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Sat, December 3, 2022 | 14:02
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.
Classical concerts you shouldn't miss in 2022
This year's event schedule for classical concerts is filled with world-class orchestras, as well as performances by famous Korean artists active in the overseas concert music scene.
Performing arts revenue nearly doubled last year from 2020
The Korean performance market posted a total of 307.1 billion ($258.3 million) in sales last year, 1.8 times more than that of the year 2020, or 107.2 billion won, according to data from the Korea Performing Arts Box Office Information System (KOPIS), Sunday.
2022 kicks off with bevy of New Year's concerts
Many concerts scheduled to be held in 2020 and 2021 were canceled, postponed or held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Concert schedules were thrown into such disarray that many audience members' memories might be a blur as to whether specific concerts were held in 2020 or 2021. But audiences will be sure to remember the New Year's performances being held in January, as ma...
Year of Tiger: Vigorous, fearless year full of adventure unfolding
The year 2022 is the Year of the Tiger according to the Chinese zodiac. In Korea, the tiger has been portrayed as an animal representing a brave and fearless spirit. An apex predator, the tiger also instills both fear and awe among Koreans.
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