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Marketplace for performing arts to open in Seoul

The Performing Arts Market in Seoul will run from Oct. 7-11 at the National Theater of Korea in Jangchung-dong, central Seoul.The annual event, organized by the state-run Korea Art Management Service,...

Updated : 2014.09.30 20:04

Book festival returns to Paju

An annual literary festival will be held at Paju Book City in Gyeonggi Province, bringing over 500 writers from home and abroad to present and discuss a wide range of literary works. “Paju Booksori F...

Updated : 2014.09.29 20:38

Change afoot in Pyongyang? In fashion, yes

PYONGYANG (AP) ― High heels, with sequins. Brightly colored, tight-fitting dresses. Hairstyles and makeup that are almost like what you would expect on streets of Beijing or Seoul. Something is defin...

Updated : 2014.09.28 20:33

A creature of habit

Writer Bae Su-ah is prone to carsickness and cannot travel to Seoul for the interview, I am told. So on the Friday afternoon before the long Chuseok holiday, I get on a bus to Ilsan, Gyeonggi Province...

Updated : 2014.09.26 22:35

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ROYAL MUSIC AT NIGHT ― Musicians practice Jongmyo Jeryeak, the UNESCO-listed royal ancestral ritual music, at Jongmyo, a Confucian shrine for Joseon kings and queens in Seoul, on Thursday. The grandi...

Updated : 2014.09.26 22:31

Seoul brims with art, culture and fun

In Korea, the arrival of fall is signaled by many things: cooler, dryer, but still pleasantly warm weather, the national Chuseok holiday, a bountiful harvest, and hikers flocking to mountains to take ...

Updated : 2014.09.24 19:42

Terrariums can update indoor greenery

Easy-to-make miniature landscapes, or terrariums, make for interesting accessories in just about any room in your home. They seem fitting for all seasons of the year, but it’s during the colder month...

Updated : 2014.09.24 19:31

[Herald Interview] Following the call of a creative mind

Musically, Steve Barakatt has little left to prove in Korea. The New Age composer and pianist from Quebec, Canada, is so adored by Koreans that he finds himself returning again and again to give conce...

Updated : 2014.09.23 20:41

‘Lion King’ sets musical box office record

NEW YORK (AP) ― Here’s something the folks at Disney can take real pride in: “The Lion King” is the top ticket of all time. With a worldwide gross of over $6.2 billion, “The Lion King” stage mus...

Updated : 2014.09.23 20:40

‘Nutcracker’ set in desert

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) ― It’s danced to Tchaikovsky’s famous melody, but it’s not your traditional Christmas “Nutcracker”: the Joburg Ballet has set it in the Kalahari desert among ancient Bushmen p...

Updated : 2014.09.22 19:46

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Exhibition“The Art of Dansaekhwa”: Kukje Gallery in Seoul brings together the works of key Dansaekhwa artists from the 1970s and 1980s in the exhibition “The Art of Dansaekhwa,” which runs through...

Updated : 2014.09.19 20:59

The art of reading trends

This is the 15th in a series highlighting women and their accomplishments in the various facets of the Korean entertainment industry. ― Ed. While you may be unfamiliar with the name Lee Shin, chances...

Updated : 2014.09.18 21:08

Peter Fonda’s ‘Easy Rider’ bike going to auction

NEW YORK (AP) ― The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in “Easy Rider” has come to symbolize the counterculture of the 1960s. Now it’s for sale. The auction house Profiles in Hist...

Updated : 2014.09.18 21:05

Chinese vases soar 120 times past estimate to fetch $1.2m

NEW YORK (Bloomberg) ― A pair of Chinese porcelain vases sold Monday for $1.2 million at Doyle New York, soaring 120 times past its low estimate. The two 16-inch tall glazed vases, painted with branc...

Updated : 2014.09.17 20:46

History meets modern art, high tech

Move over galleries, museums and theaters. Royal palaces are the new face of Seoul’s vibrant art and culture scene ― at least for nine days starting on Sept. 20. The first-ever Royal Culture Festiva...

Updated : 2014.09.17 20:45