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Summer fests to burst K-pop bubble

Young K-pop boy and girl groups may take center stage in Korea’s music industry, but the Korea Creative Content Agency is looking to expand K-pop’s scope by promoting a number of emerging small-labe...

Updated : 2015.04.26 18:04

Eyelike: Brian Wilson, Calexico, Cama Incendiada

Brian Wilson is back with evocative albumBrian Wilson“No Pier Pressure”(Capitol)Brian Wilson‘s “No Pier Pressure” offers ample reason to celebrate the extended solo career that has followed his B...

Updated : 2015.04.24 19:45

Park Bo-ram on way to being ‘Celepretty’

Singer Park Bo-ram dropped her first EP “Celepretty” on Thursday.After making a splash on the star discovery program “Superstar K2,” 21-year-old Park made her official debut last August with the single “Beautiful” featuring Zico of Block B.The song made waves for its autobiographical...

Updated : 2015.04.24 19:20

[Herald Interview] U.K. piano prodigy Grosvenor to hold first concert in Korea

Benjamin Grosvenor is one of the rising stars in today’s international piano scene, but his playing is not like that of any of his contemporary competitors. Called by some the “Golden Age” pianist ...

Updated : 2015.04.21 19:39

Ivan Fischer conducts RCO in homage to Beethoven

Pianist-turned-renowned conductor Ivan Fischer has retaken the helm of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, returning to Seoul to showcase his four-day homage to the symphonies of Ludwig van B...

Updated : 2015.04.20 19:15

BigBang's 'Fantastic Baby' in Hollywood trailer

A song by the South Korean boy band BigBang has been used in the trailer of the Hollywood comedy film "Pitch Perfect 2," the band's agency said Sunday.Citing a Billboard article published two days ago, YG Entertainment said the featuring of BigBang's 2012 hit "Fantastic Baby," with its Kor...

Updated : 2015.04.19 10:30

Singer Rain: no immediate plan to marry

South Korean singer and actor Rain denied a news report on Friday that his marriage with actress Kim Tae-hee is imminent."Unlike what was reported, he has never had a meeting attended by the parents of the two sides and has no detailed plan to marry yet," the singer's agency Cube Entertain...

Updated : 2015.04.17 20:59

[Weekender] LP designer puts new spin on analog music

The vinyl market in South Korea died out long ago with the emergence of compact discs in the mid-1980s and digital music in the 1990s. Now, music listeners can simply download any song in 10 seconds f...

Updated : 2015.04.17 19:19

Eyelike: Reba McEntire, Randy Bachman, Halestorm

Reba McEntire shines on ‘Love Somebody’Reba McEntire“Love Somebody” (Starstruck/Nash Icon/Big Machine)“Love Somebody” is Reba McEntire’s best album of the 21st century because it draws on her s...

Updated : 2015.04.17 19:02

KARA to come back next month with new album

South Korean girl group KARA will release their first album in nine months in May, the group's agency said Tuesday.The group will release their seventh EP, the latest album by the group since August when their sixth EP "Mama Mia" hit the market, DSP Media said. The title of the new album a...

Updated : 2015.04.14 14:11

Lim Hun-joung’s new challenge

“Things that do not change are dead.” Conductor Lim Hun-joung said this in passing during a rehearsal last Friday, but it may well be a line that best summarizes his life as a musician and approach ...

Updated : 2015.04.13 20:02

'Gangnam Style' tops 2.3 bln YouTube views

"Gangnam Style," the mega-hit single by South Korean rapper Psy, has surpassed the 2.3 billion mark in YouTube views nearly three years after it was released, his management agency said Monday.The video hit the 2.3 billion milestone Sunday afternoon, YG Entertainment said.Uploaded on July ...

Updated : 2015.04.13 10:13

Bringing Korean sounds to SXSW

K-pop is no longer limited to idol groups and their synchronized dance moves to upbeat music: The term has broadened to encompass all genres of music from Korea. “You will be surprised to know that K...

Updated : 2015.04.10 20:22

Eye Like: Darius Rucker, Mark Knopfler, Marcus Miller

Rucker shines on 4th country albumDarius Rucker / “Southern Style” / (Capitol Nashville)Darius Rucker’s second career as a country singer shows no signs of slowing down on his new album, “Southern...

Updated : 2015.04.10 20:13

Sandara Park to appear in Web drama

Girl group 2NE1’s Sandara Park is furthering her acting career, taking up a lead role in a new Web drama produced by CJ E&M, the Korean entertainment giant said Thursday. Based on a Webtoon of the sa...

Updated : 2015.04.09 19:41