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Mon, August 8, 2022 | 08:18
[INTERVIEW] eAeon finds ease with music after suffering, drops album feat. BTS's RM
Starting with “Non-linear” (2004) as a founder and leader of indie band Mot, singer-songwriter eAeon has been paving his unique path by creating computer-based music through explorations in sound design. As a radio frequency engineering major at the prestigious Yonsei University and a member of Mensa, he was obsessed with designing every sound from top to bottom and used to t...
15 Korean pianists to compete in Queen Elizabeth Competition
Fifteen Korean pianists will compete with other contenders in the first round of this years' Queen Elisabeth Competition, one of the most prestigious international classical music contests for young musicians, in Brussels, Belgium, on Monday, local time, the largest number from a single country, according to the Korean Cultural Center in Belgium.
[INTERVIEW] Newly debuted K-pop group TRI.BE aims to empower younger generations
TRI.BE, a seven-member K-pop girl group debuting in February, first came under the media spotlight due to the fact that the group was put together by high-profile composer and director Sinsadong Tiger and Universal Music in Korea. It is the first idol group formed by the international label.
Royal Culture Festival to be held online and offline from Saturday
The seventh Royal Culture Festival will begin Saturday in royal palaces in Seoul and through online channels to display traditional Korean cultural heritage sites and practices in hope of comforting pandemic-weary citizens.
National Museum exhibits UK portrait collection for 1st time in Korea
The National Museum of Korea (NMK) has unveiled 78 portraits of the National Portrait Gallery, London created between the 16th century and 21st century. The large-scale exhibition, titled “Icons and Identities from the National Portrait Gallery, London,” is the first of its kind in Korea and will run through Aug. 15, featuring portraits of well-known and historic figures such...
[INTERVIEW] Pastor suspended for blessing LGBTQ questions meaning of love in church
Instead of delivering sermons and rubbing shoulders with his congregation, Rev. Lee Dong-hwan, a Methodist pastor in Suwon south of Seoul, spends most of his time these days discussing legal plans with his attorney and strategizing with a group of activists who banded together to support him.
Media, fans captivated by Youn's witty speech
Award-winning “Parasite” director Bong Joon-ho stressed that actress Youn's historic win at the Academy Awards - for Best Supporting Actress for her role as “Soonja” in the film “Minari,” a story centering on a Korean immigrant family who seeks the “American Dream” on Sunday, local time -was “Youn's personal triumph, not that of the Korean film scene.” Nevertheless, the news ...
Chung Myung-whun reflects on life with new album and recitals
Conductor Chung Myung-whun has returned with his second album, “Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms: Late Piano Works,” and his first recital in seven years. Chung, who started his musical career as a pianist and became famous after winning the second prize at the 1974 International Tchaikovsky Competition, for the first time as a Korean, has built his career as a conductor and music di...
Church group vows to support democracy in Myanmar
The United Christian Churches of Korea (UCCK), one of the largest associations of Protestant churches in Korea, said that its chief pledged to support the establishment of democracy in Myanmar during a call with Mahn Win Khaing Than, the prime minister of the National Unity Government (NUG), the newly formed government of Myanmar and opponents of Myanmar's military coup, whic...
Cardinal reaffirms opposition to same sex marriage
Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung of the Catholic Archdiocese of Seoul has reaffirmed his opposition to same-sex marriage while also opposing discrimination due to sexual orientation. According to a statement titled “Lesson from Catholic church on family and marriage” released by the archdiocese Wednesday to celebrate “Life Week,” which is set to raise awareness on human life, Ca...