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Reporter : Dong Sun-hwa
Fri, July 1, 2022 | 01:52
[INTERVIEW] K-magazine founder seeks to connect Latin America and Korea
Lucero Santiago from Mexico was dubbed a “crazy girl” when she was young, just because she loved Korean music and drama. People around her did not understand why she was fond of the seemingly odd content from the opposite side of the planet. But much has changed over time. These days, a lot of her friends get hold of her to ask about K-pop juggernaut BTS and Netflix's origina...
'The Roundup' expected to become 1st movie since pandemic to hit 10-million mark
The crime action movie, “The Roundup,” has attracted 9 million theatergoers as of Monday, showing a sign of revival for the pandemic-hit film industry. According to the Korean Film Council (KOFIC), the 106-minute flick accumulated an audience of 9.03 million on Monday morning, 20 days after its premiere.
[REVIEW] Musical 'Mata Hari' offers different perspective on iconic femme fatale
Dancer Mata Hari (1876-1917) is portrayed as a seductive double agent and an archetype of femme fatale in many movies and series. Although the true story behind this Netherlands-born dancer - who was executed for espionage by a French firing squad - remains largely unknown, Mata Hari has been mostly noted for her lethality and boldness, just like other well-known female spies...
WSG Wannabe makes waves with 'Wonderful Love' cover
WSG Wannabe, an all-female project group created on MBC's reality show, “Hangout with Yoo,” is making waves with its performance of “Wonderful Love” - the 2017 release by K-pop act Momoland. After the white-clad members performed the bubbly song for the first time in the latest episode of the reality show on Saturday, “Wonderful Love” ranked first on the music streaming platf...
[INTERVIEW] 'Veteran actors showed it's never too late to tackle challenges': 'Hot Singers' producer
One of the most attention-grabbing moments at the 58th Baeksang Arts Awards held in May was when the cast members of JTBC's show “Hot Singers” sang together “This Is Me” - a song featured in the 2017 musical biopic, “The Greatest Showman.” During the event that took place at Kintex northwest of Seoul, the members, most of whom were not professional singers, struck a chord wit...
K-pop idol Jiyoon leaves girl group Weeekly due to anxiety disorder
Jiyoon of K-pop girl group Weeekly has decided to leave the team due to anxiety disorder, according to her management company, IST Entertainment, Wednesday.
K-pop acts seek to expand presence in South America
A growing number of K-pop stars are setting their sights on the fast-growing South American market. K-pop boy group T1419 recently made headlines after award-winning Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee shared its video covering his song, “Campeon.”
Seventeen tops multiple charts with new album 'Face the Sun'
K-pop boy group Seventeen is dominating multiple album charts with its fourth full-length album, “Face the Sun.” According to album tracker Hanteo, “Face the Sun” topped Hanteo's weekly album chart from May 23 to 29, selling more than 1.82 million copies. Of them, 1.75 million were sold on the first day of its release, May 27.
How did BTS become beacon of diversity and inclusion?
“All sorts of things are happening in my life,” said RM of K-pop phenomenon BTS, Thursday, a few hours after reports that BTS would meet U.S. President Joe Biden next week to discuss Asian inclusion and representation.
From BTS to TWICE's Nayeon, K-pop hotshots prepare June releases
Some of the hottest K-pop stars are gearing up to release their new music offerings next month, seeking to keep their fans cool with their summer bangers amid the rising temperatures. Included in the star-studded roster are boy band BTS, Nayeon of girl group TWICE and Jo Yu-ri of now-defunct project group IZ*ONE.
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