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[Album Review] Childish Gambino gets immersed in the funk

Childish Gambino“Awaken, My Love!”(Glassnote Records)It’s OK not to “get” Childish Gambino’s third studio album “Awaken, My Love!” With its lush soundscapes and sparse lyrics, one can only gat...

Updated : 2016.12.09 14:14

[Album Review] Massive Kate Bush album a concert series souvenir

Kate Bush“Before the Dawn”(Concord Records)Kate Bush gives fans an exquisite souvenir with “Before the Dawn,” a massive live album taken from her series of 22 concerts in 2014. With tantalizingly ...

Updated : 2016.12.09 14:13

[Album Review] Eclectic cultural influence in ‘The Hamilton Mixtape’

Various artists“The Hamilton Mixtape”(Atlantic)Long before President-elect Donald Trump took on the cultural juggernaut that is “Hamilton” and made it front-page news, creator Lin-Manuel Miranda h...

Updated : 2016.12.09 14:10

BTS’ ‘Wings’ ranked among 20 best albums of 2016 by Fuse

This has been a big year for boy band Bangtan Boys, otherwise known as BTS. After topping music charts at home and abroad upon its release in October, the group’s latest studio album “Wings” was ch...

Updated : 2016.12.08 17:32

Met stages female composer's opera 'L'Amour de Loin’

NEW YORK (AP) -- Spanning five brief acts, “L‘Amour de Loin (Love from Afar)” tells of a long-distance and ultimately doomed romance between a medieval French troubadour and the countess of Tripoli. They fall in love not by meeting but through messages relayed back and forth across the ...

Updated : 2016.12.08 15:48

Chailly avenges Puccini with original Butterfly

MILAN (AP) -- Principal conductor Riccardo Chailly has avenged Giacomo Puccini’s memory with a successful staging of the composer's original version of “Madama Butterfly” for La Scala's gala season...

Updated : 2016.12.08 15:21

Big Bang teases lead track for upcoming album

Less than a week away from the announcement of its much-anticipated album, Big Bang unveiled a teaser image for the album’s title track “Fxxk It” on Tuesday. The image reveals that two of the group...

Updated : 2016.12.06 16:25

Shinhwa to release vinyl of 18th anniversary concert

First-generation K-pop boy band Shinhwa is going retro. Celebrating its 18th debut anniversary this year, the group will be releasing 8,000 vinyl copies of live recordings from its anniversary concert...

Updated : 2016.12.06 16:24

[Herald Interview] Familiar but new, Sechs Kies returns with remake album

K-pop group Sechs Kies, which regrouped this year for a reunion concert after a 16-year hiatus, has released a new album filled with remakes of the band’s past hits. More than a decade since their h...

Updated : 2016.12.05 18:13

On new album, John Legend considers love and darkness

NEW YORK (AFP) - John Legend has become known as a modern master of the ballad, probing the emotional depths behind love and discovering the darkness that lurks nearby.Releasing his fifth studio album Friday, Legend stretches into new musical territory as he subtly broadens his conception ...

Updated : 2016.12.04 15:03

Big Bang’s Daesung to kick off first Japanese dome tour in April

Daesung of the iconic K-pop group Big Bang is gearing up for his solo tour in Japan in April. The artist -- also known as D-Lite by his Japanese fans -- will be kicking off his Japanese tour “D-Lite ...

Updated : 2016.12.04 14:15

Big Bang to appear on ‘Infinite Challenge’ this month

Members of iconic K-pop group Big Bang will be ending their busy year together on MBC’s “Infinite Challenge,” Korea’s longest-running variety program.“We discussed (Big Bang’s) potential appeara...

Updated : 2016.12.01 16:31

New groups to enter K-pop scene

The K-pop scene is about to get bigger. DSP Media -- the agency behind girl groups Rainbow and April -- is getting ready to unveil a new act.On Thursday morning, the entertainment company released a c...

Updated : 2016.12.01 16:30

New York’s Lincoln Center to remember Leonard Cohen

NEW YORK (AFP) - New York’s Lincoln Center on Wednesday announced a low-key memorial for legendary poet and singer Leonard Cohen next week, with the art complex simply to play his songs.Lincoln Cente...

Updated : 2016.12.01 13:43

Drake tops Spotify's 2016 list with 4.7 billion streams

NEW YORK (AP) -- Drake owned the year on Spotify: He's the most streamed act on the platform with 4.7 billion streams.The rapper has the most streamed album and song -- “Views” (2.45 billion) and “One Dance” (970 million) -- on Spotify this year, it was announced late Wednesday. Justin...

Updated : 2016.12.01 13:39