All posts tagged "K-pop"

  • Hangeul Day, which falls on Oct. 9, has been re-designated as a national holiday from this year. Comprising 24 letters — 14 consonants and 10 vowels, hangeul, a Korean writing system, was completed by King Sejong the Great and scholars of the Joseon Kingdom in 1443 and promulgated in 1446.  / Korea Times file
    October 9 is Hangeul Day

    By Chung Hyun-chae Hangeul is no longer an alphabet only for Koreans. Some people who don’t have a writing system have adopted it, while others learn it to better understand lyrics of K-pop or watch Korean dramas...

    • Posted October 8, 2013
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    K-pop fans perform on ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ stage

      ‘Creative stage arts and performances are best selling point’ By Park Jin-hai Johnny Sevas, 20, from Australia, recalled the first time he saw SHINee’s “Ding Ding Dong” music video a few years ago. “The colors were...

    • Posted October 3, 2013
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    Why is G-Dragon so hot?

    By Park Si-soo Can G-Dragon (GD) rock the global music scene as Psy did with “Gangnam Style” last year? The leader of five-member boy band Big Bang is undoubtedly a K-pop juggernaut adored by hundreds of thousands...

    • Posted October 2, 2013
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  • Some 1,000 K-pop fans hold a flash mob performance, promoting the “K-pop Festival in Gangwon 2013,” at Almaty Park in Kazakhstan, on Aug. 19. 
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    Cover dance is ‘interactive communication’

      By Park Jin-hai Cultural critics say that “hallyu” or Korean wave that the unlikely star Psy ignited to a global craze has seen better days. But Han Kyung-ah, secretary general of Visit Korea Committee, points to...

    • Posted October 2, 2013
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    Billboard High on Lee Hi

    17-Year-Old K-Pop Star Rated No.20 on ‘21 Under 21: Music’s Hottest Minors’ List Billboard named Lee Hi, the runner-up of SBS-TV’s K-Pop Star Season One in Korea, as the 20th hottest under-21 singer in the music world...

    • Posted September 29, 2013
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