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[INTERVIEW] DREAMCATCHER returns with signature rock sound
Wearing heavy stage makeup and glamorous accessories, the seven members of K-pop girl group DREAMCATCHERS - Jiu, Sua, Siyeon, Handong, Yoohyeon, Dami and Gahyeon - seemed unapproachable when they first arrived at a studio in Gangnam District, southern Seoul, for an interview with The Korea Times, shortly after performing its new song, “Vision,” on a Korean music show. However...
[INTERVIEW] KOFICE seeks to make hallyu sustainable via cultural exchange, CSR
Hardly anyone doubts that the K-pop and K-drama industries are enjoying their heyday at the moment, with boy band BTS earning nominations at the prestigious Grammy Awards and Lee Jung-jae - the lead actor of Netflix's 2021 dystopian series “Squid Game” - becoming the first Korean to win an Emmy. Their feats are meaningful themselves, but Jung Kil-hwa, the president of the Kor...
K-pop sensation BTS takes stage in Busan to dazzle global audience
BUSAN - Busan, Korea's second-biggest city, faced some stumbling blocks as it prepared for K-pop juggernaut BTS' concert, which took place at Asiad Main Stadium on Saturday in front of some 50,000 spectators to support the southern port city's bid to host World Expo 2030.The city government initially intended to hold the “Yet to Come in Busan” concert by setting up a stage in...
Purple-colored Busan welcomes BTS and fans
Korea's second-biggest city Busan is awash in purple, welcoming K-pop titan BTS and its global fans. Purple is a color emblematic of BTS, which will play the “Yet to Come in Busan” concert for free at Asiad Main Stadium in northeastern Busan on Saturday to support the city's bid to host the World Expo 2030.
LG Arts Center Seoul celebrates relocation with performances by Cho Seong-jin, Simon Rattle
LG Arts Center Seoul, an art theater managed by Korea's fourth-largest conglomerate, LG Group, celebrated its relocation on Thursday with the performance of award-winning Korean pianist Cho Seong-jin and the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), helmed by British conductor Simon Rattle.
'We still have so much more to show,' says MAMAMOO
Over the past eight years, K-pop act MAMAMOO has actively carved out its presence in the music scene, putting out 11 EPs and numerous hits like “Decalcomanie” (2016) and “Egotistic” (2018). The vocally talented quartet has already pulled off a range of musical genres and concepts, but its members - who dropped their 12th mini-album, “MIC ON,” on Tuesday - believe they still h...
'Street Man Fighter' dancer Vata accused of plagiarizing ATEEZ's choreography
Dancer Vata, who currently appears on Mnet's dance competition show, “Street Man Fighter,” has been accused of plagiarizing the choreography of K-pop boy group ATEEZ's 2019 release, “Say My Name,” to craft a dance move for “New Thing,” a song featured in “Street Man Fighter.” Anze Skrube, one of the choreographers for “Say My Name,” shared several posts on his Instagram Story...
Webtoon 'Lore Olympus' wins Harvey award for 2nd consecutive year
“Lore Olympus,” Naver Webtoon's romantic fantasy digital comic, won a Harvey award for the second year in a row, Saturday. Created by New Zealand artist Rachel Smythe, “Lore Olympus” was named the Digital Book of the Year at this year's Harvey Awards, one of the most prestigious awards recognizing achievements in comic books. It was established in 1988 in honor of American wr...
English guide to getting job in K-pop industry to be published next month
Landing a job at a K-pop record label has not been a walk in the park for most foreign nationals. There was only little information available in Korean, which could barely help them get a snapshot of secretive K-pop agencies. But soon, they will be able to gain insight from an English e-book titled, “How to Work in K-pop Industry,” an in-depth guide written by the officials o...
Song Hye-kyo donates guidebooks to Utoro museum to mark Hangeul Day
Actress Song Hye-kyo and Professor Seo Kyung-duk - an active promoter of Korea - have donated 10,000 Korean/English guidebooks to Utoro Peace Memorial Museum, Japan, in celebration of Oct. 9 Hangeul (Korean alphabet) Day. Utoro is a neighborhood near Kyoto where some 1,300 Koreans were forced into labor for Japans' military during World War II.
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