Rain and Kim Tae-hee wed

Rain and Kim Tae-hee held a private wedding ceremony Thursday at Gahoe-dong Cathedral in central Seoul.  Rain (left) and Kim Tae-hee (Yonhap)The superstar couple’s wedding Mass lasted about 90 minutes. Rain wore a black suit whi...

[Herald Interview] Jung Woo-sung, from idol to gentleman to man of convictions

To most Korean moviegoers and fellow actors, Jung Woo-sung is best known for his role in Kim Sung-su’s 1997 gangster film “Beat.” He plays a teenager who drops out of high school -- something Jung also did in real life, due to ...

Long-lost Stravinsky ‘Funeral Song’ gets Asian premiere in Seoul

The Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra is working to get back on firm ground a year after the departure of Chung Myung-whun at the end of 2015, following a maelstrom of controversies, and the task of stabilizing the orchestra has fallen...

Metallica, John Legend to perform at Grammys

NEW YORK (AFP) -- Chart-topping singer John Legend and metal legend Metallica will be among the performers at this year’s Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy announced Wednesday.The music industry’s signature gala takes place i...

Families duel in decadent era in Met’s ‘Romeo et Juliette’

NEW YORK (AFP) -- In an era of intense political division, the new production of “Romeo et Juliette” at New York’s Metropolitan Opera brings the classic tale of warring families to a universe of palpable power and ostentation.D...

'The King' opens at No. 1 beating 'Confidential Assignment'

South Korean political thriller "The King" has topped the local box office on its opening day, with a score well over that of "Confidential Assignment," data showed on Thursday. According to a box office tally from the Korean Film...

'The Wailing' named best film by Korean film reporters

"The Wailing," a supernatural thriller, was named best film of 2016 by an association of South Korean film journalists Wednesday. Na Hong-jin was chosen best director for the tense drama which features a tranquil rural village emb...

UK’s Tate art galleries get first female chief

LONDON (AFP) - Britain’s prestigious Tate institution, which runs four of the country’s best known art galleries, announced Tuesday it would have its first female director with the appointment of Maria Balshaw.The 46-year-old wi...

Red Hot Chili Peppers to head new Lollapalooza Paris

NEW YORK (AFP) - The Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Weeknd and the Pixies will play the inaugural Paris edition of Lollapalooza as the longstanding US alternative culture festival expands.Lollapalooza will take place on July 22-23 at ...

Chicago, LA, Hamburg join in John Neumeier’s ‘Orphee’

NEW YORK (AP) - The Lyric Opera of Chicago, LA Opera and Germany’s Staatsoper Hamburg are collaborating with the Joffrey Ballet for the first time on a new production of Gluck’s “Orphee et Eurydice” by choreographer John Neume...

London needs new concert hall: Simon Rattle

LONDON (AFP) - British conductor Simon Rattle on Tuesday called for a new concert hall in London to make the city more competitive on the international music scene, as he takes up his baton at the London Symphony Orchestra.He thre...

Girl group TWICE to release special album

South Korean girl group TWICE will roll out a special album next month, seeking to carry on its winning streak of online music streaming and album sales in the competitive, rapidly changing market, the band's management agency sai...

Long-awaited ‘Saimdang’ to air first in Korea

The much-anticipated period drama series “Saimdang, Memoir of Colors” is set to begin airing on Korean broadcasting network SBS next Thursday. Speaking to reporters Tuesday, the show’s writer and director said that the goal of ...

BoA in romantic relationship with actor Joo Won

The agencies of K-pop star BoA and actor Joo Won on Wednesday confirmed reports the two are in a romantic relationship. Earlier in the day, a local media outlet reported the two had been dating since late 2016. They reportedly met...

I.O.I tops charts with last single

Project girl group I.O.I reached for the sky for the final time with the latest single “Downpour” topping local music charts after its release Wednesday.“Downpour,” the last single for the rookie sensation, stood firmly at No....