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Classical Music  “Ivan Fischer & Budapest Festival Orchestra”: Budapest Festival Orchestra is returning to Korea for the fourth time in six years. Conducted by Hungarian conductor and composer Ivan...

Updated : 2016.08.26 17:40

Mamamoo to unveil first subunit tracks

K-pop quartet Mamamoo will be releasing its first subunit tracks this month, the group announced on its official social media channels on Friday.The first subunit, Angel Line, consisting of members So...

Updated : 2016.08.26 17:30

[Album Review] Crystal Castles bring the noise on ‘Amnesty (I)’

Crystal Castles“Amnesty (I)”Casablanca RecordsElectro-punk noisemakers Crystal Castles return with a lineup that‘s 50 percent new and a sound that’s still 100 percent uncompromising. Original voca...

Updated : 2016.08.26 17:14

[Album Review] Dolly Parton’s ‘Pure and Simple’ is just that

Dolly Parton“Pure and Simple”(Dolly/Sony Music Nashville)In the ebbs and flows of her nearly lifelong career, Dolly Parton is at high tide again.The 70-year-old is on her biggest American tour in 25...

Updated : 2016.08.26 17:13

[Album Review] Lisa Hannigan in striking control on ‘At Swim’

Lisa Hannigan“At Swim”(ATO)What is most striking about Lisa Hannigan is her control.It’s an unexpected skill considering how the Irish singer first gained attention as part of the band that brought...

Updated : 2016.08.26 17:10

NCT Dream releases new music video

NCT Dream, the third subunit of Neo Culture Technology, unveiled both Korean and Chinese versions of the music video for its debut single “Chewing Gum” on Aug. 24.Within less than a day of the relea...

Updated : 2016.08.25 15:19

Britney Spears biopic coming to TV

NEW YORK (AFP) -- The turbulent life of Britney Spears -- who went from teenage pop idol to tabloid fodder -- is becoming a television biopic.Lifetime, a US network geared toward women, said Wednesday it had given the green light to a two-hour film on the singer’s life, tentatively called...

Updated : 2016.08.25 15:16

Spica returns with strong vocals

During their four-year career, K-pop girl group Spica has spent more time off stage than in the spotlight.  Now the group has returned with a new single album, “Secret Time,” unveiled Thursday at n...

Updated : 2016.08.25 14:47

America overlooked Riccardo Chailly, but Europe has wisely avoided that mistake

LUCERNE, Switzerland -- The Italian conductor Riccardo Chailly has a reputation, in America, as an also-ran. Over the years his name surfaced as a likely candidate in music director searches for the great orchestras of Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and Boston. He got none. But he hasn’t...

Updated : 2016.08.24 17:56

Wonderland in Jeju reveals full lineup

The complete lineup of the second event in the Wonderland in Jeju music festival series was revealed this week.The upcoming festival is scheduled to feature rock band YB, hip-hop duo Dynamic Duo, sing...

Updated : 2016.08.24 13:36

John Park to hold first solo concert

Korean-American musician John Park is scheduled to hold his first solo concert in October.  “I hope this concert will be an opportunity for me to show the audience different sides of me,” said Park...

Updated : 2016.08.24 13:34

Homme returns to spotlight

Rhythm and blues duo Homme is gearing up for a comeback with the new digital single “Dilemma,” according to the group’s management agency Big Hit Entertainment on Tuesday.  Initially debuting as a...

Updated : 2016.08.23 14:39

Every second counts in new ‘Superstar K’

In the new season of Mnet’s audition program “Superstar K,” contestants will be given 20 seconds to sing. If the judges want to hear more, they can press a button which extends the allotted time by...

Updated : 2016.08.23 14:37

FNC Entertainment unveils first boy dance group

Talent management agency FNC Entertainment announced its first male dance group Sensational First 9, or SF9, on its official social media channels on Monday at midnight.  The nine members are Young-b...

Updated : 2016.08.22 14:24

K-pop girl groups primed to dominate global charts

From light and poppy lyrics about young love to hard beats inspired by electronic dance music, the latest releases from K-pop girl groups are lighting up the charts at home and abroad. Earlier this m...

Updated : 2016.08.21 15:30