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Reporter : Dong Sun-hwa
Sun, December 3, 2023 | 03:17
[SPECIAL REPORT] Revealing dark side of Korea's entertainment industry, foreign actors seek protection of artists' rights
LOS ANGELES, DENVER - Since he arrived in Seoul in 2011, Kentucky-born actor Kenneth Fibbe had actively pursued his acting career with an E-6-1 visa - a special permit for foreigners seeking to engage in profitable activities in the field of music, acting and the arts, among others. Fibbe appeared in a plethora of hit series like “Descendants of the Sun” (2016), starring A-li...
Strasbourg Philharmonic to perform signature piece at upcoming Korean concerts
The Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra, one of France's oldest orchestras that was founded in 1855, is set to perform its signature piece - “Carmen Suite No. 1” by Georges Bizet - at its upcoming concerts in Korea.
NMIXX member Jinni leaves her group
Jinni, a member of the rookie K-pop girl group NMIXX, has left her group due to “personal circumstances.”
BTS leader RM's solo album puts spotlight on late artist Yun Hyong-keun
In his first official solo album, "Indigo," RM of K-pop juggernaut BTS brings not only his musical talents to the fore, but also his love of Korean art. "Indigo" has been turning heads, selling more than 550,000 copies on the first day of its release, Dec. 2, according to album tracker Hanteo Chart. Its lead single, “Wild Flower,” also conquered the iTunes top songs chart in ...
Hallyu Fest to take place in Mexico from Dec. 17-18
A festival centering on “hallyu,” (the Korean Wave), is slated to take place in the capital of Mexico from Dec. 17-18. Hosted by online media outlet K-magazine, Hallyu Fest will be held at the National Museum of World Cultures in Mexico City.
HYBE's first Japanese boy group &TEAM makes much-awaited debut
A growing number of K-pop powerhouses are launching groups mostly consisting of Japanese members to target Japan, the world's second-biggest recorded music market. HYBE, home to K-pop titan BTS, has also jumped on the bandwagon.
KARA writes new chapter with 'Move Again'
K-pop girl group KARA has returned to the limelight with its new release, “Move Again” - an album celebrating the 15th anniversary of its debut. The music video for “When I Move,” the lead single of the album that dropped on Nov. 29, has garnered more than 3 million views on YouTube as of Monday afternoon.
BTS member Jungkook's World Cup song climbs back up charts
Following Korea's dramatic 2-1 victory over Portugal in the last Group H match of the FIFA World Cup 2022 on Friday, “Dreamers,” the official World Cup anthem sung by Jungkook of K-pop behemoth BTS, has climbed back to the top spots on multiple music streaming charts.
Musical 'West Side Story' proves to be masterpiece of all time
The musical “West Side Story” caused a stir before it began its fourth run in Korea on Nov. 17, owing to its relatively high ticket prices. The price for a VIP ticket was 160,000 won ($123), which is about 6 percent higher than that of other musicals. Such a price hike raised the eyebrows of some theatergoers, but the show itself demonstrated that it still is a must-see maste...
[INTERVIEW] 34-year-old permaculture farmer runs zero-waste shop in Gangneung
GANGNEUNG, Gangwon Province - “Are you sure you want to buy all that?” This is the first question that the employees at “Tomorrow Market” will ask their customers, once they see them fill their shopping bags with bundles of eye-catching items - such as bamboo toothbrushes and silicone straws - uniquely found in this tiny yet refined shop. It sounds like the most unlikely ques...