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[Herald Interview] Conductor preaches beauty of orchestral music

As many as a hundred people gather ― each with their own musical instrument and own musical world ― to create harmony. However there will mostly likely be some drama.It’s the conductor who must put...

Updated : 2014.09.30 20:08

Herald Philharmonic Orchestra to debut

An ensemble with the mission to spread the joy of music will launch next week with a debut concert at Seoul Arts Center. The orchestra ― the Herald Philharmonic Orchestra ― was established by media ...

Updated : 2014.09.30 20:07

Prolific Prince goes funk, rock, sci-fi with two albums

NEW YORK (AFP) ― As the funky bass quiets down near the start of one of Prince’s two new albums, a soothing female voice informs that medication has put him in “suspended animation” for 45 years.I...

Updated : 2014.09.29 20:34

[Herald Interview] Soprano bridges two ends of music spectrum

To say that Suh Yeree has a versatile voice is an understatement. In one stage, the soprano was the living messenger of Handel, dressed like women found in 17th-century European paintings and singing ...

Updated : 2014.09.28 20:36

Jay Z, Beyonce take stage at Global Citizen fest

NEW YORK (AP) ― Jay Z sounds the call to end world poverty performing before thousands in New York’s Central Park. The rapper headlined Global Citizen Festival on the Great Lawn Saturday, where Beyonce surprised the audience by joining her husband on stage.He told the crowd ― many of wh...

Updated : 2014.09.28 20:28

Eyelike: alt-J returns with beautiful, baffling LP

alt-J returns with beautiful, baffling LPalt-J“This Is All Yours” (Atlantic)The new album from alt-J isn’t supposed to exist. Nobody, we’re told, wants to hear this kind of stuff anymore. The alb...

Updated : 2014.09.26 22:21

As album sales fall, veteran artists rise

More than 50 years into her recording career, Barbra Streisand has broken her own record. At 72, the superstar is the first artist to reach No. 1 on Billboard’s chart of best-selling albums in six co...

Updated : 2014.09.26 21:52

Ailee’s new EP ‘Magazine’ released

The cover of Ailee’s “Magazine.” (YMC Entertainment)Singer Ailee released her third EP “Magazine” on Thursday on major Korean music portals. The new EP includes “Don’t Touch Me,” a Britpop roc...

Updated : 2014.09.25 20:46

Overcoming turmoil, Met opera opens season

NEW YORK (AP) ― After a summer of uncertainty, the sounds of discord gave way to joyful music-making as the Metropolitan Opera opened its season this week with a sparkling new production of Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro.”Just two months ago, it looked as though the season might not ...

Updated : 2014.09.24 19:41

9 Muses documentary to make Korean premiere

9 Muses. (Star Empire Entertainment)Prior to their debut in 2010, 9 Muses teamed up with famous Korean film director Lee Hark-joon for a year to film a behind-the-scenes documentary on the K-pop indus...

Updated : 2014.09.23 21:30

Doug E. Fresh highlights hip-hop awards

ATLANTA (AP) ― With a picture of his mother on a large screen behind him, Doug E Fresh struggled to complete his sentence. The rapper dubbed “The Human Beat Box” choked up and shed tears as he rece...

Updated : 2014.09.22 19:43

Seoul gears up for MU:CON 2014

MU:CON Seoul on Monday announced this year’s lineup of 45 music acts, including 29 Korean teams, which will get the much-coveted chance to showcase their music during the three-day international musi...

Updated : 2014.09.22 19:43

Italian conductor Muti quits Rome Opera

ROME (AFP) ― Italian conductor Riccardo Muti has thrown in the towel as the primary conductor of the Rome Opera after six years, amid funding problems and strikes, Italy’s media reported Sunday.“Th...

Updated : 2014.09.22 19:41

Tenacious D to hold Seoul concert

Hollywood actor Jack Black, best known for his role as Dewey Finn in the blockbuster hit “School of Rock,” will be in Seoul this winter for a concert with his notoriously humorous band, Tenacious D....

Updated : 2014.09.21 18:59

Eyelike: BANKS‘ luxurious vocals propel debut

BANKS‘ luxurious vocals propel debutBANKS“Goddess”(Harvest)The debut album “Goddess” from Los Angeles-based singer BANKS spells trouble for a lot of people. Namely, anyone she opens for on tour a...

Updated : 2014.09.19 20:52