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Eyelike: ‘Smokey & Friends’ duets nice, not vital

‘Smokey & Friends’ duets nice, not vitalSmokey Robinson“Smokey & Friends”(Verve Music Group) Smokey Robinson doesn’t want to be a relic and that‘s understandable. He deserves for people to know ...

Updated : 2014.08.29 20:14

Megan Fox returns to Korea in a turtle franchise

Hollywood actress Megan Fox arrived in Seoul on Tuesday to promote the Korean release of action comedy film “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” Fox was joined by director Jonathan Liebesman and producer...

Updated : 2014.08.28 20:05

Prince to release new albums after record label bust-up

PARIS (AFP) ― U.S. pop star Prince will release two new albums at the end of September, his record label said on Tuesday, marking the end of one of the longest-running employment disputes in musical ...

Updated : 2014.08.27 20:22

Chung Myung-whun traces his musical roots

Maestro Chung Myung-whun will hold his first-ever solo recitals as a pianist this fall, playing the complete Chopin ballades and other short piano pieces. The five-city concert tour, which includes a...

Updated : 2014.08.25 20:51

Bow down: Beyonce owns the Video Music Awards

Bow down: Beyonce was the reigning queen of Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards. The diva closed the awards show with an epic nearly 20-minute performance. She was joined onstage by her beaming husband and daughter, which brought her to tears, amid the numerous rumors surrounding her marriage...

Updated : 2014.08.25 20:36

Stardium: One night, one venue, five different stages

Heineken Korea, the organizers that brought the Amsterdam-born annual house music festival Sensation to Korea for the first time in 2012, is gearing up to present its latest EDM production ― Stardium...

Updated : 2014.08.24 20:01

Eyelike: Amy Grant shows another side with remixes

Amy Grant shows another side with remixesAmy Grant“In Motion -- The Remixes”(Sparrow/Capitol)Amy Grant never has shied away from experimentation and change. Having transformed herself from devout si...

Updated : 2014.08.22 20:25

Madonna clothing, lyrics to hit auction block

LOS ANGELES (AFP) ― Madonna memorabilia including nude photographs of the Queen of Pop will go on sale in November at an auction that will also include some of her most famous outfits and some of her lyrics.The Marilyn Monroe-inspired gown and jewelry that Madonna donned in her 1984 “Mat...

Updated : 2014.08.20 20:44

Taylor Swift to release new album on Oct. 27

NEW YORK (AP) ― Taylor Swift is saying goodbye to country music, for now: The singer says she’s releasing her first full-length pop album on Oct. 27. The 24-year-old revealed in a livestream via Yahoo! on Monday that “1989,” named for her birth year, is her “first documented official ...

Updated : 2014.08.19 20:25

Michael Cera releases ‘honest’ folk album

NEW YORK (AP) ― Michael Cera released an indie folk album last week ― quietly, in a way almost as unassuming as the actor himself. “I would record a lot of the songs in the middle of the night just...

Updated : 2014.08.17 20:54

Never giving up

This is the 12th in a series highlighting women and their accomplishments in the various facets of the Korean entertainment industry. ― Ed.While Toy may not yet be a household name, fans of Korean hi...

Updated : 2014.08.14 21:09

Classical music lineup in August

Is August really the low season for classical music in Korea? If one judges it by the number of big-name international orchestras and solo instrumentalists coming here to perform, it may be true. But ...

Updated : 2014.08.14 21:06

Acclaimed jazz guitarist Pat Metheny to perform this fall

Internationally acclaimed U.S. jazz guitarist Pat Metheny will make his way to Seoul this fall to stage a concert with his new project group Pat Metheny Unity Group.Led by Metheny and featuring Chris ...

Updated : 2014.08.13 21:23

Lana Del Rey latest to postpone Israel show

U.S. singer Lana Del Rey performs on the Pyramid Stage on the second day of the Glastonbury Festival of Music and Performing Arts in Somerset, England, June 28. ( AFP)Washington (AFP) ― Lana Del Rey ...

Updated : 2014.08.12 20:48

‘All About That Bass’ gives singer a breakthrough

NEW YORK (AP) ― Not everyone was initially “All About That Bass.” Meghan Trainor, the 20-year-old who is having a pop culture moment with the song about body acceptance, said she initially wrote th...

Updated : 2014.08.11 20:56