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Reporter : Dong Sun-hwa
Sun, November 27, 2022 | 13:52
BLACKPINK returns as lovely yet fatal 'Pink Venom'
After taking a break for nearly two years, K-pop bigwig BLACKPINK has returned with a new song, “Pink Venom,” which plays up the group's two contrasting images: loveliness and fatality. During an online press conference held Friday, member Jennie revealed that “Pink Venom” encapsulates BLACKPINK's identity as a multifaceted group. The tune - which is part of the quartet's sec...
[INTERVIEW] Restoring bilateral ties will boost Korean studies in Japan: professor
Relations between Korea and Japan have deteriorated to their worst level in years due to Tokyo's imposition of export controls on three key materials critical for the semiconductor and display industries here, in apparent retaliation against a 2018 ruling by the Supreme Court of Korea ordering Japanese companies to compensate surviving Korean victims of Japan's wartime forced...
'Extraordinary Attorney Woo' to be made into musicals in 2024
Korean legal drama series, “Extraordinary Attorney Woo,” will be made into musicals in 2024, according to production company EMK Musical, Wednesday. EMK said it recently signed an agreement with AIMC ― a subsidiary of the drama's production company, AStory ― to create new musical theater works based on the series.
2PM's Lee Jun-ho proves versatility at 'Before Midnight' concert
Lee Jun-ho had a brilliant time in 2021 as an actor, thanks to the stellar success of his drama, “The Red Sleeve.” The 32-year-old assumed the role of King Jeongjo of the 1392-1910 Joseon Dynasty in the 17-episode historical romance series, which depicted a love story of the king and court lady Sung Deok-im - played by actress Lee Se-young.
[INTERVIEW] Korean is one of the 'most popular foreign languages in Kazakhstan': professor
Many Korean nationals feel emotionally distant from Central Asian countries. Kazakhstan, for instance, is about 5,000 kilometers away from Korea, but most Korean nationals are unfamiliar with the culture of the country, whereas they know more about the U.S. and France, which are almost twice as far away.
From P1Harmony to Zico, K-pop hotshots to perform in Abu Dhabi next month
More than 10 K-pop stars are slated to perform at the HYPEROUND K-FEST in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sept. 10. Included in the lineup are rapper Zico, boy group P1Harmony and hip-hop music producer Woogie. Jay B, a member of K-pop act GOT7, soloist Paul Kim and singer-songwriter DVWN will also take the stage
Musical 'Kinky Boots' tells people to love themselves as they are
Since the musical “Kinky Boots” started its fifth run in Korea on July 20, the theatrical show has been generating a buzz among people. As of Wednesday, it is the third most-popular musical in terms of ticket sales after “Elisabeth” and “Thrill Me,” according to ticket-booking company Interpark.
Girls' Generation, IVE, TWICE: iconic K-pop stars set for August releases
August is going to be one of the biggest months for music fans this year, with a plethora of K-pop bigwigs putting out their new music offerings amid sweltering temperatures. Some of the most celebrated girl groups like Girls' Generation, IVE and TWICE are set to return to stage, while boy bands like The Boyz and CIX are also preparing for their fresh releases. The first in t...
ATEEZ reaches career high with new album 'THE WORLD EP. 1 : MOVEMENT'
K-pop boy group ATEEZ has hit its career high, with its latest release, “The WORLD EP. 1 : MOVEMENT,” selling about 270,000 copies on the first day of its release - July 29. According to the octet's management company, KQ Entertainment, the number has increased by nearly 100,000, compared to the first day sales of ATEEZ's December release, “ZERO : FEVER EPILOGUE” (180,000). A...
[INTERVIEW] P1Harmony: how a team of talented individuals creates synergy
What does a rookie K-pop group need for survival? A gifted vocalist, a dancer and a rapper are a must, but they may not be enough. Nowadays, a new K-pop act also needs a member who can produce distinctive music for their team, as well as an English speaker who can communicate fluently with international fans and media outlets. In this sense, boy band P1Harmony is all set. The...
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