Wednesday, July 16, 2014

"K-Pop Festival in Incheon 2014" plus 16 more

"K-Pop Festival in Incheon 2014" plus 16 more


K-Pop Festival in Incheon 2014

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 07:34 AM PDT


The Visit Korea Committee is launching "K-Pop Festival in Incheon 2014" for the purpose of expanding the base of Korean culture and raising awareness of Korea as a desirable tourist destination.

The committee held the K-Pop Festival successfully for three consecutive years until 2013 in collaboration with the local governments. This 2014, it joins forces with Incheon Metropolitan City, which is hosting the 2014 Asian Games in September, as well as the Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee to publicize the diverse attractions of the great city to the entire world and enrich further the biggest sports event in Asia. Unlike the last three K-Pop festivals, the 2014 K-Pop festival concentrates on performances by Asian performers in line with the characteristics of the timing and venue of the festival.

Those who would like to participate in the festival as performers, be they locals or foreigners, are requested to post a Cover Dance video on the festival website (http://www.kpopfestival.org) starting July 14, 2014. Excellent performance teams will be selected by the end of August 2014 based on the netizens' response represented by the number of "video views" and "video recommendations" on the one hand and evaluations of video performances by a group of experts on the other.

Teams selected as excellent performance teams will be given a chance to visit Incheon and major tourist attractions of Korea and experience various aspects of Korean culture for six days. They will also get to perform with Korea's very best K-Wave professional performers through the "Incheon Korean Music Wave" slated for 17 September 2014 (the eve of the Asian Games) at a grand stage set up in Songdo International Business District, Incheon.

"The 2014 K-Pop Festival is designed to celebrate the city's biggest sports event for all the people in Asia. Therefore, we expect to receive more applications for participation in the festival from Asia, where the current global K-Wave started to grow in the first place. We will do our very best to help the city of Incheon emerge as the country's iconic Korean Wave city for the entire world through successful preparations for the K-Pop Festival," said Katie Han, secretary general of the Visit Korean Committee.

Inquiry
: Lim, Hyojin (02-6272-7316), PR and Marketing Team, Visit Korea Committee

Rainbow's Woori shows off her flexibility

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 07:09 AM PDT


Rainbow's Woori spends her free time exercising.

She uploads 2 new photos on her SNS showing off her flexibility, she's seen doing some stretching before exercising. Fans are impressed with that and commented, "Woori unnie is so flexible", "well-maintained figure" and etc.


Girl's Day found their 'Darling' on Show Champion

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 06:07 AM PDT



Girl's Day made a highly anticipated comeback on Show Champion with new song Darling, enjoy their performance below:

Top 10 'Short Hair Female Idols'

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 05:24 AM PDT


There are some female idols who look gorgeous in short hair, we conducted a survey to ask our readers about their favorite short hair idol, check out the list below:

1. Gain (Brown Eyed Girls)

2. Hyuna (4Minute)

3. Eunjung (T-ara)

4. Minzy (2NE1)

5. Min (miss A)

6. Namjoo (APink)

7. Sulli (f(x))

8. Sunny (Girls' Generation)

9. IU

10. Choa (AOA)

Who do you think should be in the list too?


*Photos arranged randomly regardless of idols' popularity

A Pink's Eunji reveals to be preparing for her solo debut

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 03:59 AM PDT


It seems Eunji will be the first member in A Pink to make her solo debut later this year.

Eunji is currently staring in KBS' drama "Trot Lovers" and she has showcased her great potential as a trot singer in the music genre, so many people are expecting her to make a solo debut with a trot album. However, A Cube Entertainment responded to the rumour saying that Eunji will come out with a solo album but it won't be trot.

A rep from the agency said,"It's true that we received an offer for Eunji to release a trot album, but we don't have any plan for it. We think that whatever starts in the drama should stay within the drama. We want to protect the image of Eunji as an A Pink's member and a singer of trendy music", "Currently Eunji is preparing for her solo album, thought the exact date hasn't been decided yet but you will be able to hear it will be within this year".

In addition, A Pink will start their Japanese activities with a showcase in Tokyo on August 4th.

KARA reveals to have completed the shooting for their comeback music video

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 03:35 AM PDT


KARA's comeback is getting near as they have completed the shooting for comeback music video with the new member Youngji.

On July 16th, DSP Media revealed,"Kara has finished shooting for their music video at a studio at Namyangjoo, Gyeonggi-do on July 13th".

It was said that Hong Won Ki director who directed EXO's "Overdose", Seo Taiji's "Moai", Girls' Generation's "The Boys", f(x)'s "Rum Pum Pum Pum" music videos also worked on Kara's new music video this time. It's not the first time that he worked with the group as he has directed Kara's "Junping" and "Oricon" music videos before.

Meanwhile, Kara will make their comeback with a new mini album this August.

IU reveals new posters for Mexicana Chicken

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 02:30 AM PDT


IU releases new posters for Mexicana Chicken, check out the photos below:




Taeyang and Tablo to perform 'Eyes, Nose, Lips' together on this week's 'Inkigayo'

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 01:29 AM PDT


Taeyang and Tablo will have a collaboration stage on this week's SBS's 'Inkigayo'.

YG Entertainment revealed that for July 20th's 'Inkigayo', Taeyang and Tablo will perform 'Eyes, Nose, Lips' together on stage for the first time. Previously on June 25th, Tablo released the hip hop version of this song for 'Cover Project by YG Family 002' in which he showcased his English rap skill and with Taeyang's surprise feature at the end, it immediately received became a hot topic upon its release and has received much love from many people around the world.

You can check out for Tablo x Taeyang' version of 'Eyes, Nose, Lips' below

Jeon Min Joo Profile

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 12:30 AM PDT


Real name: Jeon Min Joo (전민주)
Birthday: September 8, 1994
Hometown: Seoul, Korea
Label: Music K entertainment
Debut date: July 15, 2014
Debut song: Good bye rain

- She was in top 8 of Kpop Star season 2 (Group YouU). On the show, she was given nickname "Little BoA"
- After Kpop Star, she signed with Key East entertainment

Her debut track:


Happy birthday to Sunny Hill's Janghyun

Posted: 15 Jul 2014 11:00 PM PDT


Birth Name: Kim Jang Hyun
Stage Name: Janghyun
Birthday: July 16, 1985
Label: LOEN entertainment
Group: Sunny Hill
Position: Leader, Composer
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 64 kg
Twitter: @quix30

INFINITE release 'Back' MV teaser

Posted: 15 Jul 2014 09:10 PM PDT



The 7 hot guys of INFINITE announce their comeback with 'Back' MV teaser.

The boys got some scars and undergo changes in terms of image and hairstyle for their comeback, check out the MV teaser below:

SISTAR release teaser images featuring Hyolyn & Bora

Posted: 15 Jul 2014 08:29 PM PDT


SISTAR release new teaser images featuring Hyolyn and Bora.

The girls will make their comeback o n 21st July with new song 'Touch My Body', check out their hot teaser photos below.




Do you anticipate their comeback?

SHINee's Key to join the cast of new musical 'Zorro'

Posted: 15 Jul 2014 07:57 PM PDT


Fans will be able to see Key in another musical this year.

According to SM Entertainment on July 15th, Key has been cast as the lead role for new musical "Zorro" and he will be staring along with Wheesung and Beast's Yoseob.

Ever since 2012, Key has proven his solid performance skill as a musical actor through various plays such as "Catch Me If You Can","Bonnie and Clyde","The Three Musketeers" so he's also receiving high expectation for his appearance in the new musical this time.

Musical "Zorro" will begin its run starting from August 27th to October 26th at Chungmu Art Hall, Grand Theatre in Seoul.

TVXQ's Yunho, Kim Kyung Ho, Beast to guest on MBC's 'Wishing Star'

Posted: 15 Jul 2014 07:15 PM PDT


Yunho, Kim Kyung Ho and Beast will make their appearances on MBC's 'Wishing Star'.

According to MBC, the three will participate in the recording of the show in the afternoon of July 15th at MBC Dream Center in Ilsan. Since Kim Kyung Ho is a veteran single so many people are anticipating towards his meeting with Yunho and Beast as they will share some of their interesting stories to the fans.

'Wishing Star' is broadcasted every Thursday at 11:15pm kst.

Hyuna poses sexily in a bathtub for 'A Talk' comeback

Posted: 15 Jul 2014 06:15 PM PDT


Sexy diva Hyuna is gearing up for a comeback scheduled on 28th July.

She releases a set of teaser photos posing in a bath tub earlier today, check out the teaser images below




AOA's Mina confirms for 'Modern Farmer'

Posted: 15 Jul 2014 05:45 PM PDT


It's been confirmed that Mina will join the cast of SBS' new drama "Modern Farmer".

According to FnC Entertainment, Mina passed the audition and will take the role Lee Soo Yeon who has a bright and innocent personality but in fact she hides a secret from everyone around her.

"Modern Farmer" will revolve around a rock band named EXO(Excelent Soul) when they come and live in a countryside. The confirmed cast consists of FT Island's Hongki, N.Flying's Kim Jae Hyun, Park Min Woo, and Lee Si Un. The first broadcast will be on October 18th.

Block B's Zico to become Music Core MC

Posted: 15 Jul 2014 05:21 PM PDT


Zico will replace Noh Hong Chul as the new MC for MBC's 'Music Core'.

On July 15th, a rep from MBC said,"Starting from July 19th, Zico will take over Noh Hong Chul's place and become a fixed MC along with SHINee's Minho and Kim So Hyun on 'Music Core'","Zico is expected to bring out his youthful charm and live up even more the atmosphere of the music program".

In addition, Block B will perform their pre-release single "Jackpot" for the first time at 'Music Core' on July 19th.