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Reporter : Kim Rahn
Tue, February 27, 2024 | 09:48
Pop-up stores open in Seoul selling Stray Kids merchandise
Two pop-up stores selling K-pop boy band Stray Kids' merchandise opened in western Seoul, the group's agency said Monday.“Stray Kids x SKZOO Pop-Up Store 'The Victory' in Seoul” opened at The Hyundai Seoul, a department store in Yeouido, and Sound Wave, a cafe in Hapjeong-dong, receiving customers from May 30 to June 15, according to JYP Entertainment. The stores are open fro...
Seventeen donates for children's education to mark debut anniversary
K-pop boy band Seventeen has made a donation for educationally marginalized children across the world, according to the Korean National Commission for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Thursday. The donation was made on the group's seventh anniversary of its debut and a day before the release of its new album.
Song Hae gets Guinness recognition as 'oldest show host'
Veteran entertainer Song Hae, who has emceed the “National Singing Contest” for 34 years, has been recognized as the “oldest TV music talent show host” by Guinness World Records, local broadcaster KBS said, Monday. Song received a certificate from Guinness which confirmed he was “94 years and 350 days old” at the time of verification on April 12.
P1Harmony, Pink Sweat$ to release collaborative song May 26
K-pop boy band P1Harmony has collaborated with U.S. singer-songwriter Pink Sweat$, the band's agency FNC Entertainment said, Tuesday. The two will release the digital single “Gotta Get Back” at 6 p.m. on May 26 (KST). “Gotta Get Back” is an R&B song merging groovy bass and rhythmical brass instruments, with Pink Sweat$ composing and Intak and Jongseob from P1Harmony writing t...
K-pop girl act aespa picked as one of Next Generation Leaders by Time magazine
K-pop girl group aespa has been named as one of the Next Generation Leaders by Time magazine. The four-member act was the only K-pop offering to be listed this year, according to its agency, SM Entertainment, Friday. It is also the first time for a K-pop girl group to be on the list, while boy group BTS was named on the list in 2018.Published by the U.S. magazine every year, ...
New gov't to support export of hallyu content
The Yoon Suk-yeol administration will assist small companies' exports of cultural content by creating an agency for integrated support, with the goal of helping them produce the “next BTS” or “next Squid Game.” This plan comes from the belief that Korean cultural products and services can be the next growth engine for the country.
Renowned bass Youn Kwang-chul sings national anthem at inauguration
World-class bass Youn Kwang-chul was invited to sing the Korean national anthem during President Yoon Suk-yeol's inauguration ceremony in Seoul, Tuesday, as a symbol of overcoming prejudice and discrimination, according to the presidential transition committee. Youn, together with the Rainbow Choir, consisting of children of multicultural backgrounds, sang the national anthem...
Busan Food Film Festa to open in July
This year's Busan Food Film Festa (BFFF) will be held in the port city from July 1 to 3, the Busan city government said, Monday. The BFFF is a festival where visitors can enjoy food-related features and documentary films, as well as actual food provided on-site and other food-related events in areas around Busan Cinema Center in Haeundae.
'Geographies of Solitude' wins grand prize in international competition at JIFF
“Geographies of Solitude,” a documentary film by Canadian director Jacquelyn Mills, has won the grand prize in the International Competition at the 23rd Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF). In the parallel Korean Competition, “Jeong-sun” by director Jeong Ji-hye was picked for the grand prize. JIFF announced 22 prizewinners, including the two, during a ceremony at Jeonj...
Korean labor activist animation invited to Annecy Festival
The animated film “Chun Tae-il: A Flame That Lives On,” which tells the story of the namesake activist who set himself on fire in protest of labor conditions in 1970, has been invited to Annecy International Animated Film Festival, according to Myung Films, Tuesday.