[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Entertainers" Episode 14 2016/06/03,
Realization is the name of the game in episode 14 of "Entertainers". Secrets are discovered in a flurry of activity that hurries the plot line along, but not always for the better. Some of the discoveries are made in ways that leave one puzzled as to how they came about. Others are emotively depicted. The juxtaposition between the good and the bad and this show has always been stark and obvious. The plot elements of the show that were welcome, but seemed forced, were some of what I had been asking for earlier: follow through,...More
KCON 2015 Jeju Officially Announces Concert Line-up 2015/10/23,
King of K-pop ballad Shin Seung-Hoon to join Shinhwa, Block B and Roy Kim
Asia's leading content and media company CJ E&M has officially announced that KCON 2015 JEJU will feature Korea's legendary artists, Shin Seung-Hoon and Shinhwa during the concert segment of the two-day event that is set to kick off at the Jeju Sports Complex on November 6th,...More
KCON 2015 USA Rocked both Coasts with over 75,000 in Attendance in Its Fourth Year 2015/08/10, Source,
After three years of exponential growth, KCON 2015 USA presented by Toyota (www.kconusa.com) expanded for the first time to a bicoastal event, with three days of panels, workshops, and star-studded k-pop concerts held at the Los Angeles Convention Center and Staples Center in LA, in addition to a one day convention and concert held at the Prudential Center in the New York metro area. Over 75,000 fans of Korean entertainment and culture attended KCON 2015 USA, with 58,000 fans converging on the flagship event in LA, and another 17,000 celebrating KCON's arrival to the east coast,...More
KCON Drama Stars Announcement - Kim Soo-hyun, Daniel Henney, Son Ho-jun, Ki Hong Lee 2015/07/10,
Largest North American Festival for All Things Hallyu Confirms Appearances by Top Drama Stars, plus Writer and Director. KCON 2015 USA presented by Toyota, America's biggest event for All Things Hallyu is going big on drama in 2015 with confirmed appearances by top actors from television and film from Korea and the U.S. being featured at the annual celebration alongside the many top K-Pop artists previously announced. Living up to its mission to bring fans the most comprehensive celebration of all aspects of Korean entertainment, KCON 2015 USA has just confirmed stars Kim Soo-hyun, Daniel Henney, Son Ho-jun and Ki Hong Lee to participate in the Los Angeles dates of the event. (Bios below),...More
KCON 2015 USA Completes Lineup of Performing K-pop Artists 2015/06/23, Source,
Asia's leading content and media company CJ E&M has completed the list of K-pop artists who will be performing at KCON 2015 USA (see below for the full list). Besides the K-pop artists, a number of celebrity guests are expected to join, and their names will soon be announced,...More
KCON New York Artist Announcements 2015/06/22, Source,
KCON 2015 USA presented by Toyota has announced new additions to their east coast lineup with two groups who just released new albums today! AOA and TEEN TOP will be joining previously confirmed artists Girls' Generation and VIXX at the August 8 convention and concert held in the New York metro area at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. AOA is also booked for KCON Los Angeles and will perform at the Staples Center on Sunday, August 2,...More
KCON 2015 USA Expands To NY After Three-Day Festival in LA this Summer 2015/04/28, Source,
Mega Successful Korean Entertainment Convention and Concert Series to Take Place July 31-August 2 at Staples Center in LA and August 8 at Prudential Center in New Jersey Asia's leading content and media company CJ E&M says that KCON 2015 USA will expand in terms of the number of days and location, making the largest Korean entertainment fan convention in North America a bi-coastal event. On the West Coast, KCON 2015 LA will open for not two, but three days from July 31st at the Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles, and some of the world's biggest stars are set to perform on last two days of the event. East Coast K-pop fans will also get their own turn to have the ultimate Hallyu experience when the KCON descends upon the Big Apple for the first time on August 8th for a one-day convention and concert extravaganza, dubbed KCON 2015 NY, at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ,...More
KCON 2015 USA Presented by Toyota Moves to Staples Center and Expands to Three Days 2015/04/17, Source,
Last year, over 42,000 passionate fans of Korean pop culture traveled from around the U.S. to solidify KCON as a summer Los Angeles staple. From July 31 through August 2, "All Things Hallyu" will once again converge, with unforgettable concerts, panels, workshops, food, fashion, and much more at KCON 2015 USA presented by Toyota (www.kconusa.com). With the world's top automaker back on board as the lead sponsor, KCON is expanding to three days and moving to L.A. LIVE in Downtown Los Angeles, with some of the world's biggest stars performing at the Staples Center on Saturday and Sunday, August 1-2,...More
KCON 2014 Reaches New Heights with over 42,000 in Attendance 2014/08/12, Source,
Los Angeles Was the Center of "All Things Hallyu" This Weekend Mayor Eric Garcetti Toured the Convention and Welcomed KCON's Return to L.A. More than 42,000 fans (over double of last year's numbers) converged in Los Angeles this weekend from across the country and all over the world to attend the third annual KCON (www.kconusa.com), the largest celebration of Korean pop culture. This year's event boasted 30 percent more programming, a new, free and open to the public market place, as well as two nights of concerts featuring the hottest K-pop artists from Korea-B1A4, BTS, CNBLUE, G-Dragon, Girls' Generation, IU, Jung Joon Young, SPICA, TEEN TOP and VIXX. A television special of the concert – M COUNTDOWN 2NIGHTS IN LA – will be shown in the U.S. by Mnet America (www.mnetamerica.com) on air and online on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 7PM EST/4PM PST and Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 7PM EST/4PM PST,...More
Largest K-pop Fan Convention In North America Reveals Full Artist Line-up As Individual Tickets Go On-sale July 3 At 10 A.m. Pt 2014/07/02, Source,
KCON 2014 Now Features Two Nights of M COUNTDOWN:2NIGHTS IN LA Concerts Including Performances By BTS, B1A4, CNBLUE, G-Dragon, Girls' Generation, IU, Jung Joon Young, TEEN TOP and VIXX
A Larger Convention with More Panels, Workshops and Special Guests from Across Hallyu like K-Drama star, Lee Seung Gi All Scheduled for August 9 and 10 in Downtown L.A.
KCON, the largest annual fan celebration of Korean entertainment and culture announced today the full artist lineup for both nights of concert as individual tickets become available starting Thursday, July 3 at 10 A.M. PT. Combo tickets are on sale now.
Returning to the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in Downtown Los Angeles on August 9-10, KCON 2014 is where "All Things Hallyu" will converge for two days of unforgettable concerts, panels, workshops, food, fashion, and much more,...More
KCON 2013 Hits L.A. With a Bang, Selling Out Two-day Convention And Concert 2013/08/26, Missy Elliott and Six of the World's Hottest K-pop Acts Capped off the Convention With M COUNTDOWN What's up LA concert
More than 20,000 fans of all things Hallyu attended the second annual KCON (www.kconusa.com) this weekend, as the largest K-pop fan convention in the U.S., expanded to two days and made the move to the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. The sold out convention and concert – which featured an on-stage collaboration between Missy Elliott and G-Dragon, along with performances from EXO, TEEN TOP, f(x), Dynamic Duo and 2AM – was the latest example of the impact the Korean Wave and Asian pop culture is having across America. The concert – M COUNTDOWN What's up LA – will be televised in the U.S. by Mnet America (www.mnetamerica.com) on air and online at 8pm EDT/5pm PDT on Thursday August 29,...More
Missy Elliott To Perform At KCON 2013 2013/08/14, Source, Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena Hosts Largest K-pop Convention in North America - August 24-25Full Line-Up of M COUNTDOWN What's up LA Includes Major K-pop Artists EXO, f(x), Dynamic Duo,TEEN TOP, 2AMand G Dragon
Five-time Grammy Award winning rapper, singer-songwriter Missy Elliott is coming to KCON 2013, the country's largest K-pop fan convention to perform as part of the event's M COUNTDOWN What's up LA concert on August 25.
"I'm excited to be a part of KCON. This event will allow me to interact with a diverse group of artists and fans", said Missy Elliott.
Missy Elliott represents the most recent example of a hip hop artist participating in the worldwide explosion of K-pop. Since releasing her debut album, Supa Dupa Fly and hit single "The Rain" in 1997, Missy Elliott and her distinct vocal style skyrocketed to the upper echelons of rap music success and became one of the most recognizable figures in America pop culture,...More
No. 1 K-POP chart show "M COUNTDOWN" goes to Los Angeles in August! 2013/08/04, Source,
'M COUNTDOWN-What's up LA' to be performed at KCON! Fantastic Lineup Unveiled: G-Dragon, 2AM, f(x), EXO, TEEN TOP, Dynamic Duo, DJ KOO, Yu Seung Yoo with special guests!! The First and largest-ever Hallyu Festival in North America 'KCON 2013' to Unite K-POP fans through Global Music Carnival! August 25, Sunday 19:00 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena Leading the globalization of K-Pop, Asia's NO.1 music chart show "M COUNTDOWN" is to hit the US for the first time. CJ E&M introduces its music channel Mnet's flagship show "M COUNTDOWN-What's up LA" to the American audience as a part of K-Culture festival 'KCON 2013'. Launched in 2012, KCON is the first-ever large-scale convention dedicated to the hottest entertainment coming out of Asia including K-Pop music Korean dramas and movies,...More
G-Dragon Announced As Headlining Artist For KCON M Countdown: What's Up LA! 2013/07/30, Source, Convention Capping Concert Includes EXO, f(x), 2AM, TEEN TOP with Additional Artists to be Announced in the Coming WeeksKCON 2013, North America's first and largest Korean pop culture convention has announced that G-Dragon, one of the biggest individual music stars in Korean pop, will be headlining KCON's M Countdown: What's Up LA! concert.
G-Dragon is the leader, rapper, and producer of the extremely popular Korean boy band BIG BANG. Since beginning his career at the age of 13 with YG Entertainment, G-Dragon has grown to become one of the biggest individual male icons in Korean pop music,...More
KCON Fly-away Sweepstakes Presented By Verizon Is Back One Lucky Fan Will Win A VIP Trip To KCON 2013 2013/07/26, Source, Verizon Presents One Grand Prize Winner with the Ultimate K-Pop Experience
The KCON Fly-Away Sweepstakes presented by KCON Gold Sponsor Verizon is back this year. One lucky fan will win a VIP trip for two toKCON 2013, the first and largest Korean pop culture convention in North America. The winner will receive VIP access at the convention and VIP tickets to the concert, an exclusive meet & greet opportunity with the artists performing, and travel and hotel accommodations,...More
KCON 2013 Tickets Go On-Sale 2013/07/15, TEEN TOP Joins EXO and 2AM In Line-up for Convention Capping Concert August 25
Bekkah (formally of After School) also Scheduled to Participate
As tickets for KCON2013 go on-sale today, North America's first and largest Korean pop culture convention announced that TEEN TOP will be one of the six groups to perform at this year's two day convention and concert. The line-up already includes EXO and 2AM. Tickets can be purchased through the KCON website here. Additional announcements surrounding the artists including headlining acts attending KCON 2013 will be shared in the coming weeks,...More
Teen Top's Concert Breaks Decibel Record 2013/02/15, Source, TEEN TOP knows how to make some noise. Literally.
According to reports, the group's February 9th concert at the Le Trianon Theatre in Paris broke the record for reaching the highest level in decibels at that particular concert venue,...More
Hitmaker Brave Brothers To Help Produce K-Food Album 2012/11/02, Source,
One of the hot songwriters and producers in Korea, Brave Brothers, will be jumping on board to lead a K-Food campaign album. The K-Food campaign features idol group KARA and actress Jang Seo-hee as the ambassadors. They have already took part in the filming of endorsement ads and other promotional activities to do their part to raise awareness on Korean cuisine,...More
K-Pop Bands Scramble to Get Out Summer Releases 2012/06/20, Source,
From top, Big Bang, f(x) and Wonder Girls
K-pop fans this summer will see a veritable battle of the manufactured bands, many of whom have returned from overseas after trying to make an impact there. Big Bang, Wonder Girls, After School, T-ara, ZE:A - Children of Empire, TEEN TOP and Dalshabet have returned to the music scene lately or are preparing for releases in early July, and 2NE1 and BEAST are said to be planning releases in mid-July,...More
Traditional folk song Arirang evolves 2012/06/05, Source,
Poster for the 2012 Arirang Festival "The Arirang", which will be held at the National Museum of Korea in Seoul from June 15 to 17.
The 2012 Arirang Festival will be held at the National Museum of Korea in Seoul from June 15 to 17. The cultural event is designed to raise national and international awareness of the traditional Korean folk song "Arirang", amid public outrage over China's claim to register it as a cultural asset on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The song embodies the sorrow of the Korean people,...More
IU and Teen Top To Perform In Sharing Concert 2011/03/23, Source,
K-pop stars IU and TEEN TOP will be performing at a concert aiming to help victims of the Japan earthquake.
According to Star News and Money Today, the 2011 Money Today Media Cheonggye Stream Sharing Concert will be held on March 26th, starting from 1 PM,...More
Twelve Asian Stars to Appear in 'Asia Song Festival' 2010/10/18, Source,
Star singers including Rain, BoA, 2PM, Lee Seung-chul from Korea, AKB48 from Japan, and Jane Zhang from China will appear in the "Asia Song Festival".
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said on October 14 that twelve star singers from six Asian countries will appear in the "2010 Asia Song Festival" that will be held at the Seoul Jamsil Olympic Stadium on October 23,...More
K-pop idols to perform at Tokyo music festival in Nov 2010/10/15, Source,
Concert poster for the "2010 Seoul Tokyo Musical Festival" [SBS Contents Hub]
Several K-pop idols will be performing at a music festival in Japan next month, according to a press release from SBS Contents Hub.
Major Korean network SBS and Japan's TBS have come together to co-host the "2010 Seoul Tokyo Music Festival" to be held at the Saitama Super Arena located in Tokyo on November 3, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the foundation of SBS,...More
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