K-pop act (G)I-dle sings of summer, youthfulness in new single

SEOUL — In an about-face from its usually contemplative and edgy sound and imagery, K-pop girl group (G)I-dle has said on Monday its new single Dumdi Dumdi was intended to be a bright dance song inspired by the spirit of youthfulness and the sizzling summer heat.

Review: Tyshawn Sorey Forges an Immersive Soundworld on the Category-Defying ‘Pillars’

Parts of Pillars sound pre-planned: the lengthy snare-drum roll that opens the album, the repetitive bass-and-guitar pattern that kicks off “Part III.” Sorey has spoken of his indifference to the distinction between composition and improvisation, so it’s hard to know how much of the album was plotted out and how much arose spontaneously. But what unifies […]

Coronavirus live updates: Growing number of kids infected with COVID-19, deadly inflammation

1:42 p.m. San Mateo County public health officer blasts state restrictions as ‘misdirected’: In a strongly worded statement Thursday, San Mateo County Public Health Officer Scott Morrow apologized to businesses that were shut down by state restrictions, saying the orders were “misdirected” and “will cause more harm than good.” Among other concerns, Morrow criticized the […]