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Reporter : Dong Sun-hwa
Tue, May 30, 2023 | 20:00
ENHYPEN's Jay apologizes after calling Korean history 'short novel'
Jay of K-pop boy group ENHYPEN has made apologies, twice, after taking flak for allegedly belittling Korean history by likening it to a “short novel.” On Jan. 10, Jay caused a stir by claiming that it only takes a few weeks to study Korean history, as there is not much to it. In contrast, the history of other countries is “endless,” he added.
Korea Times chairman sets up scholarships for music students
Seung Myung-ho, the chairman of The Korea Times and its sister publication, the Hankook Ilbo, has established scholarships for Korean and international classical music students to bring more talent to the Korean National Symphony Orchestra (KNSO).
'Showman' wins big at Korea Musical Awards
Black comedy “Showman” has won the grand prize at this year's Korea Musical Awards, one of the most prestigious theater awards here. Produced by the National Jeongdong Theater of Korea, “Showman,” which premiered in April, received the highest honor after edging out other original productions like “Frida” and “Almond.” Its lead actor Yoon Na-moo and writer Han Jung-suk nabbed...
Rookie K-pop boy bands to look out for in 2023
The K-pop scene is likely to be buzzing more than ever this year, as many new boy groups are gearing up for their debut. The competition will be cutthroat, as these singers will strive to become the next kings of K-pop following Grammy-nominated BTS, the members of which have just begun serving their mandatory military service.
BLACKPINK to perform at French first lady's charity concert
K-pop girl group BLACKPINK will perform at a concert organized by a charity organization headed by French first lady Brigitte Macron. The quartet will attend the “Le Gala des Pieces Jaunes” concert at the Le Zenith Arena in Paris, Jan. 25 (local time). The event is run by the “Fondation des Hopitaux,” which is dedicated to enhancing the lives of patients and healthcare person...
BTS' Jimin, NewJeans' Minji top brand reputation rankings
Jimin of K-pop boy band BTS and Minji of girl group NewJeans were at the top of brand reputation rankings in January, according to the Korean Business Research Institute.
GOT the beat, VIVIZ: female K-pop acts to heat up music scene this month
Several K-pop divas and girl groups took the music scene by storm in 2022. This year, the dominance of female acts is likely to continue, with numerous A-list stars gearing up for their new music offerings.
Korean culture has shifted from 'han' to 'heung': CICI founder
Over the last 20 years, the culture promotion advocacy group, the Corea Image Communication Institute (CICI), has witnessed some of the most historic moments in Korean culture. Since its launch in 2003, the CICI has organized a series of events like the Korea Cultural Quotient (CQ) forum to bring together opinion leaders, who can promote Korea and facilitate cultural exchange...
Hwaeom Temple causes stir for leaking details about BTS leader's visit
Hwaeom Temple in South Jeolla Province has stirred up criticisms after it leaked details about BTS leader RM's visit on Dec. 29.
'Moulin Rouge!' stage musical wows theatergoers with visual splendor
The stage musical adaptation of “Moulin Rouge!” is eye-popping from beginning to end. As soon as theatergoers set foot into the performance hall at Blue Square in central Seoul, they will be dazzled by its stage awash in red colors, with a huge red heart in the background welcoming them.
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