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London looks to give voice to muted buskers

LONDON (AFP) ― Concerned that London’s seasoned street musicians are being silenced by excessive regulation, mayor Boris Johnson is leading calls for the buskers’ voices, and guitars, to be heard a...

Updated : 2014.04.23 19:36

Domestic operas to highlight festival

Two Korean operas and classic Italian, French and German operas will highlight this year’s Korea Opera Festival set for May 2-June 1. In its fifth year, the monthlong festival will present five stage...

Updated : 2014.04.22 20:36

Leica celebrates 100 years with vintage exhibition and auction

Monochrome gelatin and vintage silver prints of subjects ranging from completely random strangers to some of the world’s most influential politicians were on display at the Coex Convention Center las...

Updated : 2014.04.21 20:42

Novel set in a country stranger than fiction

The most reclusive state on earth is paradoxically a country that draws great attention from the rest of the world when it is in the news ― usually for its nuclear threat, horrific human rights abuse...

Updated : 2014.04.18 21:10

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Classical musicZurich Tonhalle Orchestra: One of the two most prominent orchestras in Switzerland, Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra will hold its first performance in Korea on April 21 at Seoul Arts Center. ...

Updated : 2014.04.18 21:06

‘Beckham of violin’ coming to Korea

David Garrett, a crossover violinist, is set to dazzle local audiences with a movie, new album and concerts. With devilish good looks and a knack for blending the genres of classical, rock and pop mus...

Updated : 2014.04.17 20:30

[Eye on English] Complex perceptions of Korean English-speakers

Young professional Jeong So-hee was surprised when a coworker complained about “people who speak English when they are fluent in Korean.” The 26-year-old works at a company where she and her colleag...

Updated : 2014.04.16 20:36

[Herald Interview] Tenor talks about life’s many turns

Kang Yosep seems to be a hot commodity in Europe’s opera scene. Last December, he sang the leading role in Puccini’s tragic opera “La Boheme” for 17 days in three different productions staged by t...

Updated : 2014.04.16 20:17

Old lumber is trend for some of the best new homes

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina ― Reclaimed lumber is among the most environmentally friendly building materials because, as any 12-year-old can explain, recycling is good for us and the planet.The wood is...

Updated : 2014.04.16 20:08

Illinois Lottery app stirs up controversy

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois ― When Illinois launched its first-in-the-nation lottery app in January, Matthew Ruder quickly signed up so he could jockey for jackpots with just a tap of the finger on his sma...

Updated : 2014.04.16 20:08

Beloved in antiquity, Greece’s hot springs left untapped

THERMOPYLAE, Greece (AFP) ― Hercules used them to regain his strength after his legendary labors, Hippocrates lauded their beneficial properties and even a famous Roman general, Sulla, said he owed h...

Updated : 2014.04.16 20:05

Book online for evening tours of royal palaces

Royal palaces in Seoul open at night only a few days a year, usually when the weather is cool and the scenery is beautiful. This spring, the government has altered its usual palace operating plans to ...

Updated : 2014.04.15 21:13

Sumi Jo sings Bach on new album, tour

Sumi Jo, one of the most beloved classical singers in Korea, has just released a new album with Deutsche Grammophon, “Only Bach.” The Grammy-winning soprano sings cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach a...

Updated : 2014.04.15 20:35

[Herald Interview] Putting Korean culture in global limelight

This summer, a series of Korean concerts, plays and performances will be held in London, competing for the limelight at the city’s major arts festival ― the City of London Festival. Five or six othe...

Updated : 2014.04.14 19:54

[Weekender] Time to dance!

From ballet to b-boy, dance is seeing a resurgence in Korea. TV shows feature dancers to grab viewers’ attention, ballet companies enjoy unprecedented ticket sales and an increasing number of fitness...

Updated : 2014.04.11 20:39