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Korean version of musical 'Les Misérables' heats up sta...
Jun 11, 2013
Les Misérables fever has beaten the earlier-than-expected summer heat in Korea. Based on the 19th-century novel by Victor Hugo, the work is so popular in Korea that book ...


Korean-made cartoon characters making their mark
Jun 10, 2013
Cartoon characters created by Koreans are increasingly popular not just in Korea but abroad. With their unique and adorable looks, more characters have had their pop...


Psy's ‘Gentleman’ exceeds 400 mln YouTube views
Jun 10, 2013
The music video of Korean rapper Psy’s latest hit “Gentleman” has exceed 400 million views on YouTube since its release on April 13. The view count on June 10 reached ap...


K-Pop legend makes fans’ hearts ‘bounce’
Jun 03, 2013
On May 31, Olympic Gymnastics Hall in Olympics Park was filled with cheers from 10,000 fans filling the hall up to the third floor. K-Pop legend Cho Yong-pil starts ...


Director Moon wants to deliver meaningful message
May 31, 2013
The winner of the Palme D'or at Cannes, director Moon Byoung-gon (30) said he would like to make a film that contains a meaningful message. Moon received the Best Short F...


Korean director captures Palme D'or for short film at C...
May 29, 2013
A 30-year-old Korean director won the Best Short Film award at the 66th Festival de Cannes that closed on May 26. Director Moon Byoung-gon received the Palme D'or for his...


Curiosity over Korean culture rises in unlikely regions
May 16, 2013
With PSY’s “Gentleman,” the follow-up to “Gangnam Style,” Korea’s pop culture has been exposed on a wider level even in far-flung places like the United Arab Emirates and...


Korean musicians to rock London in June
May 07, 2013
A festival to introduce both traditional and modern Korean music will be held in London from June 14 to 21. The upcoming London Festival of Korean Music, also known as K-...


Korean visual effect technologies impress Hollywood
May 07, 2013
A gorilla named Ling Ling enters the batter’s box, its hair blowing in the wind. As a pitcher throws the ball, its eyes widen and its muscles wriggle. After swinging the ...


Korean musical theater attracts large crowds in Japan
Apr 29, 2013
Endless laughter and applause filled the room as Korean actors sang and danced at a theater in the trendy district of Roppongi in Tokyo on the evening of April 25. It was...