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Korean musical theater attracts large crowds in Japan
Apr 29, 2013
Endless laughter and applause filled the room as Korean actors sang and danced at a theater in the trendy district of Roppongi in Tokyo on the evening of April 25. It was the opening day of Amuse Musical Theatre, a venue dedicated to Korean musicals. With all 900 seats filled, Ko...

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Munich Orchestra’s third visit to Korea after 6 years
Apr 26, 2013
The spotlight was centered on the stage and an elderly man with gray hair appeared. Soon the striking harmony of the orchestra filled the concert hall under his baton. At the last stroke of his baton, cheers and standing ovations poured in from the audience who had held back thei...

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A walk through palaces with music
Apr 25, 2013
Amid the warm spring weather, live traditional music performed at historical sites will definitely be an attraction for those who want to feel something traditional and unique to Korea. The opportunity to indulge in traditional Korean music at the major palaces of Seoul will be a...

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Steidl’s Paper passion highlighted in Seoul
Apr 24, 2013
An exhibition highlighting world-famous German publisher Gerhard Steidl is being held in Daelim Museum for a six-month run. Titled “How to make a book with Steidl,” the exhibit takes visitors from cover to cover in Steidl’s book-making art by displaying every detailed step in the...

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Korean bands tour North America
Apr 17, 2013
Korea’s music scene has been making waves around the world, and it’s not just the K-pop groups that are getting noticed. Last month, eleven Korean bands flew to Austin, Texas in the U.S. to attend South by Southwest (SXSW), a set of annual film, interactive, and music festivals...

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Indulge in beauty: traditional Korean craft
Apr 16, 2013
A phoenix with its feathers ruffled is about to open its wings. Layers of lotus petals where the phoenix is seated burst into full bloom to show off their beauty. Someone of high standing might have enjoyed a fragrant drink being poured from the spout of this silver jug. This gil...

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Psy makes history again with Gentleman
Apr 15, 2013
International K-pop star Psy makes history again with his follow-up “Gentleman,” with the chorus line of “Alangamola” and “I am a mother father gentleman.” “Gentleman,” Psy’s follow-up to the mega-hit “Gangnam Style,” received more than 50 million YouTube hits just three day...

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Psy makes history again with Gentleman
Apr 15, 2013
International K-pop star Psy makes history again with his follow-up “Gentleman,” with the chorus line of “Alangamola” and “I am a mother father gentleman.” “Gentleman,” Psy’s follow-up to the mega-hit “Gangnam Style,” received more than 50 million YouTube hits just three day...

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A journey back in time at Seoul Folk Flea Market
Apr 12, 2013
Korea’s traditional markets are the best sites for experiencing Koreans’ unique “jeong,” a special feeling of fondness, warmth, bonding, and attachment. Such traditional markets across the nation have similar, but unique characteristics of their own. These are something more than...

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Super Junior to begin South American tour
Apr 12, 2013
A poster for Super Junior’s two-day concert on March 23-24, 2013, in Seoul (courtesy of S.M. Entertainment).Super Junior, one of K-pop’s leading boy groups, will perform for the first time in South America on a tour starting on April 21.During the seven-day South American tour, S...