Jazz to open summer festival season this weekend 2012/05/19, Source,
American soul and funk band Earth, Wind & Fire
Earth, Wind & Fire, George Benson to headline; Park Ji-min, 'K-pop Star' finalists to join for duets
By Kwaak Je-yup
The 2012 Seoul Jazz Festival this weekend kicks off the crowded summer festival season with American big-name artists filling the lineup.
Among those slated to perform are legendary soul and funk band Earth, Wind & Fire (EWF), jazz guitar greats George Benson and Al Di Meola, as well as one of Korea's favorite R&B singers Eric Benet.
In its sixth run, this year's festival has grown considerably in size compared to the past efforts, with more than a dozen local acts also scheduled for solo or joint concerts on three different stages,...More
Indie album hopes to set the record straight 2012/04/10, Source, Songs spell out artists' everyday lives for fans
Lee Bong-su, Lee Sung-bae and Kim Min-gyu, heads of three indie music labels in Seoul, brought 27 local bands together to create the "Seoul Seoul Seoul" compilation album. By Kwon Hyeok-jae
For 27 local indie bands, life in Seoul isn't too hard to define. It's what they sing about: from music parties in Itaewon to pretty ladies walking the streets of Hongdae. But some leaders of the genre came to realize recently that music fans might not know what the indie scene here is really about, and so have set out on a project to set the record straight, with music, of course,...More
Han Chae-young's Song Picks 2010/03/09, Source,
Actress Han Chae-young [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
There are many beautiful women in this world. But not everyone is called 'Barbie doll'. After making herself first known through KBS TV series "Autumn in my Heart", Han Chae-young has always been recognized for her unrivaled beauty. Yet at the same time, her 'goddess-like' appearance was also what created a distance between her and the audience.
So could it be that she herself sensed the disharmony that although she has a beauty which people cannot easily take their eyes off, it also makes it hard for people to approach her? Because for a while, Han appeared on the small screen playing roles far from her long-known image. Yet the popularity she gained from playing a lively high school girl in KBS TV series "Sassy Girl, Chun-hyang" or the impassioned acting she showed as an ordinary girl looking for employment in MBC's "Fireworks" did not help this star descend to the real world. She continued to remain a 'pretty' actress who was suited better for the role of a characters with haughty personalities or from wealthy backgrounds.,...More
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