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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

Calle 13 wins early Latin Grammys

Calle 13 kicked off the 2014 Latin Grammys by giving a strong performance that looked like it was inside an Irish bar ― and by taking a pair of trophies. Calle 13 won best urban album for “Multivira...

Updated : 2014.11.21 20:53

Singer-songwriter Choi Gonne talks ‘I was, I am, I will’

After releasing her debut EP in 2010, local indie singer-songwriter Choi Gonne has spent the last four years bringing her music around the world and taking all the leisurely yet methodical steps she n...

Updated : 2014.11.21 20:53

Han Young-ae returns after 15 years

It has been 15 years since classic rock singer Han Young-ae released a new album. Yearning to tackle the arduous task of adapting her original ’80s psychedelic music style to today’s more eclectic m...

Updated : 2014.11.20 21:01

[Herald Interview] Bringing heaven down to earth

For pop-opera singer Lim Hyung-joo, 2014 has had some unexpected turns. At the start of the year, the 28-year-old musician had high hopes for his fifth full-length album, “Finally,” which came out a...

Updated : 2014.11.19 20:55

10cm gets risque on new ‘3.0’ album

The lighthearted lyrical masterminds of acoustic duo 10cm have finally unveiled their third studio album, “3.0,” a release that will surprise some fans with songs of a more sexual nature. Kwon Jung-...

Updated : 2014.11.19 20:34

Foo Fighters plan U.S. baseball stadium tour

NEW YORK (AFP) ― The Foo Fighters, touring to promote an album that delves into the roots of U.S. music, will play some of the country’s most historic baseball stadiums starting next year.The band, led by former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl, on Tuesday announced shows on July 18 and 19 at ...

Updated : 2014.11.19 20:33

Pharrell Williams, Plant to play Latin Lollapaloozas

NEW YORK (AFP) ― Robert Plant and Pharrell Williams will be among the Lollapalooza headliners in March in Argentina, Brazil and Chile, among the first dates on the global festival calendar.The South American editions of Lollapalooza, which started as a traveling alternative rock festival ...

Updated : 2014.11.18 20:53

Knowles weds video director

Solange Knowles. (AP-Yonhap)NEW YORK (AP) ― Solange Knowles is known for her fashion as much as her music, and her weekend wedding didn’t disappoint. Her publicist confirmed Sunday that the 28-year-...

Updated : 2014.11.17 20:45

AC/DC drummer lives at full speed among retirees

TAURANGA, New Zealand (AP) ― AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was the toast of this quiet New Zealand coastal community when he celebrated the launch of his surprise solo album at his marina restaurant, Phil’...

Updated : 2014.11.17 20:44

BET’s ‘106 & Park’ to end on-air run, go digital

LOS ANGELES (AP) ― BET says its long-running music-variety series “106 & Park” is airing its last daily episode next month, then going digital. BET said Friday that the “106 & Park” brand is moving online to BET.com. It will also remain part of the cable channel with occasional specia...

Updated : 2014.11.16 20:51

Eyelike: Pianist Lang Lang tackles Mozart

Pianist Lang Lang tackles MozartLang Lang“The Mozart Album”(Sony Masterworks)This double-CD set is the first all-Mozart recording from the Chinese-born piano virtuoso Lang Lang, who at age 32 has ac...

Updated : 2014.11.14 21:11