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Gugak program to welcome spring
Mar 13, 2013
The National Gugak Center welcomes spring with a series of gugak performances by its four performance groups. The four groups -- the Folk Music Group, the Court Music Orchestra, the Contemporary Orchestra, and the Dance Theater -- are to take turns staging their outstanding tradi...


Korea-made films come to Hollywood
Mar 13, 2013
Just as Korean music finally broke through last year with PSY’s “Gangnam Style,” this might be the year that Korean directors take over Hollywood, according to the Washington Post. The Washington Post reports on the bright prospects of Korean-directed films in their February ...


300 years of American history at a glance in Seoul
Mar 11, 2013
Historic artwork speaks of everything from the era it was created, to the customs, culture, thoughts of people, and even the landscapes of the period.This time, the National Museum of Korea (NMOK) and four leading American museums (Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of ...


PSY returns with next album
Mar 08, 2013
Superstar PSY sings and dances to “Gangnam Style” at the inauguration ceremony of President Park Geun-hye on February 25 (photo: Jeon Han).Global sensation PSY is just about to release his newest album, a four-song collection of remixes of his viral sensation “Gangnam Style.” ...


K-cosmetics go with K-culture flow
Mar 07, 2013
As more and more people from other countries keep a close eye on everything related to Korea, a cosmetics exhibition comes to London to offer a unique opportunity to sample Korea’s traditional cosmetics and beautiful heritage dating back 5,000 years. Held at the Korean Cultural C...


Seoul Arts Center attract art lovers with exhibitions
Mar 06, 2013
Seoul Arts Center is considered the center of performing arts in Korea. But, this center, located in Seocho-gu, southern Seoul, is also well-known for its art exhibitions. Currently, this center is attracting art lovers with exhibitions on famous Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh an...


Lee Hi to release her first full-length album
Mar 06, 2013
The music video of new title track “It’s Over” from Lee Hi’s full-length album is made public, in which the 16-year-old sensation gives off cute and innocent vibes (photo courtesy of YG Entertainment). Teen sensation Lee Hi who came in second in the SBS audition program K-Pop Sta...


Korea's musicians honored at KMAs
Mar 05, 2013
The stage at Uniqlo-Ax waits to be filled with winners of the 10th Korean Music Awards.   Korea’s musicians both great and small were honored for their achievements in 2012 at the 10th Korean Music Awards (KMAs). Held on Thursday, February 28 at Uniqlo-Ax, the ceremony pre...


Sweden uncovers Korea’s lesser-known culture
Mar 04, 2013
The movement of cultures -- West to East or vice versa -- has been easily observed in recent decades. This time, Korea’s lesser-known culture has arrived in Sweden, Northern Europe. Sweden’s public TV channel recently brought renewed attention to traditional aspects of Korean cul...


Common cause for common good
Feb 26, 2013
Amid the growing power of global media and soft diplomacy, the role of global media outlets is bigger than ever before. In that sense, the Global Media Forum entitled “Bridging the Divide” held at the Grand Hilton Hotel on February 24 offered an opportunity to look deeper into ho...