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‘Korean producers tap into Broadway’: New York Times
Jan 07, 2014
The New York Times, the U.S. newspaper of record, published an article about the development of Korea’s and Asia’s musical and theater industry, “Korean Cash Takes Broadw...

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Animated 3D film ‘The Nut Job’ hits North America
Jan 03, 2014
A Korean-made animated 3D film will soon reach movie-lovers across North America. “The Nut Job” is a Korea-Canada joint production on which the animation studio Redrover,...


Korean moviegoers set new record
Dec 23, 2013
The number of moviegoers in Korea exceeded 200 million for the first time in 2013. By midnight on December 18, the number of tickets sold stood at 204,009,513, the Korean...


Nah Youn-sun to jazz up Seoul for four days
Dec 19, 2013
“At the upcoming Seoul concerts I’d like to spin a yarn of all the experiences I’ve gone through over the years.” So said jazz star Nah Youn-sun, whose deep and alluring ...


G-Dragon becomes global style icon
Dec 19, 2013
Exchanging Twitter messages with Pharrell Williams about the next album; having fashion houses such as Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent desperately waiting for their garment...


Drawing a new world
Dec 13, 2013
Comic book artist Kim Jung-gi ( creates amazingly complicated worlds, satiated with the most intricate and delicate of details. His tool, however, is a s...


Werther’s heartbreaking story revived on Korean stage
Dec 06, 2013
The story of the pitiful Werther and his unrequited love has been revived as a musical on the Korean stage. The well-known heartbreaking story about his pure, passionate ...


Winter nights in Germany heat up with Korean jazz
Dec 05, 2013
German jazz aficionados are being treated to jazz direct from Korea. In celebration of the 130th anniversary of Korea-Germany diplomatic relations, the Jazz Korea Festiva...


Don Quixote embarks on his quest for dreams in Seoul
Nov 20, 2013
The journey of Don Quixote to find adventure and to accomplish his dreams has been revived on a Korean stage. Don Quixote is the famous hero who first appeared in the 17t...


Blue-eyed Korean Bak Yeon loves Joseon
Nov 19, 2013
Many people might think of Hendrik Hamel (1630-1692) as the first Dutchman to land on Korean soil, back during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). However, some 25 years...