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Tue, March 21, 2023 | 10:46
Around Town 2
The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) was established in 1969 to showcase the artwork of contemporary artists in Korea as well as bring in works of artists abroad. This year marks its 50th anniversary, and to commemorate, the MMCA is hosting this exhibition across its Deoksugung, Gwacheon and Seoul branches. The Seoul branch will focus on the theme of the ...
| 2019-10-10 14:58
Around Town 1
In 2019, the Kumho Art Hall will be featuring a performer every Thursday to spread classical music culture in Korea. Pianist Till Fellner from Austria will be the next performer featured in this series. After winning the Councours Clara Haskil in Vevey, a prestigious international competition, he has been in high demand to perform with world-renowned orchestras like the Londo...
| 2019-10-10 14:57
K-pop idol groups to appear on NBC show 'Treadstone'
K-pop idol groups Hashtag and Noir will appear on American television action drama series “Treadstone.” The seven-member girl group Hashtag, which debuted in 2017, consists of Hyun-ji, Su-A, Da-jeong, Seung-min, Su-bin, So-jin, and Ae-ji. They have been preparing to release a digital single this month.
| 2019-10-08 15:11
'Maleficent 2' captures three strong female characters
The film “Maleficent” is based on Charles Perrault's fairy tale “Sleeping Beauty,” a favorite children's story. Those who enjoyed the fairy tale may also be interested in the original film, as well as its sequel “Maleficent 2.” Five years after the first film was released in 2014, the sequel will hit local theaters soon.
| 2019-10-07 16:16
SM launches 'K-pop Avengers' with Capitol Records
SM Entertainment has launched a new K-pop idol band, “SuperM” for K-pop fans abroad. Its first album, “Jopping” - a new Konglish word they created, combining “jumping” and “popping” - was released Friday. It has already been given the nickname “K-pop avengers,” as SuperM is made up of members from popular K-pop groups. The seven members include Tae-min from SHINEE, Baek-hyun ...
| 2019-10-04 17:51
'Medical Pioneers' delves into Korea's medical advancement
Over 2.2 million foreign patients from 190 countries have traveled to Korea for medical treatments since 2009 when the country opened its doors for medical tourism. Chinese visitors topped in the number of foreign medical tourists in Korea, followed by Americans, Japanese, Russians and Mongolians. The number of foreign patients coming to Korea has been growing year after year...
| 2019-10-04 15:08
Former high school classmates release hip-hop album as Rhythm Power trio
Rhythm Power, a hip-hop trio, released their first album “Project A” recently, nine years after they debuted. They earned fame individually after they appeared in Mnet's music program “Show Me the Money,” which helped them escape from obscurity. The three members, Geegooin (Lee Sang-woon), Boi B (Kim Sung-kyung), and Hangzoo (Yoon Hyung-joon), are high school friends from Inc...
| 2019-10-01 15:58
K-pop groups focus efforts outward, neglecting domestic fans
The way global superstar BTS rose is unique. Word of the seven-member boy band spread to Koreans after the group hit the U.S. mainstream market. Before BTS, there was a single, fixed success formula for K-pop bands. They had to be successful domestically first. Only then would word spread abroad, enticing overseas agents to invite them to perform. BTS broke that “domestic suc...
| 2019-09-30 17:18
[INTERVIEW] Singer-songwriter Ku One-chan seeks new direction in honest music
Singer-songwriter Ku One-chan is currently seeking his identity in the middle of the road. With R&B music and sweet melodies with a hint of indie-like lyrics, critics acknowledge his music is unique in the Korean music scene. The way he appeared for a Korea Times interview on Wednesday at the cafe in Magic Strawberry Music Company resembled his music. He was there with a simp...
| 2019-09-27 08:50
[INTERVIEW] Indie band Bosudong Cooler seeks breakthrough in reality, society
At the DMZ Peace Train Music Festival this year, a music critic noted how K-pop is seen by many to include many different genres of music in Korea, not just idol music. Even to many overseas fans, Korean indie music is considered K-pop. To those who are tired of the familiar K-pop of idol groups, they should explore other varieties of music being made in Korea, which deserve ...
| 2019-09-26 15:40
Woman killed in stopped car struck by bus on highway
Korea sets record of half million economically inactive youth
[INTERVIEW] North Korean-born chef delights Southerners' taste buds, breaks down cultural barriers
Commuters still wear masks despite end of mask mandate on public transportation
KAIST student becomes first Korean recipient of Apple Scholars fellowship
Public officials reluctant to dine with coworkers
COVID-hit Myeong-dong bounces back as tourists return
Brides in early 40s outnumber those in early 20s
[Analysis] Yoon-Kishida meeting raises expectations of 3-way summit with China
OTT service providers negatively impacted by illegal streaming website
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