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[Travel Bits] Festivals in Korea this week

Yangpyeong Strawberry FestivalThe Yangpyeong Strawberry Festival is being held through the end of May. Visitors can pick their own strawberries at the strawberry farms and participate in a variety of ...

Updated : 2017.02.24 18:24

Twice to debut in Japan

K-pop group Twice on Friday announced the group will be heading to Japan on June 28, starting the countdown on its official Japanese website.The album to mark the start for the nine-member group‘s mu...

Updated : 2017.02.24 16:25

Facts about Dean’s new single

R&B artist Dean dropped a new single titled “limbo” on Feb. 17, comprised of two songs. The producer-turned-singer, who has written songs for K-pop’s biggest names such as EXO, VIXX and Taeyeon, h...

Updated : 2017.02.23 21:29

GFriend to release new EP next month

South Korean girl group GFriend will drop a new album next month amid anticipation that it will follow the success of the group's previous hits, its management agency said Thursday.  (Yonhap)The upco...

Updated : 2017.02.23 16:05

BTS becomes 1st Korean artist to have 4 straight albums on Billboard 200 with “‘You Never Walk Alone”

The latest album by Bangtan Boys has ranked No. 61 on Billboard’s top 200 album charts, marking the fourth consecutive time the Korean boyband has made the list.According to the group’s agency Big H...

Updated : 2017.02.23 16:01

Red Velvet, Tiger JK, Yoon Mi-rae to perform at ‘K-Pop Night Out’ at SXSW

Korean band Kim Ban-jang and Windy City has been invited to perform at the South by Southwest festival in the US, according to local media reports Thursday.The band is slated to perform at the Flaming...

Updated : 2017.02.23 16:00

Boston Symphony plans major additions to summer home

The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer home of Tanglewood, one of the premier outdoor venues in classical music, will undergo a major expansion that will include a year-round building.Nestled in the Berkshire hills of western Massachusetts, the rustic 212-hectare estate has been the orche...

Updated : 2017.02.23 15:29

David Bowie honors, George Michael tribute top Brit Awards

The Brit Awards recognized big international stars including Drake and Beyonce and a cross-section of homegrown talent Wednesday -- but the ceremony was overshadowed by the much-missed David Bowie and...

Updated : 2017.02.23 15:21

Twice going strong on foreign charts

Twice’s new album “TWICEcoaster: LANE 2” is on fire not just in Korea, but abroad as well.As of Wednesday, the album topped iTunes top 20 music album charts in Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong ...

Updated : 2017.02.22 15:25

Help! McCartney lends Ringo a hand with new album

Ringo Starr got a little help from his friend when Paul McCartney dropped by to work on his new album -- the first time the two surviving Beatles have come together in the studio in seven years. Starr posted a picture on Twitter on Monday showing the pair together, McCartney with his arm a...

Updated : 2017.02.22 15:05

Ali to sing at Nathan East concert

Korean singer Ali has been invited by legendary bassist Nathan East to perform at his upcoming concert in Seoul as a guest singer, the show’s promoters said. The 32-year-old singer decided to perform...

Updated : 2017.02.21 14:08

Imagining a 50-year-old Kurt Cobain

Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, who defined grunge and the rise of alternative rock, would have turned 50 on Monday. He remains an enduring cultural presence even for many young people -- but what would...

Updated : 2017.02.20 17:45

Red Velvet’s song is once again ‘weird at first, addictive later’

Red Velvet’s new song “Rookie” has been enjoying a streak of popularity lately, topping charts of major music programs since its Feb. 1 release. For two weeks in a row now, “Rookie” has nabbed fi...

Updated : 2017.02.20 16:46

BTS reveals powerful new music video for ‘Not Today’

BTS revealed Monday the music video for “Not Today,” a song from the boy band’s new album “You Never Walk Alone,” released Feb. 13. The clip depicts BTS members performing powerful choreography w...

Updated : 2017.02.20 16:45

Sandara Park shares secrets of looking young at ‘Get It Beauty’

Singer Sandara Park has made her TV show host debut through the local TV show “Get It Beauty 2017,” which discusses makeup tips.Park, also known by her stage name Dara, appeared on the first episode...

Updated : 2017.02.20 16:37