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  • The Rise of R&B in Korean Music

    June 16, 2014 @ 6:43 pm

    The Land of the Morning Calm is swept up in an R&B frenzy. With the recent comeback of the veteran R&B/urban duo Fly to the Sky, Taeyang's second full-length album, solo artist Zion. T's inexplicable popularity and the highly anticipated release of up and coming artist Crush's debut album, R&B is slowly wriggling its way into music chart positions that have long been dominated by dance-pop, ballad, and quasi-hip hop groups. It really is as

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  • Sean and Jung Hye Young pose with their children for their 10th wedding anniversary

    April 2, 2014 @ 12:18 pm

    Sean and Jung Hye Young looked like proud parents next to their four children, Ha Eum, Ha Rang, Ha Yul, and Ha El, for a family pictorial in honor of their 10th wedding anniversary! On the April 2nd broadcast of 'Good Morning', Sean gave a message to his four children, "Ha Eum ah, Ha Eum is your dad's first daughter, you came to me with the thrill of being your dad's first child. My second child Ha Rang is a very handsome and dependable hyung, a

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  • WBW: My Top 20 Old School K-pop Songs

    December 11, 2013 @ 2:05 pm

    It's a sad day here in Way Back Wednesday land as today is my final column on a subject I hold very near and dear to my heart: old school K-pop. I've been writing this column for nearly two years and it's been an absolute pleasure because I never get tired talking about the subject. Unfortunately, the rest of my life doesn't agree with me and I won't be able to write on a regular basis anymore. So like all good things, my run with the column is c

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  • WBW: 20 Songs that Prove that 1997-1998 were the Greatest Years in K-pop

    July 10, 2013 @ 2:27 pm

    I will preface this article immediately by saying everyone has a different era of music that they think is the best. Having said that, there is no question that the years of 1997-1998 were, in my humble opinion, the greatest years in the entire history of K-pop. Those two years featured every major group that would go on to influence all of the boy bands and girl groups that you love today. From fashion and dance to the music and fans, these

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  • WBW: 10 Groups That Never Quite Made It

    July 3, 2013 @ 2:05 pm

    Popularity in K-pop is a fickle thing. Why some groups make it big and others don't is a mystery and companies are spending big bucks to try and crack that code as the industry becomes more and more saturated. K-pop's history is littered with the stories of groups and artists that had the talent but never found their groove. Today's Way Back Wednesday will revisit some of the best of the ones that never quite made it. Keep SixEven before YG En

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  • Some of the things you could get away with in Old School Kpop

    June 18, 2013 @ 3:07 pm

    Do you ever look back at old pictures of your parents from when they were younger? Of course you do.  For my fellow 90's babies out there, what we see in those photographs more or less overlap - pants that are pulled up way too high for anyone to be comfortable, puffy hair that gives our moms an extra few inches of height, and for our dads, short John Stockton shorts that should have been burned decades ago.  Nevertheless, t

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  • Jaden Smith joins Sean and 2NE1's Minzy to meet with terminally ill children

    May 9, 2013 @ 9:17 pm

    Jaden Smith joined YG Family members Sean and 2NE1's Minzy to help out children in need. Sean wrote on his Instagram, "'$10 Miracle's 124th participant, Jaden Smith (Will Smith's son), joined us to help our goal in building the children's rehabilitation hospital. He came to Korea to promote his film 'After Earth' and contacted us requesting that he wants to meet the sick children. So we went to the Severance Hospital's pediatric ward toget

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  • Married couple Sean and Jung Hye Young are still in love

    April 6, 2013 @ 9:31 am

    Married couple Sean and Jung Hye Young are still in love after all these years. Model-turned-actress Byun Jung Soo shared on her me2day on the 4th, "Heart for eye. Jung Goo Ho teacher's children's eyesight surgery project! It's already the 10th anniversary. Around 240 children are living a new life. The eyesight surgery project was a success. I am happy to be a part of a campaign for a good cause. Teacher Jung Goo Ho is the best," along wi

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  • Sean to hold an encore charity concert to open children's hospital

    April 4, 2013 @ 8:06 am

    One of K-pop's representative socialites Jinusean's Sean will be holding a '$10 Miracle' encore concert later this month to build a children's rehabilitation hospital for 1 million children with disabilities. The '$10 Miracle' concert was previously held last February at Mapo Art Center and featured passionate performances by Lee Eun Mi, Lee Kun Myung, Bae Hae Sun, and hip hop couple Tiger JK and Yoon Mi Rae, who all showed their support f

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  • WBW: Spring Fever

    March 20, 2013 @ 7:05 pm

    Today marks the first day of Spring for us here in the Northern Hemisphere (although it certainly doesn't feel like it here in New York City) and as some of you know, I like to mark the changing of the seasons by taking a stroll down memory lane and featuring songs that were popular during that season in the past. Last year's list was a good start but there are definitely more songs that we can add. Some of these you may know, others might be

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