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Migrant artists call for fair treatment
Korean artists are set to benefit from a new law that will protect their rights after it goes into effect in September. But many artists are concerned that the language in the enforcement decree of the Act on the Guarantee of the Status and Rights of Artists (AGSRA) may leave out many artists in Korea - those of foreign nationality.
Camarata conductor, Studio HBC promoter wants everyone to sing
On Friday he's running a basement show with punk and hardcore bands in Seoul's Haebangchon area, and on Saturday he's putting on a tailcoat to conduct a choir and orchestra performing Mozart's Requiem & Symphony 41. That's just how Ryan Goessl rolls.
Multinational hardcore band 'gets to the point'
When everyone started taking their masks off at the show, the members of Seoul hardcore punk band Get to the Point called it: “I'm pretty sure we're all getting COVID after this,” they said while on stage.
Gwangju Philippine community comes together for Filipino Day
There's excitement in the crisp morning air at Woljeon Park. On the far west side of Gwangju, just north of the end of the subway line, this small tree-lined park is an oasis in a desert of industrial parks.
Daegu scene has its 'Big Day South'
After skipping a year during the pandemic and coming back in 2021 in a limited capacity, Big Day South is back in full force. The somewhat nomadic arts and music festival is being held this year once again in Daegu, from Friday to Saturday. “People are pretty excited to be back to standing shows, and ready to dance,” Philip Brett, festival operator, told The Korea Times.
The Collective brings 'Bootycandy' to Korea
Expat theater group The Collective is hitting the stage again this weekend and next, presenting its latest production, “Bootycandy” by U.S. playwright Robert O'Hara. “Bootycandy” is a satirical take on growing up gay and Black, presented in a complex narrative of scenes, sermons, sketches and daring meta-theatrics.
KOTE dispute underlies struggle for Insa-dong's soul
A tense real estate conflict in Insa-dong seems to have settled into an impasse, as two stakeholders in a multipurpose compound near the southern end of the main alley remain at odds over the future of three buildings, together known as KOTE.
'Is Homeplus Open?' website turns one-note joke into charity
The creator of, a singular-purpose but sometimes lifesaving website, has revealed his identity, surprising even some of his friends. “I wasn't trying to keep it a secret,” its creator, Jake Kwon, told The Korea Times. “There haven't been many opportunities to bring it up. I figured if anyone was curious, they would email me and ask. So far no one did.”
Honey Jam Sam records pandemic album from across globe
Former bandmates now scattered across the globe came together - virtually - to put together a pandemic-era album and it sounds fantastic.
[Temple Adventures] Pilgrimage to 3 temples for Buddha's Birthday
More often than not for Buddha's Birthday, I'll visit larger temples like Tongdo Temple right here in Yangsan, South Gyeongsang Province, or Samgwang Temple in neighboring Busan. There's nothing quite like visiting a large, historic temple like Tongdo Temple on the biggest Buddhist holiday of the year. There's just something special about a temple that's nearly 1,500 years ol...