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K-Pop legend makes fans’ hearts ‘bounce’
Jun 03, 2013
On May 31, Olympic Gymnastics Hall in Olympics Park was filled with cheers from 10,000 fans filling the hall up to the third floor. K-Pop legend Cho Yong-pil starts his “Hello” concert with the single “Hello” off his newly released 19th album, then goes on to sing his hit so...

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Korea-China cultural exchange festival all around China
Jun 03, 2013
The Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in China is starting a cultural festival in China. The KCC in China said it agreed with leading Chinese film entertainment company Wanda Group to hold the Korea-China Cultural Exchange Festival. The opening event of the festival, the first of its ...

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Changgeuk version of ancient Greek tragedy ‘Medea’
May 31, 2013
The 2,500-year-old Greek tragedy Medea met with changgeuk, a traditional Korean operatic style.The National Changgeuk Company of Korea revived Euripedes’ tragic heroine Medea by adding Korean cultural elements to the work. The changgeuk version of Medea, performed in the Korean f...

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Director Moon wants to deliver meaningful message
May 31, 2013
The winner of the Palme D'or at Cannes, director Moon Byoung-gon (30) said he would like to make a film that contains a meaningful message. Moon received the Best Short Film award at the 66th Festival de Cannes that closed on May 26 for his film Safe. Moon is the first Korean rec...

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HJ Lim’s piano recital debut in Korea
May 30, 2013
A woman dressed in all black from head to toe strides onto the stage, and sits at the grand piano in front. Then she starts banging on the piano keys fast enough for the viewers not to be able to catch the movement of her fingers.The person whose fingers flew at the piano was Lim...

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Cultural exchange and communication served up at Korea ...
May 29, 2013
Korea and five Southeast Asian countries are gearing up to further bolster inter-Asian relations through cultural exchange and communication. The Korea Foundation (KF) kicked off Korea Festival spanning arts and Korean studies on May 16. Running until November in five ASEAN (Asso...

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Korean director captures Palme D'or for short film at C...
May 29, 2013
A 30-year-old Korean director won the Best Short Film award at the 66th Festival de Cannes that closed on May 26. Director Moon Byoung-gon received the Palme D'or for his film Safe. This is the first time for any Korean short or feature film to receive the Palme D'or. Director So...

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Foreign residents learn about K-food
May 27, 2013
“What does ‘neobiani’ mean?”“Neobiani means thinly sliced grilled beef seasoned with soy sauce.” Foreign participants listen to Yoon Sook-ja (center right), director of the Institute of Traditional Korean Food, explaining Korean royal court cuisine “neobiani” during a Korean...

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Korea-Germany diplomatic celebration begins
May 24, 2013
An eight-month celebration of the 130th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and Germany has just started. An opening ceremony was held in Germany with a performance titled “Korea Fantasy” by the National Theater of Korea. This is also the 50th anniversary of sending...

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Gyeongbokgung beautifully colored by moonlight
May 24, 2013
Gwanghwamun, the main gate of Gyeongbokgung, opens at night on May 22, the first night of the six-day night opening of the palace (photo: Jeon Han).Gwanghwamun, the main gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace, opened its doors at night from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on May 22. More than 10,0...