Peter Capaldi muses on his first year as ‘Doctor Who’

Finishing out his first season as “Doctor Who,” lead actor Peter Capaldi feels he’s living a dream and having a “fabulous” time.“I get up at half-six in the morning,” he says, “and by 7 o’clock I’m fighting Daleks, runni...

Korean pop-jazz quartet to perform for Thai king

The South Korean pop-jazz quartet Winterplay will perform at an annual festival hosted by the Thai royal family, the band’s management agency said Thursday.Winterplay was invited to “The Sky Jazz: A Tribute to King” set to open...

North Korea’s Arirang wins UNESCO intangible heritage status

A group of North Korean versions of the traditional Korean folk song “Arirang” has been inscribed on UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list, the South Korean government said Thursday.The inscription was made on Wednesday du...

Joy of Nongak is all in the playing

Having lived in Korea for more than a decade now, Sam Hammington has had several encounters with nongak, traditional music performed by farmers. For a long time, he held on to his first impressions of the music. “My impressions w...