[Album Review] Lil Durk’s new album may dominate summer

Lil Durk“Lil Durk 2X”(Def Jam) Maybe the most telling thing about Lil Durk's new album "Lil Durk 2X" (Def Jam) is that it wasn't supposed to be an album in the first place. It was supposed to be a free mixtape for fans. But on...

[Album Review] Candi Staton blends gospel and dance on new album

Candi Staton“It’s Time to Be Free” (Beracah Records) Candi Staton blends gospel themes and messages of redemption and caution with dance music, funk and soul on “It’s Time to Be Free,” revisiting earlier hits and perhaps cr...

[Album Review] MSTRKRFT return after seven years

MSTRKRFT“Operator”(Last Gang) The Canadian duo MSTRKRFT is no stranger to the poppier side of dance music. After all, Jesse F. Keeler and Al-P remixed Katy Perry's "California Gurls" and Kylie Minogue's "Wow," as well as colla...

[Highlights] Arts and entertainment calendar

Dance “Giselle: A Death-defying Love Story”: Universal Ballet will kick off a local tour with “Giselle” at the Chungmu Arts Hall from Aug. 12-14. “Giselle,” choreographed by Jean Coralli and Marius Petipa, is a romantic ball...

Kim Ki-duk’s ‘The Net’ to be shown at Venice Film Festival

Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk has been invited to the annual Venice International Film Festival for the world premiere of “The Net.” Scheduled to be screened under the festival’s noncompetitive program, “The Net” will be presen...

[Box Office] Latest movie releases

Operation Chromite(Korea)Opened July 27War, Drama. Directed by Lee Jae-hanThe story of the famed Incheon landing operation during the Korean War is told through the stellar cast of Liam Neeson, who plays Gen. Douglas MacArthur of ...

‘Jason Bourne’ is a ripped-from-the-headlines thrill

It turns out you can teach an old dog new tricks. That’s if the dog is super-soldier former CIA agent Jason Bourne (Matt Damon), and the trainer is director Paul Greengrass, who helmed Bournes “Supremacy” and “Ultimatum.” Aft...

Unreleased songs part of companion album to Springsteen book

NEW YORK (AP) -- Songs Bruce Springsteen recorded in the 1960s and early ’70s will be released in September.Five previously unreleased tracks from the Boss will be released on Sept. 23 on a companion album to the icon’s autobiog...

HyunA returns to spotlight as solo artist

HyunA, a former member of the disbanded K-pop group 4Minute, is getting ready to unleash new releases.After marking her debut as a solo artist at the Viral Fest Asia 2016 in Bali, Indonesia earlier this month, the 24-year-old sing...

Hollywood honors Michael Keaton's rollercoaster career

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Michael Keaton capped a glorious late-career return from the wilderness Thursday when he finally received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, almost four decades after his first movie. The 64-year-old actor...

Kim Soo-ja explores body, mind with clay

A huge wooden table fills an entire exhibition hall at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, overwhelming visitors with its scale. A museum employee hands visitors a lump of clay and asks them to make a ball w...

K-dramatized ‘Good Wife’ is expressive, direct

The popular U.S. legal drama “The Good Wife” starts out with its heroine Alicia Florrick, played by Juliana Margulies, standing rigidly next to her disgraced politician husband at a press conference, her expression unfathomable....

EXID to perform at Chinese digital game expo

K-pop group EXID will perform at the 2016 China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference -- also known as ChinaJoy -- on Thursday and Friday at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. This is the first time the event organize...

‘Operation Chromite’ tops local box office

War drama film “Operation Chromite” topped the Korean box office on the first day of its release, according to the Korean Film Council on Thursday. On Wednesday, the movie attracted 477,033 viewers across 899 theaters, while “T...

Ordinary spots shed light on counterterror in new London show

LONDON (AFP) -- A haunting picture of a forest and photographs of Guantanamo Bay -- eerie locations where extraordinary rendition took place lift the veil in art form on government methods to counter terror.“Extraordinary renditi...