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: Jung Hae-myoung
Mon, July 22, 2019 | 17:01
Mabel shares autobiographical debut album to make people feel less alone [VIDEO]
On Tuesday morning, Mabel, a 23 year old singer who rocketed to stardom after only a few singles, met with the Korea Times at the InterContinental Grand Seoul Parnas in Samsung-dong, southern Seoul. Born into a musical family - her mother is Swedish singer-songwriter Neneh Cherry and her father producer Cameron Mcvey - Mabel was given a solid introduction to the industry. Now...
| 2019-07-18 18:41
Rapper rueful about past careless remarks about BTS
B-Free, a 34-year-old Korean rapper, apologized to BTS and its ARMY fan club on Sunday for his past remarks about two BTS members - RM and Suga - on an open studio broadcast show.
| 2019-07-17 17:31
Reviews of new 'Lion King' poles apart
Disney's 3D remake of the 1994 blockbuster “Lion King,” which will hit local theaters Wednesday, has received mixed reactions since a local VIP preview held last week. The new “Lion King” directed by John Favreau, who also directed the “live-action” version of “The Jungle Book,” got sweepingly favorable comments from local media outlets. In its film review, the Chosun Ilbo ne...
| 2019-07-14 16:51
Disney's 3D 'Lion King' sends animation roaring forward
Former audition show hopefuls debut as K-pop group Limitless
Limitless, a boy group consisting of three contestants of Mnet's music audition “Produce 101” season2, Jang Moon-bok (Moonvok), Seong Hyun-woo (A.M.) and Yoon Hee-seok (Heeseok); as well as Lee Hwi-chan (Raychan) from JTBC's “MIXNINE,” made its official debut Tuesday with the album “Dreamplay.” Their showcase, held at MUV hall in Hongdae, western Seoul was crowded with report...
| 2019-07-10 16:19
Media artist initiates Queen Exhibition in Seoul
British rock band Queen's biopic Bohemian Rhapsody swept Korea last year, motivating some loyal fans to go to movie theaters again and again, leading to sales of nearly 10 million tickets. Spurred by the rare, huge success of the musical film, the “Queen phenomenon” hit the local art scene. Starting Sunday, “Bohemian Rhapsody: The Queen Exhibition” opened for Korean fans at t...
Singer Younha: Ups, downs inevitable in life
Singer Younha's mini album “STABLE MINDSET” has been well-received by fans who were anxious to hear her comeback after years of hiatus since her last album. In late June, Younha, 31, met reporters for a roundtable interview at a small wine pub in the Hongdae area in western Seoul. She appeared calm and graceful, compared to years ago when she showed off her powerful vocals in...
| 2019-07-05 16:46
Why salon culture blooms back in Korea
Salon culture is becoming one of the popular trends among people in their 20s and 30s, as a means to find satisfaction outside of work. The term is derived from 18th century France, and is a place where intellectuals and artists gathered socially, expanding their networks and sharing knowledge. Most of the new “salon platforms” require a fee to join and each runs for about th...
| 2019-07-04 17:29
Ballad singer Parc Jae-jung comes back with hint of Bossa Nova
Compared to other winners of music audition shows, Parc Jae-jung remained relatively unseen for a long time after he won “Superstar K” in 2013. Instead of walking straight into fame, Parc consistently released his songs as singles and took part in compilation projects such as soap opera soundtracks.
| 2019-07-03 13:37
Actress' death saddens friends, fans
Actress Jeon Mi-seon's sudden death came as a shock even to those close to her, because she appeared to have no reason to cut her life short. Her death was reported days after she, along with other actors, met reporters in Seoul to promote the forthcoming movie, “The King's Letters.”
| 2019-06-30 16:27
Global K-pop talent search to air in September
Jung Chang-hwan, left, head producer of Stone Music Entertainment, speaks during a news conference to launch a global idol group project at the Stanford Hotel Seoul, Wednesday./ Couretsy of Stone Music EntertainmentProducer, entertainment agency join hands to form global idol group 'TOO'By Jung Hae-myoung A global project to seek out talented performers to become members of a...
| 2019-06-26 16:42
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G smartphone mocked by WSJ
Sales of Japanese beer, noodles, snacks plunge amid trade dispute
US to request Seoul's restraint on Korea-Japan row
Hyundai Mobis develops camera monitors to replace side mirrors
Korea suffers steepest fall in exports
A feud for the ages
Apple, Amazon concerned about Japan's export curbs
Market expects additional rate cut in Q4
MSD Korea hit for 'excessive' employee monitoring
Military to fully implement use of mobile phones in barracks
Celebrating Korea-Czech relations
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