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Korean bands tour North America
Apr 17, 2013
Korea’s music scene has been making waves around the world, and it’s not just the K-pop groups that are getting noticed. Last month, eleven Korean bands flew to Austin,...

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Korea-made films come to Hollywood
Mar 13, 2013
Just as Korean music finally broke through last year with PSY’s “Gangnam Style,” this might be the year that Korean directors take over Hollywood, according to the Washin...

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Korea's musicians honored at KMAs
Mar 05, 2013
The stage at Uniqlo-Ax waits to be filled with winners of the 10th Korean Music Awards.   Korea’s musicians both great and small were honored for their achievement...

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Park showcases his color in Stoker
Feb 25, 2013
Director Park Chan-wook’s films are characterized by often deep metaphors and grotesque but aesthetic images, as seen in his previous works such as Old Boy, Thirst, and S...

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Chinese ring in lunar new year Gangnam Style
Feb 13, 2013
The year of 2012, more specifically the music scene during the period, cannot be described without mentioning PSY. His smash hit song “Gangnam Style” made history on Yout...

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Korean indie film Jiseul won a Grand Jury Prize at Sund...
Jan 31, 2013
The black-and-white film Jiseul won the World Cinema Dramatic Grand Jury Prize for Dramatic Feature at the Sundance Film Festival. This is the first time that a Korean fi...

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Korea celebrates 100 million movie tickets
Dec 11, 2012
After the sale of the 100 millionth movie ticket for a Korean movie this year, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) unveiled a celebration to mark the event...

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K-pop love in Germany to intensify
Dec 03, 2012
BERLIN -- The interest in K-pop in European countries has rapidly risen. Thanks to Korean singer Psy’s “Gangnam Style,” the popularity of K-pop has not been limited to K-...

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Argentine writer spreads his love of Korea
Nov 29, 2012
With the recent release of a book in Argentina about the Korean people, the nation has come up as a hot topic in Latin America. On November 13, renowned Argentine writer ...

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HK media, Korean fashion carries on K-pop fever
Nov 28, 2012
In recent years, Korean fashion has been gaining recognition on the global stage (photo: Yonhap News).Early in October, award-winning stylist and costume designer Pa...