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Art and Culture

2012/06/21 | Permalink | Source

We're halfway through the week and I hope you were able to spend your free time filled with arts and culture. For the rest of the week, our Michelle Kim is here to give us updates on a new movie and news on a heartwarming event.

Hello Michelle

[Reporter : ] Hello Conn-young

So what movie will you be talking to us about today ?

Wednesday was the happiest day for the 15-year-old American girl Donika Sterling when she met her favorite K-Pop idols SHINee and Super Junior.

Sterling suffers from Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, which is a progressive nerve disorder which gradually slowed down parts of her body and eventually made it difficult for her to move.

Herbert Black, President of American Iron and Metal and a patient of Sterling's grandmother, a nurse, heard about Donika's wish and arranged for her to travel to Korea.

[Interview : Donika Sterling, 15 yr. old Fan] "This is like my dream come true. I'm glad to meet them. They also handed me a present",

One of the members of SHINee, Taemin, stated that he was glad he was able help others through music.

[Interview : Taemin, SHINee Member] "I perform my music for others, as a singer, and I've realized I can help others with my music. It's very meaningful",

Donika's mother Donna Sterling thanked everyone who had made her daughter's day.

[Interview : Donna Sterling, Donika's mother] "And there are times when I'm very speechless, get very emotional. And it's just wonderful thing for my daughter and you know and I said And this is wonderful wonderful country. I just love Korea, and love what they're doing. The Korean community is very very supportive of my daughter",

Sterling also met with some of the members of Super Junior, who welcomed her into the studio where they were filming their new music video.

Leader of the group Leeteuk presented their latest album to her as a gift.

Donika discovered K-Pop at the age of 13 as she began to watch Korean dramas and listened to K-Pop through the shows.

Wowthis is really such a nice thing that was planned by the President of American Iron and Metal and the K-pop idols and it definitely shows how influential K-pop and these celebrities in general are to the fans. It really shows that celebrities should strive to become good role models for the public.

[Reporter : ] It does. I've only seen similar cases like this with local Koreans meeting with Korean celebrities but this is something that really didn't happen in the past and this shows how global the K-pop industry is now. I am glad that the celebrities were able to meet with Donika Sterling and spend time with her.

I hope that this event can help teach what is best thing to do. And now you have the events bulletin for us[Reporter : ] Yes I do. I have the mystery thriller musical "Black Mary Poppins" and another musical called "Miracle " for you to go check out and also make those reservations for the Sensation Festival that will be held on July 21st. Take a look at this.

[Reporter : ed:mark] This bulletin features 3 events

The musical, "Black Mary Poppins" is being held at the Daehakno Art 1 Theater through July 29th. This mystery thriller musical shows the story of 4 kids who survive a fire with the help of their nanny Mary Schmitt and their lives after Mary disappears

The Sensation festival will be held at Ilsan Kintex on July 21st. This festival started in Amsterdam in 2000 and has many different performances such as stage shows, acrobatics, laser shows and fireworks.

The open-run musical "Miracle " will be showing at the Daehangno Miracle Theater. The musical first showed in 2003 and was performed more than 3000 times over the years.

Thank you for the update

[Reporter : ] My pleasure.

Reporter : dainee@arirang.co.kr

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