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Eyelike: Robin Gibb shines on final album

Robin Gibb shines on final albumRobin Gibb“50 St. Catherine’s Drive”(Rhino/Warner)As one third of the Bee Gees, Robin Gibb had a plaintive ache in his trembling, vibrato-filled voice that helped ma...

Updated : 2014.10.31 21:00

Family demands autopsy of singer Shin Hae-chul

The family of Shin Hae-chul, a legendary rocker who died on Monday, demanded an autopsy, as friends and fans bid farewell to the ’90’s music icon at a funeral service Friday. “The family decided to...

Updated : 2014.10.31 20:25

Ex-National Opera chief to head Seongnam Arts Center

Chung Eun-sook, former chief of the Korea National Opera, has been tapped to become the head of Seongnam Cultural Foundation, which runs Seongnam Arts Center in Bundang, south of Seoul, the foundation...

Updated : 2014.10.31 20:17

Deceased singer's wife files complaint against hospital for negligence

The wife of deceased singer Shin Hae-chul reported a Seoul hospital that performed surgery on the singer to the police Friday, accusing it of causing his death through negligence.The 37-year-old widow, only identified by her surname Yoo, submitted the complaint with Songpa Police Station, ...

Updated : 2014.10.31 18:30

[Herald Interview] Minzy’s sister debuts with ‘Rebirth’

Looking to continue her family’s musical background, Gong Min-young, the older sister of popular K-pop idol Minzy of 2NE1, made her official debut as a contemporary Christian music singer on Friday w...

Updated : 2014.10.30 20:41

Hip-hop trio Young Fathers surprise Mercury winners

LONDON (AFP) ― Young Fathers, an underground hip-hop trio from Scotland with roots in Liberia and Nigeria, won the prestigious Mercury Prize Wednesday, beating out far better-selling British artists.Young Fathers’ first studio album “Dead” topped a field that included Blur frontman Dam...

Updated : 2014.10.30 20:40

National Gugak Center bets on ‘Gongmudoha’

Masters of Korea’s traditional music and dance have joined forces with a famed stage director to present a new theatrical production that could redefine tradition. “Gongmudoha (Don’t Cross that Riv...

Updated : 2014.10.29 20:54

[Herald Interview] Mr. Big bringing ‘stories to tell’ to Sunday concert

More than 25 years since debuting as Mr. Big, bandmates Eric Martin, Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan and Pat Torpey have managed to overcome their past conflicts ― leading the group to part ways for seve...

Updated : 2014.10.29 20:42

[Newsmaker] Legendary rock star Shin Hae-chul dies

Iconic ’90s rock musician Shin Hae-chul, 46, was pronounced dead at 8.19 p.m. Monday at the Asan Medical Center in southern Seoul following a massive heart attack on Oct. 22, which left the singer in...

Updated : 2014.10.28 21:33

Singer begs U.S. for forgiveness after flubbing anthem

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) ― Hard rocker Aaron Lewis, who has harshly criticized other stars for mangling the national anthem, apologized and declared his love for the United States after doing the same at baseball’s World Series.The frontman of the band Staind, selected to sing “The Star-Span...

Updated : 2014.10.28 20:44

Taylor Swift: Growing up and going pop

NEW YORK (AP) ― When Taylor Swift released the Grammy-winning, banjo-tinged “Mean” in 2010, haters fired shots at the then-20-year-old.Four years later, Swift says she’s grown and was able to writ...

Updated : 2014.10.28 20:44

Shin Hae-chul dies after heart attack

Rock star Shin Hae-chul died Monday after a massive heart attack, hospital officials said. He was 46. The singer died at around 8:19 p.m. in Asan Medical Center in Seoul. Soon after the news was ann...

Updated : 2014.10.27 22:43

Music bridges East and West

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma is cut out for a cross-cultural project. He was born in France to Chinese parents and raised in the United States. Recognized as a child prodigy and having started performing at age 5...

Updated : 2014.10.27 20:04

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