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Long-awaited homecoming for violinist Yumi Hwang-Williams

TONGYEONG, South Gyeongsang Province ― The southern port city of Tongyeong is the hometown of one of the country’s most beloved classical music composers, Isang Yun. Now, the city’s backdrop of a c...

Updated : 2015.03.30 18:30

All eyes on EXO with ‘Exodus’ return

Fresh off EXO’s massive five-day, sold-out solo concert series in Seoul earlier this month, 10 of the biggest names in K-pop have returned to the airwaves with the release of the group’s second full...

Updated : 2015.03.30 18:27

[Up & Coming] Violinist sounds happy note

Up & Coming is a series of interviews with emerging artists in various fields of arts and entertainment ― Ed. Strictly speaking, Park Ji-hae is not an emerging artist. She is a reemerging artist. Hav...

Updated : 2015.03.29 18:07

Kim Jae-joong to unveil second album

Kim Jae-joong, a member of K-pop band JYJ, will release his second solo studio album shortly after enlisting for his military service on March 31. The exact release date of the album is not yet confir...

Updated : 2015.03.29 18:04

Psy’s ‘Father’ tops Chinese music chart

“Gangnam Style” star Psy topped a Chinese online music chart with his latest Chinese version of “Father,” his agency YG Entertainment said on Saturday. “Father,” which was released on the QQ Mus...

Updated : 2015.03.29 18:03

Eyelike: Jussie Smollett, Kendrick Lamar, Richie Furay

Jussie Smollett wears crown on ‘Empire’ soundtrackVarious artists“Original Soundtrack from Season 1 of Empire”(Columbia)If there‘s one thing that could have sunk Fox’s “Empire” faster than bad...

Updated : 2015.03.27 19:14

Dudamel and LA Philharmonic reach out to Seoul youths on first Asia tour

With his subtle grace and staccato-like fortitude, young Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel is undoubtedly one of the hottest stars in the global classical music world now. Leading his Los Angeles P...

Updated : 2015.03.26 20:13

2AM members Seulong, Jinwoon to leave JYP

Two of Korea’s quartet idol group 2AM are leaving its management agency, JYP Entertainment, but the split won’t affect the group’s future activities, the agency said Thursday. Seulong and Jinwoon h...

Updated : 2015.03.26 20:09

[Herald Review] ‘Twenty’: A sassy celebration of youth

To be 20 years old in Korea is a peculiar time. It marks the long-awaited freshman year at college for those who survived years of cramming for the entrance exam. Drinking also becomes legal. But it’...

Updated : 2015.03.25 18:53

Seoul Phil first Korean orchestra to win at ICMA

The Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra’s “Unsuk Chin: 3 Concertos” has bagged the best “Contemporary Music” album award at this year’s International Classical Music Awards. It is the first time a Korean orchestra has ever won at the ICMA. According to an announcement by the SPO on Tuesday,...

Updated : 2015.03.24 18:44

‘Wondaland’ stands strong on music charts

“Wondaland,” the first studio album from hip-hop group MFBTY, has made a strong showing on the music charts, nearly a week after its release on Thursday. MFBTY, composed of female rapper Yoon, her h...

Updated : 2015.03.24 18:39

Jacobs School orchestra makes Asian debut in Seoul

Internationally regarded as one of the world’s most renowned musical institutions, members of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University’s chamber orchestra made their way to Seoul this week f...

Updated : 2015.03.22 18:13

Eyelike: Luke Bryan, Houndmouth, Madonna

Spring break is over for maturing Luke BryanLuke Bryan“Spring Break . Checkin‘ Out”(Capitol Nashville)Luke Bryan opens his annual spring-break album with “My Ol’ Bronco,” a song about an aging v...

Updated : 2015.03.20 18:36

Tiger JK wants to bridge gap between hip-hop and K-pop

The man dubbed the godfather of Korean hip-hop, Tiger JK, alongside his queen of hip-hop wife Yoon Mi-rae and long-time friend Bizzy, have proclaimed their new album “Wondaland” is one of the drivin...

Updated : 2015.03.19 19:56

EXO to return with ‘Exodus’ on March 30

K-pop sensation EXO will make a grand return to the music scene with its new album “Exodus” in late March, its label SM Entertainment said Thursday. The band’s second full-length album, which comes...

Updated : 2015.03.19 19:54