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Autumn deepens with operatic tunes
Oct 08, 2015
The 13th Daegu International Opera Festival kicks off on Oct. 8. Pictured is a scene from the festival opener, Verdi’s ‘Aida.’ A special festival will fill the city of Daegu with the sounds of opera, bringing a deeper autumn vibe to opera lovers across Korea's fourth-la...


70 years of Korea through 'Arirang'
Oct 06, 2015
The Arirang Festival is held at the Heungryemun Gate at Gyeongbokgung Palace on Oct. 5. “Arirang, Arirang, Arariyo.” The lyrics of the song "Arirang" spread across the walls of the Heungryemun Gate at Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul on Oct. 5 during the Arirang Festi...


Jazz fills the autumn air
Oct 06, 2015
It's time for jazz. The 12th Jarasum International Jazz Festival will be held from Oct. 9 to 11 in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi-do Province. You don't need to be a jazz fan to enjoy it. All you need to do is to sit outside among the trees and listen to the acoustic, live perform...


Hangeul in digital times
Oct 06, 2015
A stenographer types on a computer screen in Korean. Visitors to the National Hangeul Museum learn about the 'informatization' of Hangeul in a new special exhibit there, ‘A New Name in a Digital World, Code-Named_Hangeul: D55CD AE00.’ Korean words appear on a computer screen a...


Classical music to light up autumn nights
Oct 02, 2015
Violinist Gidon Kremer will perform at the Seoul Arts Center on Oct. 7 and 9. Classical maestros will bring musical nourishment to audiences across Korea this autumn. To begin with, Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer will show off his virtuosity to audiences here o...


President pushes modernization, globalization of tradit...
Sep 29, 2015
President Park Geun-hye examines a modern article of Hanbok attire at an exhibit at the Korean Cultural Center in New York on Sept. 28. President Park Geun-hye visited the Korean Cultural Center in New York on Sept. 28 during the last leg of her trip there to attend the U.N. Ge...

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Park attends event at S. Korean Cultural Service
Sep 29, 2015
President Park Geun-hye on Monday attended an event meant to promote South Korean culture in New York on the last day of her trip to the U.S., Cheong Wa Dae said. Park toured an exhibition on Korean culture, including the traditional Korean clothes, or "hanbok," and Korean f...


Presidential Hanbok draws attention in Paris
Sep 25, 2015
Traditional Hanbok dresses worn by President Park Geun-hye have attracted the attention of the French people. An exhibition on Korean fashion opened on Sept. 19 at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. The exhibition is a part of the "Korea Now! Craft, Design, Fashion an...


Hanbok fashion show lights up Canberra
Sep 24, 2015
A Hanbok fashion show was held on Sept. 22 at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra. Models including Jang Yoon-ju showed off the beauty of traditional Korean attire in front of an audience of about 1,300 fashionistas. It was the first time for a solely Hanb...


Korea, Japan share art, tourism, traditions
Sep 21, 2015
The Korea-Japan Festival 2015 in Seoul was held at the COEX convention center in Gangnam-gu District, southern Seoul, on Sept. 20. Various programs took place on the day to help people better understand the cultures and traditions of each country. Programs included celebratory co...