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[Album Review] Lil Durk’s new album may dominate summer

Lil Durk“Lil Durk 2X”(Def Jam) Maybe the most telling thing about Lil Durk's new album "Lil Durk 2X" (Def Jam) is that it wasn't supposed to be an album in the first place. It was supposed to be a ...

Updated : 2016.07.29 17:43

[Album Review] Candi Staton blends gospel and dance on new album

Candi Staton“It’s Time to Be Free” (Beracah Records) Candi Staton blends gospel themes and messages of redemption and caution with dance music, funk and soul on “It’s Time to Be Free,” revisiti...

Updated : 2016.07.29 17:41

[Album Review] MSTRKRFT return after seven years

MSTRKRFT“Operator”(Last Gang) The Canadian duo MSTRKRFT is no stranger to the poppier side of dance music. After all, Jesse F. Keeler and Al-P remixed Katy Perry's "California Gurls" and Kylie Min...

Updated : 2016.07.29 17:39

Unreleased songs part of companion album to Springsteen book

NEW YORK (AP) -- Songs Bruce Springsteen recorded in the 1960s and early ’70s will be released in September.Five previously unreleased tracks from the Boss will be released on Sept. 23 on a companion...

Updated : 2016.07.29 13:02

HyunA returns to spotlight as solo artist

HyunA, a former member of the disbanded K-pop group 4Minute, is getting ready to unleash new releases.After marking her debut as a solo artist at the Viral Fest Asia 2016 in Bali, Indonesia earlier th...

Updated : 2016.07.29 12:50

EXID to perform at Chinese digital game expo

K-pop group EXID will perform at the 2016 China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference -- also known as ChinaJoy -- on Thursday and Friday at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. This is the...

Updated : 2016.07.28 14:41

[Herald Interview] Biffy Clyro is done making ‘weird’ music

When three childhood friends, including a pair of siblings, started the band Biffy Clyro over 10 years ago in Kilmarnock, Scotland, they strived to make music that was “as weird as possible.”“That’...

Updated : 2016.07.27 14:32

‘The Age of Shadows’ invited to Toronto film festival

“The Age of Shadows” by director Kim Ji-won has been invited to screen under the Special Presentations program at the 41st annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).“The Age of Shadows” fo...

Updated : 2016.07.27 14:29

SHINee gears up for comeback

After a 16-month-long hiatus, K-pop group SHINee is ready to unveil new material. The five-member boy band is scheduled to release a new album in September, the official date depending on how the grou...

Updated : 2016.07.27 11:47

Beyonce, Adele lead MTV Video Music Award nods

NEW YORK (AFP) -- Beyonce on Tuesday led nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards as she basked in acclaim for her film-album “Lemonade.”The pop diva was in the running for 11 awards at MTV‘s ann...

Updated : 2016.07.27 11:45

Final Bowie musical to be staged in London

NEW YORK (AFP) - “Lazarus,” the science-fiction musical cowritten by David Bowie in one of his final works, will return to the stage, this time in London, the production announced Monday.The rock legend wrote the music for “Lazarus” which premiered in November at a small theater in New...

Updated : 2016.07.26 14:07

Oh My Girl releases teaser image for new album

Oh My Girl is returning to the spotlight with a new album.The rookie K-pop girl group released a teaser image for its upcoming summer special album on the group’s official social media channels at mi...

Updated : 2016.07.26 14:00

Wagner festival given rapturous reception on opening night

BAYREUTH, Germany (AFP) - Germany’s legendary Bayreuth opera festival, dedicated to the works of Richard Wagner, got off to a rapturous start on Monday with a brand new production of the composer's l...

Updated : 2016.07.26 13:55

Newport Jazz Festival gets new vision with Christian McBride

Christian McBride is no stranger to the main stage at the Newport Jazz Festival and this year he will again be there as part of a trio with pianist Chick Corea and drummer Brian Blade. But he will also be turning his attention to a new role backstage as he takes over as artistic director f...

Updated : 2016.07.25 16:35

[Herald Interview] Pop duo Tegan and Sara advocate LGBT rights

Though Tegan and Sara Quin of pop duo Tegan and Sara, identical twins and both openly gay, are prominent advocates for the LGBT movement, they’re also aware that “people in other countries don’t al...

Updated : 2016.07.25 16:35