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Reporter : Kim Rahn
Sun, January 29, 2023 | 14:34
BLACKPINK sets 6 more Guinness records
K-pop girl group BLACKPINK has added six more titles to Guinness World Records, its agency, YG Entertainment, said, Friday. The band was named the first K-pop female group to reach No. 1 on the albums charts in the U.S. and the U.K., respectively, with its second full-length album, “Born Pink,” released last September.
'Slam Dunk' scores big on nostalgia
Every class had one Kang Baek-ho, one Seo Tae-woong, one Jeong Dae-man, and so on. When playing basketball, boys used to say lines like “Commoner's shoot!” “The left hand is just for holding the ball” or “Whoever controls the rebound controls the game.”
'Avatar 2' tops 10 million viewers
“Avatar: The Way of Water” has drawn more than 10 million viewers in Korea as of Tuesday, 42 days after its opening, according to the Korea Film Council and Walt Disney Company Korea. It is the first foreign film to surpass the 10-million mark since the COVID-19 pandemic started. Among Korean films, “The Roundup” sold some 12.69 million tickets in 2022.
Birthday party for 'Captain Rock' set for February in Hongdae
An annual festival marking the birthday of one of Korea's leading indie musicians will be held in February, with a wide range of offline concerts and events planned around the Hongik University area, known as Hongdae, after three years of scaled-down editions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Han Kyung-rock, a member of the legendary 1995-formed punk rock band Crying Nut, will ho...
North Korea suspected of plagiarizing South Korean girl group's song
North Korean musicians are suspected of having plagiarized a 2017 song by South Korean girl group GFRIEND, according to a North Korea expert here. Kang Dong-wan, a political science professor at Dong-A University, posted a video on his YouTube channel, Jan. 9, showing North Korean singer Jeong Hong-ran singing an arranged version of “Envy Us” (direct translation) during a New...
Palaces, royal tombs to offer free admission, cultural events for Lunar New Year
Various cultural events are planned for the Lunar New Year holiday at Joseon-era (1392-1910) palaces in Seoul and other locations across the country, to offer glimpses into the country's traditions. During the long weekend from Saturday to Tuesday, admission will be free at four major Joseon palaces - Gyeongbok, Changdeok, Changgyeong and Deoksu palaces - as well as Jongmyo S...
K-pop star Ravi under probe for involvement in draft dodging scandal
Ravi of K-pop boy band VIXX is under the prosecution's investigation for seeking a military broker's help to manipulate his health records to be able to avoid active duty. According to local media reports, Friday, the Seoul Southern District Prosecutors' Office examined phone conversations and messages the broker, surnamed Ku, exchanged with his “clients” to give them “consul...
CICI recognizes changes in global awareness of Korea
Participants at the 2023 Korea Image Awards, bestowed by the Corea Image Communication Institute (CICI) to people who help promote the nation's image abroad, unanimously said global awareness of Korea has significantly changed - in a positive way - over the last 20 years.
NewJeans under attack from Chinese online users for promoting traditional Korean paper 'hanji'
K-pop rookie girl group NewJeans has faced malicious comments from Chinese online users after promoting Korea's traditional paper “hanji” and its papermaking technique. Chinese users claim “cultural appropriation” by saying Korea is trying to “steal” its traditional culture because China invented paper, while Korean users counter the claim by saying the group did not claim pa...
Oldest Hangeul letter to be granted 2nd-highest cultural heritage status
An over-500-year-old letter written in Hangeul will be designated as a treasure as it shows the use of the Korean alphabet in the late 15th century, only decades after its development, according to the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA), Friday.
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