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Eyelike: Imelda May’s ‘Tribal’ is a blast of energy

Imelda May’s ‘Tribal’ is a blast of energyImelda May“Tribal”(Verve)Irish singer Imelda May sometimes sounds like a performer who was born a few decades too late, but is not letting it stop her ha...

Updated : 2014.11.28 20:53

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 on Dec. 20 in Bangkok along with several big-name global mu...

Updated : 2014.11.27 21:07

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 during the ninth session of the Intergovernmental Committee fo...

Updated : 2014.11.27 21:07

BigBang tops Japan’s Oricon album chart

The latest album by the popular South Korean boy band BigBang has topped Japan’s leading music ranking chart, according to the operator of the chart Thursday.“The Best of BigBang 2006-2014,” a compilation album featuring the group’s hit songs, took the No. 1 spot on the Oricon Daily Al...

Updated : 2014.11.27 21:06

BigBang tops Japanese albums' chart

The latest album by the popular South Korean boy band BigBang has topped Japan's leading music ranking chart, according to the operator of the chart Thursday.  "The Best of BigBang 2006-2014," a compilation album featuring the group's hit songs, took the No. 1 spot on the Oricon Daily Al...

Updated : 2014.11.27 11:56

Cyndi Lauper, Michael Buble to perform in Seoul next year

Iconic 1980s pop star Cyndi Lauper will be making her way back to Korea for the first time in 26 years, hosting two solo shows at the Seoul Olympic Park’s Olympic Hall on Jan. 23 and 24. Often compar...

Updated : 2014.11.26 20:36

System of a Down to mark 1915 Armenia killings

NEW YORK (AFP) ― U.S. rockers System of a Down will play a free show next year in Armenia to raise awareness on the centennial of the World War I-era mass killings.The California hard rock band, whose four members are of Armenian heritage, announced a performance in Yerevan’s Republic Sq...

Updated : 2014.11.26 20:32

Top K-pop agency denies Alibaba investment report

South Korea’s biggest K-pop entertainment firm on Tuesday denied a report that it was the target of a major investment deal worth at least $90 million from Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.“We are d...

Updated : 2014.11.25 20:56

[Herald Review] Mraz captures his niche live, pared back and unplugged

Sharing more popularity in the country than almost any other international pop star on the planet, Jason Mraz returned to Seoul for his seventh concert performance here in eight years ― only this tim...

Updated : 2014.11.25 20:55

Cyndi Lauper to hold first S. Korea concert in 26 years

Cyndi Lauper, a popular American pop star of the 1980s, will hold two concerts in South Korea to mark the 30th anniversary of her debut solo album "She's So Unusual," a local concert agency said Tuesday.   The concerts, her first in South Korea since 1989, will take place at Seoul's Oly...

Updated : 2014.11.25 11:39

1D, Katy Perry win big at American Music Awards

American girls love British boys: One Direction won artist of the year at the American Music Awards, taking home three honors and was the night’s big winner next to Katy Perry, who didn’t attend the...

Updated : 2014.11.24 20:47

Detroit to create city symphony through noise

NEW YORK (AFP) ― The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is asking residents to record sounds around the city in an experiment on how to turn everyday noises into classical music.The orchestra billed the project as an innovative way to involve the community in the Motor City, which has struggled e...

Updated : 2014.11.23 20:55

Gay singers test country music’s appeal

NEW YORK (AFP) ― Church, pickup trucks and dive bars ― the imagery of classic country songs evokes “traditional” small-town American life. Now a rising number of openly gay crooners are testing ju...

Updated : 2014.11.23 20:55

Billboard chart to include streaming

NEW YORK (AFP) ― Starting this week, the Billboard chart, the benchmark for U.S. music sales, will include streaming in its measurements to reflect the rapid growth of services such as Spotify.Billboard magazine, which produces the weekly charts with tracking company Nielsen SoundScan, de...

Updated : 2014.11.23 20:52

Eyelike: Florida Georgia Line fun on 2nd album

Florida Georgia Line fun on 2nd albumFlorida Georgia Line“Anything Goes”(Republic Nashville)Busting out with a record-breaking country single, as Florida Georgia Line did with its multiplatinum smas...

Updated : 2014.11.21 21:08