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When K-pop meets technology

In Korea, one of the world’s most wired and tech-savvy countries, music and entertainment mingles with futuristic gimmicks. Holograms and virtual reality technologies are being increasingly deployed ...

Updated : 2015.01.26 21:10

Rihanna goes for acoustic sound with McCartney

NEW YORK, (AFP) ― Rihanna, who has topped the charts with a pop-driven R&B sound, has unveiled a new acoustic song in a collaboration with Beatles legend Paul McCartney.Rihanna unexpectedly late Satu...

Updated : 2015.01.26 21:08

‘Deadheads’ ask to camp out during band’s Chicago concerts

CHICAGO (AP) ― Fans of the Grateful Dead want a campout-style atmosphere during three 50th anniversary concerts in July at Chicago’s Soldier Field, but whether the venue will allow it is another que...

Updated : 2015.01.25 20:37

Eyelike: Foo Fighters’ ‘Sonic Highways’ is a worthwhile trip

Foo Fighters’ ‘Sonic Highways’ is a worthwhile tripFoo Fighters“Sonic Highways”RCA RecordsTwenty years into their career as one of the leading rock bands in the world, Foo Fighters continue to fi...

Updated : 2015.01.23 21:25

Jazz greats Corea, Hancock announce 1st tour in 37 years

NEW YORK (AP) ― Jazz greats Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock share much in common, but the last time they toured together was 37 years ago, when Jimmy Carter was in the White House and Sony had just in...

Updated : 2015.01.23 21:05

Salonen named composer for New York Philharmonic

NEW YORK (AFP) ― Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Finnish conductor with an enthusiasm for modern, U.S.-inspired works, was Wednesday named composer-in-residence at the New York Philharmonic.The New York Philh...

Updated : 2015.01.22 21:14

Clash of K-pop titans looms

EXO. (SM Entertainment)March will see a battle of K-pop titans, as EXO and Big Bang are both preparing to make their return. The 10-member group EXO plans to drop a new album in March, after dominatin...

Updated : 2015.01.22 21:12

Bobby Mcferrin to hold two-day concert in Seoul

American singer-songwriter Bobby Mcferrin, best known for his 1988 hit “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” will be making his way to Seoul to perform two back-to-back concerts in March. The 10-time Grammy Awa...

Updated : 2015.01.22 21:09

I wanted to quit music: Jung Yong-hwa

Jung Yong-hwa. (FNC Entertainment)Jung Yong-hwa, a member of K-pop group CNBLUE, said Monday that he had gone through difficult times and wanted to quit music. “People do not know this, but I have be...

Updated : 2015.01.20 19:58

4Minute to return in February

4Minute. (Cube Entertainment)K-pop girl group 4Minute will stage a return in February. The group announced it through its official Facebook account Tuesday, posting a link to a 3-D motion graphic clip...

Updated : 2015.01.20 19:58

Beastie Boys’ bills exceed $1.7m in Monster Energy suit

NEW YORK (AP) ― The Beastie Boys want to force the maker of Monster Energy drink to pay nearly $2.4 million in legal fees and costs so the rappers’ $1.7 million jury award is not dwarfed by expenses in a copyright violation case, lawyers say. A Manhattan federal court jury awarded the gr...

Updated : 2015.01.20 19:57

Singer Kim Jang-hoon probed for smoking on Paris flight

Kim Jang-hoonINCHEON (Yonhap) ― Pop singer Kim Jang-hoon has recently been investigated for smoking aboard a home-bound plane from France, prosecutors said Tuesday.Kim was accused of smoking a cigare...

Updated : 2015.01.20 19:45

Chung lays out conditions for contract renewal

Conductor Chung Myung-whun on Monday laid out preconditions for his contract renewal as music director of Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. Speaking at a press conference at the ensemble’s rehearsal room...

Updated : 2015.01.19 21:15

K-pop’s next big thing?

A fresh wave of artists will burst onto the K-pop scene this year, as each record label is looking to add some spice of its own to the already-saturated industry. All rookies are hoping to be the next...

Updated : 2015.01.18 21:09

[Herald Interview] Starsailor reunites, returns to Korea for ‘5 Nights’

Hyundai Card’s ongoing Culture Project series kicked off the year with 5 Nights, Seoul’s first large-scale concert event of the year.A weeklong festival of live music, the company’s latest culture ...

Updated : 2015.01.18 21:03