Carnegie Hall will be hosting the Egyptian classical pianist Mohamed Shams solo debut in April. During the program, Shams will perform works by Chopin, Carter, Mendelssohn, Ravel, Scarlatti and Egyptian composer Gamal Abdel Rahim.
Jessica Jung, former member of the K-pop group Girls’ Generation, may be making her solo U.S. debut. A video uploaded to Instagram shows Jung recording in a studio with Jermaine Jackson, causing speculation that the idol is preparing for her solo debut. The short video was uploaded by Reggie Martin, the senior manager of special events and sports at the Venetian Macau in China. Martin handles VIP and celebrity relations for the casino. "Jessica Jung a Korean star and Jermaine Jackson from legendary group Jackson 5 the brother of Michael and Janet Jackson making magic happen in the studio. What a[sic] amazing experience to see a[sic] icon in action. Stay tuned for 2015. #greatness," the video's caption reads. Jung was formerly the first member of the nine-person girl group Girls’ Generation before being kicked out of the group in 2014 due to constant conflicts with her personal schedule. In the months since, she has become a fashion designer, launching her own brand, BLANC & ECLARE.