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Reporter : Dong Sun-hwa
Sun, November 27, 2022 | 13:37
ATEEZ donates $71,000 to help victims of Itaewon tragedy
K-pop boy band ATEEZ has donated 100 million won ($71,000) to support the victims of the deadly crowd crush in Itaewon on Oct. 29, which claimed the lives of 156 people and injured 197 others.
Musical fans disappointed at ticket price hikes
The news that the jukebox musical, “Moulin Rouge!” will make its Asian premiere at the Blue Square Hall in central Seoul next month thrilled a myriad of fans here. But many of them were at a loss for words when they heard about the ticket price. The price for a VIP ticket was 180,000 won ($127.6), which is nearly 20 percent higher than that of most other musicals.
[INTERVIEW] Oxford professor stresses significance of digital literacy
Are Korean students becoming less smart because they do not read enough books? This question arose in Korea after the Korea Educational Broadcasting System (EBS) aired a six-episode documentary titled, “Your Literacy,” last March. The documentary featured scenes in which numerous students had trouble understanding their textbooks due to their unfamiliarity with some basic Kor...
Traditional mask dance likely to be added to UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list
“Talchum,” a traditional Korean mask dance, is highly likely to be included on the list of UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage. The United Nations' culture agency announced on its official website Tuesday that “Talchum, Mask Dance Drama in the Republic of Korea” was recommended to be inscribed on the list during a subpanel meeting of its Intergovernmental Committee for the ...
ONEUS member Ravn leaves group following sexual misconduct accusations
Ravn of K-pop boy group ONEUS has left his group after an online user - who claimed to be his ex-girlfriend - accused him of sexual misconduct. ONEUS' management company RBW announced his departure on Thursday, about two weeks after the allegations were first raised. “Ravn decided to quit the group as he did not want to cause more trouble for his bandmates and fans,” the comp...
Will Korea ever have its own prestigious music awards?
Several music awards were launched in Korea over the past few years with the hope that they would become Korea's Grammy or Korea's Billboard. Their lofty goal was to follow in the footsteps of some of the world's most prestigious music awards, which have decades of history, as well as trying to earn a comparable reputation. However, to this day, none of them has succeeded.
2022 Miss Korea winners
Lee Seung-hyun, center, poses after winning the 2022 Miss Korea beauty pageant at the Blue Square Mastercard Hall in central Seoul, Wednesday. Yu Si-eun, left, was named the runner-up of the annual competition, and Kim Go-eun, right, the second runner-up. Korea Times photo by Hong In-ki
[INTERVIEW] Popular Demand: company behind IVE's 'After LIKE' aims to broaden horizon
“After LIKE,” the third single by girl group IVE, is one of the biggest K-pop hits this year. The catchy tune has been retaining a spot on the Billboard Global 200 chart for eight consecutive weeks since its release on Sept. 19, and recently became the longest-running track on the top 10 weekly chart of Melon, a major Korean streaming platform. It also ranked first on Korean ...
(G)I-DLE sweeps music streaming charts with 'Nxde'
K-pop girl group (G)I-DLE is taking the music scene by storm with its latest release, “Nxde,” that dropped on Oct. 17.
KARA, AleXa, YooA to shake up K-pop scene with new music offerings in November
The 2022 Qatar World Cup is likely to become the hottest talking point among people next month, but nevertheless, a wave of K-pop stars will continue their musical activities by putting out their new music offerings. Included in the lineup are girl group KARA, soloist AleXa and YooA of K-pop act OH MY GIRL.
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