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[INTERVIEW] 1st Indian twin priests ordained in Korea hope to help needy in both countries
It is not a simple road to become a Catholic priest in Korea, as it is in many other countries. To be ordained into the priesthood, men need to spend at least a decade in seminary training. Seminarians undertake bachelor's and master's degrees at Catholic universities to learn requisite skills, engage in volunteer activities and also mandatory military service. After the comp...
Hwang Jung-min's play, 'Richard III,' renews classical theater for pandemic times
“Richard III,” the Shakespeare play exploring the Machiavellian rise to power and short reign of the British king, returns to the stage in Korea for the first time in four years.
Two orchestras hit sour note vying for official 'national' recognition
One of Korea's two leading symphony orchestras has set off a cacophony of sorts after attempting recently to be named as a “national orchestra.”
Korean Symphony Orchestra names mezzo-soprano Choi Jung-sook as new CEO
Mezzo-soprano Choi Jung-sook, a former adjunct professor of vocal music at Sookmyung Women's University, has been named as the new CEO of the Korean Symphony Orchestra, a government-funded performing arts organization, replacing Park Sun-hee.
Buddhist order goes all-out to criticize government, some monks criticize order
The Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, the largest Buddhist sect in Korea, has thrown all of its efforts into criticizing what they call the Moon Jae-in administration's “religious bias,” pledging to hold a nationwide rally of monks from around the country at its headquarters in Seoul on Jan. 21 for the first time in 14 years to eradicate the bias and protect the independence of...
[INTERVIEW] Jazz vocalist Nah Youn-sun awakens pandemic-weary with new album
Jazz singer Nah Youn-sun / Courtesy of NPLUGBy Park Ji-wonJazz singer Nah Youn-sun has been one of Korea's most active singers, performing and spending time outside of Korea, especially in France. But the COVID-19 pandemic has canceled stage performances and, like many other musicians, she has been anxiously longing for the end of the pandemic, as she has otherwise had a hard...
Chung Myung-whun named honorary conductor of KBS Orchestra
Conductor Chung Myung-whun was appointed as honorary conductor, or conductor laureate, of the KBS Symphony Orchestra, according to the orchestra.
Creators localize Broadway musical 'Something Rotten!'
The musical “Something Rotten!” / Courtesy of M Theatre By Park Ji-wonThe Korean production of the Broadway musical “Something Rotten!” has added acting details and lines for actors and new tempos familiar to Koreans, creators said.Set in London in 1595, the...
The most anticipated theatrical shows of 2022
This year's event schedule for theatrical performances is filled with large-scale musicals, as well as new works that have been waiting for the right time to be presented during the COVID-19 pandemic.
National museums hold tiger-themed exhibitions
Two national museums are holding hybrid exhibitions with a tiger theme to celebrate the Year of the Tiger and show how the animal has been viewed by Koreans in the past and present.
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