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Doug E. Fresh highlights hip-hop awards

ATLANTA (AP) ― With a picture of his mother on a large screen behind him, Doug E Fresh struggled to complete his sentence. The rapper dubbed “The Human Beat Box” choked up and shed tears as he rece...

Updated : 2014.09.22 19:43

Seoul gears up for MU:CON 2014

MU:CON Seoul on Monday announced this year’s lineup of 45 music acts, including 29 Korean teams, which will get the much-coveted chance to showcase their music during the three-day international musi...

Updated : 2014.09.22 19:43

Italian conductor Muti quits Rome Opera

ROME (AFP) ― Italian conductor Riccardo Muti has thrown in the towel as the primary conductor of the Rome Opera after six years, amid funding problems and strikes, Italy’s media reported Sunday.“Th...

Updated : 2014.09.22 19:41

Tenacious D to hold Seoul concert

Hollywood actor Jack Black, best known for his role as Dewey Finn in the blockbuster hit “School of Rock,” will be in Seoul this winter for a concert with his notoriously humorous band, Tenacious D....

Updated : 2014.09.21 18:59

Eyelike: BANKS‘ luxurious vocals propel debut

BANKS‘ luxurious vocals propel debutBANKS“Goddess”(Harvest)The debut album “Goddess” from Los Angeles-based singer BANKS spells trouble for a lot of people. Namely, anyone she opens for on tour a...

Updated : 2014.09.19 20:52

Jewel releases free song to support public housing

LOS ANGELES (AP) ― Jewel is planning an album for release next autumn. But for now, she’s giving away her latest song for free. The once-homeless singer-songwriter wrote “Home to Me” to support the ReThink public housing initiative. She unveiled the track online and performed it in Los...

Updated : 2014.09.17 20:42

Stevie Wonder to perform classic album on rare tour in November

NEW YORK (AFP) ― Stevie Wonder will perform his classic album “Songs in the Key of Life” in full as he embarks on a rare tour across North America starting in November.The blind Motown legend will launch the 11-date tour at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Nov. 6 to play the 1976 do...

Updated : 2014.09.16 20:35

‘Conducting is sharing musical thoughts’

“Conducting is a ridiculous technique,” maestro Chung Myung-whun told a young man standing with a baton, looking tense and serious, in front of members of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra on Saturda...

Updated : 2014.09.14 20:16

Eyelike: Maroon 5 choose ‘V’ for victorious

Maroon 5 choose ‘V’ for victoriousMaroon 5“V”(Interscope Records)Maroon 5 must have made a pact with the devil to hit this high a ratio of memorable tunes on an album.On the band’s fifth effort, ...

Updated : 2014.09.12 20:55

Korea In Motion Festival offers up to 50% off show tickets

Foreign tourists can enjoy up to 50 percent off on a variety of shows in Korea, including concerts, musicals, dance performances and plays during their stay. The Korea In Motion Festival, organized by...

Updated : 2014.09.12 20:35

Musical all-stars take up McCartney in new album

NEW YORK (AFP) ― Bob Dylan, B.B. King and The Cure have all been covered extensively in their own right, but the artists have come together to interpret a giant ― Paul McCartney.On a new album that ...

Updated : 2014.09.11 20:13

Blur front man and fresh faces on Mercury short list

LONDON (AFP) ― Blur frontman Damon Albarn joined a diverse and obscure array of up-and-coming artists as the Mercury Prize on Wednesday announced an eclectic shortlist for best British or Irish album.Albarn was by far the most recognizable name among the nominees for best album with his d...

Updated : 2014.09.11 20:13

No surprise the surprise U2 album shines

Everything about U2’s new album is unexpected. Like it’s very existence, for one, after the Irish rock band dropped it on iTunes users Tuesday in a surprise move. Then there’s its intriguingly narr...

Updated : 2014.09.10 20:36

Jeff Bernat returning to Seoul for concerts

Up-and-coming R&B singer-songwriter and producer Jeff Bernat is making his way back to Korea with a special three-day concert series to be held in Seoul next month. Bernat is slated to perform three l...

Updated : 2014.09.10 20:35

Fab 50th: Friends say 1964 Beatles concert changed their lives

BALTIMORE ― It was important to look your best. After all, The Beatles were in town.For four 15-year-old girls preparing to head into downtown Baltimore for a rock concert, such matters were vital. W...

Updated : 2014.09.10 20:34