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Book online for evening tours of royal palaces

Royal palaces in Seoul open at night only a few days a year, usually when the weather is cool and the scenery is beautiful. This spring, the government has altered its usual palace operating plans to ...

Updated : 2014.04.15 21:13

Sumi Jo sings Bach on new album, tour

Sumi Jo, one of the most beloved classical singers in Korea, has just released a new album with Deutsche Grammophon, “Only Bach.” The Grammy-winning soprano sings cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach a...

Updated : 2014.04.15 20:35

[Herald Interview] Putting Korean culture in global limelight

This summer, a series of Korean concerts, plays and performances will be held in London, competing for the limelight at the city’s major arts festival ― the City of London Festival. Five or six othe...

Updated : 2014.04.14 19:54

[Weekender] Time to dance!

From ballet to b-boy, dance is seeing a resurgence in Korea. TV shows feature dancers to grab viewers’ attention, ballet companies enjoy unprecedented ticket sales and an increasing number of fitness...

Updated : 2014.04.11 20:39

[Weekender] Burn calories, build muscle without being stuck in the gym

Many 9-to-5ers find it impossible to regularly work out at the gym, although they do want to shed some kilos and stay in shape. They may be too exhausted from work, or may have health conditions that ...

Updated : 2014.04.11 20:35

Following the beat of his own drum

Artee Pedicab president Lee In-jae’s resume bears witness to the storied life the young man has had in his 28 years so far.A graduate of Cushing Academy in Massachusetts, Lee went on to study history...

Updated : 2014.04.11 20:16

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Theater“Ophelia”: Local musical “Ophelia,” an interpretation of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” is being staged in Seoul in May. Ophelia is a fictional character who appears in “Hamlet.” She’s a you...

Updated : 2014.04.11 20:13

Korean-American poet receives Walt Whitman Award

NEW YORK (AP) ― A young Korean-American poet has received a $5,000 award for first-time writers that also ensures the publication and thousands of sales of her debut collection. Hannah Sanghee Park h...

Updated : 2014.04.10 20:30

Poet Ko Un to attend overseas literary festivals

Renowned South Korean poet Ko Un will visit London, Berlin and Chicago this year to attend various literary festivals, a local publisher said Wednesday.According to Changbi Publishers, which has print...

Updated : 2014.04.09 20:31

Iranians avoid bad luck with outdoor festival

TEHRAN (AP) ― Iranians flocked to parks rich with the smell of grilled kebabs on Wednesday to toss around Frisbees, bat badminton birdies and battle one another in chess and backgammon ― all to avoi...

Updated : 2014.04.09 20:26

Lawmakers misspell Obama’s name

What is the name of the U.S. president? Barraco Barner, as a British beautician spelled it in her now world-famous tweet in March? Well, ask some lawmakers in Korea and you might get this: Barak Obama...

Updated : 2014.04.07 20:31

Soprano debuts in two Met Opera roles in 24 hours

NEW YORK (AP) ― Soprano Kristine Opolais has made Metropolitan Opera history, becoming the first singer in its 131 years to debut in two major company roles within 24 hours.The 34-year-old Latvian so...

Updated : 2014.04.06 20:15

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Updated : 2014.04.06 20:06

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Dance“Vortex”: The National Dance Company of Korea, which has been solely focusing on Korean traditional dance, is collaborating with a foreign choreographer for the first time since its inception i...

Updated : 2014.04.04 20:58

Wild idea? Massage therapist says predators can ease PTSD

ORLANDO, Florida ― Kevin Rose doesn’t claim he can cure anyone, but he’s convinced he can teach people to manage their stress.“The animals,” he says, “are fantastic assistants for that.”Those a...

Updated : 2014.04.02 20:16