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Museums, Art Centers Around Capital Close Again Due to Spike in Virus Cases

Museums, Art Centers Around Capital Close Again Due to Spike in Virus Cases

SEOUL, May 29 (Korea Bizwire) — State-run museums, galleries and theaters in Seoul and its surrounding areas will suspend operations for two weeks due to a recent resurgence in new coronavirus cases linked to a logistics center in the metropolitan region, the government said Friday. According to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, nine [...]

Lady Gaga Song Featuring K-pop Act BLACKPINK Tops 57 iTunes Charts

Lady Gaga Song Featuring K-pop Act BLACKPINK Tops 57 iTunes Charts

SEOUL, May 29 (Korea Bizwire) — “Sour Candy,” American pop singer Lady Gaga’s latest song featuring K-pop quartet BLACKPINK, reached the No. 1 spot on more than 50 Apple iTunes charts, according to the group’s management agency Friday. The song, part of Lady Gaga’s new album “Chromatica,” climbed to the top of the iTunes Song [...]

Star-studded Blockbuster Musicals aim to Lure Audiences in June

Star-studded Blockbuster Musicals aim to Lure Audiences in June

SEOUL, May 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Several major musical productions starring high-profile stars are set to open next month, as the industry tries to grapple with a recent plummet in attendees due to the new coronavirus pandemic, according to organizers Friday. The musical “Mozart!” a Korean adaptation of the German-language production of the same name, [...]

CGV Adopts System That Checks Whether Moviegoers Have Masks on Properly

CGV Adopts System That Checks Whether Moviegoers Have Masks on Properly

SEOUL, May 29 (Korea Bizwire) — CGV, South Korea’s largest multiplex chain, said Friday it has adopted camera systems that automatically check moviegoers’ temperatures and whether or not they have their masks on properly amid concerns over the spread of COVID-19. The company, an affiliate of Korean entertainment giant CJ Group, said it has introduced [...]

‘Spring of Democracy’ Exhibition Highlights Records, Emotions of Gwangju Uprising

‘Spring of Democracy’ Exhibition Highlights Records, Emotions of Gwangju Uprising

SEOUL, May 28 (Korea Bizwire) — To this day, the Gwangju Democratization Movement of May 18, 1980, against the then-brutal military dictatorship invokes in the hearts of many South Koreans emotions of horror and deep sorrow, as well as a profound respect toward hope for democracy. The movement, which ended with hundreds of people killed [...]

Jeonju Film Festival to Open Online amid Novel Coronavirus Pandemic

Jeonju Film Festival to Open Online amid Novel Coronavirus Pandemic

SEOUL, May 28 (Korea Bizwire) – The Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF), the country’s largest showcase of indie and art house films, opened without a public audience Thursday due to concerns over the novel coronavirus pandemic. Rescheduled from the original April 30-May 9 slot, the 21st edition will run for 116 days with online screenings for [...]