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Brecht epic to be told through ‘pansori’

“The Caucasian Chalk Circle,” a play written by German playwright Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956), will be told through the soul-piercing sounds of “pansori” in an upcoming theatrical production in Seo...

Updated : 2015.03.03 18:50

Around the hotels

Hong Kong cuisine at Sheraton Incheon HotelSheraton Incheon Hotel’s traditional Chinese restaurant YUE is presenting authentic Hong Kong cuisine from March 13 to 22. Two chefs have been invited from ...

Updated : 2015.02.27 19:48

Yeol to offer English lectures on Korean art, culture, history

The Korean Heritage Preservation Society, Yeol, will be presenting an English-language lecture series this year, delving into Korean art, culture and history. The series will deal with subjects rangin...

Updated : 2015.02.25 18:54

Remote villages visited by Hangeul creator revamped

Four remote villages where King Sejong, the creator of the Korean alphabet, went to cure an eye infection and put the finishing touches on his unique writing system, have been renovated to attract modern visitors, officials in the central city said Wednesday.  Housed within this city, so...

Updated : 2015.02.25 16:22

Chojeong Mineral Spring that helped King Sejong's creation of Hangeul

A mineral spring in the central region is well known as a place where King Sejong of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), the inventor of the Korean alphabet, stayed for months to treat his eye infection at the last stage of the creation.  Located approximately 16 kilometers northeast of Cheo...

Updated : 2015.02.24 16:26

Highbrow arts take to the screen

Great news for local Benedict Cumberbatch fans: The 2011 British National Theatre production of “Frankenstein,” in which the “Sherlock Holmes” star played the titular role of a hideous creature, i...

Updated : 2015.02.17 16:32

Kim Seong-kon gets 2nd term as LTI Korea head

Kim Seong-kon, the incumbent president of the Literature Translation Institute of Korea, has been tapped to serve a second term at the state-run institution, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Touris...

Updated : 2015.02.17 16:18

Park Hyo-shin to star as Phantom

Singer Park Hyo-shin will star as the Phantom, a mysterious, disfigured musical genius living in the dark cellars of a Paris opera house, in an upcoming production of a musical based on Gaston Leroux’...

Updated : 2015.02.16 18:51

Korea leads world in hotel Wi-Fi: study

South Korea has the highest percentage of hotels that offer quality wireless Internet, according to a study released last month by Hotel Wi-Fi Test, a company that collects and analyzes hotel Wi-Fi da...

Updated : 2015.02.15 18:20

[Weekender] Get in the mood for Seollal

Seollal, or the Lunar New Year, is one of the few times in Korea when tradition comes out from behind its ultramodern facade and to the fore. During the holiday, which this year falls on Feb. 18-20, m...

Updated : 2015.02.13 19:41

[Weekender] Celebrating holiday with tradition

The Lunar New Year holiday is a great opportunity for locals and expats to experience traditional Korean activities. For those who are at a loss for how to spend these five days off, we suggest you ta...

Updated : 2015.02.13 19:32

‘The top person must want change’

“Sorry seems to be the hardest word,” crooned singer Elton John; “Hard to say I’m sorry,” belted rock group Chicago ― indeed, the word “sorry” appears to be a difficult word to utter, so caugh...

Updated : 2015.02.13 19:10

Highlights: Theatre, Dance, Exhibition, Pop Music, Festivals

Theater“Heavy Metal Girls”: Joo-young, Eun-joo, Jung-min and Boo-jin are all 40-year-old women working at the same small company. When they all face a possibility of layoff, they decide to learn hea...

Updated : 2015.02.13 19:07

Sejong arts center appoints new CEO

Lee Seung-yeop, art management professor of Korea National University of Arts, has been appointed head of the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts this week.  Lee Seung-yeop, CEO of the Sejong Cente...

Updated : 2015.02.13 18:38

‘We should be more proud of our history’

CHEONAN, South Chungcheong Province ― In the spacious, multibuilding history museum Independence Hall of Korea, there is a prominent spot dedicated to Yun Bong-gil, hailed as a national hero who will...

Updated : 2015.02.06 20:57