June 30, 2007 |
GIVEN the brain-numbing consistency with which the two performers are compared, South Korean pop superstar Rain is pretty gracious about being referred to as "the Justin Timberlake of Asia." To a point. The Seoul-born heartthrob R&B singer-dancer-actor, who has sold millions of records around the globe and whose every public appearance is greeted with messianic enthusiasm by legions of super-fans from Kuala Lumpur to Taipei, is willing to accept being likened to Mr.
June 15, 2007 |
South Korean pop superstar Rain may have disappointed legions of fans by postponing several U.S. performances scheduled for this month. But contrary to an announcement made Tuesday by a promoter of his Hawaiian tour stop, the singer -- part of the globally popular "Korean Wave" movement and nicknamed "the Justin Timberlake of Asia" -- will perform as scheduled June 30 at Staples Center, a representative for StarM, Rain's world concert promoter confirmed in a statement.
July 3, 2007 |
South Korean pop superstar Rain blamed local concert promoter V2B Global for technical difficulties that resulted in the cancellation of his performance Saturday night at Staples Center -- the last in a string of planned U.S. shows in the singer-dancer-actor's "Rain's Coming" world tour that failed to go on as scheduled. But viewed another way, the show's last-minute cancellation can be partially attributed to a breakdown of the K-pop phenom's celebrity industrial complex.
March 20, 2009 |
South Korean pop star and actor Rain and his managers were ordered Thursday to pay a Hawaiian promoter more than $8 million in damages for canceling a 2007 concert in Honolulu. A federal jury found Rain, his former management agency JYP Entertainment and two South Korean companies breached a contract to perform and defrauded Click Entertainment Inc. Nearly $5 million was for punitive damages, with Rain and JYP each ordered to pay $2.4 million.
August 1, 1991 |
Taper Season Grows: "The Kentucky Cycle," a nine-play historical saga presented in two parts, has been added to the Mark Taper Forum 1991-92 season. Written by Robert Schenkkan of Van Nuys, the production will take the season's Feb. 2-March 29 slot. Also joining the schedule is "Fire in the Rain . . . Singer in the Storm," an autobiographical docudrama by folk singer Holly Near scheduled for Aug. 13-Sept. 27, 1992. The rest of the lineup, officially announced Wednesday: George C.
August 17, 1992 |
The Scene: Thursday's opening-night party for "Fire in the Rain, Singer in the Storm," Holly Near's one-woman stage autobiography of her career as a singer and activist. The show, the last of the Mark Taper Forum's 25th anniversary season, runs through Sept. 27. (There was a long line of people hoping for standby tickets Thursday night.) After the first-night performance there was a reception at the nearby restaurant Stepps.