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Herald Phil to perform at ‘Golden Opera’ gala concert

Conductor Kim Bong-mee leads the Herald Philharmonic Orchestra during its concert performance at the Seoul Arts Center last year. (Park Hae-mook/The Korea Herald)Following its win at last year’s 8th ...

Updated : 2016.02.14 16:51

DJ Koo named musical director for PyeongChang Olympics test event

Former Clon member and popular local electronic dance music icon DJ Koo (Koo Jun-yup) has been picked as the music director at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games’ second round o...

Updated : 2016.02.14 16:42

Mika takes Seoul to ‘Heaven’

He’s no stranger to Seoul, but that didn’t stop British artist Mika from drawing in thousands on Friday night, performing at a sold-out concert in Seoul as part his three-day South Korean “Heaven”...

Updated : 2016.02.14 11:42

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...

Updated : 2016.02.12 15:47

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...

Updated : 2016.02.12 15:45

[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 rei...

Updated : 2016.02.12 15:08

[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 establish...

Updated : 2016.02.12 15:06

[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 settin...

Updated : 2016.02.12 15:03

[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 t...

Updated : 2016.02.11 17:09

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 Vancouver tonight to join the band's second concert as he has rece...

Updated : 2016.02.11 15:36

Paul McCartney tries new sound - emojis

NEW YORK (AFP) - The Beatles were masters of concise yet catchy songs and now Paul McCartney is writing tunes that are even more succinct -- to accompany emojis. The former Beatle announced Wednesday...

Updated : 2016.02.11 11:35

Berlin's three main orchestras stage free concert for refugees

BERLIN (AFP) - Three of the world's top conductors, Simon Rattle, Daniel Barenboim and Ivan Fischer are teaming up for a free concert by Berlin’s three main orchestras next month which will be free for refugees, they announced on Tuesday. The three maestri will each conduct their own orc...

Updated : 2016.02.10 14:05

Hendrix‘s restored flat provides glimpse into swinging '60s London

LONDON (AFP) - “It's like travelling in a time capsule,” enthused Jimi Hendrix’s former girlfriend, marvelling at their old London flat which has been painstakingly recreated to look exactly the wa...

Updated : 2016.02.10 13:47

Sofia Coppola teams up with Batman designer for ‘La Traviata’

ROME (AFP) - U.S. director Sofia Coppola is teaming up with the British designer behind the Batman trilogy for a new production of the Italian opera “La Traviata,” with costumes by fashion king Valentino. Coppola, who won an Academy award  for “Lost in Translation,” is putting on her...

Updated : 2016.02.10 13:00

[Album Review] Bumkey shows experience on ‘U-Turn’

 Bumkey“U-Turn”(Loen Entertainment) R&B singer Bumkey is one of those artists who can rack up impressive chart rankings and music sales without going through the hamster wheel of radio and TV prom...

Updated : 2016.02.05 17:18