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Summer music school grows with festival

PYEONGCHANG, Gangwon Province ― On a sunny Sunday afternoon, students carrying their own instruments crisscrossed through dozens of buildings at the snowless ski resort of Alpensia, rushing to lesson...

Updated : 2014.07.30 21:00

Listen to what your bag has to say

Bags are more than simple carriers. In an exhibition underway at the Simone Handbag Museum, bags are the source of inspiration for artists, who presented works exploring the meaning of bags in relatio...

Updated : 2014.07.30 20:46

Fashion campaign with artistic touch

Luxury fashion houses have recently begun inviting renowned artists to add artistic sophistication to their style. Louis Vuitton launched an advertisement campaign under its new creative director Nico...

Updated : 2014.07.30 20:44

Boutique gyms offer workout alternative

It’s a Wednesday evening at the Pop Physique studio in downtown Baltimore, and a dozen women ― most clad in leggings, T-shirts and socks ― are rotating their hips while trying to hold an exercise b...

Updated : 2014.07.30 20:41

Preserves, parks offer memorial trees, benches ― for a price

Nearly every day in the last years of his life, Casimir Paugys drove to Thatcher Woods Forest Preserve in suburban River Forest, Illinois, sat in his car, read the paper and enjoyed the placid pond and nature center there.He often remarked on his visits when talking to his daughter. He enj...

Updated : 2014.07.30 20:40

Gwangju’s Alleycon promises bigger, better

The Alleycon comic-con in Gwangju kicked off to such success last year that organizers have found an even bigger venue for the second edition of the event, to be held in September. This year, the conv...

Updated : 2014.07.29 20:40

‘View from Here’ a mirror to the human condition

After months of crowdfunding, editing and slogging through Korean mudflats, expat filmmaker Kevin Lambert screened his full-length feature “The View from Here” and short comedy “Caliban’s” at Seo...

Updated : 2014.07.29 20:38

Free CPR training session

The Yeoksam Global Village Center is offering a free CPR training session on Aug. 7 from 4-6 p.m.Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is an emergency procedure used to preserve the brain function of a person in cardiac arrest until further medical treatment is administered to restore blood circul...

Updated : 2014.07.29 20:37

Rights group puts North Korean art on display

The Citizens’ Alliance for North Korean Human Rights will set up a multimedia display on human rights issues of children in North Korea from Aug. 6-11.“Kkotjebi in Bloom: North Korean Children’s Flight to Freedom” at Gallery IS in Insa-dong will focus on homelessness in the North and t...

Updated : 2014.07.29 20:37

Applications open for foreign student futsal tournament

Maniac University Sports Town continues the competitive spirit of the World Cup with the first Globald Cup futsal tournament on Aug. 15 at Suwon World Cup Stadium. Foreign exchange students from across the globe will compete in teams formed based on nationality and region. Each team can ha...

Updated : 2014.07.29 20:37

Some 90 bishops to accompany pope to S. Korea

About 90 bishops from around the world will accompany Pope Francis on his visit to South Korea next month, the preparation committee for the papal visit said Monday."Some 90 bishops, including 30 in the pope's entourage and 60 from other Asian countries, will attend various events during t...

Updated : 2014.07.28 15:54

Joint committee to seek UNESCO status for Buddhist mountain temples

South Korea is stepping up efforts to inscribe the nation’s traditional Buddhist mountain temples as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites with the founding of a new association to facilitate and over...

Updated : 2014.07.27 19:21

Calendar

FestivalsThe Great Battle of Hansan Festival: The festival commemorates Korea’s historic victory in the Hansan sea battle during the Joseon period. The Joseon fleet commanded by Adm. Yi Sun-sin battl...

Updated : 2014.07.25 21:23

To the end of the line

On a recent Friday evening at Seoul Station, tickets for almost every train, including standing tickets, were sold out. At the Express Bus Terminal, meanwhile, tickets had been gobbled up for buses to...

Updated : 2014.07.25 21:03

Lotte World Adventure celebrates 25 years with ‘Let’s Dream’ parade

In celebration of 25 years, Lotte World Adventure theme park is holding its special “Let’s Dream” nightly parade, the world’s first multimedia show and parade. The parade took approximately two ye...

Updated : 2014.07.25 21:00