N.EX.T urge passage of Shin Hae-chul law

Rock band N.EX.T, formerly led by the late Shin Hae-chul, held a concert at the National Assembly Members’ Office Building on Friday. The concert was aimed at gathering the National Assembly members’ signatures to hold a public...

Insooni denies evading taxes

Veteran singer Insooni denied claims of tax evasion after singer Choi sung-su‘s wife, surnamed Park, accused her of evading about 5 billion won ($4.13 million) in taxes, the singer’s agency Blue Sky Entertainment said Thursday. ...

Clooney opens Berlin film fest with spotlight on refugees

BERLIN (AFP) - George Clooney opened the Berlin film festival Thursday with Europe's refugee influx in the spotlight, saying he would meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel about lending star power to help with the crisis.  The 11-...

[Box Office] Latest movie releases

The Dressmaker (Australia) Drama. Directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse Opened Feb. 11  Myrtle “Tilly” Dunnage (Kate Winslet) was chased out of her childhood hometown as a young woman, accused of murder. Years later, she makes a dra...

[Album Review] 'Cold Chilling: Compton' just sort of tepid

California knows how to party. So goes the refrain on 2Pac’s enduring rap favorite “California Love.” That love is on display in the form of an homage on “Cold Chilling: Compton,” an album of reimagined takes on West Coast ra...

[Album Review] 'The Driver' focuses on love, life on the road

On the song “Leaving Nashville,” singer Charles Kelley delves into the personal and professional struggles that a songwriter faces after tasting a modicum of success. The complex narrative establishes why this member of the coun...

[Album Review] Lucinda Williams' new album isn’t a fun listen

Singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams digs deeper into raw, mystical electric blues on her new double album, “The Ghosts of Highway 20.” Focused on faith, death, the afterlife and rural Southern settings, “Highway 20” sounds like...

'Like for Likes' to be released in U.S. later this month

(Yonhap)"Like for Likes," a South Korean romantic comedy starring actor Yoo Ah-in, will be released in the United States later this month, the film's distributor said Thursday.The film, which follows three couples relying on socia...

Networks’ pilot programs hit and miss during holiday

The three major broadcast networks in Korea launched pilot programs over the Lunar New Year holiday, testing the waters for potential new regular programs. Each network’s top show chose a different strategy to pull in viewers, wi...

[Herald Interview] Korea’s buzzing classical music scene

A classical music craze has swept over the country ever since young pianist Cho Seong-jin’s historic win at last year’s International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition. He is the first Korean ever to win the prestigious title an...

Conan O'Brien to take 'Conan' to S. Korea: blogger

American talk show host Conan O'Brien will shoot his "Conan" show in South Korea, a local fan who claims to have been contacted by the Conan team said Thursday.O'Brien will arrive here on Sunday for a five-day journey that involve...

Kai to join EXO's North American tour after absence in Dallas

Kai, a member of South Korean boy band EXO, will join the band's second North American concert in Vancouver after he missed the first show in Dallas due to visa problems, the group's agency said Thursday."Kai will leave for Vancou...

'A Violent Prosecutor' draws record Lunar New Year's crowd

A local crime comedy film has gathered a record number of viewers over this Lunar New Year's holiday, data by the official market tracker showed Thursday."A Violent Prosecutor" was watched by more than 4.76 million movie-goers fro...

Trial over gallery‘s fake paintings ends with settlement

NEW YORK (AP) -- A civil trial exposing the ugly underbelly of New York's art world ended with a settlement just as the once highly respected president of a gallery was to testify Wednesday about selling forged fakes of modern mas...

Top art collection to be shown outside Russia for first time

PARIS (AFP) - One of the world's greatest private collections of modern art is to go on show for the first time outside Russia, museum curators told AFP Wednesday. The collection of more than 250 paintings put together by Sergei ...