Networks’ pilot programs hit and miss during holiday

The three major broadcast networks in Korea launched pilot programs over the Lunar New Year holiday, testing the waters for potential new regular programs. Each network’s top show chose a different strategy to pull in viewers, wi...

[Herald Interview] Korea’s buzzing classical music scene

A classical music craze has swept over the country ever since young pianist Cho Seong-jin’s historic win at last year’s International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition. He is the first Korean ever to win the prestigious title an...

Conan O'Brien to take 'Conan' to S. Korea: blogger

American talk show host Conan O'Brien will shoot his "Conan" show in South Korea, a local fan who claims to have been contacted by the Conan team said Thursday.O'Brien will arrive here on Sunday for a five-day journey that involve...

Kai to join EXO's North American tour after absence in Dallas

Kai, a member of South Korean boy band EXO, will join the band's second North American concert in Vancouver after he missed the first show in Dallas due to visa problems, the group's agency said Thursday."Kai will leave for Vancou...

'A Violent Prosecutor' draws record Lunar New Year's crowd

A local crime comedy film has gathered a record number of viewers over this Lunar New Year's holiday, data by the official market tracker showed Thursday."A Violent Prosecutor" was watched by more than 4.76 million movie-goers fro...

Trial over gallery‘s fake paintings ends with settlement

NEW YORK (AP) -- A civil trial exposing the ugly underbelly of New York's art world ended with a settlement just as the once highly respected president of a gallery was to testify Wednesday about selling forged fakes of modern mas...

Top art collection to be shown outside Russia for first time

PARIS (AFP) - One of the world's greatest private collections of modern art is to go on show for the first time outside Russia, museum curators told AFP Wednesday. The collection of more than 250 paintings put together by Sergei ...

Paul McCartney tries new sound - emojis

NEW YORK (AFP) - The Beatles were masters of concise yet catchy songs and now Paul McCartney is writing tunes that are even more succinct -- to accompany emojis. The former Beatle announced Wednesday that he has written a series ...

S.M. Entertainment partners with Alibaba Group

S.M. Entertainment said Thursday it has formed a strategic partnership with Alibaba Group.Under the deal, the Chinese e-commerce giant will buy 870,000 of S.M.'s newly issued stocks for 35.5 billion won, the South Korean managemen...

Film industry counters new media with epics, immersive experience

When the movie industry faced competition from the television industry in the 1930s and 1940s, filmmakers and studios had to be creative and offer something different on the silver screen to get people to visit movie theaters. ...

Berlin Film Fest to screen three Korean films

Three Korean films have been invited to screen at this year’s 66th annual Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale), which is running from Feb. 11 to 21.  Director E J-yong’s “The Bacchus Lady,” Lee Dong-ha’s documentary “Weekends”...

Berlin's three main orchestras stage free concert for refugees

BERLIN (AFP) - Three of the world's top conductors, Simon Rattle, Daniel Barenboim and Ivan Fischer are teaming up for a free concert by Berlin’s three main orchestras next month which will be free for refugees, they announced on...

[Herald Review] 'Like for Likes' is charming but predictably cheesy

With “Like for Likes,” what you see is what you get: A cookie-cutter omnibus romantic comedy featuring three couples, tangentially linked, each finding his or her way to an ever-after ending. The men are sweet, the women are ado...

Hendrix‘s restored flat provides glimpse into swinging '60s London

LONDON (AFP) - “It's like travelling in a time capsule,” enthused Jimi Hendrix’s former girlfriend, marvelling at their old London flat which has been painstakingly recreated to look exactly the way he left it in the swinging 6...

YouTube rolls out original programming

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Michael "Burnie" Burns hears a discrepancy.Before greeting moviegoers at the debut of his film, the writer-actor is eavesdropping on all the big-budget movie trailers playing ahead of his much smaller crowdfund...