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Israeli and Palestinian youths find common ground: K-po...
Aug 14, 2013
In the Middle East, where Judaism and Islam are deeply intertwined with culture, the Korean wave is starting to gain recognition. The BBC and an Israeli media outlet recently reported that K-pop has been highlighted as a symbol of hope and peace in this land of conflict, explaini...


Thursday nights brim with traditional tunes
Aug 13, 2013
On Thursday nights, the traditional melodies of Korea fill Deoksugung Palace. Taking place on Thursdays throughout August, Deoksugung Pungnyu fills the night at Deoksugung Palace with traditional tunes (photo courtesy of CHF).Throughout the month of August, gugak (Korean mus...


A retrospective of Alexander Calder, ‘mobile’ creator
Aug 09, 2013
From mobiles hovering over a baby's crib to public artworks in parks around the world, the so-called “mobile,” or kinetic sculpture, originated from the creation of Alexander Calder (1898-1976), who changed the landscape of sculpture. A retrospective exhibition on Calder is ...


Puppet festival invites you to world of childhood dream...
Aug 09, 2013
Nearly 900 performers from puppet theaters in Korea and from overseas have gathered in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do (Gangwon Province), for a special event -- Chuncheon Puppetry Festival 2013. A total of 96 puppet theaters, including seven theaters from six countries -- Greece, Spain, P...


Chang Han-na to conduct Qatar Philharmonic
Aug 08, 2013
Chang Han-na, 30, is about to become the music director of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra in September, only seven years after her debut as a conductor. Chang said she is going to focus on her role as a conductor rather than cellist. This is the first time for her to lead an or...


Korean food to help fight summer heat wave
Aug 08, 2013
Endless heat and tropical nights can give anyone a hard time. This is why more care is needed in summer to avoid exhaustion. Yoon Sook-ja, director of the Institute of Traditional Korean Food (, Koreans survived summer by eating nutritious energy foods....


Asian, African culture festival held in Seoul
Aug 08, 2013
There is a place in Seoul where people can escape the heat wave and enjoy the traditional cultures of Asian and African countries. This is the Week of Asia & Africa Performance Arts, scheduled to be held on August 3, 6, and 9 at an outdoor stage of Yeouido Riverside Park on t...


Supersonic 2013 rocks on with Cho Yong-pil
Aug 07, 2013
K-pop legend Cho Yong-pil had his first chance to meet his music fans. At dawn on August 6, Cho recorded his hit song “Let’s Go On a Trip” with young musicians scheduled to play Supersonic 2013. K-pop legend Cho Yong-pil sings his hit song “Lets Go On a Trip” with young musi...


Culture ministry designates regional cultural brands
Aug 07, 2013
Modern Alley in Daegu and Sihwa Cultural Village in Gwangju have been chosen as regional cultural brands. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism selected highly recognized and favored projects among regional programs utilizing cultural assets for designation as 2013 regional...


Istanbul and Gyeongju to revive Silk Road
Aug 06, 2013
Two cities, located on either end of the Silk Road, are set to meet at the end of this month through a global cultural festival. Through the Istanbul-Gyeongju World Culture Expo 2013 in place from August 31 to September 22, Turkey, known as the cradle of ancient civilization, wil...