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Eyelike: Opera‘s Kaufmann turns to lighter fare

Opera‘s Kaufmann turns to lighter fareJonas Kaufmann“You Mean the World to Me”(Sony)Is there anything Jonas Kaufmann can’t do? The great German tenor has long since conquered the worlds of grand o...

Updated : 2014.10.24 16:49

Shin Hae-chul still in coma

After collapsing from a sudden cardiac arrest on Wednesday, rock star Shin Hae-chul remains in critical condition at the Seoul Ansan Hospital’s intensive care unit after undergoing surgery. According...

Updated : 2014.10.24 16:29

Annie Lennox embraces jazzy ‘Nostalgia’

LONDON (AP) ― How do you follow in the footsteps of Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles without sinking in the footsteps of Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles? The answer, for Annie Lennox at least, is to throw...

Updated : 2014.10.23 20:33

Love, discipline fuel new Neil Diamond album

BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) ― Neil Diamond wrote and recorded his first studio album of new material in six years floating in the heady glow of new love.The 73-year-old entertainer, who married fo...

Updated : 2014.10.22 19:24

Stamps featuring BigBang to be issued in Korea, China, Japan

Leading K-pop boy band BigBang will be honored with postage stamps to mark the eighth anniversary of its debut, the state postal service and the group’s management agency said Wednesday.Three different versions of postage stamps with images of the band members will be released simultaneou...

Updated : 2014.10.22 19:24

[Herald Interview] Jambinai: Hybrid of tradition and avant-garde

It’s apparent that Jambinai doesn’t play music for the masses. The three-member crossover band would love to connect with a larger audience, but has no intention of heeding to the public tastes in t...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:21

TVXQ to begin overseas concert tour in December

TVXQ performs during its Japan Live Tour 2014. (SMTOWN Facebook)Popular K-pop boy band TVXQ will make a concert tour of big cities around the world, including Seoul, this December, the band’s managem...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:16

Epik High tops charts at home, aboard with new album

South Korean hip-hop trio Epik High swept local music charts and iTunes albums charts in seven regions with its first full-length album in two years on Tuesday.Hours after the group’s eighth studio album, “Shoebox,” was released on online music sites at home and abroad, the album’s tit...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:15

[Herald Interview] Snarky Puppy gears up for first concert in Korea

Led by Grammy Award-winning musician and composer Michael League, fusion instrumental band Snarky Puppy is holding its first concert in Korea on Tuesday night at the Blue Square theater in Hannam-dong...

Updated : 2014.10.20 20:32

Vinyl ‘renaissance’ boosts British album sales

LONDON (AFP) ― Vinyl records are enjoying a “renaissance” in Britain, the music industry’s trade body said on Friday, with sales for the year on track for their highest result in nearly two decades.Figures from the Official Charts Company showed almost 800,000 vinyl albums have been so...

Updated : 2014.10.19 20:39

[Weekender] Changing lives through music

Nearly four decades ago, Venezuelan economist and musician Jose Antonio Abreu gathered 11 impoverished children in a parking garage in Caracas and started teaching them classical music.His notion was ...

Updated : 2014.10.17 21:44

[Weekender] Civic orchestras spread love of music

The marching band of the historical Kyungbock High School in Seoul, founded in 1921, was disbanded in 1979 after a complaint was filed that the trumpet sound coming from the window might be a disturba...

Updated : 2014.10.17 21:43

[Weekender] ‘Real fulfilment comes from being in an orchestra’

As the principal timpanist of the Seoul Philharmonic, Adrien Perruchon stands in the back row, yet provides the orchestra’s heartbeat. The large drums’ deep resonance and gratifying boom plays an es...

Updated : 2014.10.17 21:34

Eyelike:Blake Shelton the adult shines on new LP

Blake Shelton the adult shines on new LPBlake Shelton“Bringing Back The Sunshine”(Warner Nashville)Blake Shelton’s public persona -- a mix of smart-aleck whimsy and thoughtful sensitivity -- has ma...

Updated : 2014.10.17 21:05

CL to make U.S. solo debut next year

CL2NE1 member CL will make her U.S. debut as a solo artist, YG Entertainment confirmed Thursday.The rapper will perform in the U.S. in spring under the support of Scooter Braun, who has managed global...

Updated : 2014.10.17 20:46