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YG confirms comeback of Big Bang

Big Bang. (YG Entertainment)K-pop hit idol group Big Bang will make a comeback in the coming months, almost two years since it released its album “Still Alive,” a local media outlet said Wednesday.Y...

Updated : 2015.01.28 21:20

Hongdae’s ‘Live Club Day’ to resume after long hiatus

Poster for “Live Club Day.” (Yonhap)An iconic Hongdae music festival will start up again after a four-year halt, a music industry official said Wednesday. According to the music agency Company F, th...

Updated : 2015.01.28 21:19

Domingo to sing in opera directed by Woody Allen

LOS ANGELES (AP) ― Placido Domingo will take on his 146th role when he sings the title character of Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi” in a Woody Allen production on Sept. 12, the opening night of the Lo...

Updated : 2015.01.28 21:16

When K-pop meets technology

In Korea, one of the world’s most wired and tech-savvy countries, music and entertainment mingles with futuristic gimmicks. Holograms and virtual reality technologies are being increasingly deployed ...

Updated : 2015.01.26 21:10

Rihanna goes for acoustic sound with McCartney

NEW YORK, (AFP) ― Rihanna, who has topped the charts with a pop-driven R&B sound, has unveiled a new acoustic song in a collaboration with Beatles legend Paul McCartney.Rihanna unexpectedly late Satu...

Updated : 2015.01.26 21:08

‘Deadheads’ ask to camp out during band’s Chicago concerts

CHICAGO (AP) ― Fans of the Grateful Dead want a campout-style atmosphere during three 50th anniversary concerts in July at Chicago’s Soldier Field, but whether the venue will allow it is another que...

Updated : 2015.01.25 20:37

Eyelike: Foo Fighters’ ‘Sonic Highways’ is a worthwhile trip

Foo Fighters’ ‘Sonic Highways’ is a worthwhile tripFoo Fighters“Sonic Highways”RCA RecordsTwenty years into their career as one of the leading rock bands in the world, Foo Fighters continue to fi...

Updated : 2015.01.23 21:25

Jazz greats Corea, Hancock announce 1st tour in 37 years

NEW YORK (AP) ― Jazz greats Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock share much in common, but the last time they toured together was 37 years ago, when Jimmy Carter was in the White House and Sony had just in...

Updated : 2015.01.23 21:05

Salonen named composer for New York Philharmonic

NEW YORK (AFP) ― Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Finnish conductor with an enthusiasm for modern, U.S.-inspired works, was Wednesday named composer-in-residence at the New York Philharmonic.The New York Philh...

Updated : 2015.01.22 21:14

Clash of K-pop titans looms

EXO. (SM Entertainment)March will see a battle of K-pop titans, as EXO and Big Bang are both preparing to make their return. The 10-member group EXO plans to drop a new album in March, after dominatin...

Updated : 2015.01.22 21:12

Bobby Mcferrin to hold two-day concert in Seoul

American singer-songwriter Bobby Mcferrin, best known for his 1988 hit “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” will be making his way to Seoul to perform two back-to-back concerts in March. The 10-time Grammy Awa...

Updated : 2015.01.22 21:09

I wanted to quit music: Jung Yong-hwa

Jung Yong-hwa. (FNC Entertainment)Jung Yong-hwa, a member of K-pop group CNBLUE, said Monday that he had gone through difficult times and wanted to quit music. “People do not know this, but I have be...

Updated : 2015.01.20 19:58

4Minute to return in February

4Minute. (Cube Entertainment)K-pop girl group 4Minute will stage a return in February. The group announced it through its official Facebook account Tuesday, posting a link to a 3-D motion graphic clip...

Updated : 2015.01.20 19:58

Beastie Boys’ bills exceed $1.7m in Monster Energy suit

NEW YORK (AP) ― The Beastie Boys want to force the maker of Monster Energy drink to pay nearly $2.4 million in legal fees and costs so the rappers’ $1.7 million jury award is not dwarfed by expenses in a copyright violation case, lawyers say. A Manhattan federal court jury awarded the gr...

Updated : 2015.01.20 19:57

Singer Kim Jang-hoon probed for smoking on Paris flight

Kim Jang-hoonINCHEON (Yonhap) ― Pop singer Kim Jang-hoon has recently been investigated for smoking aboard a home-bound plane from France, prosecutors said Tuesday.Kim was accused of smoking a cigare...

Updated : 2015.01.20 19:45