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World's largest K-pop festival kicks off in Changwon

International fans of Korean pop music gathered in the South Korean city of Changwon for the final of this year's global K-pop singing and dance competition on Friday.   A total of 15 teams, who topped the preliminaries in the regional competitions in 65 countries around the world, made ...

Updated : 2016.09.30 21:14

Placido Domingo returns to Korea

With nearly six decades of expertise under his belt, legendary opera singer Placido Domingo feels like he has only recently reached his life’s goal.“Even in my 30s, I had always said that I dream of...

Updated : 2016.09.30 17:23

Mary J. Blige explains why she sang to Clinton during talk

NEW YORK (AP) -- Mary J. Blige said she decided to sing Bruce Springsteen's “American Skin (41 Shots)” to Hillary Clinton during her recent interview because she was trying to get the Democratic pre...

Updated : 2016.09.30 13:54

[Album Review] Jake Shimabukuro takes roaming ukulele to Nashville

Jake Shimabukuro“Nashville Sessions”(JS Records)Jake Shimabukuro draws sounds both traditional and innovative from his ukulele on “Nashville Sessions,” an adventurous, dazzling album.Using the ins...

Updated : 2016.09.30 09:55

[Album Review] Beyonce tour programmer Kwiz brilliantly explores blackness

Kwiz“The Black Light Chronicles”(Rhythm Lab Music)It seems odd to describe the discussion of the black experience in America a “hot topic” -- after all, the examination of the African-American exp...

Updated : 2016.09.30 09:53

[Album Review] Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir delivers earthy solo effort

Bob Weir“Blue Mountain”(Columbia/Legacy and ROAR)The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir, showing more than a little touch of grey at age 68, delivers a heartfelt and earthy solo record with “Blue Mountain.”...

Updated : 2016.09.30 09:49

Big Bang to release new album

Global K-pop icon Big Bang is gearing up for a new album. “Big Bang’s new release will be unveiled shortly,” member Seungri announced on his live-broadcasting channel “Hello Seungri” on Naver V ...

Updated : 2016.09.29 16:47

Se7en gearing up for return

Singer Se7en has finally revealed details about his return to the spotlight.  “Se7en will be releasing a new album ‘I am Se7en’ on Oct. 14,” according to the singer’s management agency Eleven9 E...

Updated : 2016.09.29 16:23

Twice gearing up for return

K-pop girl group Twice is getting ready for its return to the spotlight. The nine-member act is currently working on a new release, scheduled to be unveiled sometime next month, according to the grou...

Updated : 2016.09.28 17:20

Adele cracks 10 million US sales again

NEW YORK (AFP) – Adele’s “25” has topped 10 million sales in the United States, her second album to cross the threshold as the English singer cements her status as the century’s top-selling artis...

Updated : 2016.09.28 13:37

‘Tristan’ makes Rattle want to ‘curl up in a fetal position’

NEW YORK (AP) -- Simon Rattle thought back to his first staged performance of Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” in Amsterdam in 2001.“I remember wanting to lie down on the rostrum and curl up in a fet...

Updated : 2016.09.28 13:34

Sounds of strings to usher in the fall months

Classical music fans may be seen flocking to the Seoul Arts Center in the upcoming autumn months of October and November to witness some of the finest one-night-only performances from three world-clas...

Updated : 2016.09.27 17:35

Return of the boy bands

Boy bands are churning out new releases in time for fall. Returning with a new look just this week was the band GOT7, with the group’s first studio album in two years, “Flight Log: Turbulence,” rel...

Updated : 2016.09.27 15:53

New LP means change, growth to Apink

South Korean girl group Apink on Monday hoped to show ample change and growth with its latest album "Pink Revolution," calling musical maturity its top priority to match its six-year career.In a media showcase held in southeastern Seoul, the girl group called its third full-length album a ...

Updated : 2016.09.26 20:52

Singer Lee Seung-chul celebrates 30 years

When singer Lee Seung-chul made his debut with the legendary Korean rock band Boohwal in 1986, he and his group released an LP record. “Now this is the era of MP3,” Lee said at a press conference c...

Updated : 2016.09.26 17:40