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Traditional music meets jazz at Yeowoorak Festival
Jun 30, 2015
An upcoming music festival will make the scorching summer even hotter: the Yeowoorak Festival. The Yeowoorak Festival experiments with different musical genres through collaborations among various musicians. This year's festival will fuse two commonly improvised genres: t...


Long curves, simple features: Modigliani comes to Seoul
Jun 29, 2015
Long necks and facial features and almond-shaped eyes with no pupils are typical of paintings by Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920). Modigliani went beyond simple description and reproduction of a human figure and created his signature style, in which the facial elements and details a...

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Seoul exhibit offers art of light, darkness
Jun 29, 2015
A special exhibit currently underway at Culture Station Seoul 284, the old Seoul Station building that has been converted into a complex for arts-related shows and exhibitions, focuses on what can be created using the contrast and convergence of light and darkness. “31 Ex...


Enjoy music, cinema of youthful Cuba
Jun 26, 2015
Ana Meneses (center, left) and Yoerlis Brunet (center, right) show off a dance that combines traditional moves based on flamenco and mixes them with contemporary moves, at Cheonggyecheon Plaza in central Seoul on June 24. A festival has returned to Seoul to encour...


Korea, Singapore celebrate 40-year friendship
Jun 26, 2015
The STARREseconds, made up of Singaporean fans of Korean pop music, perform in the SGKpopcon contest on June 24 in Singapore. The contest was held to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Seoul and Singapore. The Korean Embassy...


Milan enjoys Korea through all five senses
Jun 25, 2015
Performers from the National Gugak Center stage a gilnori street performance in Milan to entertain the crowds and to wish for a successful and comfortable hosting of the World Exposition Milano 2015. The performance was part of a celebration to mark the expo’s Korea Day on June 2...


Disabilities transformed into art
Jun 24, 2015
'The Ring and the Pielong,' Sohn Jaehyeon, intellectually disabled, Korea. Cute drawings of cat-like pets capture the eyes. Colored yellow, green, pink and blue, flowers and people with happy faces create a vivid, lively mood in the picture. This was painted by artist...


Music brings Korea, Japan together
Jun 17, 2015
Music will help to bring harmony to the Korea-Japan relationship. Ensembles from the two Asian nations will put on a joint-show titled “Harmony in Music” at the Seoul Arts Center in southern Seoul on June 22. The show is part of events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of ...


Online comics goes global
Jun 15, 2015
Online comic books, called "webtoons" in Korean, have been around for at least a decade. People of all ages and sexes use their hand-held gadgets to watch and read digital comic strips while commuting or during their spare time. Experts agree that the key behind the instant popul...


Desserts capture hearts of expo-goers in Milan
Jun 12, 2015
World Exposition Milano 2015 is currently well under way, with the participation of some 145 countries from around the world. Traditional food offered at each national pavilion at the expo is one of the highlights of the world fair that can't be missed. Designed around the theme ...