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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...


Korean pop culture spreads across the globe
Nov 18, 2013
Korean pop culture is gaining lots of attention from all corners of the world these days.Just take a look at the results of a special online competition that was launched...


Korean entertainment expo heats up in London
Nov 11, 2013
Despite the gentle rain, the exhibition hall at Old Billingsgate Market in London was busy with fans who came to get a glimpse of their K-pop stars. They came to see K-po...


French revolutionary’s final moments hit the stage in S...
Nov 06, 2013
A true story from the 18th century French Revolution (1789-1799) has been revived on the Korean stage in the 21st century. “Danton’s Death” was written by German playwrig...


Girls’ Generation wins YouTube Video Award
Nov 05, 2013
Girls’ Generation won Video of the Year at the inaugural YouTube Music Awards for their hit “I Got A Boy,” the title track off their fourth full-length album, at Pier 36 ...


Dante’s epic poem meets traditional Korean opera
Oct 29, 2013
A more-than-seven-century-old epic poem will be recreated as an opera with Korean touches. The National Theater of Korea will cast an Eastern light onto “The Divine Comed...


K-Pop World Festival unites global fans
Oct 22, 2013
After months of singing and dancing, and after much pain and some tears, the K-Pop World Festival 2013 came to an end on October 20.The third annual global pop competitio...


K-Animation wins over global audience
Sep 18, 2013
Most Koreans who grew up prior to the 1990s were fond of American animated characters like Mickey Mouse or Bugs Bunny or Japanese characters like Astro Boy and Anpanman. ...