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Reporter : Kim Rahn
Tue, February 27, 2024 | 09:36
Star filmmakers' theatrical works draw rave reviews
Two star filmmakers have returned to the theater stage with plays they offered more than a decade ago, receiving rave reviews and achieving high booking rates from anticipating fans. Director Jang Hang-jun's “The Real Man Watanabe” opened on Nov. 1 at Plus Theater in Daehangno, Seoul. The play premiered in 2010 as part of a series titled, “Directors Come to Stage,” in which f...
Haegue Yang listed one of top 100 global artists
Installation artist Yang Hae-gue, also stylized as Haegue Yang, is on the world's top 100 artist list this year as the only Korean, according to the Korea Art Authentication & Appraisal Research Center, Friday. The list, known as Kunst Kompass, is drawn up and announced by German-language business magazine Capital every year.
Itaewon crowd crush kills actor, ex-cheerleader
Actor Lee Ji-han and former cheerleader Kim Yu-na died in Saturday's tragic crowd crush in Itaewon, Seoul. Lee's agency, 935 Entertainment, confirmed the 24-year-old's death, Monday. The death of Lee, who made his name known through Mnet's fan-vote survival show, “Produce 101,” season 2 (2017), was first disclosed the previous day through social network postings by other form...
Itaewon tragedy sees remaining Halloween events canceled
Parties and events scheduled for the remaining Halloween weekend were canceled in the aftermath of Saturday's deadly crowd crush in Itaewon, a major nightlife district in central Seoul. The cancellations are to prevent any possibility of further tragedies from taking place and out of respect for the large number of people who died. President Yoon Suk-yeol announced a period o...
English book on Korea's modern, contemporary art published
An English-language introduction to Korea's 20th and 21st-century art has been published. The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA) said, Friday, it recently published the English-version of “Korean Art 1900-2020,” about a year after the Korean version came out.
AleXa to expand activities globally through contract with top US agency
AleXa, a Korean American K-pop singer who won the American Song Contest in May, has recently inked a contract with United Talent Agency (UTA), which is said to be one of the U.S.' four largest entertainment agencies, her Korean agency ZB Label said, Tuesday. The 25-year-old, whose mother is a Korean adoptee to the U.S. and father is of Russian American ancestry, debuted in 20...
Jin of BTS collaborates with Coldplay for first official solo track
Jin of K-pop juggernaut BTS and British rock band Coldplay have collaborated for Jin's first solo single, “The Astronaut,” his agency said Thursday. According to Big Hit Music, Coldplay has participated in the song, set for release on Oct. 28, as co-writer of the music and lyrics as well as a player. The agency uploaded a teaser poster for the upcoming single track on the gro...
BTS fans support group members' decision to fulfill military service
Fans of K-pop juggernaut BTS have expressed positive responses in general to the announcement by its agency, Big Hit Music, that the members of the boy band will fulfill their mandatory military service, starting with the oldest member Jin. Tired of years of debate about whether to exempt them from duty because of their contribution to the country's image, they say it will be...
Jin of BTS to fulfill mandatory military service from end of this year
Jin, the oldest member of K-pop juggernaut BTS, will begin his compulsory military duty soon, the group's agency, Big Hit Music, said, Monday. The announcement comes amid ongoing discussions at the National Assembly on revising the Military Service Act to exempt the seven members of the boy band from military service to recognize their contribution to the country's culture in...
Legendary singer Cho Yong-pil to hold concerts in Seoul
K-pop legend Cho Yong-pil will hold concerts in November and December, his first in four years, a concert planning agency said, Monday. According to Insight Entertainment, Cho - a living legend in the Korean music industry - will present the “2022 Cho Yong-pil & the Great Birth Concert” at KSPO Dome in southeastern Seoul's Olympic Park on Nov. 26 and 27 and Dec. 3 and 4.
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