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Soprano Sumi Jo drops first K-pop album

Legendary Korean soprano Sumi Jo released her first K-pop album in her 30-year career on Thursday, a record label said.The album titled "Geu.Ri.Da.," in Korean, has Jo's reinterpretation of seven of her favorite domestic songs from the 90s such as Lee So-ra's "The wind blows," Yang Hee-eun...

Updated : 2015.08.27 15:22

'Korean Wave' expo opens in Shanghai

South Korea opened a three-day exhibition of the "Korean Wave" of pop culture and products on Thursday in the Chinese city of Shanghai. More than 100 Korean firms came up with their products to attract Chinese middle class consumers, whose disposable income is growing, by capitalizing on t...

Updated : 2015.08.27 14:24

Gov't to host Korean music festival in London

South Korea will host a Korean music festival in London next month to enhance the global interest in Korean music initially sparked by the popularity of K-pop, the government said Thursday.The second edition of the "K-Music Festival" will be held from Sept. 1-30 in several performance hall...

Updated : 2015.08.27 11:15

Gov't starts 'one-plus-one' service for show ticket buyers

The government launched a program Thursday to provide an additional ticket to people who purchase tickets to certain shows to help revive the country's performing arts industry hit by the MERS outbreak, officials said.Last month, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced the pr...

Updated : 2015.08.27 11:14

‘Music in palace’ performance series returns next month

Performers showcase traditional Korean music at the Jongmyo Shrine. (Julie Jackson/The Korea Herald)An annual series of performances of traditional music in Seoul’s royal palaces will reopen next mon...

Updated : 2015.08.26 17:57

Run on clouds at Sheraton D Cube City Hotel

On the 28th floor of Sheraton Seoul D Cube City Hotel in Guro-gu, southwest Seoul, there is nothing much to see from the window of its fitness center but a panoramic view of the area that includes apa...

Updated : 2015.08.26 17:06

[Herald Interview] Prague-native Korean teacher talks proliferation of Korean studies

The King Sejong Institute Foundation’s seventh annual World Korean Educators Conference kicked off Monday, inviting 180 guests committed to the teaching of Korean from 43 countries for a three-day ex...

Updated : 2015.08.25 17:37

S. Korea to hold 'hallyu' expo in China

South Korea will hold an exposition in China to further promote the popularity of its culture there, riding on the recent successes of Korean TV shows in the world's second-largest economy, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said Tuesday.The Korea Brand & Entertainment Expo will r...

Updated : 2015.08.25 10:38

Workout with professional trainers at JW Marriott Seoul

It’s hot, it’s humid and you find yourself too tired after work to even head out to the gym and run a few laps on a treadmill to refresh your mind and body.When lacking self-motivation and self-este...

Updated : 2015.08.19 16:57

Korea to establish cultural facilities in central Seoul

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said Tuesday that it would create multipurpose cultural centers in Seoul in an effort to rediscover Korea’s traditional arts and culture and spur the devel...

Updated : 2015.08.18 17:28

Revisiting 16th-century war with Japan through memoir

An original manuscript of “Jingbirok,” a memoir of the 1592-1598 Imjin War that is also known as the “Book of Corrections,” covering the 16th century Japanese invasion of Joseon era (1392-1910) Ko...

Updated : 2015.08.17 17:31

Korea Herald brings K-pop to world fans

In less than a year, K-pop Herald (www.kpopherald.com) has established itself as the go-to website for people who want to keep up with up-to-date news and information on Korea’s pop culture trends a...

Updated : 2015.08.16 17:09

Korean miracle 70 years in the making

South Korea has achieved many great feats over the last seven decades in political and socioeconomic areas since it gained independence.Its economy, with per capita income much smaller than that of Af...

Updated : 2015.08.16 15:46

Korea Herald Podcast celebrates second anniversary

The Korea Herald Podcast, designed to help Koreans learn English through the latest news articles, is celebrating its second anniversary. The Korea Herald launched the podcast in August 2013 with the...

Updated : 2015.08.16 14:27

[Herald Interview] Korea needs killer content beyond hallyu

Korean content, ranging from films and music to TV drama and fashion, is attracting more attention now globally than ever before, with Hollywood star Emma Stone saying she is “obsessed” with K-pop.B...

Updated : 2015.08.13 18:00