Deborah Sontag of The New York Times spoke with Korean singer Rain about his hopes of making a name for himself in America, a quest that begins Thursday and Friday at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. “The United States is the dominant music market,” he said through an interpreter in a recent phone interview from Seoul. “I would really like to see an Asian make it there. I would like that Asian to be me. That’s why I’m studying the language, reading up on the culture and practicing every day to correct my weaknesses.” Read more.