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Amsterdam chief conductor Mariss Jansons to step down

THE HAGUE (AFP) ― The chief conductor of Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Mariss Jansons, is to step down at the end of the season after leading the world-famous ensemble for a decade, the...

Updated : 2014.04.23 19:43

Tom Petty reflects on 40 years of songwriting

LOS ANGELES (AP) ― Forty years of practice has made songwriting harder, not easier, for Tom Petty. “As life goes by, you get a little more carefree or distracted by other things and you have to really police yourself ― I do ― into sitting down and doing something that pleases me,” the...

Updated : 2014.04.22 20:25

[Herald Interview] Indie rapper dreams big

Korean-American rapper Snacky Chan, 33, has always been an independent artist. From his start in the Boston underground hip-hop scene in the late ’90s to his move to Korea in 2008 and up to today, he...

Updated : 2014.04.21 20:35

Iran to let underground singer perform in public

TEHRAN (AFP) ― An underground Iranian pop singer will be allowed to perform in public for the first time, it was reported Sunday, prompting him to announce a concert that quickly sold out. Xaniar Khosravi, whose work has until now been confined to the Internet and illicit venues, announce...

Updated : 2014.04.21 20:30

Korean-American Ilram Choi is the man inside the suit in ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’

The man inside the Spider-Man suit in the recently released Hollywood blockbuster “The Amazing Spider Man 2” is not only Andrew Garfield, but also Korean-American Ilram Choi.According to Sony Pictur...

Updated : 2014.04.21 20:04

Ill Cyrus postpones U.S. tour

NEW YORK (AP) ― Miley Cyrus is postponing her U.S. tour while she recovers from an allergic reaction to antibiotics, but will resume her performances in August. Cyrus’ representative tells the Associated Press on Friday that the singer will resume the U.S. tour Aug. 1 in Uniondale, New Y...

Updated : 2014.04.20 19:47

Eyelike: Park Si-hwan debuts with ‘Spring Awakening’

Park Si-hwan debuts with ‘Spring Awakening’Park Si-hwan“Spring Awakening”(CJ E&M)Park Si-hwan, the runner-up on the television audition program “Superstar K5,” has entered the local professional...

Updated : 2014.04.18 20:52

Japan virtual star Hatsune to join Lady Gaga tour

TOKYO (AFP) ― Hatsune Miku, a computer-generated Japanese pop star who performs as a hologram, is to support some of Lady Gaga’s tour of North America next month, the U.S. songstress has announced o...

Updated : 2014.04.17 20:02

Neil Young raises $6m for Pono on Kickstarter

NEW YORK (AP) ― Neil Young has raised more than $6 million through a Kickstarter campaign to fund the singer-songwriter’s digital music project PonoMusic. Kickstarter closed the campaign Tuesday aft...

Updated : 2014.04.17 19:54

[Herald Interview] Composer with crossover appeal sees future in gugak

The music of composer Ryu Hyeong-sun has an appeal that crosses strikingly different genres and attracts a diverse range of fans. To young or expecting moms, he is best known for a series of pregnancy...

Updated : 2014.04.13 19:37

Outkast reunite, headline Coachella music festival

Outkast reunited onstage after a near decade-long hiatus with a jam-packed set at the Coachella music festival, their first of many performances planned this year. The rap duo headlined the first nig...

Updated : 2014.04.13 19:33

[Weekender] Korean b-boying breaks new ground

The distinctive and dynamic style of break dancing was first introduced to the world by young street dancers in New York City in the early 1970s. B-boying eventually made its way to Korea about a deca...

Updated : 2014.04.11 20:26

Eyelike: Akdong Musician impressive on debut album

Akdong Musician impressive on debut albumAkdong Musician“PLAY”(KT Music)Akdong Musician, a teenage duo from Mongolia that won the audition show “K-Pop Star 2” last year, has made its much-anticipa...

Updated : 2014.04.11 19:57

Lorde, Imagine Dragons lead Billboard nominations

NEW YORK (AP) ― Newcomers Lorde and Imagine Dragons are the top contenders at next month’s Billboard Music Awards. The breakthrough acts are finalists in 12 categories, thanks to Lorde’s Grammy-win...

Updated : 2014.04.10 20:22

Bruno Mars brings sexy, groovy ‘Moonshine Jungle’ to Seoul

International music sensation Bruno Mars lit up Seoul’s Olympic Park on Tuesday night as 13,000 rowdy fans filled the Gymnastics Stadium for the Hawaii native’s first-ever concert in Korea.“We came...

Updated : 2014.04.09 20:31