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Reporter : Kwon Mee-yoo
Tue, September 26, 2023 | 04:50
K-pop group Kingdom recalls album cover resembling Quran
The first production copies of K-Pop boy band Kingdom’s latest album are being pulled off the shelves and discarded amid a controversy over the album cover's resemblance to the Quran.
Cho Seong-jin celebrates 140-year ties between Korea, UK
Pianist Cho Seong-jin stands to takes a bow after playing Shostakovich’s piano concerto with the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Santtu-Matias Rouvali, at the Southbank Centre in London, Sept. 24. It was the second time for the 2015 Chopin Piano Competition winner to play with the renowned British orchestra this year. Courtesy of Korean Cultural Centre U.K.
Hebrew University students travel to Korea to explore musical landscape
Sixteen students from Hebrew University's Korean studies program embarked on a journey in late August to build a cultural bridge between the two countries while experiencing the sounds of Korea - from the pulsating beats of K-pop to the unique sounds of the country's traditional music - emboldened by a passion for cultural understanding and innovation.
Taegeukgi with Stars and Stripes
Culture Minsiter Park Bo-gyoon, sixth from right, and Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul Joy Sakurai, fifth from right, cut the tape during the opening ceremony of "Journey Together," a special exhibition commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Korea-U.S. alliance at the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History in downtown Seoul, Thursday. The exhibi...
Crown Prince's hall restored
Visitors wearing "hanbok" (traditional Korean dress) take pictures at the newly restored Gyejodang Hall of Gyeongbok Palace in central Seoul, Wednesday. The Gyejodang Hall was used as an office of crown princes of the Joseon Kingdom (1392-1910) but demolished by the Japanese colonial government soon after the annexation of Korea by Japan in 1910. The Cultural Heritage Adminis...
[INTERVIEW] Cooperation in defense redefines Korea-Poland relations, says ambassador
In a climate of increasing global uncertainties, the diplomatic relationship between Korea and Poland is flourishing, particularly in the realm of defense and arms cooperation.
Jongmyo Jeryeak ceremonial music heads to Hungary, Poland
For the first time, Jongmyo Jeryeak, a traditional form of Korean court music that has a history spanning over six centuries, is set to be showcased in Hungary and Poland later this month.
New MMCA director named
New director of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) Kim Sung-hee, right, poses with Culture Minister Park Bo-gyoon during her appointment ceremony at the Seoul branch of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in Yongsan District, central Seoul, Friday. T...
Kim Soo-ja's 'Concentric Circles' offers quiet response to noisy world
In an era where the hustle and bustle caused by social network services fills our days, Kim Soo-ja, an illustrator whose career dates back 40 years, invites visitors to pause and reflect on at her latest exhibition "Concentric Circles.”
'Blue House Concert'
Drones spell out "Blue House Concert" above the heliport of the former presidential compound Cheong Wa Dae, Saturday, during the first segment of the 2023 Blue House Concert series hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Courtesy of National Symphony OrchestraPianist Sunwoo Yekwon, the first Korean to win the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2017,...
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