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Classical music meets traditional rhythms
Oct 14, 2014
European classical music will meet with the traditional sounds of Korea, or gugak, to combine and create something new. The harmonious sounds of the two different genres will ring out at the National Theater of Korea for a special performance, titled “Reverse (易), Rhythms of Chan...


Actress and artist Kim Hyun-jung invited to Chinese exh...
Oct 14, 2014
Recognized as an artist who is capable of crossing the genres of traditionalism, modernism and postmodernism, Kim Hyun-jung, who is also an actress, will be showcasing her works in the exhibition "One Divided Into Three: The Exhibition of Three Korean Artists," scheduled to take ...


Gifts from global leaders reflects world culture
Oct 14, 2014
A sculpture of an elephant inlaid with silver, a lifelike replica of a Portuguese trade ship that is about to head out to sea, a gold sculpture from Nepal and a jar decorated with traditional Algerian patterns. This is not simply a collection of craftworks of the world. These are...

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'Small Cinema' project brings life to small town
Oct 14, 2014
On October 10, recent films like "Whistle Blower," "Slow Video" and "Scarlet Innocence" were already playing at the Masil Cinema in Buan-eup, Buan-gun, in Jeollabuk-do (North Jeolla Province). The intimate movie space was filled with the scent of nutty sweet popcorn and the spac...


Korean drama celebrated in Jinju
Oct 13, 2014
Jinju, a historic city in southwest Korea, has been bustling with the fever of Hallyu, or the "Korean Wave." This has been due to the Korea Drama Festival 2014, the largest celebration of television dramas in the country, which just dropped its closing curtain. During the festiva...


Enjoy traditional music and art together
Oct 13, 2014
The beauty of gugak, Korea's traditional style of music, and the classical blue and white porcelain of the Joseon kingdom will be showcased at the National Museum of Korea on October 19. The traditional music performance will be co-organized by the National Gugak Center and the C...


2NE1's "I Am The Best" tops Billboard world digital cha...
Oct 08, 2014
2NE1's mega hit "I Am The Best" has earned the top spot in Billboard's World Digital Songs chart. With its newest position, the group has now become only the second Korean pop singer or group to top the chart, after international YouTube sensation Psy. 2NE1's "I Am The Best"...


Century-old stone palace reborn as historical museum
Oct 08, 2014
One hundred and seventeen years ago, King Gojong (r. 1863-1907) of Joseon rechristened the nation as the Daehan Empire in 1897 and ruled as an emperor until the end of his reign. The king, then emperor, built a Western-style stone palace, the Seokjojeon, inside the Deoksugung Pal...

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Childhood reminiscences via old stamps - Part 2
Oct 08, 2014
Rabbit's liver The next series of folk tale stamps were printed two months later, in November 1969. It featured the story of the rabbit's liver. Also known as the Byeoljubujeon or the Toggijeon, the tale begins with the daughter of the sea king falling ill. In search of a rabbit...


Seoul music fair brings together int’l musicians
Oct 08, 2014
Seoul played host to the 2014 Seoul International Music Fair starting on October 6, as it brought together renowned musicians and industry representatives from both home and abroad. The 2014 Seoul International Music Fair runs for three days, starting October 6, at Blue Squa...