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Big Bang to release new album

Global K-pop icon Big Bang is gearing up for a new album. “Big Bang’s new release will be unveiled shortly,” member Seungri announced on his live-broadcasting channel “Hello Seungri” on Naver V ...

Updated : 2016.09.29 16:47

Se7en gearing up for return

Singer Se7en has finally revealed details about his return to the spotlight.  “Se7en will be releasing a new album ‘I am Se7en’ on Oct. 14,” according to the singer’s management agency Eleven9 E...

Updated : 2016.09.29 16:23

Twice gearing up for return

K-pop girl group Twice is getting ready for its return to the spotlight. The nine-member act is currently working on a new release, scheduled to be unveiled sometime next month, according to the grou...

Updated : 2016.09.28 17:20

Adele cracks 10 million US sales again

NEW YORK (AFP) – Adele’s “25” has topped 10 million sales in the United States, her second album to cross the threshold as the English singer cements her status as the century’s top-selling artis...

Updated : 2016.09.28 13:37

‘Tristan’ makes Rattle want to ‘curl up in a fetal position’

NEW YORK (AP) -- Simon Rattle thought back to his first staged performance of Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” in Amsterdam in 2001.“I remember wanting to lie down on the rostrum and curl up in a fet...

Updated : 2016.09.28 13:34

Sounds of strings to usher in the fall months

Classical music fans may be seen flocking to the Seoul Arts Center in the upcoming autumn months of October and November to witness some of the finest one-night-only performances from three world-clas...

Updated : 2016.09.27 17:35

Return of the boy bands

Boy bands are churning out new releases in time for fall. Returning with a new look just this week was the band GOT7, with the group’s first studio album in two years, “Flight Log: Turbulence,” rel...

Updated : 2016.09.27 15:53

New LP means change, growth to Apink

South Korean girl group Apink on Monday hoped to show ample change and growth with its latest album "Pink Revolution," calling musical maturity its top priority to match its six-year career.In a media showcase held in southeastern Seoul, the girl group called its third full-length album a ...

Updated : 2016.09.26 20:52

Singer Lee Seung-chul celebrates 30 years

When singer Lee Seung-chul made his debut with the legendary Korean rock band Boohwal in 1986, he and his group released an LP record. “Now this is the era of MP3,” Lee said at a press conference c...

Updated : 2016.09.26 17:40

Dangerously skinny K-pop girl groups

Member of a Seoul-based college dance group Lee Hyo-min (not her real name) says she has no fancy tricks up her sleeve when it comes to dieting. She simply “starves” herself, said the 22-year-old. ...

Updated : 2016.09.26 17:09

SF9 gears up for debut

Entertainment agency FNC Entertainment is getting ready to lift the veil on its first boy dance group, Sensational First 9, or SF9, next month. SF9 will release its debut single “Feeling Sensation”...

Updated : 2016.09.26 17:04

Apink tops music charts

K-pop girl group Apink has returned with full force. Following the release of their third full-length album “Pink Revolution” on Monday morning, the album’s lead track “Only One” topped seven lo...

Updated : 2016.09.26 17:03

Secret's Han Sun-hwa quits team

Secret member Han Sun-hwa has decided to leave the girl group after seven years, the K-pop singer’s agency said Monday. The 24-year-old chose to put behind her girl group career to fully engage herself in acting, the K-pop quartet's agency TS Entertainment said. The singer-actress will en...

Updated : 2016.09.26 17:01

Researchers restore first ever computer music recording

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AFP) -- researchers said Monday they have restored the first recording of computer-generated music, created in 1951 on a gigantic contraption built by British genius Alan Turing.The aural artefact, which paved the way for everything from synthesizers to modern ele...

Updated : 2016.09.26 17:01

Phantom of the Opera ‘curse’ hits as fire menaces Paris debut

PARIS (AFP) -- The curse of the “The Phantom of the Opera” appears to have struck again with a fire at a Paris theater on Sunday, which is threatening to derail the musical’s debut in France next month.The global sensation composed by Britain’s Andrew Lloyd Webber was due to open at th...

Updated : 2016.09.26 12:24