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Two tenors leave fans in pleasant agony
Nov 20, 2014
Classical music lovers are standing at the crossroads where they have to choose which concert to go to, choosing between two great tenors who are about to hold simultaneous concerts here in Seoul. One of the two world-class tenors is Jose Carreras, who will perform at the Sejong ...


'Eugene Onegin' comes to the stage
Nov 19, 2014
Tchaikovsky's opera "Eugene Onegin" will be staged in the form of a concert. Singers will present the famous arias intermixed with limited acting in their performance at the Seoul Arts Center on December 6, giving the audience an opportunity to focus on the music. The opera "Euge...

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Korea via stamps : 'The Ownerless Ferryboat' fate unrav...
Nov 19, 2014
'The Ownerless Ferryboat' (1932) is directed by Lee Gyu-hwan and produced by Yooshin Kinema.'The Ownerless Ferryboat'The protagonist, Soosam, had to leave his hometown for Seoul. He led a hard life as a rickshaw driver. One day, when his wife had to be admitted to the hospital du...


Be one with literature at a Hanok library on Inwangsan ...
Nov 18, 2014
On November 18, the Chungwoon Literature Library wraps up its final preparations for its grand opening on November 19.A Hanok library has been recently built on the slopes of Inwangsan Mountain. The library, located in Chungwoon-dong just northwest of Gyeongbokgung Palace, ne...


Korea-France Year celebration looks for talent
Nov 18, 2014
Seoul and Paris are now gearing up for the "Year of Korea-France Bilateral Exchanges" that will span 2015 and 2016. On November 17, a contest, the first of its kind, was held in Korea to find performers and artists who want to participate in the upcoming events in France to celeb...


Tenor Lim Hyung-joo hosts celebratory concert
Nov 18, 2014
Tenor Lim Hyung-joo will host the "Finally & New Start" concert on November 26, the government's officially-declared "culture day" for the month, at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Seoul. His fifth album, "Finally," was launched in December 2013, his...

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Korean literature in English - Poems of the Korean War
Nov 18, 2014
'Brother Enemy - Poems of the Korean War' Edited and translated by Suh Ji-Moon (White Pine Press)A collection of poetry, "Brother Enemy - Poems of the Korean War," with entries spanning professional writers enlisted into the army through to common soldiers yet all writing about t...


Which axe is yours?: A tale of three axes teaches that ...
Nov 17, 2014
Once upon a time in a distant land, there lived an honest logger. His axe was not particularly valuable, for it was old, made of impure metal and was partly rusted, but it served its purpose well. On a regular day just like any other, the logger went up to the mountains and, afte...

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Hot as ever, the global village exclaims 'I love Korea'
Nov 17, 2014
Global enthusiasm for Korea is hotter than ever. The Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS), an arm of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and publisher of, held its "Fall in Love With Korea" contest, jointly with KBS World, from July to October this ye...


Thousands of people make kimchi with hands, heart
Nov 17, 2014
More than 2,300 people gather at the 2014 Seoul Kimchi Making & Sharing Festival, joining a giant kimchi-making event at Seoul Plaza on November 14. During this time of the year, families, their relatives and next-door neighbors sit around together and prepare kimchi, the ran...