Liberia and Nigeria, won the prestigious Mercury Prize Wednesday, beating out far better-selling British artists.Young Fathers’ first studio album “Dead” topped a field that included Blur frontman Dam...

Updated : 2014.10.30 20:40

National Gugak Center bets on ‘Gongmudoha’

Masters of Korea’s traditional music and dance have joined forces with a famed stage director to present a new theatrical production that could redefine tradition. “Gongmudoha (Don’t Cross that Riv...

Updated : 2014.10.29 20:54

[Herald Interview] Mr. Big bringing ‘stories to tell’ to Sunday concert

More than 25 years since debuting as Mr. Big, bandmates Eric Martin, Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan and Pat Torpey have managed to overcome their past conflicts ― leading the group to part ways for seve...

Updated : 2014.10.29 20:42

[Newsmaker] Legendary rock star Shin Hae-chul dies

Iconic ’90s rock musician Shin Hae-chul, 46, was pronounced dead at 8.19 p.m. Monday at the Asan Medical Center in southern Seoul following a massive heart attack on Oct. 22, which left the singer in...

Updated : 2014.10.28 21:33

Singer begs U.S. for forgiveness after flubbing anthem

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) ― Hard rocker Aaron Lewis, who has harshly criticized other stars for mangling the national anthem, apologized and declared his love for the United States after doing the same at baseball’s World Series.The frontman of the band Staind, selected to sing “The Star-Span...

Updated : 2014.10.28 20:44

Taylor Swift: Growing up and going pop

NEW YORK (AP) ― When Taylor Swift released the Grammy-winning, banjo-tinged “Mean” in 2010, haters fired shots at the then-20-year-old.Four years later, Swift says she’s grown and was able to writ...

Updated : 2014.10.28 20:44

Shin Hae-chul dies after heart attack

Rock star Shin Hae-chul died Monday after a massive heart attack, hospital officials said. He was 46. The singer died at around 8:19 p.m. in Asan Medical Center in Seoul. Soon after the news was ann...

Updated : 2014.10.27 22:43

Music bridges East and West

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma is cut out for a cross-cultural project. He was born in France to Chinese parents and raised in the United States. Recognized as a child prodigy and having started performing at age 5...

Updated : 2014.10.27 20:04

Eyelike: Opera‘s Kaufmann turns to lighter fare

Opera‘s Kaufmann turns to lighter fareJonas Kaufmann“You Mean the World to Me”(Sony)Is there anything Jonas Kaufmann can’t do? The great German tenor has long since conquered the worlds of grand o...

Updated : 2014.10.24 16:49

Shin Hae-chul still in coma

After collapsing from a sudden cardiac arrest on Wednesday, rock star Shin Hae-chul remains in critical condition at the Seoul Ansan Hospital’s intensive care unit after undergoing surgery. According...

Updated : 2014.10.24 16:29

Annie Lennox embraces jazzy ‘Nostalgia’

LONDON (AP) ― How do you follow in the footsteps of Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles without sinking in the footsteps of Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles? The answer, for Annie Lennox at least, is to throw...

Updated : 2014.10.23 20:33

Love, discipline fuel new Neil Diamond album

BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) ― Neil Diamond wrote and recorded his first studio album of new material in six years floating in the heady glow of new love.The 73-year-old entertainer, who married fo...

Updated : 2014.10.22 19:24

Stamps featuring BigBang to be issued in Korea, China, Japan

Leading K-pop boy band BigBang will be honored with postage stamps to mark the eighth anniversary of its debut, the state postal service and the group’s management agency said Wednesday.Three different versions of postage stamps with images of the band members will be released simultaneou...

Updated : 2014.10.22 19:24

[Herald Interview] Jambinai: Hybrid of tradition and avant-garde

It’s apparent that Jambinai doesn’t play music for the masses. The three-member crossover band would love to connect with a larger audience, but has no intention of heeding to the public tastes in t...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:21