Art and Culture 2012/09/07, Source,
It's finally Friday and many of you may have already planned your weekend outings. But for those of you who are still in need of a few ideas, our Michelle Kim is here with suggestions for some fun arts and culture events.
Hello Michelle [Reporter : ] Hello Conn-young So what do you have for us[Reporter : ] Today I have two things from the theater. There is a musical adaptation of a classic novel and a festival that brings works from the global stage to Seoul. Take a look. Charles Dickens' novel "A Tale of Two Cities" was first made into a musical on Broadway in 2007. Now, it comes to Seoul to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Dickens' birth. The show continues at Chungmu Art Hall through October 7th,...More
#1 Rivals In K-pop: IU vs. Suzy 2012/09/07, Source,
The "nation's younger sister", IU, and the "nation's first love", Suzy were chosen as the new #1 rivals. According to the September 6th broadcast of "Entertainment In TV" on a cable channel in Korea, the two topped the "Secret Chart" that was unveiled. There are many famous and long-time rivals in Korean entertainment, like Song Dae-gwan vs. Tae Jin-ah, and Shin Seung-hoon vs. Kim Gun-mo. However, being that they've been compared time and time again, the public wanted to see some new faces on the rivals list. Hence the "Secret Chart of NEW Rivals" was compiled,...More
CSJH's Stephanie To Go Solo 2012/08/17, Source,
SM Entertainment's former singer, Stephanie, will be making a comeback as a solo artist. She has joined Media Line Entertainment, which houses other singers like Kim Gun-mo and Park Mi-kyung. The talent is getting ready practicing choreography and song recordings to debut as a solo singer. Her upcoming comeback will feature dance music,...More
Singer So-hyang Joins "I'm A Singer" 2012/07/06, Source,
The second singer to appear on the hit survival competition show "I'm A Singer" for July was revealed: The Mariah Carey of Korea, CCM diva singer So-hyang! So-hyang's already achieved notable recognition in the Korean music world as a shockingly talented vocalist. She recently participated on an album titled "Diva Project", along with other "I'm A Singer" familiar faces, Park Jung-hyun and Lee Young-hyun. She also featured on songs for SG Wannabe's Lee Suk-hoon and Yang Dong-geun,...More
Lee Eun-mi to emcee 2nd 'I'm a Singer' 2012/05/04, Source,
Female pop singer Lee Eun- mi will host the second season of MBC's hit audition show "I'm a Singer", the broadcaster announced Thursday.
Given her relative inexperience, the decision was unexpected especially compared to the first season hosted by Lee So-ra and Yoon Do-hyeon. These two singers and then contestants had hosted several gigs before, unlike Lee,...More
Lee Byung-hun Awarded Presidential Award 2011/11/22, Source,
After spending the past five months in New Orleans of the the United States shooting for the Hollywood movie "G.I. Joe 2", Lee Byung-hun finally returned home on November 21st.
As soon as Lee touched Korean soil, he was busy as the recipient of the Presidential Award for advancing Korean pop culture and arts,...More
K-pop concert hall to open today 2011/06/21, Source,
The Olympic Hall in Olympic Park in Seoul will reopen as a K-pop concert hall today after a one-year renovation project. / Courtesy of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
By Chung Ah-young
The Olympic Hall in Olympic Park in Seoul will reopen as a K-pop concert hall today after a one-year renovation project. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the Korea Sports Promotion Foundation said the concert hall will be a cultural complex that offers not only musical facilities but also content from the past, present and future of K-pop at one place,...More
'I Am a Singer' ignites fever 2011/05/10, Source,
Lena Park sings veteran artist Cho Yong-pil's "I Hope It Would Be That Way Now" on Sunday's edition of "I Am a Singer", a talent competition among professional artists. Park won the round with her interpretation of the song. / Courtesy of MBC
By Kwon Mee-yoo
Lena Park has once again won another episode, Sunday, of "I Am a Singer", an MBC reality show sweeping the nation.
However, winning does not seem to be that important in the show, which has become a festival of musical experimentation and exceptional performances by top singers,...More
Veteran Singer Establishes Celebrity Soccer Club 2011/03/28, Source, By: LB of Ani.me
In an attempt to bridge the gap between the older, veteran singers in South Korea and the younger singers who are still up and coming, singer Tae Jin Ah has established a brand new celebrity soccer club,...More
April's MBC talent shows of "I Am a Singer" have been cancelled but will continue broadcasting in May as new producer Shin Jung-soo will take over the program, replacing Kim Young-h,...More
Spoilers spoiling Korea's top reality shows 2011/03/22, Networks adopting new tactics to combat information leaks from fans on social media
The reality show craze that has dominated Korean television for the past couple of years doesn't show any signs of abating. Triggered by the popularity of competition reality shows like "Superstar K", Korea's take on "American Idol", there are more than six reality shows airing right now with another four slated to hit the airwaves later this year. But they all being threatened by one thing: social media.
Broadcast networks have increasingly been forced to adopt new tactics to prevent spoilers from spreading among smartphone-using Korean viewers, who are eager to get the inside scoop on their favorite reality shows and share it with their friends. These broadcasters fear their shows could eventually face decreased viewership and ratings if the spoilers continue to spoil their shows,...More
Jeong Il-woo holds fan meeting in Japan over weekend 2010/11/08, Source,
Still shots of Jeong Il-woo at his fan meeting in Japan [N.O.A Entertainment]
Korean actor Jeong Il-woo met with thousands of fans for his second fan meeting in Japan over the weekend.
A press release from his agency N.O.A Entertainment announced Monday that Jeong flew into Japan on November 6 and held his fan meeting at the Yamano Hall to celebrate the launch of his official fan club in the country the next day,...More
[INTERVIEW] Han Jeong-soo - Part 2 2010/05/28, Source,
Korean actor Han Jeong-soo [photographed by Chae Ki-won/10Asia] Q: You often played characters that were considered "cool" by men rather than women. Han: Yeah. I want women to like me but I think they like sensitive and affectionate men like the character Lawyer Seo (played by Park Si-hoo). Well, it's fine. Being an actor that men like... (laugh) Q: Your abs caused a stir during "The Slave Hunters" and I heard that you are extremely into sports -- you once even said that you wanted to be a mixed martial arts fighter. What kind of influence do you think training one's body has one's mental health? Han: I like exercising by myself, so I just work out at the gym more than anything. I think that, as a man, you start to feel confident psychologically when your body gains a certain amount of strength. So I tell younger actors, "Don't just drink every day. Do some exercise. It's good for your health and good for your mind too". Contrary to how I look, I can't drink alcohol so I don't have any other way to relieve stress. It's either going to the gym or going to sleep. (laugh),...More
Rain: 'I Have Improved Myself As I Overcome My Weakness' 2010/04/07, Source,
"For eight years after my debut, I have become more mature while I am going through many hardships. I feel that I have finally grown up by experiencing those difficulties. The biggest hardship came from my weakness".
Actor and singer Rain (Jung Ji Hoon, 28), who will release a special album entitled "Back to the Basic" on April 7, emphasized at a press conference held in Yeouido on April 5 that he is going back to the basics, just like the title of his new album says.
He said, "To live as an entertainer, there are many occasions that I have to control myself and many things that I have to hide from others. I had hard times when I had to overcome the difficulties that came from those things, so that there were some moments that I just wanted to give up my life as an entertainer,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Ha Jeong-woo in a relationship with a model! 2009/04/07, Source, Movie star, Ha Jeong-woo is in a relationship with the model Goo Eun-ae who is 8 years younger.
Ha has met this young lady while she was in college and have been friends until he pursued her as a girlfriend since mid last year.
So, who is this lucky lady? She is a tall and attractive young lady who has graduated with Dance major at the prestigious womens university, Ehwa! She has been active as a fashion model. She has also been in Kim Gun-mo's music video last year.
Ha has been careful in revealing their relationship because she was not a celebrity that it might affect her private life. Even through Ha's busy schedule they have kept up their relationship through phone calls.
Their relationship has not even been 1 year, so they are not concerned with getting married, just yet.,...More
Top Singers to Make Comebacks in Fall 2006/08/09, Source, Several top singers will make comebacks this fall. Ballad singer Shin Seung-hoon will release his tenth album in early October after more than a two-year hiatus. Shin, who this year marks the 16th anniversary of his debut, is currently puttng finishing touches of his upcoming album and has set the d,...More
Performers will include, among others, Kang Ta, Jewelry,,...More
Korea Wave contributes to the nation's exports 2004/08/30, Source, Korea has always been proud of its culture. Until now, culture has been considered something that required money and efforts to develop and preserve -- not something that could be a source of income. But the country has come to realize that, in fact, culture can indeed be a money-maker for the natio,...More
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