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Venezuela’s El Sistema flourishes in Korea
May 26, 2015
Children from less-privileged backgrounds, whose families may be at lower ends of the income spectrum, will now be able to map their dreams through their musical instruments. On May 27, members of the Orchestra of Dreams will perform at Marronnier Park along Daehangno St...

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It’s almost Buddha`s birthday!
May 26, 2015
Yeah, it’s almost Buddha’s birthday,  one of Korea’s most important holidays! Prince Siddharta Gautama, later better known as Buddha, was born around 563 BCE in Lumbini which is now Nepal. His birthday is celebrated on the 8th day of the fourth month (according to the lunar...

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Take a peek into ancient people's minds
May 22, 2015
Visitors admire the 'Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva and Bokjangmul' produced in the 13th century during Goryeo times, during a press opening for the 'Devout Patrons of Buddhist Art' exhibit, at the National Museum of Korea on May 22. A special exhibition allowing a ...

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Schubert’s story enshrined in letters, music
May 21, 2015
Solitude-stricken Franz Schubert (1797-1828) will be alive on the stage through his letters and music. The “Greatest Artists’ Letters: Schubert’s Solitude” concert will bring back the great musician and his story to audiences at the Theater Yong at the National Museum of...

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Puccini, 'Cats' to entertain Daegu
May 21, 2015
Two special performances are on their way to entertain the eyes and ears of theater-goers in Daegu. First off, there's a new version of the world-famous opera “Gianni Schicchi,” this time with added theater elements. Cast members rehearse the upcoming Daegu show o...

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Expo's Korean Pavilion: 'worth waiting for over 30 min'
May 21, 2015
The World Exposition Milano 2015 is currently well-underway and is focusing on the future of food and food resources. The Korean Pavilion there is in the spotlight of the local Italian press. A series of positive reports about the pavilion's interior and its food, in terms of pri...

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Korean mountains via stamps: Jirisan's Moss Waterfall
May 20, 2015
Baemsaegol Valley sits on a hillside under Banyabong Peak, the second highest peak of Jirisan Mountain and located on the mountain's western slopes. The deep valley has many streams that flow out of many sources. Among them is one spot where many streams converge, Pokposugol Vall...

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May 16: Lotus Lantern Parade in Seoul!
May 19, 2015
It's the most watched, the most popular, and the longest night parade in Korea. On May 16, the annual Lotus Lantern Parade lights up the streets of Seoul again. For everyone who has seen the parade, the colored lights, elaborate floats and costumes glowing in the cool spring nig...

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History lives on in Bujang-ri
May 19, 2015
In 2004, a series of ancient tombs and relics were excavated in the small village of Bujang-ri, in Seosan-si, Chungcheongnam-do (South Chungcheong Province), when construction workers were inspecting the site for a new apartment complex. The ancient tombs were designed a...

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Symposium discusses future of National Museum of Korea
May 18, 2015
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the opening of the National Museum of Korea at its current location in Yongsan-gu District, central Seoul. The museum officially opened on the grounds of Gyeongbokgung Palace in 1945 when the modern nation gained independence. When the Kore...