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BLACKPINK to perform at French first lady's charity concert
K-pop girl group BLACKPINK will perform at a concert organized by a charity organization headed by French first lady Brigitte Macron. The quartet will attend the “Le Gala des Pieces Jaunes” concert at the Le Zenith Arena in Paris, Jan. 25 (local time). The event is run by the “Fondation des Hopitaux,” which is dedicated to enhancing the lives of patients and healthcare person...
BTS' Jimin, NewJeans' Minji top brand reputation rankings
Jimin of K-pop boy band BTS and Minji of girl group NewJeans were at the top of brand reputation rankings in January, according to the Korean Business Research Institute.
GOT the beat, VIVIZ: female K-pop acts to heat up music scene this month
Several K-pop divas and girl groups took the music scene by storm in 2022. This year, the dominance of female acts is likely to continue, with numerous A-list stars gearing up for their new music offerings.
Korean culture has shifted from 'han' to 'heung': CICI founder
Over the last 20 years, the culture promotion advocacy group, the Corea Image Communication Institute (CICI), has witnessed some of the most historic moments in Korean culture. Since its launch in 2003, the CICI has organized a series of events like the Korea Cultural Quotient (CQ) forum to bring together opinion leaders, who can promote Korea and facilitate cultural exchange...
Hwaeom Temple causes stir for leaking details about BTS leader's visit
Hwaeom Temple in South Jeolla Province has stirred up criticisms after it leaked details about BTS leader RM's visit on Dec. 29.
'Moulin Rouge!' stage musical wows theatergoers with visual splendor
The stage musical adaptation of “Moulin Rouge!” is eye-popping from beginning to end. As soon as theatergoers set foot into the performance hall at Blue Square in central Seoul, they will be dazzled by its stage awash in red colors, with a huge red heart in the background welcoming them.
K-pop concert-specific venues to open in Seoul metropolitan area
K-pop fans will soon be able to enjoy more quality performances at new concert-specific arenas in the Seoul metropolitan area, with three large venues slated to open over the next few years. This year, the 15,000-seat Inspire Arena will begin operations in Incheon, west of Seoul. The performance hall is part of Inspire Entertainment Resort - a casino resort by U.S. operator M...
YG Entertainment seeks leap forward with return of founder
Will 2023 become a banner year for K-pop powerhouse YG Entertainment? YG, one of the most influential record labels in the K-pop world, unveiled Sunday the seven members who will be part of its new girl group, BABYMONSTER. It is the company's first all-female act in seven years, following the debut of BLACKPINK in 2016.
Classical music performances for 2023
For classical music fans in Korea, 2023 is set to be a thrilling year as a legion of prominent musicians and orchestras are scheduled to perform here. The Staatskapelle Dresden, one of the world's oldest orchestras, founded in 1548, will take the stage in Seoul this March.
'Let's plant trees': SM Entertainment spearheads green movement in K-pop industry
Ushering in 2023, K-pop powerhouse SM Entertainment has vowed to tackle the climate crisis and ensure environmental sustainability in cooperation with its artists and their international fans. Its first step is to plant trees, according to the company's founder and executive producer Lee Soo-man.
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