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Sat, December 3, 2022 | 15:34
National Chorus of Korea to sing historic narrative of Hangeul's creation
The National Chorus of Korea (NCK) will showcase an original chorus performance specially made to mark the 575th anniversary of the creation of Hangeul, the Korean alphabet.
Quinteto Astor Piazzolla holds national tour in Korea
Quinteto Astor Piazzolla, a repertory group founded by Laura Escalada Piazzolla, widow of the legendary tango composer Astor Piazzolla, will tour Korea as part of its world tour marking the 100th anniversary of Piazzolla's birth. It has been the first performance since its visit to Korea in 2019 and the only Asian stop for the international tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic s...
Two Beethoven specialist pianists to tour Korea in October
There's good news for classical music fans who missed performances in 2020 marking the 250th anniversary of the birth of German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some upcoming performances are featuring renowned pianists and Beethoven specialists from outside of Korea.
'It's Okay to Not Be Okay,' 'I-LAND' nominated for 2021 International Emmy Awards
TvN's series, “It's Okay to Not Be Okay,” and Mnet's audition show, “I-LAND,” have been nominated for this year's International Emmy Awards, which are given to non-U.S. shows and actors. The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (IATAS) announced Thursday the list of nominees including the two Korean shows.
'Squid Game' tops global Netflix chart
Netflix's Korean original series "Squid Game" has topped the global top 10 charts at the streaming giant, Friday, local time. This is the first time that a Korean drama series reached the top spot on Netflix's top 10.
Tired of bustling big city life, urbanites explore rural lifestyles during weekends
Park So-yeon, 28, a yoga instructor in Seoul, leaves the city for a house located near Mount Gyeryong in South Chungcheong Province, about 140 kilometers southwest of Seoul, once she is done with her busy workweek.
Seoul International Dance Festival to be held
The 24th Seoul International Dance Festival (SIDance2021), hosted by Seoul Section of the UNESCO International Dance Council (CID-UNESCO), will be held from Oct. 16 to Nov. 14 at various locations in Seoul and through online platforms.
[INTERVIEW] Co-worshipping: Churches share worship hall amid pandemic
At the end of the 19th century, Christianity was something to be eradicated by the Confucian Joseon Kingdom and therefore many believers, priests and pastors were persecuted for their commitment to the teachings of Christ following the establishment of the peninsula's first Protestant church in 1883.
Nat'l gugak center to focus on original form of traditional music
People's attention to traditional music is likely higher than ever thanks to the popularity of the so-called fusion gugak (Korean traditional music) genre. A video of Leenalchi, an alternative pop band, has already exceeded 15.3 million views on YouTube, and one of a series of promotional videos from the Korea Tourism Organization featuring the band and its music exceeded 47....
Yoido Full Gospel Church founder Cho Yong-gi dies
Rev. Cho Yong-gi, founder and senior pastor of the Yoido Full Gospel Church, died Tuesday. He was 85. The pastor emeritus passed away at 7:13 a.m. in Seoul National University Hospital due to a brain hemorrhage, the church said. The church is the largest single congregation in the world and is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records. Cho had been hospitalized due to ...