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, Ne...

US judge: Renowned artist did not create disputed painting

CHICAGO (AP) -- A US judge said Tuesday that a celebrated artist was right when he insisted he did not paint a work now owned by a retired prison worker, a finding that likely ensures the piece will now be worth a fraction of the ...

'Miss Saigon' to appear on movie screens before Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) - American audiences will get the rare chance to catch a sneak peek of the new “Miss Saigon” before it opens on Broadway next spring. They just have to go to a movie theater.A filmed version of the musical's live 2...

Artday to hold August auction

Herald Artday, a subsidiary of Herald Corp., is holding an online auction from Aug. 26-30, presenting major artworks by modern and contemporary Korean artists. The art auction will feature numerous works of renowned Korean artist...

Harry Belafonte weighs in on Nate Parker and his new film

NEW YORK (AP) -- Harry Belafonte says it's unfair that Nate Parker’s shining moment with his film “The Birth of a Nation” is being overshadowed by a 17-year-old rape case. But the iconic performer and activist adds that he’s n...

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, singer-songwriter Dean, rapper Bee...

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 in a statement released by hi...

SIDance 2016 brings international contemporary dance to Seoul

The Korea chapter of the International Dance Council CID-UNESCO will be hosting the 19th Seoul International Dance Festival (SIDance) from Sept. 24 to Oct. 15 in various locations throughout the city, including the Seoul Arts Cent...

Banksy mural destroyed by building work

LONDON (AFP) -- A 1 million-pound ($1.3 million) mural by British street artist Banksy which mocked government surveillance has been destroyed during building works on the house on which it appeared in 2014, the local council said...

‘The Lovers and the Despot’ to open in Korea

The documentary film “The Lovers and the Despot,” which provides a glimpse into the late North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il’s regime, is coming to Korea.  Directed by British filmmakers Robert Cannan and Ross Adam, the document...

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 project group with the hit si...

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 10 seconds. Ultimately, conte...

Ang Lee’s ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ to debut at NYFF

NEW YORK (AP) - Ang Lee’s 3-D, high-frame rate drama “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” will premiere at the New York Film Festival. Lincoln Center’s Film Society announced the selection Monday, giving a festival landing spot ...

MMCA Gwacheon anniversary show riddled with confusion

A video entitled “Shoes/243.0 MHz” shows shoes floating on the sea off Hokkaido, Japan -- shoes that belonged to passengers of Korean Air 007, which was struck down by a Soviet fighter jet in August 1983. It is among some 300 wo...

Korean-German play ‘Walls - Iphigenia in Exile’ comes to Asia Culture Center

Inspired by 18th century German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s take on ancient playwright Euripides’ “Iphigenia in Tauris,” “Walls - Iphigenia in Exile” will be performed at the Asia Culture Center in Gwangju from Oct. ...