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KCON 2015 USA Comes to New York on August 8

Source | 2015/04/25 | | Permalink

Mega Successful Korean Entertainment Convention and Concert Series Takes Over Metro Area's Prudential Center on August 8
 
After three exponentially successful years in Southern California, KCON (www.kconusa.com) has announced that it is making the largest Korean entertainment fan convention in North America a bi-coastal event. East Coast K-pop fans will get their own turn to host the ultimate Hallyu experience when the first ever KCON 2015 NY descends upon the Big Apple for a one day convention and concert extravaganza on August 8, just one weekend after the flagship event completes in Los Angeles...More

Clown of a Salesman (2015)

Source | 2015/04/25 | | Permalink

"Clown of a Salesman"

Genres: Drama

Running Time: 104 min.

Directed by: Jo Chi-eon

Starring: Kim In-kwon, Park Cheol-min

Synopsis: Il-beom works hard to pay off his daughter's hospital bills but one day gets fired for being wrongly accused as a molester. After series of failures, Il-beom finds a job at a PR company which provides free entertainment to old women in exchange for buying their products. Il-beom feels shameful to play dirty tricks on old women but he has no other choice. Despite his initial concerns, Il-beom starts to feel a sense of worth entertaining old women. A new team member, Ok-nim joins and Il-beom becomes a good friend to her, making her feel warm and safe which she never gets from her own son. But, the joy of their friendship won;t hold long when Il-beom's debt reaches beyond help...More

Acclaimed Soprano Im Sun-hae Ventures into World of Musicals

Source | 2015/04/25 | | Permalink

World-renowned soprano Im Sun-hae's international schedule is fully booked until 2017. But at the moment she's most excited about a project that is, for her, uncharted territory. For the first time in her singing career, Im will perform in a musical.

"In opera, you always face the audience when you sing, no matter where you are on stage. But in musicals you use a microphone, so you can sing with your back to the audience if need be. It's really interesting to venture into a new field and experience these kinds of differences", Im said...More

More Young Koreans Move to Northern Europe

Source | 2015/04/25 | | Permalink

A growing number of young Koreans are moving to Northern Europe instead of the traditional destination of emigrants, America.

In the past Koreans emigrated mostly to the U.S., Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand or Western Europe, and most were in their 40s or older...More

Friday at 5-7 p.m. has the worst traffic jam in Seoul

Source | 2015/04/25 | | Permalink

It is highly recommended to use public transportation rather than to drive ones own car on hot Friday (a coined word to mean Korean version of TGIF). The reason: an analysis on traffic volume in Seoul by day and time showed that the Friday afternoon has the worst traffic jam on the road.

On Thursday, Seoul City revealed the analysis result of a 32.2 billion-sized big data on vehicle traffic on the citys roads. The data has been collected from the traffic information that the city has provided real-time and global positioning systems that are installed in some 72 thousands taxies...More

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