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: Dong Sun-hwa
Fri, July 1, 2022 | 00:51
Culture minister congratulates Lim Yun-chan, winner of 2022 Van Cliburn Competition
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Bo-gyoon congratulated Lim Yun-chan, Sunday, for becoming the youngest winner of the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. “I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to you for your victory,” Park said in his congratulatory message.
| 2022-06-19 16:11
S. Korean Pianist Lim wins top prize in Van Cliburn int'l competition
Dream Concert marks return of huge K-pop concerts
On Saturday, Sports Complex Station in southern Seoul was crowded with people heading to the Main Stadium of the Jamsil Sports Complex, where the 28th Dream Concert took place in front of a live audience for the first time in three years. The hot and humid weather was not perfect for an outdoor event, but it was not a big deal for the 45,000 eager spectators who came out to w...
| 2022-06-19 15:22
JYP becomes 1st entertainment company to join global initiative to use 100% renewable electricity
JYP has become the first Korean entertainment company to join K-RE100, the Korean version of RE100, the global initiative in which businesses use 100-percent renewable electricity to power their operations. The K-pop label, home to numerous A-list stars like TWICE and ITZY, recently received certification from the Korea Energy Agency for taking part in K-RE100. RE100 is led b...
| 2022-06-17 08:32
'Nanta' producer explains how he brought life to hit nonverbal show
It was a pile of debt that prompted producer Song Seung-whan to bring his theatrical comedy show “Nanta” to the international market. “More than two decades ago, I hardly made any profit by producing a show in Korea,” Song, the CEO and artistic director of PMC Production, said during the Corea Image Communication Institution's (CICI) Korea CQ Forum that took place at the Moro...
People & Events
| 2022-06-16 14:57
BTS announces hiatus to let members pursue personal growth
For nearly a decade, the seven members of BTS had dedicated themselves to their group, which became the first K-pop act to top the Billboard main singles chart and receive two Grammy nominations. The septet seemed unstoppable when it sold more than 2 million copies of its latest anthology album, “Proof,” in just one day, shortly after meeting U.S. President Joe Biden to discu...
| 2022-06-15 16:40
Hybe stock plunges after BTS announces hiatus
Festivals stir debate over wasting water amid drought
With Korea experiencing a severe drought, a growing number of people are questioning whether it is appropriate to organize summer festivals that use a massive amount of water for entertainment purposes. Singer PSY, who was catapulted to global fame with his 2012 hit “Gangnam Style,” is scheduled to hold a series of water-drenched concerts beginning from July 9. His signature ...
People & Events
| 2022-06-14 16:15
Musical 'MJ' bags 4 trophies at Tony Awards
The musical “MJ,” which follows the life and music of legendary pop singer Michael Jackson (1958-2009) and was co-produced by CJ ENM, won four trophies at the 75th Tony Awards. During the awards ceremony held at New York's Radio City Music Hall, Sunday (local time,) actor Myles Frost, who played Jackson, won the Best Actor award. Director/choreographer Christopher Wheeldon cl...
Theater & Others
| 2022-06-14 08:28
Nearly 10 million K-pop albums sold in May
It's hard to spot anyone listening to CDs these days when streaming platforms have become the main medium for listening to music, but sales of K-pop albums keep growing thanks to the global expansion of K-pop fandom fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest data released by Hyundai Motor Securities, Sunday, some 9.96 million K-pop albums were sold in May alone,...
| 2022-06-13 15:56
'Proof' is album of BTS' history
The seven-piece act dropped its new anthology album, “Proof,” Friday, in celebration of the ninth anniversary of its debut. The music video of its lead track, “Yet to Come (The Most Beautiful Moment),” has already exceeded 10 million views on YouTube as of 3 p.m. (KST) - only two hours after its release. “'Proof' is an album of our history,” member Jin said through his manage...
| 2022-06-10 16:16
BTS' new album 'Proof' sold over 2 mil. on 1st day of release
Korean classical musicians make international splash
A growing number of Korean classical musicians are stepping into the global spotlight after taking top honors at the most coveted music contests around the world. Cellist Choi Ha-young, 24, made headlines recently for winning the Queen Elisabeth Competition for cello, which is considered one of the three most prestigious contests for classical musicians along with the Tchaiko...
| 2022-06-09 17:05
Will Japanese PM Kishida accept Yoon's olive branch?
Minimum wage for next year increased 5% to 9,620 won
Major expressway in Seoul closed off due to heavy downpours
Hole-in-one golf insurance policy exploited by fraudsters
Heavy downpour hits central regions [PHOTOS]
'Tangible outcome' in arms deal with Poland expected soon
Jill Biden advises first lady Kim: "Just be yourself"
Samsung chief's daughter to attend Colorado College in fall
LG, Hanwha, LS eye EV charging biz for future growth
[INTERVIEW] 'New order takes root in fashion e-commerce industry'
Afghanistan earthquake killed more than 1,000 [PHOTOS]
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