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60 rising K-pop stars to grace KCON Japan next month

KCON, a global Korean pop music and culture convention, will be held in Japan next month, showcasing 60 fast-rising K-pop idol artists, according to its organizer Monday.

The three-day event at the Makuhari Messe convention center in Chiba, east of Tokyo, from May 19 will feature Apink, CNBLUE, Cosmic Girl, GFriend, Lovelyz, Seventeen and more of the hottest K-pop names, the organizer of the annual event said.

S. Korean pop culture event brings all races together in LA

A global K-pop festival in Los Angeles has brought together local fans, going beyond race, age group and gender, creating a giant melting pot of music lovers who danced and sang along with the artists from the other side of the globe.

Some 12,000 K-pop fans surged to KCON 2016 LA, the Los Angeles run of the world's largest K-pop festival, on Saturday (local time). The event ran from July 29 to 31.

HyunA to embark on Asia tour in September

South Korean idol singer HyunA will tour Taiwan and China in September after the release of her first solo album, her agency said Tuesday.

The 24-year-old former member of girl group 4minute is scheduled to release her mini-album "A'wesome" on Monday. The tour will kick off in Taipei on Sept. 4 and later take her to the Chinese cities of Guangzhou, Shanghai and Chengdu for concerts and meetings with an estimated 10,000 fans, Cube Entertainment said.

2016 KOFFIA to epitomize a new taste of Korean cinema

The Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) is back for its 7th year with more various and latest films.

The KOFFIA is the most celebrated annual festival in Australia to showcase the very best and latest Korean cinemas.

From Blockbusters guaranteed to put you on the edge of your seat, arthouse delights and heart-warming rom-coms there’s something in the line-up for everyone.

Presented by the Korean Cultural Centre Australia, this year’s festival promises a new taste in film.

Dami Im dressed for photo shoots after visiting Uganda for charity

Dami Im who wowed audiences across the globe when she competed in Eurovision 2016 and placed an incredible second has proved she knows what she's doing in the fashion stakes too, as she attended the sass & bide Amante Amore Launch in Sydney in July. 

The 27-year-old cut a stylish figure in a black and white striped pantsuit, showing off her cleavage and petite frame.

The jacket hung loosely over the singer's svelte figure, and was only buttoned at the waist, revealing a slinky black bra beneath her top

‘Uncontrollably Fond' debuts at No. 1 on CPI chart

A new romance featuring two of South Korea's heartthrobs opened at the top of a TV popularity chart earlier this month, data showed Tuesday.

The KBS TV series "Uncontrollably Fond" tells the love story of an arrogant top star (Kim Woo-bin) and a shameless documentary producer (Bae Suzy) who meet again after surviving various trials in their personal lives. They thought they'd put their painful past behind them, but find themselves falling for each other again.

New 'Seoul Best 100' guidebook to be published

An updated Seoul guidebook will be published by the end of the year to reflect new tourist attractions and public transportation in the South Korean capital, a city official said Monday.

"We've placed an order to make 100,000 copies of the new 'Seoul Best 100' by spending 160 million won (US$140,000)," the source said.

The new 120-page guidebook will be printed in five languages -- Korean, English, simplified and traditional Chinese, and Japanese -- the official said.

HyunA, MC Mong rock international pop festival in Bali

South Korean performing artists HyunA and MC Mong whipped a pop festival in Bali into a frenzy, with the Indonesian island becoming a giant melting pot of some 8,000 international spectators infatuated with K-pop.

"Finally!" the crowd roared with smartphones held high, as HyunA appeared on stage for the finale of Viral Fest Asia 2016 on Saturday.

The concert was hosted by Web TV Asia, a leading video-sharing platform in Southeast Asia that invested some 4 billion won (US$3.52 million) into the pan-Asian cultural festival.

EXO to release concert photo book

South Korean boy group EXO will publish a photo book of its second concert tour, the band's management said on Tuesday.

To be released on July 26, "EXO Planet #2 - The Exolution" includes pictures of EXO members taken at a total of 44 concerts in 25 cities around the world.

Since March, the K-pop boy band has toured such locations as Seoul, Tokyo, Beijing, Hong Kong, Bangkok, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

The photo book will allow fans a peek behind the scenes as well as including on-stage shots.

Dami Im dressed for photo shoots and visits Uganda for charity

Dami Im who wowed audiences across the globe when she competed in Eurovision 2016 and placed an incredible second has proved she knows what she's doing in the fashion stakes too, as she attended the sass & bide Amante Amore Launch in Sydney in July. 

The 27-year-old cut a stylish figure in a black and white striped pantsuit, showing off her cleavage and petite frame.

The jacket hung loosely over the singer's svelte figure, and was only buttoned at the waist, revealing a slinky black bra beneath her top

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