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KORUS Festival 2014 Guide (and Time Travel) – ์ฝ”๋Ÿฌ์Šค ํŽ˜์Šคํ‹ฐ๋ฒŒ!

KORUS Festival 2014 Guide (and Time Travel) – ์ฝ”๋Ÿฌ์Šค ํŽ˜์Šคํ‹ฐ๋ฒŒ!

What is the awesome KORUS festival? Here is a full list of what is going on, with links to the places to learn even more! First, the summary:ย  The free KORUS festivalย (์ฝ”๋Ÿฌ์Šค ํŽ˜์Šคํ‹ฐ๋ฒŒ) is happening September 19, 20, and 21 at Bull Run Park in Virginia, in the Washington DC area. ย It is an outdoor festival celebrating Korean culture with artistic performances, cultural demonstrations, and vendors offering a variety of Korean-related and Asian-related food and merchandise. This is … Read entire article »

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Korean Wave Flash Mobs Around the World

Korean Wave Flash Mobs Around the World

Someone commented about the cities this year where there have been Kpop flash mobs and dance demonstrations. The purposes of these events include getting attention to get more kpop in those cities, and just having fun. People are making interesting ํ•œ๋ฅ˜ (hallyu = Korean wave) shoutouts to the world that Kpop has fans in their towns. It seems to be “grass roots” and authentic… people are doing it on their own. If there are more from … Read entire article »

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Hyuna Bubble Pop viral video analysis – ๋ฒ„๋ธ” ํŒ -ํ˜„์•„

Hyuna Bubble Pop viral video analysis – ๋ฒ„๋ธ” ํŒ -ํ˜„์•„

The Korean music artist Hyuna (), part of the group 4Minute, has scored a huge internet success this month with Bubble Pop (written in Korean it is ๋ฒ„๋ธ” ํŒ). How huge?ย  Perhaps the most viral video so far from a Korean artist… In the first week it had millions of views, and now has had 8,635,312 views on YouTube. It had roughly a million views per day for several days, although the viral growth has slowed … Read entire article »

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Miss Korea Washington 2011 Pageant

Miss Korea Washington 2011 Pageant

Tonight hundreds of people gathered to watch the selection of the 38th Miss Korea Washington. It was held at the Nova College Cultural Center in Annandale, VA. There were 8 contestants trying to win top prize. The pageant included evening gown & swimsuit sections, and a talent exhibition. There also was an interview of each of the contestants. The photos below tell the story, while later this weekend the names will be added. … Read entire article »

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Mr. Choi Sung-Bong sings on Korea’s Got Talent

Mr. Choi Sung-Bong sings on Korea’s Got Talent

The Korean “Susan Boyle”? Here is Choi Sung-Bong singing on Korea’s Got Talent. His story is amazing… sad, and inspiring. The video is sub-titled in Korean. After the singing is the judge’s review, and more about his life. … Read entire article »

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Korean Film Festival DC 2011 and FilmFest DC Movie Schedules

Every year there are many movie festivals, and this spring there are 2 Korean-related movie festivals. Below are the upcoming festival movies as of April 10, 2011. First is for the ย Korean Film Festival DC 2011, and below that are the FilmFest DC movies from South Korea. Korean Film Festival DC 2011 Schedule All films are 35mm, in color, and in Korean with English subtitles. For more details visit theย official Smithsonian website or their film descriptions page. Locations codes: * FGA = Freer Gallery of Art * AFI = AFI Silver Theatre Movies: Secret Reunion (director.: Jang Hun, 2010, 116 min.). ย Friday, April 8, 7 PM, FGA Breathless (director.: Yang Ik-june, 2008, 130 min.).ย Sunday, April 10, 2 PM, FGA Possessed (director.: Lee Yong-ju, Korea, 2009, 106 min.).ย Friday, April 15, 7 PM, FGA Hahaha – ํ•˜ํ•˜ํ•˜ย (Ha Ha Ha)ย (director.: Hong Sang-soo, 2010, 115 … Read entire article »

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